Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls Ice Cream
Ben & Jerry, renowned ice-cream makers, announced the new flavor will be added to library of deliciousness. Schweddy Balls. Who doesn’t like them? That’s a question .
It’s all a joke, in answer to one of the most popular, and funny, comedy skits played out on Saturday Night Live, with Alec Baldwin as the infamous Schweddy (Schwetty?).
As part of a spoof on the decidedly laid-back programming on NPR, SNL pulled the goof on one of Baldwin’s many hosting shows, poking fun at the innocence, or downright cluelessness, of some of NPR’s radio hosts.
In the clip below, the radio hosts are oohing and ahhing over Alec’s “Schweddy balls” which are actually a new holiday treat his fictional character is touting on the show. The skit has gone somewhat underground, due to the nature of the double entendre, but apparently Ben & Jerry never forgot it.
The new flavor will sell in about 30% of their markets, both shops and for home consumption.
According to NPR itself, Pete’s delicious Schweddy Balls are made of “vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and is loaded with fudge covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls.”
Mmmm… sounds delicious! But just in case the name doesn’t ring a bell, have a look at this clip of the original skit.
Guaranteed to make the mouth water!
Story adapted from http://news.gather.com