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Posted: 3/14/2011 10:36:50 AM EST
I have waited 14 years for this day. Today, I walked into a grocery store, in CO, and bought this:



Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:39:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 10:39:57 AM EST by Miles_Urbanus]
So Bluebell wasn't sold in CO until recently?

My favorite is Banana Split which I see you don't have.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:44:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
So Bluebell wasn't sold in CO until recently?

My favorite is Banana Split which I see you don't have.


Today is the first day it is being sold here.

Banana Split is awesome, but I had to narrow it down to three flavors, and it unfortunately didn't make the cut today.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:49:06 AM EST
I don't get it...what's special about these?

Also, graters ice cream = best ice cream. Had a factory store right next to my house in Columbus
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:50:09 AM EST
FAIL


Where is the cookie dough????









Blue Bell is the best though. I never knew how good I had it here until I heard that it's a regional thing.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:51:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By tperkins:
I have waited 14 years for this day. Today, I walked into a grocery store, in CO, and bought this:

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j242/colodude/bluebell4.jpg


I believe that nearly all of their flavors are now made with high fructose corn syrup. There are much better ice creams out there than Blue Bell, IMHO.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:52:54 AM EST
Blue Bell is awesome ice cream, I'm jealous.

I can't get it locally here.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:52:56 AM EST
Much higher milk fat content than most ice creams. If you've never had BlueBell you've never had good ice cream.

Brenham, where the BB factory is located, is about 4 hours away so I also didn't realize how good I had it until I ate other ice cream brands. My mom would never buy anything but BB and now I know why. We toured the factory a few years ago and got free samples.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:54:55 AM EST
And how much does that cost for true half gallon?
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:04:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
And how much does that cost for true half gallon?


About $5.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:05:53 AM EST
I love me some Blue Bell.




Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:16:46 AM EST
where in CO? what store can it be found in? I am in eastern UT, i am up for the drive!!!
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:20:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By coolstuff:
where in CO? what store can it be found in? I am in eastern UT, i am up for the drive!!!


They opened up a distibution center in Denver, so all Walmart/King Soopers/Walgreens/Sunflower Markets within a 100 mile radius of Denver have it.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:29:50 AM EST
Mmm, Cookie n' Cream. Where's the Moo-llennium Crunch?
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:32:04 AM EST
I used to live in Navasota and went to the creamery more than once.

I miss Blue Bell. Fuck NJ.

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:32:32 AM EST
Don't think I've ever had Blue Bell Ice Cream before. I have not had any ice cream that was bad though really. OP send some my way for testing.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:36:54 AM EST
I never had it but will look out for it.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:37:05 AM EST
Great Divide or Homemade Vanilla for me. And I'm an ice cream lover.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:39:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 11:39:44 AM EST by KentuckyGunGuy]
One of the best ice creams I have ever had, I can't find any where. When I was a kid I went to Baskin Robins and had strawberry jelly in chocolate ice cream. Little bitty chunks of jelly all through the chocolate. yummmmmmmm
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:40:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By monkeymagic:
I don't get it...what's special about these?

Also, graters ice cream = best ice cream. Had a factory store right next to my house in Columbus


+1

Every time we drive through, or stop to see family/friends in the Columbus or Cincinatti area, we stop at Graeter’s. Blue-Bell is good, but Graeter’s = best.

And that's from a guy in Wisconsin where dairy is practically the state religion, and frozen Custard was invented, because ultra-premium ice cream wasn't quite fatty or rich enough...
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:41:20 AM EST
Tin Roof when they make it.

I live 20 minutes from the creamery
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:45:24 AM EST
I love Blue Bell ice cream, but my favorite is Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia.

I hate that it's made by hippie communists.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:57:56 AM EST
My fav's are

Banana pudding
homemade vanilla
lemon custard

They're all pretty damn good!

CONGRATS, to you! Don't eat all of my bluebell.

Another reason....................TEXAS FTMFW!!!! Yee-HAW
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 12:45:08 PM EST
Blue Bell is great! Check out the factory if you get the chance. Also there is a gun store nearby which claims the largest inventory of guns in TX (over 3,000) and I believe them. Anyone remember the name? It's out on Highway 50 I believe.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:25:15 PM EST
Store bought ice cream?? phhtt!

