Jun 21, 2014

News: Ben & Jerry's - Two New SNL-Inspired Flavors

Ben & Jerry's once again looks to Saturday Night Live for inspiration with the introduction of two new Scoop Shop-exclusive flavors: Lazy Sunday and Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch.

The two are the first in a line of four SNL flavors slated to be introduced this year as part of a year-long celebration of SNL's 40th Anniversary.

Lazy Sunday draws its inspiration from a SNL skit of the same name, which, among other things, featured cupcakes. So the flavor features vanilla cake batter ice cream with chocolate and yellow cupcake pieces and a chocolate frosting swirl.

Gilly's Catastropic Crunch is based on Kristen Wiig's recurring troublemaker character, Gilly, and features a mix of chocolate and sweet cream ice creams packed with caramel clusters, fudge-covered-almonds, and a marshmallow swirl.

The two flavors are available exclusively at Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops in the U.S. and Canada.

It's not the first time Ben & Jerry's has tapped SNL for flavor inspiration; previously, they offered a Christmas-time flavor based on SNL's Schweddy Balls skit starring Alec Baldwin.

Photo by Ben and Jerry's.