As if surviving a listeria outbreak wasn’t enough, Blue Bell is facing the wrath of its fans for a different reason this winter.

Christmas cookie is one of Blue Bell’s most popular holiday flavors, but they are already out of it in nearly every market. Addie Broyles / American-Statesman

The company’s big holiday flavor this year was supposed to be Christmas cookies — chocolate chip, snickerdoodle and sugar cookies combined in a sugar cookie ice cream with red sprinkles and a green icing swirl — but, as KUT pointed out today, fans are quickly discovering that there’s no Christmas cookie ice cream to be found, in part because it went on sale before Halloween.

In the nearly 8,000 comments on the Facebook post announcing the flavor, many customers requested other holiday flavors they miss or can’t find, but some got pretty worked up about the lack of the promised Christmas cookie flavor.

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In several responses to those comments, the company confirmed that there won’t be any more Christmas cookie ice cream this year, but they promise to make more next year.

“W ell my 90 year old mother loves it and she probably will not be here next year…” responded one customer.