I'm making my own tonight - Irish Cream. I'll take it into work tomorrow and the odds are that it will all be gone in < 5 minutes.

Also, Ben and Jerry's sold out –– the brand is now owned by a large, soulless corporation.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:29:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 2:37:10 PM EST by Tekka]
You need Gelato






Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:30:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By OnlineAllTheTime:
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
And how much does that cost for true half gallon?


About $5.


For that type of money I'd invest in a home ice maker.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:34:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 2:35:19 PM EST by SFENDER]
Originally Posted By Tekka:
You need Gelato


Good Gelato is teh heaven. I had the best in Rome last year and it was unbelievable.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:36:04 PM EST
I am not at all ashamed to admit that on far more than one occasion, I have had Blue Bell, for dinner.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:39:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By SFENDER:
Originally Posted By Tekka:
You need Gelato


Good Gelato is teh heaven. I had the best in Rome last year and it was unbelievable.

I updated my post with photos.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:56:16 PM EST
This thread...
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 2:57:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By Tekka:

Originally Posted By SFENDER:
Originally Posted By Tekka:
You need Gelato


Good Gelato is teh heaven. I had the best in Rome last year and it was unbelievable.

I updated my post with photos.


I have some pictures as well of a few shops in Florence. Great looking stuff. Everyone is eating that stuff all day in the summer.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:02:53 PM EST
Must keep fight weight.....
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:05:02 PM EST
Get a Pistachio Almond and call it a winner
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:24:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:

Originally Posted By OnlineAllTheTime:
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
And how much does that cost for true half gallon?


About $5.


For that type of money I'd invest in a home ice maker.


Not the same. For vanilla or peaches and cream? Sure. But there are so many other BB flavors that you wouldn't be able to beat.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:28:55 PM EST
Terrible ice cream, just terrrible. For store bought stuff Byere's is still the best. That said, home made stuff is where it's at.

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Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:40:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 3:41:10 PM EST by StretchMaK]
A holes, now I have to run out and get some ice cream.

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:03:28 PM EST
If you are into ice cream, and I suppose you are if you're reading this, you have to try Graeters. They are in the process of expanding to national distribution and I think they are in Denver if you have Kroger stores. It's expensive, but if you're paying $5 for a half gallon, you're buying air. Graeters is a small batch ice cream that is hand packed. The ice cream is literally hand made, a couple gallons at a time and hand packed which means each pint / half gallon is packed by hand using a spatula type tool. Their most popular flavors are chocolate chip, mint chocolate chip and black raspberry chip. You have to try their chip ice creams if you like chocolate - their chips are from melted chocolate poured into the ice cream as it hardens - the chips are huge. It's expensive, but you have to try it at least once if you think your ice cream is good. Look them up at www.graeters.com and see if they are in your area or order some online. If you like ice cream you won't regret it.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 5:01:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By monkeymagic:
I don't get it...what's special about these?

Also, graters ice cream = best ice cream. Had a factory store right next to my house in Columbus


I agree - that's some yummy stuff!!! Bonnie Brae ROCKS if you live in CO though!
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 5:05:12 PM EST
I always liked blue bell. Miss that about living in Pa.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 5:07:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By LTBeas:
Don't think I've ever had Blue Bell Ice Cream before. I have not had any ice cream that was bad though really. OP send some my way for testing.

Apparently you can get it in KCMO, per my wife. (former resident)
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 5:23:34 PM EST
I will be doing some research on this subject very soon.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 5:50:02 PM EST
I haven't tried The Great Divide before. How is it? I like their Cookies & Cream with some extra chocolate sauce on top.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 6:04:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By monkeymagic:
I don't get it...what's special about these?

Also, graters ice cream = best ice cream. Had a factory store right next to my house in Columbus


Graeter's is what I allowed myself in college. Couldn't get it in Colorado (moved to Longmont), and discovered Gelatto. Finally got Graeters (choc, strawberry and vanilla) and moved to Texas where my wife and I discovered Blue Bell. All of that being said, the ice cream from my hometown is the best I've had to-date (Young's Jersey Dairy).
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