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Blue Bell ice cream returns to Albuquerque, surrounding cities in 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) -  Blue Bell ice cream is making its way back to Albuquerque.

The Texas-based company announced it plans to reopen its distribution facility in Albuquerque Wednesday.

This means ice cream fans will be able to find Blue Bell at stores in the metro area and surrounding cities in New Mexico beginning March 12, 2018.

"It has always been our goal to return to the Albuquerque area," said Wayne Hugo, vice president of sales and marketing for Blue Bell in a news release. "Blue Bell has been available in parts of southeastern New Mexico since 2016. And now, with the addition of Albuquerque and its surrounding area, we are able to offer our products to even more stores across the state. We can't thank our customers enough for their patience."

At this time no store locations have been released, but ice cream fans can expect to find Blue Bell at most major supermarkets and drug stores.

In 2015, Blue Bell pulled its ice cream off the shelves after a Listeria outbreak.

Cities to be served by Blue Bell include:

  • Albuquerque
  • Belen
  • Bernalillo
  • Grants
  • Los Lunas
  • Milan
  • Placitas
  • Rio Rancho
  • Santa Fe
  • Socorro
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