Ultimate Flavor Tournament 2014 (Round Two): The Sweet 16

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on March 10th, 2014


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Round two of the Ultimate Flavor Tournament is here! The Tournament started with 32 flavors last week and only 16 first round flavors have survived to face each other this week.

There were a few upsets last week, too. Fudge Ripple pull off a narrow 52 percent to 48 percent win over the heavily-favored Cookies ‘n Cream. Rocky Road also caused a stir by beating Double Dunker, which ended the fan favorite’s tournament journey in the first round. But the most surprising win of the week came from the Limited Edition Conference, when Limited Edition Whoopie Pie easily defeated Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie by grabbing a commanding 61 percent of the vote.

Below are this week’s eight “Sweet 16” match-ups. Cast your vote for your favorites using the polls on the right. As a reminder, don’t forget to leave a comment because, at the end of the tournament, we’ll be giving away a ONE YEAR supply of Turkey Hill Ice Cream to one commenter chosen at random!

You can also vote on the Turkey Hill Facebook page, where we’ll be posting each of our eight match-ups throughout the week and giving away a one year supply of ice cream to one Facebook fan at the end of the tournament!

THE VANILLA CONFERENCE

Tin Roof Sundae vs. Fudge Ripple

Peanut Butter Ripple vs. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

THE CHOCOLATE (AND OTHERS) CONFERENCE

Rocky Road vs. Dutch Chocolate

Chocolate Marshmallow vs. Yankees Pinstripe Brownie Blast

THE ALL NATURAL CONFERENCE

All Natural Salted Caramel vs. All Natural Vanilla Bean

All Natural Chocolate vs. All Natural Butter Almond (Limited Edition)

THE LIMITED EDITION CONFERENCE

Limited Edition Whoopie Pie vs. Limited Edition Snyder’s PA Dutch Pretzel

Limited Edition Deep Dark Chocolate vs. Limited Edition Coconut Cream Pie

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185 Responses to “Ultimate Flavor Tournament 2014 (Round Two): The Sweet 16”

  1. Sharon says:

    Some of my favorites are already eliminated! That should make it easier to find them in the store!

  2. John H says:

    Gotta go with All Natural Vanilla Bean !

  3. Linda T says:

    Choosing between the best and then the other best—tough choices! Thanks for being so creative.

  4. Ed says:

    When it comes to the SWEET SIXTEEN, it means the SWEET 16!! Great battle for the top spot. But I’m going with Snyder’s PA Dutch Pretzel all the way.

  5. Susan Sedia says:

    Makes me hungry for ice cream!

  6. Denise Wilson says:

    I still think dutch chocolate has a chance

  7. Ida Beek says:

    Round 2 has some impossible choices…let the best flavor/creation win!!!!

  8. Cleo Browne says:

    I love Turkey Hill Ice Cream, and I love all of the different flavors. However, Tin Roof Sundae sounds mouth watering.
    I would really love to win Turkey Hill Ice Cream for one year !

  9. enid portnoy says:

    Chocolate, and also Limited Edition conferences

  10. Alexa says:

    Coconut Cream Pie is one of my favorites

  11. jean says:

    I loved the coconut cream pie.

  12. Vera says:

    Rocky Road is the very best.

  13. Heather Bruinsma says:

    Bummer on Double Dunker not winning! :(

  14. Heather says:

    We only buy Turkey Hill ice cream and we eat lots of it. Best ever! With so many choices, we are always trying new flavors. We haven’t met a flavor we didn’t like. Yum!

  15. Janice Dean says:

    I love Turkey Hill Ice Cream! Thanks and good luck:)

  16. Isabel says:

    My personal favorite was the Limited Edition All Natural Raspberry but they are not even selling that anymore. This is unfortunate because it was the BEST FLAVOR MADE!!

  17. Mike G. says:

    Too many pure chocolate lovers; we need a mixture

  18. Marilyn says:

    Most of my favorites didn’t make it to this round. I’ve got food sensitivities so my favorites are dictated by avoiding those. Probably won’t bother placing opinion next time.

    Also, I think it would be swell if you let us mark each duo all at once instead of the whirlygig that shows each result. I could wait to see all the results once I’ve voted each item.

    Thank you.

  19. Phyllis says:

    I love all the flavors. It’s so hard to vote…..and now I need some Ice Cream!

  20. MC says:

    Turkey Hill Ice Cream is on special this week where I live $1.79! Off to buy some.

  21. Elaine Garfield says:

    I’m still rooting for coconut cream pie

  22. donna pancoast says:

    Hard to choose! Every flavor is a winner!

  23. Sue C says:

    Too many of my favorites running against each other,,, how does one choose? LOL

  24. Sarah says:

    C’mon Coconut Cream Pie!

  25. erica says:

    I don’t understand the interest in all the “stuff” added to ice cream (I never liked Whoopie Pies at all). I much prefer the pure flavors of vanilla or raspberry. Salted Caramel is as far afield as I like to go. The all-natural coffee is simply superb!

  26. Gloria says:

    Snyder’s PA Dutch Pretzel is in it for the long run, but I will still stick by my favorite, Tin Roof Sundae.

  27. Eileen says:

    So many awesome flavors to choose from!! Sad to see that my 2 favorites, Mint Chocolate Chip and Columbian Coffee did not make the cut. They’re #1 in my freezer though!!

  28. Terry says:

    Any of the All Naturals are winners at our house !!!

  29. Dave Town says:

    I think the Coconut Cream Pie is the BEST!.. VOTE CCP!!!

  30. maryann says:

    Coconut cream here

  31. IO says:

    My favorite is All Natural Butter Almond. It’s a limited edition, so I have not been able to buy it lately. Please make more available!!!!

  32. sue says:

    love the fudge ripple!!

  33. Barb says:

    Toughest decision was the vote between Snyders PA Dutch Pretzel and Whoopie Pie. MMMMM, both are sooooo good.

  34. Carolyn says:

    Chocolate peanut butter cup is one of my favorites.

  35. Lou B says:

    Glad to see that Chocolate Marshmallow is still on the list.

  36. Yvonne Learn says:

    Glad all-natural vanilla is still in there!

  37. Debby says:

    All my favorites are in the running so hopefully the very best favorite will win out this time also. GO YANKEE PINSTRIPE and PA DUTCH PRETZEL!

  38. Myra Doloence says:

    Sorry key lime pie didn’t make the cut.

    We just love that flavor,

    Hope you will bring it back some day.

  39. joe barone says:

    Coconut Cream Pie gets my vote I have 4 half gallons in my freezer, if I hade more room I would have more

  40. Elsie Nicolette says:

    I’m betting on All Natural Salted Caramel, though there are no losers with Turkey Hill ice cream!

  41. scott says:

    Wish Rum Raisin had been in the competition. It’s my favorite and would have enjoyed seeing how far it could have gone.

  42. Tina says:

    Now I am craving Turkey Hill Ice Cream this morning!

  43. george says:

    love them all.

  44. Richard F. Buckley says:

    I don’t believe Butter Pecan didn’t make the cut, and I don’t understand why Black Cherry was never on the list to begin with.

  45. millie says:

    love your turkey hill ice cream

  46. Paula says:

    Coconut Cream Pie and Salted Caramel are my go to icecreams!!!

  47. Richard F. Buckley says:

    I don’t believe Butter Pecan didn’t make the cut.

  48. sue hulme says:

    love me any flavor…hard to decide between my favorites

  49. Jean Sagarese says:

    We only buy Turkey Hill and our obsession is the Salted Caramel please don’t ever make that disappear

  50. bonnie says:

    Love the all natural options you offer. Should be a close tournament!

  51. kristin says:

    I can’t believe box of chocolates is out, there is no better flavor. My freezer is stocked with it!

  52. Paul Fiumara says:

    Salted caramel is the best of both worlds!

  53. Marta Morgan says:

    I can’t complain…all the flavors are yummy but it is fun to see what other people like best.

  54. Judy says:

    waah waah, can’t believe the Phillies were cut?!! Those damn Yankees!! Goin’ for PA all the way then–GO Pa dutch pretzel…

  55. Mary Lou says:

    Peanut Butter Ripple and the Chocolate is still in the running YEAH!

  56. Donna says:

    My son cannot live without Salted Caramel All Natural… for me, any flavor is a treat.

  57. Marvin Meteer says:

    Some of my favorites are not winning; but I will still be supporting them.

  58. Rachel says:

    I like all Turkey Hill Ice Cream.Would like to see you make Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Ice Cream!!

  59. David Handler says:

    Tougher challenge this round as some of my favs did not make the cut.

  60. Ann Marie Stelma Graff says:

    My favorite, Chocolate Marshmallow is still in the running. I’m happy.

