Moms Boycott Ben & Jerry's Over Schweddy Balls

They're upset about the 'vulgar' flavor
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2011 9:14 AM CDT
Moms Boycott Ben & Jerry's Over Schweddy Balls
This product image shows Ben & Jerry's new flavor, "Schweddy Balls." The name is an homage to an old "Saturday Night Live" skit featuring Alec Baldwin as bakery owner Pete Schweddy.   (AP Photo/Ben & Jerry's)

(Newser) – It turns out, not everyone wants to eat something called “Schweddy Balls.” OneMillionMoms, a sub-group of the American Family Association, is calling for a boycott on the troublemakers at Ben & Jerry’s over this “vulgar new flavor.” In a newsletter to their supporters, spotted by Perez Hilton, the group says the flavor “has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive.”

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The moms understand that the name is a riff on an old Alec Baldwin Saturday Night Live sketch, they just don’t think it’s funny, complaining that it’s “not exactly what you want a child asking for at the supermarket.” They’re also still annoyed over last year’s “Hubby Hubby” flavor celebrating gay marriage. “It seems that offending customers has become an annual tradition for Ben & Jerry’s,” they tut. (Read more American Family Association stories.)

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