We've seen the fake Dexter-inspired Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor and the Ron Swanson-inspired one, but now we've got an actual television-inspired flavor that isn't just a photoshopped joke circulating on Tumblr. Ben and Jerry's is introducing Schweddy Balls vanilla ice cream based on the classic Christmas-themed SNL skit starring Alec Baldwin as Pete Schweddy alongside two NPR hosts played by Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon.
Baldwin's Pete Schweddy stops by the NPR program, Delicious Dish, to talk about his balls -- you know, rum balls, popcorn balls, malt balls. The new ice cream flavor does contain some balls of the fudge-covered rum and malt varieties and sounds like it's going to be pretty darn delicious. The Schweddy legacy joins both The Colbert Report's Ameri-Cone Dream and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Snack which contains potato chip crumbles dipped in dark chocolate. Baldwin seems pretty excited about the idea, saying, "Ben & Jerry's and Schweddy. Two great names in American dessert, together at last."
So, we're pretty much guaranteed to try this as fans of junk food and television (a match made in heaven), but I can't help but wonder: will the marketing materials use the skit's famous line? You couldn't pay a whole team of marketers to come up with a better slogan than "Nobody can resist my Schweddy balls."