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Blue Bell now selling Mardi Gras-inspired king cake ice cream

Addie Broyles
abroyles@statesman.com
Blue Bell's latest seasonal flavor is inspired by Mardi Gras and tastes like the popular king cake that is served for the holiday. [Contributed by Blue Bell.]

Blue Bell's seasonal flavors have been spot-on in the past year.

Last summer, we thoroughly enjoyed the sweet-tart key lime mango tart ice cream, and last fall, I went gaga for the the Christmas cookie flavor, which my mom was so intrigued to try that she paid $7.50 for the last half gallon of it at her small grocery store in my little Missouri hometown.

Most of us are still putting away our holiday decorations, but Blue Bell has announced its latest limited-release flavor: Mardi Gras King Cake.

Mardi Gras is still two months away, but the flavor will be hitting stores this week. Blue Bell says this flavor was originally available in Louisiana and Alabama, but this year, it decided to expand distribution to all markets where Blue Bell is sold.

It's a cinnamon cake-flavored ice cream with pastry pieces and a green cream cheese swirl, topped off with candy sprinkles, and as soon as I get my hands on a half-gallon, I'll try it on my weekly Facebook livestream.