Blue Bell has made a fierce comeback in Hampton Roads!
Blue Bell Ice Cream is now being sold in Hampton Roads as of March 25! They have restocked the shelves of local grocery stores after distribution closed down back in 2015 due to a Listeria contamination.
The ice cream can be found in most retail locations, so check your local Kroger, Walmart, Walgreens, military commissaries, and other local grocery stores for your favorite flavor -- if you can't find the section, just ask an employee.
The ice cream can be found in all surrounding Hampton Roads cities including Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg.
Courtesy of Wide Open Eats
The Texas ice cream company announced that they are opening a new 14,000 square-foot distribution center in April, in Suffolk, Virginia.
"Our brand new facilities will house all of the products for the area. We have around 20 employees on staff at this time at each location. Initially, we will bring in additional employees from other states to help with the opening. It could take up to two weeks to deliver our products to every store that is selling Blue Bell," Jimmy Lawhorn said in a statement.
Originating out of Brenham, Texas, Blue Bell also makes ice cream in Oklahoma and Alabama and then ships the product to distribution centers across the country.
Locals are expressing their excitement.
If you have never had #BlueBell ice scream, you are missing out! Hagen Dazs, what? Breyers, what? Y'all don't even KNOW!!!!! Blue Bell Ice Cream finally back in Hampton Roads stores! https://t.co/6sV4nJEJHq via @WTKR3 @WalmartInc #WorthIt— Tony Waller (@1solesearcher) March 26, 2019
This makes me so happy. I can't wait to have Blue Bell Banana Pudding ice cream back in my life. https://t.co/FYtQHwwZ3O— Meghin Moore (@meghin_) March 25, 2019
The company offers 40 different types of flavors, including light and no sugar added, sherbet, and other frozen snacks as well as the ice cream. The favorite flavor since 1969 is the homemade vanilla! Do you agree?
The ice cream comes in different sizes including a half gallons, pints, sherbet quarts, and three-gallon tubs -- which do you prefer?
**Featured image courtesy of Fortune
Are you excited to get your Blue Bell on? Which flavor are you searching for? Tell us in the comments below!