A delivery truck for Blue Bell Ice Cream marked the brand's debut in Las Vegas on March 3, 2014. (Photo/FOX5 Viewer Jess Holland)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
A favorite brand of ice cream made its debut in Las Vegas on Monday, marking the dessert's footprint in southern Nevada.
Trucks for Texas-based Blue Bell ice cream were seen rolling around the Las Vegas Valley, bringing its popular confections to stores in the area.
The company touts the brand as the third best-selling ice cream in the United States despite being sold in parts of 23 states, boasting its extremely fresh ingredients.
Flavors by the brand include the standard but popular Homemade Vanilla to seasonal Christmas Cookies and Southern Hospitality, which includes chunks of pineapples, roasted pecans and a strawberry sauce swirl.
The debut marks the opening of a 12,000-square-foot distribution center in North Las Vegas that will employ 14 workers. The center is expected to serve about 2 million hungry customers, Blue Bell said.
The brand said its true half-gallon ice cream is sold at Albertsons, Food 4 Less, Glaziers Food Marketplace, Smith's Walgreens, Walmart and other stores. The ice cream is already sold at Carrabba's and Outback Steakhouse locations.
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