  61. Sue says:

    Tin Roof Sundae to win! And hopefully a year of ice cream for me!

  62. Pamela says:

    Must try the Cocoanut Cream Pie!

  63. Bonnie says:

    Peanut Butter ripple all the way. Even the cats favorite

  64. Tina says:

    not really fair putting coconut against chocolate, 2 completely different flavors

  65. Jim in SOMD says:

    Well I hope my basketball picks are better than my ice cream picks. I believe my pick to win it all, as I put in my comments last week, was defeated in the first round.

  66. Here’s to hoping my favorite wins

  67. Here’s to hoping my favorite winas

  68. Joan says:

    What happened to my favorite, Turkey Hill Butter Pecan? Oh well, more for me at the store. Hard to choose between some of my other favorites in the next poll.

  69. leecarr says:

    I have voted for lots of chocolate and ripples

  70. Carol says:

    I think Salted Caramel will be the winner!

  71. Laura says:

    I love all the flavors! I like the strawberry and cream also and the orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream. Just tooooo many to choose from!! They are delish!!!!

  72. pete says:

    I maybe old but the natural flavors can’t be beat. coffee,chocolate,chocolate marshmallow,chocolate mint chip have been gobbled up for years in our house. the limited edition key lime pie was also superb. Then we add natural rasberry and natural vanilla and your off to the races,turkey hill keep it coming……

  73. Marge Healy says:

    Oh, I am so envious of all those who are enjoying Coconut Cream Pie, still have not found it anywhere yet here in CT but, I will not give up.
    Thank you.
    Marge

  74. Patrice Umbenhen says:

    Peanut butter ripple .. by far a winner

  75. Sally says:

    Of the flavors left, my favorite is all natural vanilla bean.

  76. Cindy Jo says:

    Good to all of them, because we can have all that we want. I just got done with one of my Turkey Hill containers.

  77. Judy F. says:

    Yeah, all of my favorites are still in the running!

  78. kitty says:

    Most of my choices were the favorite.
    I do like the Coconut Cream Pie, but there wasn’t enough coconut flavor in the ice cream. Needs more coconut.
    The lemon had a perfect amount of flavor, and chocolate is just wonderful, anytime.

  79. ron savidge says:

    Looks like Peanut Butter Ripple is still my favorite & ripping up the polls!!!!!! Go Ripple !!!!

  80. Diane G says:

    I got my sister to try the All Natural Butter Almond,it’s the first Turkey Hill ice cream she really likes. So I’m rooting for
    All Natural Butter Almond.

  81. LindaR says:

    I don’t know why I bother voting. I did not pick a winning flavor last week or this week!

  82. Norma says:

    Chocolate tops anything else! All you chocoholics, vote early and vote often!

  83. Thelma M Jones says:

    You can be on top all the time. One of my favorites Fudge Ripple made it. But you can never go wrong without the basics vanilla, chocolate & strawberry. I like ice cream, but doesn’t always agree with me; but, it’s so GOOD!!

  84. Thelma M Jones says:

    I meant to say you can’t be on top all the time

  85. JOHHN S says:

    WE love Turkey hill ice cream!

  86. Kristin says:

    Chocolate and pb is the best mixture

  87. Randy says:

    Whoopie Pie is OUTSTANDING!!!!!!

  88. Michael Eddy says:

    So far, so good. My audition choice for American Idol is in the final 11 – and one of the front runners via the oddsmakers…AND Peanut Butter Ripple is looking STRONG!! I’m a happy Turney Hill camper as we head toward the quarter finals.

  89. Pat Brehme says:

    Love them all!!!

  90. Nancy N. says:

    That wasn’t fair putting Deep Dark Chocolate against Coconut Cream Pie! :-(

  91. Anita says:

    The only bad effect this tournament has is that it makes me want to dro whatever I am doing…my work….and rush out to buy some Turkey Hill ice cream…imagine…in reading other comments…someone if getting Turkey Hill for $1.79…where oh where…obviously nowhere near where I reside or I would stock the freezer. Coconut cream pie sounds so delicious; haven’t seen it in our markets as yet but since the variety is improving we might yet get to try some.

  92. Lois says:

    There are no losers in this contest! Turkey Hill is always a winner!

