Wednesday, April 01, 2009

There She Goes About Ice Cream Again

OK, WHAT, may I ask, are ice cream companies doing, introducing new flavors and then ripping them from the shelves forevermore? Just as I find myself insanely hooked on a flavor, I can no longer find it.

For example? Blue Bunny Premium's Take 5 (TM) Ice cream. Just the right amount of salty and sweet. No crazy walnuts or pecans. Just the ingredients you would find in a Take 5 bar. Lessee, what are the five? Pretzels, Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Caramel.....grrrr, can never remember the fifth. I could google it, but I have a limited amount of time to blog today and I'd rather complain to the ice cream companies via my blog. But next time you're in the check out line, see for yourself what is in the Take5 bar. Peanuts. I bet it is peanuts. Pure heaven in a dish. Couldn't get enough. Bought the store out. "For a limited time." At which time I quit buying Blue Bunny Premium AT ALL. Because they don't make another ice cream that I like. They are all either too sweet OR too nutty. Oh, for the Take5 ice cream.

I still check, every time I walk past the Blue Bunny Premium section in the frozen foods. It's been years, people.

And WHAT IS UP with Blue Bell introducing Snickerdoodle ice cream late last summer as a "new" flavor and then dropping it like a ball of hot lead once winter rolled around? They kept the OTHER "new" flavors (which aren't remotely as good, I might add, even "Candy Bar" which I hoped would be but isn't a Take5 replacement). I know Snickerdoodle flew off the shelves because on the off chance that I ever saw any in the freezer I bought them out. (That because there was only ever one carton, but if there had been more I was prepared to buy them out.)

I'll let you in on a little secret. I don't like to pay full price for Blue Bell. Six fifty a half gallon is crazy. But when it goes on sale I stock up. (That is what deep freezes are for.) I'll let you in on another secret.

I BOUGHT SNICKERDOODLE AT FULL PRICE. SEVERAL TIMES. EVERY TIME (but the first when I threw it in the cart on a "we'll see").

Everyone in my family loved it. We could take out a half gallon in an evening. I introduced it to my parents, who don't really like ice cream. They each had two bowls and wanted to know where they could buy it. My in-laws like it. I told everyone "you gotta try this" and they all did and liked it.

So, WHY, may I ask, for the love of ice cream, did Blue Bell quit making it?

Nothing on that label ever said "for a limited time." It said "new." Insinuating that it would continue to be available. I still check that freezer every time I go past, also.

You know what I eat now?

Chips.

Humph.

4 comments:

Imperfect Mom said...

They used to have a flavor called Cookies! Cookies! Cookies!

Basically, it contained cookies.

I believe it was oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle and another (can't remember the third).

It was a-w-e-s-o-m-e. The kind of ice cream that makes you swirl your finger around the empty container in hopes of getting just one more little taste.

Yep, discontinued. Heaven forbid they sell anything more exotic than cookies and cream.

Oh, they DO still have the stupid Moollenium Crunch that MotH likes. Full of nuts. Ick.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I just love your passion for ice cream. You are NOT messing around, are you?

I've got nothing. I try to avoid that aisle, since the fat and calories stick to my middle section as I simply walk pass. Really. No lie.

Mrs. Nurse Boy

mommy4life said...

Don't get me started....

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

I'll admit it, I have no shame. If it is ice cream I will eat it. I'll even eat the cheap "frozen dairy dessert" that you see for 99 cents a half gallon. The only thing I ask is please keep your coffee in your cup, and not in my ice cream. Coffee ice cream is just plain nasty.