Is Ben & Jerry's Planning to Make A "Schweddy Balls" Ice Cream?
Summer heat already taking its toll? Time for some cool buzz on novelty ice cream manufactures, Ben & Jerry's.
Gothamist reports that the Vermont-based ice cream company may or may not be developing a new "Schweddy Balls" -themed flavor in honor of the Saturday Night Live skit starring Ana Gasteyer, Molly Shannon, and Alec Baldwin as Pete "Schweddy Balls" Schweddy.
Who dropped this ice cream bomb? Apparently Ana Gasteyer.
In an interview with New York 1, Gastayer said:
"It has this crazy, massive popularity that's kind of had a half life since I left the show. Ben and Jerry's is coming out with a schweddy balls ice cream for Christmas this year."
Gothamist adds that Bowery Boogie says the flavor will arrive sometime in September and run through Christmas, but a Ben & Jerry's rep would neither confirm nor deny the move, saying "we like all of our new flavors to have an element of surprise."
Schweddy Balls for fall? Sounds like another skit.
Now, let's watch the clip:
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