Friday, August 25, 2017

Have you tried any of the 2017 Blue Bell ice creams?

So, we're at the end of summer and I'm wondering, have any of you tried any of the new 2017 offerings from Blue Bell ice cream? There was Sweet & Salty Crunch in July, Bride Cake back in May, Ice Cream Cone in February, and now we've got Banana Split Sundae. Thoughts?

official press release after the break

Celebrate National Banana Split Day (Aug. 25) 
with the new flavor from Blue Bell, Banana Split Sundae 

BRENHAM, Texas, August 24, 2017 – In honor of National Banana Split Day, Blue Bell Ice Cream is releasing a new flavor and it couldn’t be more perfect. This ice cream is sure to be the cherry on top of your day! Celebrate with Banana Split Sundae Ice Cream, in stores beginning Aug. 24.

Banana Split Sundae is a creamy banana ice cream mixed with crushed pineapples, maraschino cherries, and chopped roasted almonds, all surrounded by swirls of strawberry and chocolate sundae sauces.

“Our newest creation is a combination of two of your favorite ice cream parlor treats – the banana split and a sundae,” said Jimmy Lawhorn, general sales manager for Blue Bell. “Banana Split Sundae features a creamy banana ice cream with all of the tasty toppings you would enjoy on a banana split or a sundae. We are excited to be able to share this flavor with everyone just in time for National Banana Split Day.”

 The banana split and the sundae go hand in hand. Many ice cream experts credit David Strickler as the inventor of the banana split. Strickler, a 23-year-old employee at a pharmacy in Latrobe, Pa., enjoyed creating different sundaes for the pharmacy’s soda fountain. One day, in 1904, he decided to combine three scoops of ice cream with a fresh banana and the rest is history.

Banana Split Sundae is available in the half gallon and pint size.

13 comments:

May said...

Not sure if it's any kind of coincidence, but that sounds a lot like Blue Bunny's (very good) existing Banana Split flavor, minus the nuts...

Dubba Scoops said...

Just a coincidence, banana split flavors usually have either a banana base or a swirled banana and strawberry base.

Anonymous said...

Sweet and Salty was a total miss
Brides Cake was decent
Ice Cream Cone was pretty boring but executed well

It seems like there best stuff so far hasn't made pints, Grooms Cake, Southern Blackberry Cobbler

Cindy B said...

Bride Cake is the best flavor of ice cream ever!!!!

Cathy Theriot said...

We loved the choc covered cherry in choc one cream please bring it back to Toledo Town La 71486

Beverly Cobbs said...

I wish BLUE BELL would come back to Richmond,Va

Vykkevale said...

I can't find the ice cream cone flavor...HELP IN GEORGIA

Eric said...

I would try these if they were available in my area :(

sarahraney said...

The new banana split sundae is good (how could it not be, it's blue bell), but I found it to be cloyingly sweet. Wish the chocolate sauce would be a little darker and thicker like fudge and less sweet and syrupy.

Diana Doeing said...

Have you reviewed Grooms cake yet?

Dubba Scoops said...

Blue Bell reviews are rare here since I don't have access to them and they don't share review samples. Sorry.

Jim T said...

My favorite Blue Bell Icecream for years has been the Banana Split. I have been waiting for it to get back on the shelves and found it today.

Perhaps someone pissed in my half gallon but it is the worst Blue Bell Ice cream....No it is the absolute worst ice cream I have ever tasted.

I still have a nasty taste in my mouth after 30 minutes.

Horrible!!! Nasty!!! Uneatable!!!

Dubba Scoops said...

Wow. That's a pretty harsh comment for your favorite ice cream. I wonder what changed. Take it back for a refund and wait for another lot/batch of it maybe? Good luck!