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Ben & Jerry’s has teamed up with Broadway Video, the company behind Saturday Night Live, to release a new “limited batch” ice cream flavor for the holidays named, “Schweddy Balls.”
For those of you unfamiliar with the sketch – you can see it at the bottom of this post, sorry to those of you outside of the U.S. – it ran several years ago when Alec Baldwin was guest hosting, and in my book, it is one of the funniest sketches to ever run on the show.
The “Schweddy Balls” flavor will be a “limited batch” flavor meaning that it will be available nationwide, but only for three to four months. Should it prove to be popular, it could come back again, but it will depend on sales. Even if you don’t get the joke, it actually sounds pretty tasty: Vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum with fudge covered rum & malt balls.
Speaking with Ben & Jerry’s Alec Baldwin said, “For a long time, I thought that ‘Here Lies Pete Schweddy’ would end up on my tombstone. Now, thanks to Ben & Jerry’s, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won’t go with me to the great beyond.” He went on to add, “It is immortalized here, right now, and it’s an ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s and Schweddy. Two great names in American dessert, together at last.”
Ana Gasteyer who also starred in the sketch said of the unique honor, “The Schweddy Balls sketch was a personal favorite from my SNL run, so I am pleased as holiday punch that Ben and Jerry’s has taken it upon themselves to share the Schweddy Family recipe with the world. As a person and a performer, I am a sucker for holiday balls. And I have no doubt this ice cream will cause many to scream ‘Good Times.'”
Personally, I’m calling my local grocery store tomorrow to make sure they will be carrying Pete Scweddy’s family recipe ice cream.