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    Default Texans Mourn the Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall

    Panic Overtakes Texans as Blue Bell Supply Dwindles

    By Elizabeth Abrahamsen21 hours




    Facebook/We Stand With Blue Bell Creameries
    The nationwide recall of Blue Bell ice-cream has left the rest of the nation scratching their heads in confusion as Texans absolutely lose their minds.

    It may seem crazy to anyone from out of state, but the Blue Bell recall is totally freaking us out down here in Texas. You can’t go into an H-E-B store without seeing some poor soul staring longingly at the empty freezer cases.
    Since the recall, many Texans have taken to social media to express their sadness at the loss of Blue Bell ice-cream. Several Facebook pages have been set up by Blue Bell fans. In 48 hours, the We Stand With Blue Bell Creameries garnered over 21,000 likes.
    On the page, thousands of distressed Blue Bell lovers have expressed a wide range of emotions, from fear of the impending summer to mourning the loss of their favorite ice-cream. Some even suggested ideas of how to save the recalled desserts.
    Don Snedigar of Dallas posted, “If they don’t get the banana pudding ice cream out soon, they should cancel summer.”
    Proud pet owner Shane V. Slater of Cedar Park lamented, “My dog and I are devastated that we do not have our nightly Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream!! Is there a treatment center available to help us cope??”
    The panic has spread outside the borders of Texas as well. In Jennings, Louisiana, John D. Jones posted, “Is there a way to sterilize the ice cream and we could still eat it?”
    <img class="wp-image-5594" src="http://2d1cnu2tkvpj33fq4z2gio0y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_9083-e1430143070286.jpg" alt="IMG_9083" width="400" height="533" />Photo: Elizabeth AbrahamsenIf you’re still confused, let me break it down for you; We don’t eat any other brand of ice cream. In Texas, we are very brand conscious.
    While the rest of the nation argues over whether to call that brown, carbonated beverage “pop” or “soda” we just cut the crap and call it Coke.
    Every kind. Even if it’s Sprite. As in, you walk into a restaurant and sit down, and the waitress asks if you want a Coke, and when you say yes, she says, “What kind?” Maybe that’s weird, but that’s how we are.
    <img class="wp-image-5632" src="http://2d1cnu2tkvpj33fq4z2gio0y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Screen-Shot-2015-04-27-at-11.35.26-AM.png" alt="Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 11.35.26 AM" width="800" height="821" />Screengrab via Facebook
    Blue Bell is synonymous with ice-cream here. Oh sure, there are other brands in the stores, but they are sad substitutes and far inferior, and also, the stores stock WAY less of them. Walk into any grocery store in Texas and the ice-cream section will have two whole freezer cases of just Blue Bell in various sizes, and one case that holds every other brand of ice-cream.
    The nationwide recall of Blue Bell has depleted our grocery stores of our staple frozen desserts. Now that the recall has extended to include every Blue Bell branded frozen treat, not only are we out of ice-cream, there are no more fudgesicles, no more eskimo-pies, no more (sob) rainbow popsicles!
    The worst part of it is, with no stated end in sight, and summer looming, we might not have any Blue Bell to help us get through the wretchedly hell-hot summer that is right around the corner. It’s already getting up into the 90s here in Austin, and it’s not even May yet.
    So if you see a Texan panicking, approach him or her with caution, offer words of comfort, and whatever you do, do not offer them a carton of sub-par ice-cream.

    Panic Overtakes Texans as Blue Bell Supply Dwindles - Wide Open Country
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    I'm pretty distressed too, it's pretty much the only brand I buy as well. I'm guessing they'll just do a thorough cleaning of the factories and restart production lickety split. I hope.
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    The memes have been hilarious!

    Here's a few more:



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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    I'm pretty distressed too, it's pretty much the only brand I buy as well. I'm guessing they'll just do a thorough cleaning of the factories and restart production lickety split. I hope.
    Some other brand I've never heard of (Well, I'm a Texan so no other ice cream matters), got recalled too. Jeni's or something. I'm wondering if it's who is providing the milk that is bringing the listeria into the factories.
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    This freezer case reminds me that the second biggest ice cream plant in the world is about 20 minutes from here. And they have a room in there that is straight out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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    Isn't it interesting that more than one brand has a listeria problem? Here in Seattle Snoqualmie makes the ice cream base for all the local ice cream shops so when there was a listeria recall it was everyone, not just one brand.

    Anyway, so they have Blue Bell outside of Texas these days? I remember I think being in Arkansas visiting family and we couldn't get Blue Bell there, it was also like 20 years ago so.....
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    Blue Bell really doesn't do the east coast, though there is a plant in Alabama now so maybe Arkansas gets their ice cream now.

    I was right, here's some info

    Geographic Reach

    In all, Blue Bell products are available in 23 US states, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, the Carolinas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming. It maintains nearly 60 distribution facilities throughout the US.



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    We get it here in Florida too. Only for the last couple of years though. I hadn't heard about the recall, I'll have to check if we still have it.
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    What's so good about Blue Bell? We get it here in CA, I might have to try it.

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    I've lived all over the country and had different ice cream markets, and I can honestly tell you that for ice cream in grocery freezers, Blue Bell is vastly superior to any other brand currently on the market. I'm sure you can find some excellent ice cream shops, like I love the Cold Stone Creamery here, but for the stuff you get at the grocery store, its all Blue Bell baby.

    I haven't bought a different brand since we moved here except a couple of times I would buy those extra large tubs of the generic stuff for parties and such.
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    ^^you feed your guests generic?! Scandalous!

    Had to go shopping this morning and there were notices from Bluebell to their loyal customers all over the empty ice cream cases. Me, I don't care cause I buy Siviero Maria Italian Gelato whenever ice cream is on the list. Today, Tiramisu.
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    Whatevs, you sleep with your boss. Whoar!
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