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Blue Bell returns: Here’s when cult favorite ice cream will be back to Lexington

Blue Bell Ice Cream will be back in Lexington on March 12, according to the company. The Texas brand, which has a big following, was pulled off shelves last year after a supplier shipped tainted cookie dough.
Blue Bell Ice Cream will be back in Lexington on March 12, according to the company. The Texas brand, which has a big following, was pulled off shelves last year after a supplier shipped tainted cookie dough. Bluebell.com

We have a date: Blue Bell ice cream is coming back to Lexington on March 12, so get your spoons ready.

In December, the Texas company announced that it would be returning to Lexington, Louisville and surrounding cities in March. Blue Bell Creameries also is expanding its distribution and will open a facility in La Grange.

The ice cream was pulled off the market after listeria was found last year. Since then, the company has been gradually ramping production back up.

“It has always been our goal to return to the Louisville and Lexington area,” said Wayne Hugo, vice president of sales and marketing for Blue Bell. “Our fans ask us all the time when our ice cream will be back in stores. We can’t thank them enough for their patience.”

Blue Bell is recovering from an outbreak in 2015 that shut down production, then in 2017 a supplier shipped tainted cookie dough for the ice cream.

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