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Blue Bell Is Bringing Back Wedding Cake Ice Cream!

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By Cooking Panda

It’s wedding season! Spring and summer are busy every year with beautiful, sunny outdoor weddings, and Blue Bell is here to help celebrate wedding-inspired flavors.

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Popsugar reports that Blue Bell is releasing two wedding flavors for a limited time. The bride flavor, called Bride’s Cake, features almond ice cream with white cake pieces and an amaretto cream cheese icing swirl, and its called blue bell wedding cake ice cream. This flavor is said to be inspired by popular wedding cake flavors, and I have to agree that it’s pretty fancy. That amaretto cream cheese swirl is enough to make me want to go and buy it.

The other flavor is called the Blue Bell Bride Cake, and apparently the groom is the one who gets all the chocolate (not fair!). This ice cream is chocolate flavored with chocolate cake pieces and chocolate-covered strawberry hearts. It’s got swirls of strawberry sauce and chocolate icing, which would perfectly complement the bride’s flavor. This Groom’s Cake flavor is actually a Blue Bell throwback, and I’m glad to see it return.

“We introduced Groom’s Cake in 2009,” said Jenny Van Dorf, Blue Bell public relations manager, in a press release. “The idea came from an actual groom’s cake one of our employees tasted at a family wedding. We are excited to bring Groom’s Cake Ice Cream back to our line up and pair it with our new Bride’s Cake Ice Cream. Quite the match, I would say!”

I would say so, too! Van Dorf says she’s heard fans say they use Blue Bell bride ice cream in place of actual wedding cake. I guess that means this way, they can have both bases covered. These flavors are the perfect treat for a warm, sunny summer wedding.

I hadn’t ever heard of a groom’s cake before, but it’s apparently a tradition in the south, in which the groom gets a cake right next to that of the bride. This tradition needs to spread throughout the rest of the country, because what’s better than more cake?

Remember, these ice cream flavors are only available for a limited time, so don’t miss out!

Sources: Popsugar, Blue Bell / Photo Credit: Shawn Campbell/Flickr, Blue Bell/FacebookTags: Blue Bell, blue bell bride cake, bridal cake, bridal cake ice cream, bridal ice cream cake, bride ice cream, cake for bridal, ice cream, Wedding Cake, Wedding Ice Cream, wedding ice cream cake, wedding sweets, weddings
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Check Your Ice Cream! Blue Bell Just Issued A Listeria Recall

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By Cooking Panda

Poor Blue Bell. Once again, the company must issue a recall based on potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

It was about a year ago now that the company had problems with an outbreak involving the same contaminant. Now, according to a press release, they are issuing a voluntary recall to be on the safe side after learning that a third party, Aspen Hills, Inc., supplied a cookie dough ingredient that was potentially hazardous.

The recall is only for the cookie dough and Cookie Two Step flavors of Blue Bell ice cream that comes from the company’s Sylacauga, Alabama, location. This means that the following states might be affected: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Whew. That’s a long list.

Delish reports that the company has not received any reports of sickness, and that most healthy individuals probably won’t have noticeable symptoms. It is among the elderly, those with weakened immune systems, the very young and expectant mothers that there is the most cause for concern.

Ingesting the contaminant can cause Listeria, a condition in which short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea can occur. However, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women, and can even cause death in severe cases.

If you have a recalled item, please don’t eat it! Even if you are healthy it’s probably better not to take any chances. Instead, you can take it back to where you bought it and get a full refund. A refund is significantly better than headaches and gastrointestinal issues. Check the codes below to see if you have a contaminated item.

The bottom of your ice cream carton should have a code. If it matches any of those below, you’ll know it’s part of the recall:

Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, half gallon: Code 082618226

Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, pint: Codes 081518242, 082418242

Blue Bell Cookie Two Step, half gallon: Codes 080418222, 081818224

You can call Blue Bell with any questions if you feel unsure, too. The number is 979-836-7977, and they’re open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central.

Sources: Delish, Blue Bell Press Release / Photo credit: Blue Bell/Instagram

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