Stop Playing With Our Hearts, Blue Bell


Did Ben & Jerry's roll through our office yesterday with free samples of their new Texas-themed flavors (a barbecue peach and a bourbon pecan pie you can vote for here)? Yes and it was fabulous. Did I judge a boozy ice cream social at Dorcol Distilling Company a few weeks ago? Yeah, totes. Am I crying into cups of A La Mode Gelato flavors? At least once a week. 

But.

Do I miss Blue Bell's Homemade Vanilla? A thousand times yes. 

Still...considering the Texas ice cream maker broke millions of hearts this summer by issuing a total recall due to a Listeria contamination (which they were aware of in 2013, no less) and THEN let go of more than 1,400 employees, it's safe to say I'm taking this Facebook announcement with a grain of salt (just a pinch to balance out that sweetness):

We’re busy at our Sylacauga, AL, facility crankin’ out ice cream and building inventory. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the details of our return!

Posted by Blue Bell Ice Cream on Wednesday, August 5, 2015



I won't hold my breath as I wait for The Great Divide to return to shelves. I'll just keep crying into my Creamy Creations 1905 Vanilla and wishing Ben & Jerry's hadn't discontinued Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Snack.

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