Schweddy Balls ice cream shortage
Schweddy Balls arrived with a bang last month, but there's bad news for some people who want a taste. It seems that the ice cream isn't being stocked in all stores. Find out why.
Not enough Schweddy Balls for everyone? Apparently, that's the case. The Associated Press has reported that some people who just want to enjoy a nice scoop of the Schweddy stuff can't find it.
It turns out that many grocery stores are opting not to stock their freezers with Schweddy Balls.
Schweddy Balls is the brainchild of ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's. Named after the old Saturday Night Live skit featuring Alec Baldwin, Schweddy Balls (the ice cream, that is) sounds delish. It's made of fair trade vanilla with a hint of rum that is "loaded with fudge covered rum and milk chocolate balls."
While Ben and Jerry's said they were just having some fun, it was a brilliant marketing move. Schweddy Balls has been generating a buzz for over six weeks now. SNL fans think it's hilarious and consumers report it tastes good.
However, not everyone has gotten such a kick out of the cleverly named ice cream. A group named One Million Moms has made a big fuss about the food named after (Schweddy) balls. While the grocery stores that are passing on the ice cream aren't saying why, perhaps that's the reason.
Still, Schweddy Balls is popular. A Ben & Jerry's spokesperson said that it has been a well-received flavor. However, the company is understanding of those who just don't get it.
"We've heard from lots of folks who are fans of the flavor," a spokesperson told the AP. "Yes, some supermarket chains decided not to carry Schweddy Balls. That is true, possibly because they found the name too irreverent. We respect their decision."