Schweddy Balls ice cream draws boycott
The American Family Association affiliate One Million Moms is vehemently against Fair Trade vanilla ice cream mixed with a hint of rum, fudge covered rum balls, and milk chocolate malt balls. That can be the only reasonable explanation for their crusade against Ben & Jerry’s latest flavor, the Saturday Night Live-inspired ice cream Schweddy Balls.
Actually, One Million Moms is calling for a boycott of the flavor for because of its “vulgar” title. In the opening paragraph, the group complains, “Schweddy Balls is the best they could come up with.” Valid point, “No one can resist my Schweddy Balls” would have been way funnier.
The letter, which goes into great detail describing the classic SNL skit that inspired the frozen treat, urges equally outraged folks to send a letter to 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.”
Some of those other “offensive” names the OMM took issue with? “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.” Almost as great a tradition as having a delicious plate of Schweddy Balls courtesy of Seasons Eatings around Christmastime.
What do you think of the call to boycott Schweddy Balls, PopWatchers? What other names could Ben & Jerry’s come up with to appease the AMA group One Million Moms? Do you think they’d flip out if, say, Entenmann’s made a Tremendous Muffin, too? Share in the comments section below!