Ben and Jerry’s 'Saturday Night Live' Flavor, 'Schweddy Balls,' Not Welcome in Some Stores
Over a month after the limited release of the "Saturday Night Live"-inspired ice cream flavor, only 30 percent of participating retailers are selling it.
More and more people are proving resistant to Alec Baldwin's "schweddy balls."
After Benny & Jerry's unveiled its limited edition ice cream flavor of the same name, inspired by the punchline of a Saturday Night Live skit starring the six-time host, a parent group called for a boycott.
One Million Moms labeled the combination of vanilla ice cream and fudge-covered rum and malt balls "vulgar" and "repulsive." Now, the AP reports some supermarkets may agree.
Though no chain will admit its a response to pressure from One Million Moms, many stores, Stop & Shop among them, just aren't stocking the flavor.
Ben & Jerry's insists it's the company's most popular limited-edition flavor ever released -- though a spokesperson also said that is only being stocked in roughly 30 percent of retailers that sell its products.
"We've heard from lots of folks who are fans of the flavor," says Ben & Jerry's spokesman Sean Greenwood. "Yes, some supermarket chains decided not to carry Schweddy Balls. That is true, possibly because they found the name too irreverent. We respect their decision."
The Vermont-based ice cream company released Schweddy Balls in September, 13 years after the skit originally aired.
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