Thursday, July 17, 2014

REVIEW: Blue Bell Pineapples & Homemade Vanilla


At this point in our blog's existence there aren't many Blue Bell flavors that we haven't been able to track down. A few weeks ago though, one of our local supermarkets started to carry some of their less known flavors like Lemon, Mango and the carton shown above: Pineapples & Homemade Vanilla. We've already covered Blue Bell's classic Homemade Vanilla flavor in another review, where it scored very well for a premium base-only vanilla. One of Homemade Vanilla's best attributes is how easily it can be enhanced with just a little help from home. In this case, Blue Bell does the work for you by adding just one key ingredient.


Some fruit additives could have left consumers with a mouth full of overly frozen mix-ins that didn't mesh well with the vanilla base, but that's not the case here. Blue Bell's decision to add in pineapples was a wise one. These small slivers of the sweet tropical fruit fail to fully freeze and give them the unique ability to actually add to a flavor's effectiveness instead of compromising it like strawberries for instance. This minor detail gives Pineapples & Homemade Vanilla the edge over Blue Bell's popular base flavor by itself.


Where I Found It: Ingles Markets
Grade: B

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for emphasizing that the pineapple pieces aren't frozen, as that is a longstanding peeve of mine with Blue Bell fruit flavors. I will definitely have to try this!

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  2. Very nice post and the information you shared is really fabulous. Everyone likes ice cream of different ice cream flavor depends as per the weather and the occasion.

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  3. I have been trying to locate this flavor for over a year (pineapple homemade vanilla ) I live in the Alburn Alabama area. Someone please help me locate it. Thanks in advance.

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  5. This pineapple homemade vanilla has been our long favorite in New Orleans for many years - we buy several at a time when availabe and very often. Hopefully soon. Glad Blue Bell is back!

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  6. I've Been Looking For This Ice Cream For About A Year Or So. I Live In Tampa, FL And Cannot Find This Flavor Anywhere.. Someone Please Help, This Is My Favorite!

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