Friday, September 9, 2011

Great balls of ... Schweddy!

Pat Frederick said "nope. stopped eating Ben and Jerry's when they issued Hubby Hubby." (note-- it's Chubby Hubby).
Melanie Altemus: It's officially on the to-do list!
MaryAnn West Hoermann: absolutely not, sounds disgusting.

Hey, I side with Melanie... can't wait.

Of course,  Schweddy Balls is an homage to a "Saturday Night Live" skit featuring Alec Baldwin as bakery owner Pete Schweddy, whose unique holiday offerings included a delicacy called Schweddy balls.
The Associated Press story on this  noted:
The company's not worried about offending people with the name, said spokesman Sean Greenwood.
"We're the caring company," Greenwood said. "We never want to do anything that is upsetting for people. We think it's congruent with our values, in terms of having fun. One of our principles is 'If it's not fun, why do it?'"
Other flavors with edgy names — like Karamel Sutra and Half Baked — were irreverent double-entendres, too, he told the AP.
The new flavor  consists of vanilla ice cream, a hint of rum, fudge-covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls.
What's not to like?
And I love that Baldwin is enjoying this...

"For a long time, I thought that 'Here Lies Pete Schweddy' would end up on my tombstone," Baldwin said in a statement released by Ben and  Jerry's. "Now, thanks to Ben and  Jerry's, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won't go with me to the great beyond."

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