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Old 10-02-2011, 09:11 AM   #15
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These are all second rate ice cream when compared to Ben & Jerry's!
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Blue Bell all the way........B&J is a designer ice cream.

B&J does not have "Happy Cows".

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These are all second rate ice cream when compared to Ben & Jerry's!
Obviously the rantings of an individual who has never had the life-changing religious experience of a big bowl of Blue Bell fresh peach ice cream when the peaches are in season, or Blue Bell strawberry ice cream made with genuine Poteet, TX strawberries.

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"Don't mess with Texas." Blue Bell is a Texas tradition.

Now, to the OP. Helmick, one of the finer things when traveling and Blue Bell becomes unavailable, is the ability to sample every kind you can purchase trying to find a substitute. You will not find a substitute for Blue Bell, but the trip is wonderful.

Happy "cow" trails.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:51 AM   #18
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While not a true connoisseur, I do feel able to judge ice cream. In my 70 years and travels in 49 states, the best I have found, based on true to taste, etc, is Blue Bunny. Not to be confused with Blue Bell. Definitely not to be confused w/Blue Bell.

B&J...yuchhh! Tried it once and the frost that accumulated while waiting for someone to finish it off tasted better than the stuff hidden underneath. JMHO
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I drove thru Brenham today and stopped for a scoop of fresh homemade vanilla. That is another reason it is hard to get me to leave Texas..........I think you just need to be careful about which states you visit. If you must go to a state without Blue Bell, find a good place to hole up for a spell and have a load shipped in................ronspradley
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We will be in Kingman, AZ on Tuesday.

Have checked the availability of Blue Bunny and Wally World stock it, so Blue Bunny is next on the list.

It will of course never reach the hight of the master, but maybe it can tie me over til I can get my grubby little hands on "a happy cow"
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I am in the process of planning our next US tour, and we will be staying a few night in the excellent Stephen F. Austin State Park (nice place for golfers) just a short drive west of Houston.

Only a few miles north of the State Park is a place called Brenham, and you know what's in Brenham????

A Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory.

Am I going there for a visit? You can bet your bottom Dollar, and I will be sampling every single icecream the offer to me.

Better start slimming I think
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That's not "a" Blue Bell ice cream factory....that is THE Blue Bell ice creamery. (Just a minor correction...those other two facilities don't count. ;D)
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Helmic,

There is one other ice cream that I'll eat. Although it does not "replace" Blue Bell it is good. It is the H.E.B brand "Creamy Creations." The Raspberry White Chocolate is very good.

Wait, wait.

Oops! H.E.B's stores are in Texas.

Darn! All good things come from Texas. Ya'll hear!
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Blue Bell is good, but if you are ever in Montana, you have to try Wilcoxson's. Made in Livingston, Mt. and it truly tastes like home made.
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IMHO you all are missing something if you haven't tried the ice cream available at the dairy bars at many ag schools around the country. For example K-State in Manhattan KS has 16% butterfat vanilla which is the absolute max you can have. Today we tested the dairy bar at WSU in Pullman WA and I'd put their Huckleberry up again Tillamook's anytime. U of Nebraska in Lincoln isn't too shabby either. I'm not disrepecting any of the brands that have been mentioned, but quality and price at the ag schools is hard to beat. Today we bought four large dishes of creamy ice cream for <$8. When we left Manahattan KS last year we were carrying 4 half gallons of their "high-test" vanilla.
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Note to self: Add locally made ice cream tasting just in front of triple D to my "Bucket List".
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Henrick, have you tried Walmart's Bluebunny...it is not bad.

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I acutually just finished a container of this and it was good. Still, my preference is "Strohs" for sure.
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I am in the process of planning our next US tour, and we will be staying a few night in the excellent Stephen F. Austin State Park (nice place for golfers) just a short drive west of Houston.
Just south of I-10 west of SFA State Park is the small town of Shiner, TX. If you enjoy visiting breweries, it is worth the trip, although the Class C I was driving was a tight fit in their parking lot.
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