Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Blue Bell Ice Cream Wars

Blue Bell Ice Cream Wars

There's been a revelation in
This friendship that we share,
A pushing of the envelope
When we became aware
That for all our generosity
Of spirit, heart and mind,
When it comes to Blue Bell Ice Cream,
Our limits are defined!
I had told you how delicious
I found Blue Bell to be,
I explained that their Dutch Chocolate
Was simply heavenly.
And so you bought a carton, too,
And called me up to say
That, indeed, it was delicious
In each and every way!
You found it quite full-flavored,
You found it quite divine;
(Apparently your love of it
Was similar to mine.)
And I was pleased, I really was,
That you took me at my word.
But then that ice cream went on sale
And things became absurd!
You raced on down to Publix;
I had to do the same,
And who would end up with the most
Was much more than a game!
My mother said that Walgreens, too,
Had put Blue Bell on sale,
I mentioned it and was amazed
At your desire to prevail!
Then I found out Winn-Dixie
Had reduced their prices, too.
I told my mom about it,
But I wasn't telling you!
And so the saga ends with this:
We each had found our seven.
In greed we filled our freezers up,
Now we're in Blue Bell Heaven!
And I'm glad to know our friendship
Has proved, somehow, to be
Greater than our appetites
And our great gluttony!

Written for Lisa Stocks
8 May 2012


  1. It took a Blue Bell Ice Cream war to get an honerary mention on your blog lol.

  2. Ha! Best remember, Lisa, I can turn ANY memory into a poem for posterity! You should be kind to me!!!

  3. I love ice cream but have not had the pleasure of Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate. Sounds delicious and if I had been there I probably would have been mixing it up with you both to nab those sales. Love it!

  4. Andrea, ice cream wars test the bonds and boundaries of friendship. I can't imagine three of us hitting the stores on the same day. Might have been disastrous! (Actually, it would have been four of us, as my Mom was on the hunt with me, and I dutifully let her have one carton!)

  5. Lisa, not to keep this going overly long, but I feel the need to mention that today I grabbed up a carton of Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate at Walgreens on Knight Boxx, and 3 cartons at Walgreens at Argyle. Just in case you weren't aware they were still on sale and were $4.29 each. Your Friend, Linda