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Ready to taste Alec Baldwin’s Schweddy Balls?
The famous Saturday Night Live skit has inspired a new ice cream flavor from Ben & Jerry’s.
The company said Wednesday that it’s introducing a new vanilla ice cream “with a hint of rum” and “loaded with fudge-covered rum and malt balls.”
The name comes from the skit that features Baldwin, a regular host on the show, along with former castmembers Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer.
“The name is irreverent,” Ben & Jerry’s spokesman Sean Greenwood told Time magazine. “But we’ve always been about having some irreverence and having some fun … We’re not trying to offend people. Our fans get the humor.”
In the skit, Baldwin plays Pete Schweddy, seller of baked goods who notes how popular his “balls” — popcorn balls, rum balls, etc. — are with customers at the holidays.
“No one can resist my Schweddy Balls,” he says.
In a press release quoted by Time, Baldwin said of the new Ben & Jerry’s flavor: “For a long time, I thought that ‘Here Lies Pete Schweddy’ would end up on my tombstone. Now, thanks to Ben & Jerry’s, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won’t go with me to the great beyond. It is immortalized here, right now, and it’s an ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s and Schweddy. Two great names in American dessert, together at last.”
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