Support Local Journalism. Donate to San Antonio Current.

Monday, August 31, 2015

So Are You Going To Eat Blue Bell Or Not?

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 3:01 PM

click to enlarge Governor Abbott is glad to have Blue Bell back in his mouth. - COURTESY
  • Courtesy
  • Governor Abbott is glad to have Blue Bell back in his mouth.

Blue Bell is finally back.

The Brenham-based creamery was forced to pull its products from store shelves last spring after 10 people fell ill and three people died after contracting listeriosis from consuming Blue Bell products. Today, the months-long Blue Bell drought ended in Austin and Houston where the company's ice cream is now available.

San Antonio is not far behind. The company announced the Alamo City is included in the "phase three" portion of their product roll-out. H-E-B indicated its stores are expecting shipments of Blue Bell ice cream sometime in mid-September. 

Blue Bell is so quintessentially Texan. There's a certain level of state pride associated with its ice cream, and the company enjoys a cult-like following among many of its customers. Blue Bell enjoys such good will that many cannot wait for the products' return. People are willing to ignore a Center for Disease Control and Prevention report that stated company was aware as far back as 2010 that its processing facilities were contaminated with the life-threatening bacteria. 

So we want to know: Does the fact that the company ignored the outbreak for years give you pause before you buy Blue Bell when it returns to SA? Or is your love for Blue Bell so great that the company can do no wrong? Did the listeria outbreak make your stomach churn? Or are you going to be buying ALL THE BLUE BELL? Take our highly unscientific poll, and let us know!

Tags: , ,

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.

Read the Digital Print Issue

March 25, 2020


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation