As a kid I was severely allergic to strawberries (and berries in general) so as with most things that are off limits I craved it that much more. At about the age of 18 I decided to throw caution to the wind and give strawberries a whirl just to see if anything had changed since childhood, sure enough it HAD! Somehow, my allergy had disappeared. The fruit that used to make me break out into a rash and make my throat close up, was no longer a threat. And for this reason alone I favor strawberry ice cream over any other run of the mill flavor. But Blue Bell does it best, not only do you get the rich and creamy ice cream we've come to expect but you also get big chunks of sweet frozen strawberries too!
When I picked up this flavor I thought it was a play on butter pecan, but boy was I wrong...it was even better! Butter Crunch is basically Butterfinger ice cream. At first blush its basically chunks and bits of imitation Butterfinger in vanilla ice cream. But its so much better than that because of the signature Blue Bell vanilla ice cream. The richness of the ice cream really makes the candy bar pieces taste even more decadent.
This is the flavor that started my Blue Bell love affair. 3 years ago when my husband introduced me to his parents for the first time his mother had just whipped up a batch of her famous banana pudding. I must admit I have never been a pudding fan, but out of courtesy to my future in laws I decided to try a small bowl...which led to a big bowl and a big smile on my face! When we moved to Texas I figured my banana pudding days would be limited to family reunions and then I found this in the freezer case!! Angels descended and harps started playing, it was every bit as good as my mother in laws version but it was ice cream, which made it a little better!
Rich banana ice cream with a whipped topping swirl and chunks of chewy vanilla wafers.
This flavor gets 5 out of 5 scoops for creaminess and a bit of nostalgia.
Since moving to Dallas, TX last year I have fallen in love with Blue Bell Ice Cream. I guess I was deprived for the first 26 years of my life, because I had never even heard of Blue Bell! Well now I have some catching up to do...between now and October 1, 2011 I will try every flavor of Blue Bell Ice Cream available and write a review on each one. According to Wikipedia Blue Bell offers 66 tantalizing flavors, from the standard (mint chocolate chip and rocky road) to the more obscure (Southern Hospitality and Century Sundae). Some of these flavors are offered year round and some are seasonal. The seasonal flavors could be the tricky part but hopefully it won't be an issue.
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