blue bell fruit special ice cream
it's back! but first, a rumination on ice cream. whose fans fall into two camps: chocolate ice cream vs. not. the first camp, stop reading now. narrowing further, only those who dare admit to a love for candied fruit need proceed. that leaves maybe 15 people who'd probably like Blue Bell Fruit Special. (time for a description. lower the lights, if you will, and put on some soft music.) it's pale pink (possibly "tutti-frutti" flavor?) pocked with candied fruit, mini-marshmallows, and an occasional chopped nut. it only remotely resembles real food but there's something satisfying to the random maraschino cherry or green-tinted citrus peel in the fabulously-fake pink ice cream. Fruit Special appears to be a "seasonal flavor" (can anyone divine Blue Bell's nutso release schedule?). it was available last summer and now it magically reappears (though not in every store, cuz that would be just too predictable for blue bell).