After five months without their favorite ice cream, Blue Bell fans are ecstatic to hear the brand is coming back to stores.
After a listeria contamination forced a recall of the company’s ice cream, Blue Bell is finally ready to re-enter the market. Fans in Brenham, Houston and Austin, Texas, along with those in Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama, will be at the front lines of the Blue Bell grocery store reintroduction beginning today. Blue Bell plans to roll out its ice cream to 15 other states soon after. The company is currently producing ice cream only at its facility in Sylacauga, Alabama, so it has to take things nice and easy at first.
This means fans no longer have to stress out over whether the black market Blue Bell they purchased over Craigslist is legit. (If you’re reading this and just got excited about the Craigslist recalled foods black market, please rethink that plan.)
For those who didn’t opt to shell out their life savings on contraband Blue Bell, the return to grocery stores is something to celebrate. These fans are wasting no time getting their fix.
— The Texanist (@thetexanist) August 31, 2015
— Ken (@kenkenwalker14) August 31, 2015
— Megan Evans (@MeggerzE) August 31, 2015
Can't sleep because I don't know whether I should close my eyes or run out to the grocery store because #BlueBellIsBack
— GG (@GracielaRose) August 31, 2015
To the lucky ones in Texas and Alabama who can finally taste this sweet and creamy food of the gods once more, we salute you. As for the rest of us? The wait’s not over yet, but in the meantime, we can always try making our own ice cream.