Blue Bell Review – Peppermint Bark

Blue Bell Peppermint Bark Ice Cream Review

By William Kristoph

It’s that wonderful time of year again when Blue Bell bring out their holiday flavors. My personal all-time super-duper favorite, Christmas Cookies arrives as one of them. For 2014 Blue Bell introduces a new flavor, Peppermint Bark, to go with Christmas Cookies, Peppermint and Divinity Fudge. Is it worth your time?

Continue reading Blue Bell Review – Peppermint Bark

Blue Bell Review – Magic Cookie Bar

Magic Cookie Bar Review

By William Kristoph

Blue Bell’s newest flavor for National Flavor Month is Magic Cookie Bar. I have not been lucky enough to eat an actual Magic Cookie Bar that I can recall, but Magic Cookie Bar Ice Cream makes me want to whip up a batch in the near future. Magic Cookie Bar lives up to the hype. It’s smooth and sweet, with plenty of bits of graham cracker, dark chocolate and pecans. The caramel flavor and condensed milk shine through.

Check it out:

Blue Bell Magic Cookie Bar Ice Cream

Blue Bell Review – Banana Pudding

By William Kristoph


A while back, I remember someone on Twitter telling me that I should try Banana Pudding Blue Bell Ice Cream. I said I would eventually try it, but that Banana Pudding isn’t high on my list of flavors to try. I like banana pudding, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not a dessert that I seek out. So, the day finally arrived a few weeks ago where not much in the freezer at Publix appealed to me, and I decided that it was time to try Blue Bell Banana Pudding ice cream.
Continue reading Blue Bell Review – Banana Pudding

Blue Bell Review – Red, White and Blue Bell


Was Red, White & Blue Bell the bomb or a bomb?

By William Kristoph

I saw a half-gallon of Red, White & Blue Bell at Publix last week and decided to give it a try. The carton and the Blue Bell website description had me thinking of the 4th of July and a childhood full of running down the ice cream truck looking for a Bomb Pop.  I fully expected Red, White & Blue Bell to surpass the Bomb Pop’s patriotic colors that make me think of fireworks, our founding fathers, Wiffleball games that last into the night, water fights, American flags and anything else that screams “America! F-Yeah!”
Continue reading Blue Bell Review – Red, White and Blue Bell

Thankful Thoughts

By William Kristoph

With Thanksgiving Day quickly approaching here are a few things that I’m thankful for in 2013.

  1. Family – I’m blessed with a great family. Whether it’s my parents, my wife or my child I’m lucky enough to be in a family full of love and laughs. Is it perfect? Heck no, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else.
  2. Tallahassee – The weather here is generally agreeable. FSU Baseball’s home is here, and I’ll put our spring up against anywhere else in the country.
  3. Friends – I made some great new friends over the last year or so. I’m thankful for each of them. Positivity breeds positivity and I’m thankful that I have positive friends around.
  4. Health – With each passing year, I’m more thankful for good health. Whether it’s family or friends or myself, I’m thankful that the past year was a healthy one.
  5. Blue Bell and Pizza – One silly thanks, but I’m thankful for Blue Bell’s wonderful ice cream. It’s Christmas Cookies season for Blue Bell. That’s a happy time! And of course, pizza is another favorite food of mine. I’m very thankful that I found some great pizza around Tallahassee over the last year.

What makes you thankful this year?