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My Mouth is Suddenly Watering for Some Schweddy Balls

Schweddyballs Ben & Jerry's today introduced "Schweddy Balls" ice cream, named for the beloved SNL sketch featuring Alec Baldwin, Ana Gasteyer, and Molly Shannon:

The legendary actor, comedian, and perennial favorite SNL host appreciates keeping the laughs going. “For a long time, I thought that ‘Here Lies Pete Schweddy’ would end up on my tombstone,” said Baldwin. “Now, thanks to Ben & Jerry's, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won't go with me to the great beyond.” The flavor, available nationwide, features Fair Trade vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and is loaded with fudge covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls. The combination is a melding whose time has come, deadpanned Baldwin, “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.”

Fan favorite SNL cast member Ana Gasteyer shared a cup of cheer at the announcement of Ben & Jerry’s latest flavor as well: "The Schweddy Balls sketch was a personal favorite from my SNL run, so I am pleased as holiday punch that Ben and Jerry's has taken it upon themselves to share the Schweddy Family recipe with the world. As a person and a performer, I am a sucker for holiday balls. And I have no doubt this ice cream will cause many to scream 'Good Times,'" said Gasteyer.

The 'Schweddy Balls' SNL sketch, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via the daily what)

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  1. So now they have Clusterfluff (a combination of clusterf*ck and fluffers; jk) and Schweddy Balls. I wonder what other names they can get away with?

    Posted by: ravewulf | Sep 7, 2011 6:53:34 PM

  2. Betty White's sketch was waaaayyyy better tbh...

    Posted by: SeanR | Sep 7, 2011 7:59:19 PM

  3. Blue Bell is better than Ben and Jerry's and much less expensive. I wish they would expand distribution to the entire country--if they did, Ben and Jery's and Haagen Dasz would be history.

    Posted by: Rick | Sep 7, 2011 8:07:27 PM

  4. Too bad the B&J in my neighborhood closed nearly a year ago. Guess I'll have to make do with my boyfriend's variety. Less calories, too!

    Posted by: Zlick | Sep 7, 2011 10:21:38 PM

  5. At a Labor Day cookout, the subject of Schweddy Balls came up. I'm not a big fan of ice cream, but I will try Schweddy Balls.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Sep 8, 2011 12:31:06 AM

  6. schweddy balls at my 711 in dallas...

    and blue bell is N.A.S.T.Y

    Posted by: tim | Sep 8, 2011 12:59:09 AM

  7. Nothing beats Blue Bell.. Nothing else tastes like ice cream to me, but I do like Ben & Jerry's different flavors. Schweddy Balls is next on my list. :D

    Posted by: Kyul | Sep 8, 2011 9:26:12 AM

  8. For a long, long, long time. And SNL is not one to pass up on going after low-hanging fruit.

    Posted by: SFRowGuy | Sep 8, 2011 12:47:51 PM

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