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Enter the Black Market for Blue Bell Ice Cream

You may be able to find it on Craigslist
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2015 12:58 PM CDT
Enter the Black Market for Blue Bell Ice Cream
A container for Blue Bell homemade vanilla ice cream litters the side of Texas State Highway 105 on Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Brenham, Texas.   (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

(Newser) – Drugs and weapons, sure. What you don't expect to find on the black market: ice cream. After a listeria outbreak forced Blue Bell to recall its ice cream products, however, a black market for the items has indeed sprung up online, ABC News reports. A pint of the brand's Krazy Kookie Dough variety was listed for $10,000 on Craigslist, while a half-empty container of the Homemade Vanilla flavor was available for a much more reasonable $499 (though both listings, and other similar ones, have since been flagged for removal). "I ate the first half and I’m still here," the vanilla listing read, per the Washington Post. Blue Bell announced today it has reached voluntary deals with Texas and Oklahoma to put safe products back on store shelves. (Read more ice cream stories.)

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