Supermarkets pressured to snub Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls
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Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls ice cream, inspired by the 1998 ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit featuring Alec Baldwin as baker Pete Schweddy, isn’t striking a chord with some conservative groups such as One Million Moms. Dubbed Schweddy Balls after the skit in which Baldwin tells a couple of NPR radio hosts, ‘Nobody can resist my Schweddy balls,’ the ice cream hit stores last month.
But, according to the Associated Press, the moms organization has been putting the pressure on grocery stores to keep the ice cream off its shelves because of the ‘vulgar’ name. A Ben & Jerry’s spokesman said Schweddy Balls is the company’s most popular limited-edition flavor yet. (It’s vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and fudge-covered rum and milk chocolate malt balls.)
-- Betty Hallock