Blue Bell has a devoted base of loyal customers who can’t live without their ice cream. Do you have one of their famous half-gallon containers in your freezer right now? If so, then get yourself a scoop or two of what you love the most and enjoy this list of the Top 10 Untold Truths of Blue Bell Ice Cream.
10. Blue Bell Creameries wasn’t their original name
Hold your spoon; you don’t want to drop any of that precious ice cream. Yes, the name that makes your mouth water just hearing it wasn’t what the company was first called. The first name they chose to call themselves didn’t roll off the tongue as Blue Bell Creameries does. What’s in a name? Sometimes a name can be so challenging to remember that people give up. Almost all of the products that you buy at the store have short little catchy names. Companies want to make sure you remember who they are, and the best way to do that is by having a snappy name. Blue Bell Creameries was first called the Brenham Creamery Company. The name wasn’t changed for over 20 years. Blue Bell rolls off your tongue better than Brenham. Hey kids, who wants some Brenham? That doesn’t sound too good. Does it? No, it doesn’t. The name change makes sense, and it has to be one of the reasons why they’re so successful to this day. Oh, and making some of the best ice creams on the planet had something to do with that. Though, they weren’t always an ice cream factory. Stay tuned as you’ll want to learn what Blue Bell was up to before ice cream came along.
9. Blue Bell bakes their own cookies for Cookies n Cream
Cookies n Cream is a favorite among many ice cream aficionados. Who can not fall in love with creamy ice cream and chocolatey bits of cookies? Just reading those words had to make your mouth water. Don’t drool all over yourself; we’re nowhere near done yet. You might have to put on a bib to get through all of this. It’s okay if you need to get up and get yourself some more ice cream. No one can sit through all of this without at least a couple of dishes of their favorite creamy frozen dessert. Blue Bell Originally used Oreo cookies in their Cookies n Cream. The taste of Oreos paired exceptionally well with their high-quality ice cream, but there was a big problem with the cookies. Blue Bell Creameries had to pay people to dismantle the Oreo cookies. Do you think you’re an expert at twisting an Oreo apart? Imagine what your skill level would be if all day long; that’s what you did. It proved to be too costly for Blue Bell to pay people to disassemble Oreo cookies, so they decided to make their own. Today, Blue Bell makes every single cookie on-site that’s in their Cookies n Cream. Not only are the skilled ice cream makers, but you can add bakers to that list as well.
8. Homemade Vanilla is Blue Bell’s top seller
Everyone wants to feel as if their favorite ice cream as unique as they are. Being unique is one of the driving forces behind human nature. Why else would anyone get a mohawk and take all that time to form it into spikes? The desire to be seen as an individual is as human as it comes. That’s why people like to reach for products off of the store shelf that isn’t run of the mill. The same is true with ice cream, and Blue Bell makes sure they produce products for a wide variety of pallets. The top-selling ice cream might be a shock to many. So shocking, that quite a few of you might not believe it. What’s the number one best selling ice cream Blue Bell produces? Homemade Vanilla sells more than any other variety. Over half of the ice cream Blue Bell makes and sells is Homemade Vanilla. Who would’ve thought that Rocky Road or Cookie Two Step would be outdone by vanilla? Vanilla is the plain Jane of the ice cream world, and it’s hard to believe that it sells more than anything else. Banana Pudding has a long way to go before it can claim the top spot. It will take quite a few banana peels to make Homemade Vanilla slip off of the top spot.
7. Blue Bell’s original product wasn’t ice cream
You can’t imagine living your life without Blue Bell ice cream. However, there was a time in the not so distant past that Blue Bell didn’t make ice cream at all. That’s right; in the beginning, they didn’t produce a single spoonful of ice cream. That feeling in your stomach is real and it’s called sadness. You now realize that at one point, there was a world without Blue Bell ice cream. That world had to be so sad and depressing. How could anyone live without knowing they had a tub of delicious ice cream in their freezer waiting to get them through the good and bad times? As we already know, history is full of all kinds of dark ages and blemishes that make us thankful the past is behind us. So, what did Blue Bell make if they weren’t churning out tub after tub of ice cream? The hard-working people at the creamery were making butter instead of ice cream. At the time, there was an overabundance of cream, and the good folks at what would soon become Blue Bell were churning it into butter. A few years later, they would begin making ice cream, but butter was still being produced at the factory. It wouldn’t be until the late 50s that butter production would cease so they could focus all of their efforts on ice cream.
6. The origins of their Blue Bell name isn’t what most people think
Have you ever found yourself spoonfeeding yourself Blue Bell straight from the tub while wondering how they ever came up with that name? Did they at one time have a cow named Blue Bell? Maybe the factory at one time had a blue bell, and they used it to tell the workers when it was lunchtime? There have been dozens of dozens of ideas as to what is behind the Blue Bell name. There are more conspiracies behind the name of Blue Bell than there are about man landing on the moon. All of them are wrong, well, at least the ones about the origins of the name of Blue Bell. It wouldn’t be too hard to convince us that the moon is made of cheese, and no one has been there before. Blue Bell is the name of a Texas wildflower that grows wild all around the creamery in Brenham, Texas. These wildflowers grow, well, like wildflowers, and they are all over the place. You can’t go anywhere near the creamery without seeing the beautiful purplish color of the flowers. Yes, the wildflowers are more of a purple than they are blue. Maybe whoever named the wildflowers was a bit colorblind. The name Blue Bell comes from a flavor and not the color of the bell around the first cow they ever milked.
