We all love a good tub of ice cream. Whether you’re recovering from a breakup, binge-watching your favorite Netflix show, or simply fancy a sweet treat, ice cream is one of the first things that we reach for to meet our sugary needs.
But last year, a bizarre ice cream-related trend swept through the internet and it seems to have landed one prankster in some serious trouble. Keep scrolling for the full story…
Founded in 1907, the Texas-based creamery has become widely popular with fans.
With flavors ranging from banana split sundae to cookie cake, it’s not surprising that the brand had garnered many fans.
Our mouths are watering just thinking about it.
Pranksters were uploading clips of themselves licking tubs of the sweet treat and putting back. Ew.
Keep scrolling to see the gross footage…
It all started when a video of this woman surfaced…
People couldn’t believe what she did.
But it gets even worse… she then put the ice cream back in the freezer, while an off-camera voice can be heard saying “lick it” followed by “put it back, put it back.”
It seems like she got some friendly encouragement to pull the stunt.
Blue Bell’s limited edition Tin Roof flavor: vanilla ice cream with a chocolate fudge swirl and roasted peanuts dipped in dark chocolate.
We knew you wanted to know.
Since being uploaded, it absolutely snowballed – hitting over eleven million views.
Read on to watch the full video – you won’t believe how nasty it is…
People began tagging and tweeting the brand after seeing the video.
And it seems like the company was certainly not amused by the woman’s ice cream-related antics.
In the statement, Blue Bell said that it’s working with “law enforcement, retail partners, and social media platforms” to find the perpetrator.
“This type of incident will not be tolerated. Food safety is a top priority, and we work hard to provide a safe product and maintain the highest level of confidence from our consumers.”
People were understandably furious.
Okay, the electric chair is definitely too far.
One user simply posted this image.
Turns out not everyone was disgusted with the footage, as several people started filming themselves doing the same thing.
For example, this video showed a guy opening a tub of ice cream, scooping some out with his fingers, offering some to the person behind the camera who did the same, having some more himself, and then throwing it back in the fridge when he got nervous.
The prankster – twenty-four-year-old D’Adrien Anderson – was, as you’d probably guessed, filmed licking a tub of ice cream in Walmart.
The footage was filmed around 5 months ago and took place in the Port Arthur branch of Walmart in Texas.
Keeps scrolling for the full clip.
But the store was still forced to throw out all of its Blue Bell ice cream as a precaution.
And the prankster pleaded guilty to public mischief on Thursday.
He could now face up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
So who knows what will actually happen.
Let’s hope he learned his lesson.
Speaking of pranks gone wrong, people were furious with McDonald’s for their most recent April fools prank. Keep scrolling to see why.