Just in time for the holiday season — and the Sept. 24 season premiere of Saturday Night Live hosted by Alec Baldwin — Ben & Jerry’s has introduced its newest limited-batch flavor, Schweddy Balls. It’s inspired by the classic 1998 SNL sketch in which Pete Schweddy (Baldwin), the fictional owner of Season’s Eatings Bakery, brings his Schweddy Balls to the hosts (Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon) of “Delicious Dish,” a National Public Radio program parody. Watch it again below. The flavor features Fair Trade vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and loaded with fudge covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls.
“For a long time, I thought that ‘Here Lies Pete Schweddy’ would end up on my tombstone,” Baldwin says in a release. “Now, thanks to Ben & Jerry’s, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won’t go with me to the great beyond.”
Gasteyer is equally thrilled: “The Schweddy Balls sketch was a personal favorite from my SNL run, so I am pleased as holiday punch that Ben & 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.’”
Is this best limited-batch flavor to date? Or just the best name?