Conservative Group Protests "Schweddy Balls" Ice Cream

"The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive," they say

Ben & Jerry's "Schweddy Balls" flavor, with vanilla ice cream and fudge-covered rum and malt balls

One Million Moms has called for a boycott of the SNL-inspired Ben & Jerry's vanilla-and-rum flavor, hoping that the company will "refrain from producing another batch with this name or any other offensive names."

This is hardly surprising, since OMM is affiliated with the  American Family Association. This is the group that also called for a petition against Dancing With the Stars and Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie. They've also previously boycotted Ben & Jerry's "Chubby Hubby" and "Hubby Hubby" flavors, which were developed in support of gay marriage.

This time around, the group calls "Schweddy Balls" a "tasteless" name, saying it's "not exactly what you want a child asking for at the supermarket."

Good point on that last one, but it's not like children will know what it means. Also, what kid likes rum?

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