Re: [gardeners] Blue Bunny Ice Cream

Kari Whittenberger-Keith (
Thu, 01 Oct 1998 14:19:06 -0700

Wow, y'all are bringing back memories.  When we were doing our grad. work
at UT-Austin in the mid-80s, we were addicted to Blue Bell--my favorites
were the Peach and the Tin Roof (with those chocalte covered
peanuts--heaven!).  I don't eat much ice cream any more (lactose
intolerance and it's just easier not to eat it than to remember the pills),
but when I get down to Texas (I now have a sister in Houston) I always make
a place for a bit of Blue Bell.  As far as I have tasted, none of the
national brands comes close.

Of course, this has little to do with gardening but...y'all got my mouth

Kari--in Eugene, OR, USDA Zone 8, Sunset Zone 6

>At 10:11 PM 9/30/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>Hi All,
>>    Blue Bunny Ice Cream is sold here in se central Texas in Walmart and
>>HEB. It is good. Blue Belle Ice Cream from Brenham, Texas is even
>>better. It is a small independent creamery that has expanded in recent
>>years as the ice cream has gained in popularity. Blueberry Cheese Cake
>>and Peaches & Homemade Vanilla are my favorites. The peaches and
>>blueberries are Texas grown also. I have an aunt and 6 cousins working
>>there. I love to do the free tour, samples galore!!
>>    Allen
>>    Bastrop Co.,Tx
>>    Zone 8
>Blue Bell is the creme de la creme of ice creams for us too. They do the
>thing were they bring out a flavor and keep it for one year to see how it
>does. Back in the Seventies they brought out one called Peanutty Fudge, my
>all time favorite even if it only lasted one year. I ate all I could trying
>to keep it on the market. Blue Bunny is also good and, with the dietary
>restrictions I have, still about the only one I can eat.