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Could It Be? Is Ben & Jerry’s Planning ‘Schweddy Balls’ Ice Cream?

Filed by KOSU News in Business.
June 16, 2011

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Ana Gasteyer started a delicious rumor in an interview with cable news channel NY1 over the weekend. Gasteyer said Ben & Jerry’s is coming out with a new ice cream flavor inspired by a popular skit Gasteyer starred in alongside Molly Shannon and Alec Baldwin.

The new flavor? “Schweddy Balls.”

In case you don’t get the reference, the skit is a hilarious commentary on NPR’s, um, uniquely soothing sound. Baldwin plays Pete Schweddy, a guest on a fake NPR show called Delicious Dish. Pete makes holiday treats like cheese balls, popcorn balls, rum balls and his famous Schweddy balls. The skit is an exercise in double entendres.

As for the ice cream flavor, the blog Gothamist checked and they report, a Ben & Jerry’s rep “would neither confirm nor deny the move, explaining ‘we like all of our new flavors to have an element of surprise.’”

Good times. Good times.

Here’s the skit, if you’ve never seen it.

[Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]

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