By now, you’re fully aware of Ben & Jerry’s new ice cream flavor, Schweddy Balls– created in honor of the classic Saturday Night Live sketch starring Alec Baldwin, Molly Shannon and Ana Gastayer. We happily reported the news earlier this month. Now, it seems some uptight folks — who do not understand comedy and who hate to laugh — are all angry at the ice cream company. OneMillionMoms.com, a
splinter cell part of the American Family Association, claims that “the vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive.” In a post titled “Ben & Jerry’s Tasteless Ice Cream Flavors,” the official One Million Moms site goes on to say the following:
In the past, Ben & Jerry’s has released controversial ice creams, like a special edition of Chubby Hubby called Hubby Hubby last year which celebrated gay marriage. It seems that offending customers has become an annual tradition for Ben & Jerry’s.
Holy mother of shit, are these people serious? Pick your battles, One Million Moms. The most hilarious part of their post is that they’re asking people to email Ben & Jerry’s requesting “that no additional Schweddy Balls ice cream be distributed. Also, highly recommend they refrain from producing another batch with this name or any other offensive names or you will no longer be able to purchase their products.” Good idea. That’ll show’em!
So here’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to encourage you Laughspinners to e-mail Ben & Jerry’s PR dude — sean.greenwood (at) benjerry (dot) com — and encourage them to make several more batches of Schweddy Balls. We’re also going to give away five Ben & Jerry coupons so that you can snag yourself a free pint of Schweddy Balls. All you need to do is email us at contest (at) laughspin (dot) com with the subject line “Schweddy Balls” and explain to us how you plan on consuming your pint of Schweddy Balls. Be as graphic as you’d like.
We’ll post our favorite ones and reward those peeps with a free pint. (You’ll also have to leave your mailing address so we know where to send your prize). Good luck!