I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream all summer long! Most of us have favorite flavors that we’ve been loyal to for years. This is exactly the type of loyalty we try to inspire in our customers. As we were discussing the best kind of ice cream you can possibly get on a hot summer day, we decided to see what everyone else thinks.
We used a complete list of all of the popular ice cream flavors from classic ice cream shops and used Google search volume to find out which states were searching for which ice cream flavors most often. The results are compiled below.
The results for the most popular ice cream flavor were more diverse than we thought! Quite a few states chose more unique flavors, like Teaberry, Tiger Tail, and Tutti-Frutti. Beer ice cream was even the top searched flavor in Connecticut!
On the other hand, some of those classic flavors were only top searched in a single state. Chocolate chip was the top flavor only in New York and the only state to have chocolate chip cookie dough as their top flavor was Vermont.
The only flavor that came in with a clear lead was Cookies and Cream. In 14 states, people were looking for that classic Oreo-based ice cream. Vanilla ice cream was the second most popular ice cream flavor based on search volume, followed by a three-way tie between chocolate, peppermint, and strawberry.
We couldn’t look at the most popular ice cream flavor by state and not look at chocolate vs. vanilla. This is the classic flavor that won the day in each state.
It wasn’t a fifty-fifty split, but it was relatively close. Chocolate was the most popular flavor in the US according to our research, and it won by a margin of 15 states.
Regardless of your favorite flavor, you almost certainly have fond memories of summertime ice cream trips as a child. It’s this positive association and that we strive to recreate with our customer relationship management software, so your customers have the same great experience over and over that leaves them loyal to you and your company.