Who is ready for Blue Bell Ice Cream to return? I admit it, I don't have a big sweet tooth, but I do like to have some Blue Bell around at all times.  I mean, is there really anything else?

Today it came out that there is no return date just yet. The Dallas Morning News reported:

“We are in the process of some maintenance projects, possible floor and vent replacement, etc.,” Blue Bell spokesman Joe Robertson said in an email. The projects “will make our timeline to return to market longer than we expected or anticipated. Memorial Day would be an ambitious target at this point.”

“The picture will be clearer in the next few days,” he added. “The plants were and are clean, but the maintenance projects we anticipate will take some time. This is taking longer than expected, and we will let people know as soon as we can, but we’re not going to speculate on dates or act prematurely.

 

Well, that is just plain disheartening! It's hard to believe that the ice cream has only been off the shelves since late April. It seems quite a bit longer than that.

So what are you eating instead? Did you go to a different brand or give up ice cream all together? I know our friends up north don't understand our ice cream-less plight we are going through down here. It's tough.

Hopefully, this won't hurt the company too much. I know I have strict orders from my husband to buy some as soon as it's available again.