5. Salted Caramel Cookie and Happy Tracks are two of their newest flavors
No one will ever say that the good folks over at Blue Bell Creameries are lazy. Blue Bell has dedicated research and development staff who are dedicated to churning out new flavors that people love. It might be hard for some people to believe, but there are those who get burned out of the flavors currently on the freezer shelf. How much ice cream does a person have to eat before they get bored of the over a dozen flavors that Blue Bell already makes? Don’t get hasty; no one is questioning your dietary choices. You’re going to want to head right out to the store immediately and buy both Salted Caramel Cookie and Happy Tracks. Why? Both of these flavors are only available for a limited time. If you put off buying either of these, then it might be too late the next time you’re in the mood to eat ice cream. Do yourself a favor and avoid future regret by going to the store right now and buying a tub of each. Okay, you’re allowed to finish learning about Blue Bell ice cream. Promise yourself that after you’re done consuming our entertaining content that you’ll run right out to the store and get yourself a couple of containers of these two limited release products.
4. It’s still a half gallon
It seems that every year companies are trying to give us less for more money. The packages on supermarket shelves are constantly getting smaller while the prices are going through the roof. That’s not the case when it comes to Blue Bell ice cream. You won’t see them cutting the size of their tubs. There are a million reasons why companies are trying to give customers less. Sometimes it’s the desire to turn an even bigger profit while other times they are folding to special interests who want to limit the size of packaged food items. Anyone who thinks it’s a good idea to make the tubs of ice cream smaller to reduce the waistlines of the public seems to forget that people can buy two tubs. You can fill a whole cart so full of ice cream that it takes a village of people to push it to the cash register. If there was a lesson to be learned, it’s that no one should get in the way of people who have ice cream floating through their veins instead of blood. You won’t ever have to worry about Blue Bell making the size of your ice cream containers smaller. You’ll always have plenty of ice cream to share with your friends, family, and neighbors. Who are we kidding? You’re not going to share something as good as Blue Bell with any of those people. You’re going to keep all the ice cream to yourself. You even have a special place in the back of your messy freezer to hide your ice cream from prying hands. You laugh as you hide in the closet while eating bite after bite of creamy Blue Bell ice cream. It’s your little secret, and no one will know the root cause of your type two diabetes is an addition to ice cream.
3. Mardi Gras King Cake is their latest limited-edition flavor
Mardi Gras is right around the corner, and you better keep an eye on the calendar. Every year people flock to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras and to watch the parade. There’s a whole lot of fun and mischief going on throughout the entire time of Mardi Gras. You don’t need to be in New Orleans to celebrate, but, let’s face it, that’s the place to be during Mardi Gras. If you’re aren’t there, then don’t sweat it. Blue Bell has a new flavor that will make you feel like you’re in the French Quarter with a King Cake in your hand. Mardi Gras King Cake has hit the shelves nationwide in time for everyone to celebrate. Don’t worry, you won’t bite into a little plastic doll while enjoying spoon after spoon of ice cream. While it tastes like King Cake, the smart people over at Blue Bell have made the wise decision not to include any dolls in it. No doubt their lawyers probably said it was a bad idea to include any plastic parts in their ice cream. Mardi Gras King Cake is everything you love about King Cake without the worry of chipping a tooth.
2. Blue Bell ships no matter where you are
So, you’re heartbroken about your next adventure outside of Texas. What are you going to miss the most about Texas? The people? Maybe you’ll miss the world-famous Texas accent. Then again, perhaps what you’ll miss more than anything else are the cowboy boots. Nope, you’re not going to miss any of that. The one thing that you’ll cry a river over is your favorite Blue Bell ice cream. How will you ever go a single day without knowing there’s a half-gallon container of Blue Bell ice cream in your freezer? The thought of that alone has to bring you to tears. Don’t worry; Blue Bell will ship their ice cream to you through the mail. How in the world can they ship ice cream in the mail? No, you won’t end up with a bucket of melted ice cream. The company behind Blue Bell has come up with the perfect way of shipping ice cream so it doesn’t melt. Blue Bell uses several pounds of dry ice to make sure your ice cream remains frozen during transit. It doesn’t matter if your local supermarket stocks its shelves with Blue Bell ice cream. The only thing that does matter is you live in a place with a zip code.
1. Licking containers of Blue Bell became a trend
Leave it to the internet to gross people out and get everyone to do stupid stunts. You may have heard about two of those events that involved a young lady and a man both licking containers of Blue Bell and putting it back on the shelf. Each of the incidents was separate, but they were both motivated by the same online trend. It seems some people thought it was cool to lick a container of Blue Bell and put it back on the shelf. We know it happened because they filmed their dubious deed and shared the video on the internet. It wasn’t long before these videos went viral and everyone was wondering if their Blue Bell ice cream was licked before purchasing it. Much to the surprise of many YouTubers, licking ice cream and putting it back on the shelf is illegal. Yes, at least one person so far has been charged with a crime. Don’t even think about following this crazy trend. Some of you have probably licked the tub of ice cream on your way home from the supermarket. It’s natural to want to get something as good as Blue Bell into your mouth as soon as possible. Whatever you do, reserve such actions for those times when you’re all alone. No one wants to think about what has been done with their ice cream before they open the lid. Anyone who fools around with Blue Bell while it’s on the shelf should get a life sentence plus ten years tacked on to make sure that they never see the light of day again. Those are strong words, but any real Blue Bell lover has to agree with them.