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Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

by Prince Of Petworth October 27, 2011 at 10:00 am 90 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric Spiegel

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks. I’ll open this thread every morning at 10am.

One reader is on a quest:

“Dear PoPville,

My goal for the weekend was to find the limited edition Ben & Jerry’s flavor Schweddy Balls. I failed miserably.

I went to:
Giant (Col Hts @ Park Rd)
Target (Col Hts)
Safeway (Adams Morgan, Dupont 17th Street, Watergate)
Harris Teeter (Adams Morgan)
Whole Foods (Logan)
a variety of CVS and 7-11’s

I think Whole Foods may have had it, but the tag that said “special flavor” was sold out.

I’m kinda chafed. My cousin told me that the Wal-Mart in my hometown of Duluth, MN carried the flavor. My co-worker told me he found it at the Whole Foods in BETHESDA (he offered me a taste of his Schweddy Balls, but I want my own!).

Do our local store managers not know their clientele? What do they have against Schweddy Balls? Who made the decision not to carry the flavor? Did they make the call or corporate headquarters? Why should a million red-neck moms based out of Tulepo, Mississippi–who cannot take a joke–determine what I can and cannot buy at my local DC grocery store?!?!

My quest to find Schweddy Balls continues and I would welcome tips from the commentariat. I would also like our local store managers to tell Popville why they do not have Schweddy Balls!!”

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