Ben & Jerry’s

Flavorpill Guide to This Week’s Top 10 New York Events

For our (unconscionably high) rent money, the best thing about living in NYC is its endless supply of fun, odd, and inspired cultural events — especially during the summer months. But with so many options, it can be hard to know where to even begin. To help you make sense of it all, Flavorpill Deputy Editor Mindy Bond shares the very best of what’s on offer this week. It’s just a taste of what you can find on the new Flavorpill, so if you like what you see, be sure to sign up.   … Read More

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Ice Cream Boosts Civic Pride: Ben & Jerry’s City Churned Tour

Presented by Ben & Jerry's

No joke, two of our favorite things are free food and improving our local community. That’s why we’re excited to partner with the Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Truck Tour. Making stops around the country all summer long, the Scoop Truck is debuting City Churned ice cream flavors based on locally sourced ingredients in DC, SF, NYC, Seattle, and Portland. … Read More

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What's On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we caught up with the Nike sneaker controversy. We thought Anderson Cooper and Miss Piggy were a good team. We browsed these awesome book inscriptions. We wondered if anyone we know would end up on a billboard thanks to this cool NYC photo project. We… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we met the cat with two faces. We read the true confessions of a Teenage Manic Pixie Dreamgirl who blames her almost ruined sex life on Zooey Deschanel. We were happy to find out that we’re not the only ones who are completely obsessed with Inspector… Read More

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Parent Group Protesting Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls Ice Cream

We were pretty amused to hear, a few weeks ago, that Ben & Jerry’s is producing a new ice cream flavor called Schweddy Balls, inspired by Alec Baldwin, Molly Shannon, and Ana Gasteyer’s classic, NPR-parodying Saturday Night Live skit. Not only is the concept hilarious, but the flavor — rum-spiked vanilla… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Ben & Jerry’s has officially launched its new Schweddy Balls flavor — based on the famous Saturday Night Live skit starring Alec Baldwin — and it’s purportedly “loaded with fudge-covered rum and malt balls.” Says Baldwin: “For a long time, I thought that ‘Here Lies Pete Schweddy’ would end up on my tombstone. Now,… Read More

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Would You Eat Schweddy Balls Ice Cream?

There’s an interesting rumor currently making the rounds that Ben & Jerry’s is planning to release a new flavor inspired by Saturday Night Live’s most infamous “Delicious Dish” sketch — the one which featured Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, and Alec Baldwin, who was interviewed by the women about his irresistible “Schweddy Balls.” According… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. The nominees for The 15th Annual Webby Awards were announced this morning, and the list includes Justin Bieber, Angry Birds, Groupon, the Old Spice Guy, Arcade Fire, The Bed Intruder Song, SoundCloud, and Flipboard .

2. “I’m around great women, starting with my mom. Women keep men cool. The hotter the chick… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we bookmarked The Mary Sue, a new site that will cover comics, sci-fi, anime, fandom, and other topics of interest to geek women. We were impressed by the many scarves of Darren Aronofsky. We met the world’s hairiest little girl, an 11-year-old named Supatra Sasuphan. We… Read More

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Eight Musicians Who Sold Out, Made Us Laugh

It all started off last week. I was in a deli near my apartment, when I looked over and saw Elton John’s face peering up from the ice cream section of the freezer. No, I wasn’t hallucinating. He’s got his own Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor — Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road — complete with a photoshopped-thin head shot. But he’s not the only musician who has “sold out” — and I’m using that term in the most literal way possible. After the jump, a list of some of the most egregious instances of an artist using their celebrity to hawk something ridiculous that we could come up with here at Flavorpill HQ. (And no Pitchfork, Liz Phair contributing a song to some crappy Banana Republic compilation doesn’t count.) Do us a favor and keep the list growing in the comments. … Read More

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