Two voters will be chosen to win a one-year supply of ice cream
Turkey Hill’s 86-year history includes countless retired ice cream flavors — Fried Ice Cream, Baked Apple Dumpling, and German Chocolate Cake, just to name a few — and fans now have a chance to bring back one of those blasts from the past.
The opportunity comes from the Ultimate Flavor Tournament, a March Madness-style showdown driven by fan votes that kicks off on Turkey Hill’s Facebook page and its blog on March 21. The 32-flavor bracket includes classic former favorites like Chocolate Cherry Cordial (1991-1995), Strawberry Rhubarb Pie (1996-2001), Pineapple Upside Down Cake (2005-2008), and Sticky Bun (1997-2000).
The tournament marks the first time Turkey Hill has given fans a chance to choose a new ice cream flavor, an envious task normally reserved for the Dairy’s research & development team.
“One of the most common requests we see on social media are pleas to bring back a former flavor. That’s the inspiration behind the Ultimate Flavor Tournament,” said Turkey Hill President John Cox. “Rather than choose the flavor ourselves, we wanted to give fans a voice and help shape the future of the Turkey Hill ice cream lineup.”
The Ultimate Flavor Tournament will feature a series of head-to-head match-ups between retired ice cream flavors, with the winning flavor moving on to the next round until just one flavor remains. The winning flavor will return to shelves as a 2018 Limited Edition option.
And if the promise of another taste of a former classic wasn’t enough, there will be prizes. At the end of the tournament, one voter on both Facebook and the blog will be chosen at random to win a one-year supply of ice cream.
2017 ULTIMATE FLAVOR TOURNAMENT COMPETITORS
Alpine Espresso (2002-2003)
Baked Apple Dumpling (2007-2011)
Berried Treasure (2002-2005)
Caramel Brownie Overload (2000)
Caramel Cashew Crunch (1991-1996)
Chocolate Cherry Cordial (1991-1995)
Chocolate Malt Chip (1991-2004, 2014)
Death by Chocolate (1992-1998)
Dulce de Leche (2000-2001, 2003)
Dutch Neapolitan (1991-1995)
Fried Ice Cream (2007-2013)
German Chocolate Cake (2004-2005, 2007, 2009-2010)
Hazelnut Fudge (1996)
Honey Vanilla (1998)
Irish Coffee Cookies ‘n Cream (1996)
Mint Cookies ‘n Cream (1991-1995)
Muddy Sneakers (1997-1998)
Oatmeal Raisin (1996-1999)
Peaches ‘n Cream (1995-2014)
Peanut Butter Marshmallow (1997-2007)
Pecan Snapper (1998-1999, 2001)
Pineapple Upside Down Cake (2005-2008)
Raspberry Shortcake (2013)
Root Beer Float (1997-1999)
Snicker Doodle Dandy (1996-2000)
Southern Lemon Pie (1991-2015)
Sticky Bun (1997-2000)
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie (1996-2001)
Swiss Almond Latte (1998)
Tiger Tracks (1997-2000)
Tin Lizzie Sundae (1991-1995)
Wild Blueberry (1995-1997)
About Turkey Hill Dairy
Located in the rich farming country of Lancaster County, Pa., 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 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 their farm favorite recipes. The Dairy gathers wind via two on-site turbines to help brew, stir and churn their 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.