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Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Vanilla is the Top-Selling Ice Cream Flavor, but is it a True Fan Favorite?
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
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.
For more surveys, polls, and general ice cream
fun and games, follow Turkey Hill Dairy on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or
join the Turkey Hill Nation at www.TurkeyHillNation.com.
ABOUT TURKEY HILL DAIRY Located
in the rich farming country of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Turkey
Hill Dairy produces the fourth largest-selling premium ice cream brand
and one of the leading refrigerated iced tea brands in the nation. Over
the past 20 years, Turkey Hill has tripled in size and now sells
products in 49 states and a dozen countries, on three continents. The
company believes that part of its corporate responsibility is to be a
good steward of its resources, community, and the world and is actively
defining and implementing green initiatives to cut down on waste, reduce
packaging, and minimize outputs into the environment. Turkey Hill's
commitment to the environment runs deep, enlisting the help of Mother
Nature herself in its farm-favorite recipes. The Dairy gathers wind via
two on-site turbines to help brew, stir, and churn its products. For
more information about Turkey Hill Dairy, visit turkeyhill.com, read its blog, the Ice Cream Journal, or follow Turkey Hill Dairy on Twitter or Facebook.