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Ben & Jerry’s

  1. Pun-Loving Publisher Designs Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Flavors Based on Classic Books

    Thing That Might Have to Exist

    Ice cream, books, and puns? Thank you, Philadelphia-based publisher Quirk Books. Thank you for enriching my life this way. You can head to their website to see what would be in each of these literature-inspired Ben & Jerry's flavors, but I'd like to share the description of War and Peach with you here, because it's my favorite:
    "An ambitious, sweeping, and impeccably detailed frozen treat of truly epic proportions, with so many ingredients that you'll forget most of them existed by the time you're halfway through your cone. Not easy to get through without a headache, but if you make it, you can brag about finishing it for the rest of your life."
    Check behind the cut for flavors based on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Oliver Twist, World War Z, and more. (via: Laughing Squid)

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  2. Come See the Commemorative Flavor Ben & Jerry’s Made for 30 Rock

    om nom nom

    Liz Lemon gets her own fro-yo! I'm not 100% sure about this flavor combination... but I'm definitely willing to try it. The Lemon fro-yo with blueberry lavender swirl won't be out until sometime this spring, which is good, because it's reeeeally not ice cream weather in New York right now. Previously in Tina Fey

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  3. Schweddy Balls: A Ben & Jerry's Tribute to That Old Saturday Night Live Sketch

    A somewhat iconic sketch from a less iconic generation of Saturday Night Live has now been paid tribute by Ben & Jerry's, creator and purveyor of somewhat odd ice cream flavors that all end up being some kind of vanilla with some kind of fudge in it. The sketch, featuring Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon as two NPR radio hosts, and Alec Baldwin as the ice cream's titular Pete Schweddy, sees the two radio hosts talking softly, attempting to make the catch phrase "good times" a hilarious beacon of comedy, and interviewing Pete Schweddy, who shows off his Christmas balls, a holiday dessert. As one may expect, the rest of the sketch is a bunch of ball-related puns, which propelled it straight into a limited edition flavor of ice cream over a decade later. Perhaps a little risqué for Ben & Jerry's, or perhaps servicing a large fanbase of people who dig Schweddy Balls.

    The limited edition flavor features a slightly rum flavored vanilla ice cream and contains fudge covered rum and malt balls. The wording is a little odd, but one can assume the malt balls are rum and malt flavored, rather than the ice cream containing fudge covered rum. Head on past the break to relive 1998 and watch somewhat iconic sketch.

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  4. Save Your Seat with a Fake Spilled Treat

    We're all familiar with Spencer's Gifts-type gag gifts whose humor consists of no one possibly wanting them, but what if you could turn that very unwantedness to your advantage? Enter Seat Savers: Plastic-and-rubber simulated fake food spills in shapes like spilt coffee, melted ice cream, and crushed juice box, ensuring that that crowded café or library spot is still there for you when you get back.

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