Wednesday, September 21, 2011

WTH Wednesday…this mom loves Schweddy Balls

If your a SNL fan like me then you’ve watched the hilarious skits featuring Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon who host “Delicious Dish,” a parody of a National Public Radio program. Alec Baldwin portrays Pete Schweddy, the fictional owner of Season’s Eatings Bakery, who explains poker-faced to the show hosts that he has a variety of “Schweddy balls” — popcorn balls, cheese balls, rum balls suited for every taste among his holiday offerings.


So Ben and Jerry’s ice cream decided to have a little fun and introduced a new flavor…drum roll please…Schweddy Balls. Available for a limited time, this delectable treat is made with Fair Trade vanilla ice cream , a hint of rum, and loaded with fudge covered rum and milk chocolate malt balls.


Sounds yummy huh?

Not to everyone.

The conservative group One Million Moms finds the new flavor offensive and is calling for a boycott. The group posts on their website,

“The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive,” the group posted on its website. “Not exactly what you want a child asking for at the supermarket.”

Really? You One Million Moms don’t have anything better to boycott? Like, the overwhelming number of children in the US who get two of their three basic meals in SCHOOL?  How about that fact that our schools are closing, our teachers are leaving, and our kids are the ones suffering? Or maybe that suicide among our children is at it’s HIGHEST because of school and cyber bullying?

“Schweddy Balls” doesn’t seem so bad now does it?

I find it hysterical that this is being called in to question at all. I’m assuming The Million Moms are boycotting on the basis that they found it offensive to young children.This is a skit on a late night show. Young kids shouldn’t even be watching it. If they are then the name of the ice cream is the least of your problems.

So my advice here is if your kid happens to see this and says, “Mom, what is Schweddy Balls?” Tell them the truth. "It’s a new flavor of ice cream by Ben & Jerry’s and leave it at that. It’s only when you make a big deal out of it does it become one.


Pamela {Spaz} said...


synde said...

word!! I love schweddy balls.. they's so salty

Tori said...

Pam-Pass the schweddy balls!

Synde-This is why I love you. lol

Patti (Caught in a FAB Romance) said...

I want to taste Schweddy Balls!!

Now if a bakery will come up with a "dusty muffin", lol ;)