Posted October 1st, 2011 | 10:31am by Ryan
Tags: Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls, Schweddy Balls, Schweddy Balls Ice Cream
Nope I can’t say I am at all. I am more offended that I can’t find it anywhere.
I’m offended by pathetic marketing and trying to be controversial in place of letting a product speak for itself. Not a fan of B+J’s at all.
Who says they were trying to be controversial? They were giving a product a funny name that references pop culture, it is what they do…
Somebody takes himself a bit too seriously. Personally, I don’t think any product should even have a name. Or even different packaging. That would truly let the products speak for themselves.
Hell no. No one should. The stupid moms who find it offense should just not buy it for there kid. I’m so glad we can’t have delicious ice cream whilst there are dildos hanging around a Spencers in the mall that these kids hang out at every week. You’d think the goal of becoming a parent would be to parent, but i guess it is to have slaves. I don’t see any any any reason for this ice cream to be offensive, but then of course my head isn’t up my ass.
True… I’m not offended by it, but at the same time, I don’t think it’s all that funny either. Haha great… schweddy balls… I get it. I’m more offended by the people who find SNL hilarious.
Ryan for the win!!
I’m shocked at how bad SNL has been over the past decade, and rather concerned that NBC hasn’t stepped in and done something about it. Oh wait, that’s right, the people who run NBC think it’s actually funny.
Even worse, we keep wondering why in the hell we keep tuning in when we’re at home on a Saturday night. It’s like watching a slow motion train wreck.
Not enough to be bothered or write a letter. It’s just ice cream.
Here’s a question for all of you people who are like “Stop being so uptight.”
What if Ben and Jerry’s came up with a flavor titled “They’re all pink on the inside”?…..and it’s some strawberry flavor combined with chocolate flavored mini beavers?
Would you find it appropriate for the store shelves then? How is it or is it not different?
Personally, I’m not one to start a letter-writing campaign or to roll on the floor in protest, but I do find it inappropriate for supermarket store shelves.
If you don’t like it, turn your head and look the other way. It’s time we stopped catering to all these PC moms and bible thumping maniacs.
Oh, and before you go there, yes I have a child. Been raising her for sixteen years. She’s an honor student as well.
I would eat it aggressively
Were you offended when Toby Keith named an album after a bombing campaign that killed thousands of innocent people?
I don’t think that kind of comment is necessary…
Meh. I’m not offended, but I don’t really find it all that hilarious either. I do wonder what everyone who IS offended by it thinks of B&J’s other sex-themed flavor name.
That’s right. It’s named after the sex book. 😛
So what is the flavor? B & J are pretty darn annoying, you’ve got to admit.
No I’m not offended, and if anybody is well they are the ones with their minds in the gutter. It was delicious, and I’d buy it again just to spite these ridiculous mothers complaining.
I think ‘They’re All Pink on the Inside’ would be hilarious too.
They should add pecans and call it Schweddy Ball & Nuts
I’m offended by all the people who are offended.
I’m not offended but not sure if I’d want to eat something with a name like that!
Not offended, it was pretty tasty. Got it at Whole Foods just a few days after they announced it.
Offended? No. Slightly annoyed by what comes off as a pathetic attempt to be controversial? Just a bit.
I never gave it a second thought until the uproar. Doesn’t seem like that big a deal to me but if B&J wanted free marketing they definitely got it with the name. Gotta love the free advertising. If there weren’t so many people upset with the name I would have never know the flavor exsisted.
Remember, if you complain about how offended you are, you’re just giving B & J’s exactly what they want.
I’m in the “I think it’s kinda funny” camp. But yeah, I do think they came out with this flavor just to seem edgy and cool.
I’m offended they didn’t use the more funny “Schweddy Weiner” sketch.
well, I have to admit, that I probably would buy it. It’s def. doesn’t sound very good. Why would they name it that? That suprises me about them. O’ well, I’m sure many will buy it.
You know what really pisses me off? Häagen-Dazs never made their chocolate cheesecake ice cream part of their regular line up. It was a limited release around ten or eleven years ago, and was one the best flavors of ice cream ever created. It had a chocolate fudge swirl that has never been matched by any other brand. It was amazing!! It’s a crime against ice cream lovers that this didn’t become a standard flavor. F-you Häagen-Dazs!!! I fart in your general direction!!
No I’m not.
We tried it and didn’t like it at all. I love rum cake, but the rum flavor in this ice cream and the rum balls was just too much. What would have been better? Malted milk balls only in a chocolate ice cream with a ribbon of marshmallow cream served over a warm rice-crispy treat.
Not offended, but not sure I want to eat something with that name, either. Think they went too far trying to be “cute.”
Lighten up people. it’s just ice cream. there are thousands of different flavors and many other companies, both national and local, that sell their products in the store.
pick a flavor and enjoy it. its ice cream, its supposed to be fun. no need to give something like this the attention its getting if you are offended by it. YOU are the consumer, YOU have a choice.
Im sure its delicious btw.