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Ben & Jerry's Newest Flavor, Schweddy Balls, Pays Tribute to SNL Sketch

Sept. 8, 2011
Ben & Jerry's, Schweddy Balls, Saturday Night Live

Ben & Jerry's has been known to pay homage to entertainers in its iconic ice creams, from classic Cherry Garcia to newer AmeriCone Dream (inspired by funnyman Stephen Colbert). Ben & Jerry's latest flavor, "Schweddy Balls," mines a little deeper for its inspiration, into an old "Saturday Night Live" sketch starring Ana Gasteyer, Molly Shannon and guest host Alec Baldwin.

In the skit, Shannon and Gasteyer are the hosts of an NPR-mocking food program called "Delicious Dish." Baldwin portrays show guest Pete Schweddy, and the discussion turns to his recipe, Schweddy Balls. Puns and double entendres ensue.

As for the new Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor, Schweddy Balls is "Fair Trade vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and is loaded with fudge covered rum and milk chocolate malt balls."

Schweddy Balls is a limited-batch flavor (so get it while you can).

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