Sunday, one of the ladies in the church gave me a little article about Blue Bell ice cream. Now, I know some of you will not know anything about Blue Bell and you are to be pitied.
Here are some interesting facts:
Blue Bell is a Texas icon. This year Blue Bell is 100 years old. When the little creamery in Brenham started making ice cream they ate all they could and sold the rest!
Although Blue Bell is available in just 20 percent of the nation's supermarkets, it ranks as one of the top three best selling ice cream brands in the country.
Blue Bell products are sold in 17 states. I am very sorry if you live in a state that is not thusly privileged.
The companies best selling flavor is Homemade Vanilla. And boy is it good! It is best selling for a reason.
Blue Bell started out as Brenham Creamery Company. It made butter from excess cream brought in by area farmers. It started making ice cream a few years later, and in 1930, the name changed to Blue Bell, in honor of a Texas wildflower.
It takes between 40,000 and 50,000 cows to make the milk Blue Bell uses on a daily basis.
Because ice cream can go through what's called "heat shock" if it doesn't stay at a constant temperature, Blue Bell is particular about how the ice cream is handled from the time it leaves the creamery to the time it reaches the grocery store. The ice cream is actually put on store shelves by a Blue Bell employee, to make sure it stays at a constant temperature.
For more delicious information see their website.
Somebody get the bowls and spoons!