Finally, Someone Is Making Schweddy Balls Candy

08/06/2014 at 03:58 PM ET

SNL candy
Courtesy It’Sugar

Schweddy Balls for everyone!

In a nod to Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary, candy company It’Sugar is giving fans a welcome gift: sweets that celebrate the show’s most classic skits.

Pete’s famous holiday balls — if you haven’t seen the sketch with Molly Shannon, watch immediately — are going into production along with 50 other candies, including a Pop’N Rock chocolate bar that “has everything” in honor of beloved Weekend Update correspondent Stefon, reports Grub Street.

If gummies are your game, Almost Gummies riff on Almost Pizza, the pizza substitute that shatters when dropped on the floor — except these are definitely edible (and won’t scurry across your kitchen floor).

And, in case you ever run into a Vogelcheck, you’ll be prepared for the onslaught of inappropriate kisses with Volgelcheck breath mints.

The candy hits It’Sugar in September and will be available through the holidays. Consider our stockings stuffed.

—Amy Jamieson

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Nick on

Schweddy Balls Candy. it is definitely chocolate.
I thought we all ready had chocolate.
what is so great about this product. rather then it looks so

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