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Post Icon Posted: Oct 21st, 2008 at 11:48 am


i apologize if this has been asked before, but when i did a search nothing came up. my PA daughter's preschool is going to be serving ice cream (vanilla) and i thought i read somewhere that blue bell vanilla is safe. anyone have any experience with this brand? i have no experience with ANY brand, since my daughter has never eaten ice cream before, so any suggestions for vanilla would be welcome, if you do not know about blue bell.

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Post Icon Posted: Oct 21st, 2008 at 12:46 pm

We have safely eaten Blue Bell (not Blue Bunny) Vanilla for years. I toured their plant and am very comfortable with allowing DS to eat the vanilla ice cream.

BTW, it is the very bestest store bought ice cream there is!!
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Post Icon Posted: Oct 21st, 2008 at 06:48 pm

I let my dd have the individual cups of Blue Bell vanilla. I spoke to someone at the plant (they actually called me back) and assured me they were made on separate lines.
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Post Icon Posted: Oct 21st, 2008 at 09:51 pm

My ears were burning (heart aching). Did someone say "Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla?" Smiley


See this thread:
http://allergy.hyperboards.com/index.php?action=view_topic&topic_id=3024&start=1
Look at the footnote to my first post.

The thing is, I do get conflicted info about "dedicated lines." And we've toured twice and spent a great deal of time talking with stasff at the 100th Anniversary traveling exhibit.

The folks that say it isn't dedicated say that a great deal of it turns out to be because they're running Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla 24/7 (no joke), so a number of the lines really run nothing else.

Note that the stuff that is produced in other plants isn't wholly produced there. Every last lick of BBHV is made in Brenham, Texas and it's "back shipped" to other plants for adding other ingredients--like peaches (Georgia) or candy canes, etc.

We eat it (but live out of range now that we've moved from Texas). We have to drive to North Carolina or eat dessert at Outback Steakhouse (they serve it). DS used to eat the single cups (such a nice thing at parties--and most folks would use BBHV cups because--why use something inferior?). We've never had a problem with BBHV.

That said, I don't know if I would be comfy for my child's school to be the first one to introduce a new food to my child, YK? Any chance you could try it first?

BTW--I am so jealous of you if you live in BB land. So jealous!! Smiley

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Post Icon Posted: Oct 21st, 2008 at 11:33 pm

What she said. Smiley

If it's good enough for McCobbre, it's good enough for us!

We've done the BB HMV cups several times without a problem.

FYI, McCobbre says the icecream sandwiches are safe too.
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Post Icon Posted: Oct 21st, 2008 at 11:56 pm

I'm in too.

Smiley Blue Bell Smiley

It's the only Ice Cream Ian has ever eaten

I trust it and love it.

Remember Blue Bell not Blue Bunny
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Post Icon Posted: Oct 22nd, 2008 at 05:51 am


hi, everyone,

i'm still pretty new here and when i went to post i hit "quick reply" ... not sure what that means, but my post never showed up!

at any rate, MANY THANKS for all your responses. i am so excited, as my daughter just started preschool last week (after one miserable failed attempt at her first preschool and a couple months of searching) and this is the first thing that has come up out of the ordinary. the teacher has been very understanding/accommodating so far ... i am so glad that we held out for the "right" school for our daughter.

and yes, i agree 100% with you McCobbre (i also included this in the post that didn't show up) ... we will be trying this at home tonight before school tomorrow. like i said, she's never had ice cream before, so this should be a real treat two days in a row. now watch, she probably won't even like it Smiley
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Post Icon Posted: Oct 22nd, 2008 at 09:41 am

And the school is well versed in how to respond to an emergency? Not that I assume they'd need to be with this, but--just in case.

Take heart--the first few times my DS had ice cream he ate a few bites. I think it takes a while for them to get used to a really cold thing like that.

As far as the sandwiches go, DS used to have them (and misses them). Blue Bell told us that the cookies were made by them in their plant. He has not had them for a couple of years now, and we haven't called recently.
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Post Icon Posted: Oct 22nd, 2008 at 11:50 am

I make peanut/treenut egg and soy free home made vanilla and I'l bet it's BETTER...

for $120 a gallon or whatever it is shipped - I can do that! WOW!
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Post Icon Posted: Oct 22nd, 2008 at 11:58 am

Oct 22nd, 2008 at 11:50 am, Stinky wrote:
I make peanut/treenut egg and soy free home made vanilla and I'l bet it's BETTER...

for $120 a gallon or whatever it is shipped - I can do that! WOW!


Gee, Stinky, it's only $119.00 for (4) 1/2 gallons shipped to ya'

That's only $100 in shipping costs Smiley
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Post Icon Posted: Oct 22nd, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Well, when it costs me $85 to fill my tank (luckily not these days) and all day to go to North Carolina and back, Blue Bell's offer of $119 ain't so bad. But yes--4 1/2 gallons. And they'll ship the pints, too. Smiley
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Post Icon Posted: Oct 24th, 2008 at 03:49 pm

Blue Bell has come out with a product--Great Divide Cones (an ice cream treat, not just an empty cone from what I can tell) that we've never bought, and one variety of them is covered in nuts.

We still have never had an issue with Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla, but I'm going to put a caveat out there for others to be aware of.

I've not talked with their CSR about manufacturing processes. They have always made products with nuts. But before I can recommend BBHV, I'd want to know how this product affects the BBHV. I'm guessing it doesn't--but I want to call.
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Post Icon Posted: Oct 29th, 2008 at 03:07 pm

I just found some single serve homemade vanilla ice cream--Excited. However, I would like to call just to hear what they say. I cannot find a number on their website or on the packaging. Does anyone have a number for Blue Bell ice cream? Thanks. I am so excited about these.
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Post Icon Posted: Oct 30th, 2008 at 06:09 am

Hmmm . . . I get it off their website. You can always call the Country Store and get the number from them. I've done that. They close the Country Store at funny times though (and their time zone is Central).
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Post Icon Posted: Jan 26th, 2009 at 04:31 pm

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