(Steve)

Sam’s Club, Kroger & H-E-B Remove All Blue Bell Ice Cream Products Amid Contamination Concerns

Two weeks after Blue Bell Creameries expanded the recall of products linked to an outbreak of listeriosis that resulted in three deaths, several major grocery chains have taken things a step farther by removing all of the company’s products from the ice cream aisle. [More]

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Judge Dismisses Stalking And Harassment Charges Against Ice Cream Truck’s Rival

An icy, delicious turf war has finally come to an end, almost two years after one mobile ice cream vendor accused another frozen treats truck driver of bullying him and trying to run him out of town. A judge in upstate New York dismissed stalking and harassing charges against the snow cone truck brought by an ice cream rival back in 2013. [More]

Blue Bell Expands Recall After More Samples Test Positive For Listeria Contamination

Blue Bell Expands Recall After More Samples Test Positive For Listeria Contamination

Blue Bell Creameries expanded a recent recall of products after tests found additional products may be linked to an outbreak of listeriosis that resulted in at least three deaths. [More]

Blue Bell has recalled a number of products that may be linked to listeria infections in Kansas.

Health Officials Link Blue Bell Ice Cream Products To Listeriosis Outbreak; Company Recalls Treats

Three months after candy apples contaminated with Listeria bacteria were linked to seven deaths, another sweet treat may contain the bacteria and could be a contributing factor in at least three deaths. [More]

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Dairy Queen Free Cone Day Is March 16

I scream. You scream. You know what happens next — we all scream… for ice cream. And on Monday, all that screaming will be greeted with free cones at Dairy Queen as part of the company’s 75th anniversary celebration. [More]

New Products: Girl Scout Cookie Ice Cream Bars, Taco Bell Sauce Packet Chips

New Products: Girl Scout Cookie Ice Cream Bars, Taco Bell Sauce Packet Chips

This week, we learned about two exciting products from different food outlets. One is being test-marketed, and the other is in grocery and big-box stores across the land. What they have in common is taking a familiar and beloved product and translating it into a different but perfectly logical format. Those products? Girl Scout Thin Mints ice cream bars, and Taco Bell hot sauce tortilla chips. [More]

Why Do New Ice Cream Flavors Debut In The Winter?

Why Do New Ice Cream Flavors Debut In The Winter?

This week, Ben & Jerry’s introduced three new cookie-themed ice cream flavors. That’s always welcome news, because the world needs more ice cream pints with cookie cores. In much of the country, though, it’s really not ice cream weather. In some places, the weather is more suitable for leaving a pint of ice cream in your car. Why introduce new flavors now? [More]

Snoqualmie Recalls All Ice Cream Made This Year Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

Snoqualmie Recalls All Ice Cream Made This Year Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream distributes its ice cream, gelato, custard, and sorbet in some states in the western half of this country. That sounds delicious, but the company has issued a surprisingly extensive recall: it is recalling all of the tasty frozen desserts that it has produced this year. Yes, from the beginning of 2014 until December 15. [More]

Color-Changing Ice Cream Is Kind Of Freaky – But We’d Still Try It

Color-Changing Ice Cream Is Kind Of Freaky – But We’d Still Try It

Get out of here plain, boring white-colored vanilla ice cream, there’s a new, more vibrant vanilla in town. Or, at least, that’s the hope one physicist and entrepreneur has with his newest invention: invention: Color-changing ice cream. [More]

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Walmart: Ice Cream Sandwiches That Don’t Melt After 12 Hours Outside Just Have Less Cream

You see an ice cream sandwich and think, “Mmm, ice cream sandwich!” But wait — it’s been sitting out for more than 24 hours… and it’s still recognizable as an ice cream sandwich. Something seems freaky here. [More]

The meltiest of times. (@karen_g)

A Tale Of Two Uber Ice Creams: It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Meltiest Of Times

I scream, you scream, we all want to make loud noises over that frozen dessert made of sweetened milk fat. So hearing that Uber is offering an on-demand ice cream delivery in certain cities today is no doubt quickening many hearts. But at $5 a pop, is the stuff even good? [More]

Mystery Solved: Cherry Garcia Greek Froyo Has Less Protein Because It Has More Delicious Fat

Mystery Solved: Cherry Garcia Greek Froyo Has Less Protein Because It Has More Delicious Fat

Yesterday, we compared the nutrition information of two different versions of frozen yogurt from Ben & Jerry’s and found something kind of strange. Even though promoters of Greek yogurt usually brag about its higher protein content, that isn’t the case with the frozen version. Ben & Jerry’s got back to us, and now we have the answer. [More]

Oh Look, A Countertop Ice Cream Sandwich Machine

Oh Look, A Countertop Ice Cream Sandwich Machine

Here at Consumerist, we enjoy bringing you the very latest in useless appliances that are glorified toasters or waffle makers. Cupcakes? Pies? Dog treats? Pretzels? Hot dogs? If you’re really into any of these products, you can find a dedicated electric countertop cooker for them. Should you? We don’t know, but now there’s an electric ice cream sandwich maker that you can set on your counter as well. [More]

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Police Seek Man Who Smacked Ice Cream Truck Driver With Fudge Bar

Perhaps kicking off the summer in his own way, a man in South Carolina reportedly hit an ice cream vendor with a piece of his own merchandise. The suspect’s daughter was the customer, but her father believed that the driver hadn’t given the girl all of her change. He took up her cause, struck the driver with the ice cream, and drove off. [More]

Mystery Solved: Mounds Easter Egg Ice Cream Is Really Old

Mystery Solved: Mounds Easter Egg Ice Cream Is Really Old

A few weeks ago, we shared with you a Holiday Creep mystery. A reader discovered Easter-themed ice cream on the shelf at Walmart, making us wonder: was it still on the shelves from 2013, or just early for 2014? The way things are going in retail, we couldn’t be sure. We wrote to Walmart corporate, and they didn’t answer. Then we got a response from the freezer case. So to speak. [More]

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Dueling Ice Cream Vendors Resort To Violence

Summer is almost over, but ice cream turf wars are heating up. Heating up? Did I really just say that? Anyway, when two trucks tried to sell frozen treats in the same area of midtown Manhattan, things got ugly. Even though one was selling frozen yogurt and the other ice cream. [More]

(Paxton Holley)

3 Ice Creams You Could Be Eating In Your Flying Car Someday

I remember when I first had Dippin’ Dots, after waiting in line for what felt like forever at a baseball stadium, just to get a taste of the “Ice Cream of the Future!” (exclamation point my own). It tasted like magic and dreams and I was Judy Jetson, careening through the cosmos with nitrogen-blasted flavor pellets on my tongue. Now that Dippin’ Dots aren’t so much of a thing anymore, what’s a futuristic dessert lover to do? [More]

Ice Cream Company Knows What You’re Here For: You Want Nutrition? Eat Carrots

Truth in advertising.

As the saying goes, if you don’t read the amount of calories, fat and sugar contained in a food, none of that counts and you can eat as much of it as you want. Well, that might at least be the mindset behind one Wisconsin ice cream company’s slogan, “You want nutrition? Eat carrots.” [More]