For Immediate Release

Vanilla Is The Top-Selling Ice Cream Flavor, But Is It A True Fan Favorite?

Turkey Hill Dairy survey highlights differences between sales data and fan preferences

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (August 8, 2017) — Quick, name your favorite ice cream flavor. Chances are, it's probably not one of the nation's top sellers.

According to national sales figures from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Vanilla is number one in sales rankings and has been since as long as anyone can remember. But is the versatile, no-frills flavor truly the top choice among ice cream fans? To find the answer, Turkey Hill Dairy polled more than 4,000 of its fans on social media and its Turkey Hill Nation fan club.

After the votes had been counted, it was Choco Mint Chip (aka Mint Chocolate Chip) that emerged as the frosty favorite. The classic combination of mint ice cream and chocolate chips was followed by Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Butter Pecan, Chocolate Marshmallow, and Black Raspberry to round out the top five.

As for Vanilla? It was nowhere to be found on the list and eventually ranked number 12 in the Turkey Hill poll. Even Chocolate — the perennial number two in the IDFA sales rankings — failed to crack the top 10.

"The results of the poll don't necessarily mean that Vanilla and Chocolate aren't good flavors," explained Turkey Hill President John Cox, whose own personal favorite is All Natural Vanilla (almost everything else is a close second). "They're fantastic flavors and universally liked, which makes them good choices for birthday parties and ice cream socials. That's exactly why they're the top sellers."

Rounding out the top 10 in Turkey Hill's survey, starting at number six, are Black Cherry, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Double Dunker (a Turkey Hill-exclusive flavor consisting of mocha-flavored ice cream swirled with cookie dough and chocolate cookie swirl), Peanut Butter Ripple, and Cookies ‘n Cream.

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