Parent Group Protesting Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls Ice Cream


We were pretty amused to hear, a few weeks ago, that Ben & Jerry’s is producing a new ice cream flavor called Schweddy Balls, inspired by Alec Baldwin, Molly Shannon, and Ana Gasteyer’s classic, NPR-parodying Saturday Night Live skit. Not only is the concept hilarious, but the flavor — rum-spiked vanilla ice cream with rum and malt balls — promises to be delicious. Of course, because no one’s allowed to have any fun ever, a parent group is already protesting Schweddy Balls. The folks at One Million Moms, which is affiliated with the right-wing Christian group American Family Association, have decided they’re not going to stand for double entendre-laced desserts. “The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive,” the group writes in a message that exhorts supporters to lobby Ben & Jerry’s to stop selling the flavor — and is sure to mention the gay marriage-boosting Hubby Hubby as an example of the brand’s previous attempts at “offending customers.” For our part, we’d just like to warn these pure-hearted matriarchs that they may well be powerless against the appeal of Schweddy Balls — if your impressionable child isn’t getting them at home, she’ll surely seek them out elsewhere. [via Pop Culture Brain]