  93. Josh says:

    I gotta go with butter almond and whoopie pie… Too bad their both limited edition ):

  94. Some of these choices have been difficult since you have so many wonderful flavors! I’m sure it will get more difficult to choose!!!

  95. Sheila says:

    These are really, really tough choices!!

  96. Steve says:

    Hi. I think every flavor I voted for is losing. Oh, well.

  97. Ken says:

    Very disappointed butter pecan nor cherry did not make it

  98. jim r says:

    love that choco
    late marshmallow!!!!

  99. Amber S. says:

    My top fave – cookies n’ cream – has been eliminated, so it’s a tough call now. I like most of the remaining flavors equally!

  100. Melissa says:

    i voted! so hard to choose, so many awesome flavors!

  101. gianna says:

    Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!

  102. Katie says:

    I love all this ice cream!!! So difficult to decide which ones are my favorite!

  103. Leni Michaels says:

    Many of the limited flavors sound wonderful. Why don’t you do more of them in the Light Recipe?

  104. debbie says:

    SAD…SAD…SAD to say goodbye to Key Lime and Double Dunker

    Let’s Go Salted Caramel and Whoopie PIe

  105. vanessa says:

    Let’s go DEEP DARK CHOCOLATE!!!!!!! My personal fav of all the flavs!

  106. Bob Kessler Jr says:

    I can’t believe some of my favorite flavors have reached the round of 16. You can bet I will continue voting for them until they reach the finals.

  107. Robin W says:

    Love Coconut Pie!!!

  108. Wilson Gartner says:

    I missed last week in round one, my favorite limited edition ice cream – Egg Nog. my guess for the reason of it not making 32 flavor list is simple, the writer couldn’t spell ” Nog”.

  109. Caroline of Manalapan says:

    What happen to Box of Chocolate and Orange swirl?

  110. Carol says:

    I love Turkey Hill…..all flavors are awesome… it’s hard to choose one…

  111. Marsha B. says:

    Ok the Coconut Cream Pie is the best ice cream I have ever ate in my life. I had to put it in the big freezer rather than the small one over the refrigerator so I couldn’t get to as easy. Hope it hangs around and not just a Limited Edition.

  112. REGGIE MCGEE says:

    Just give me chocolate and peanut butter

  113. Teresa Motz says:

    All these flavors are making me hungry :-)

  114. Mary says:

    Really hoping the deep drk chocolate becomes a regular!!

  115. Elise says:

    I like to put pretzels on my ice cream, and like the flavor you have with Snyder’s Pretzels in it. I used to live in Michigan, and was glad to be able to get Snyder’s Pretzels there! Al Yankovic does parodies of other songs, and he did a parody of Joan Jett’s ” I Love Rock and Roll” and titled it ” I Love Rocky Road”, and the song is very clever and funny, and Rocky Road is one of my favorite ice creams! I would enjoy sharing Turkey Hill Ice Cream with my family and friends if I win!!

  116. Sondra says:

    Turkey Hill ice cream for a year would be heaven!! I’m going with Deep Dark Chocolate – it’s the best!!!:)

  117. Nancy N. says:

    SHOCKED BY THE FIRST ROUND RESULTS!!! SOME OF MY FAVORITES ELLIMINATED ALREADY BUT I’M NOT A QUITTER SO I WILL CONTINUE TO VOTE TILL THE END!!!I’M AN ICECREAMAHOLIC-DELISH!!!

  118. Barb says:

    The choices keep getting tougher!!

  119. Pam says:

    When I was a kid I used to eat ice cream using pretzels as the spoon. I hadn’t thought about that in a long time. I will definitely try that flavor next, if our store carries it.

  120. Irene Melfi says:

    It’s hard to vote without craving!! Want me some Turkey Hill…NOW!!!!!

  121. Vicki Spokes says:

    Wow, several flavors are very close.

  122. Katy says:

    Love Turkey Hill ice cream!! My favorite is Fried Ice Cream ice cream!!

  123. Cath T says:

    Voting is hard–I like them all.

  124. Mary says:

    Still love Gertrude and Double Dunker!

  125. Max B says:

    I still like vanilla bean

  126. pat bentzel says:

    I love egg nog but would gladly eat any flavor of ice cream, its the best treat

  127. TawndaM says:

    great flavors! May the best scoop win!

  128. Harriet G. says:

    I voted, but it was hard to choose.

  129. ken says:

    my favorite use to be the philadelphia style all natural, but they don’t make that anymore,so now, it’s butter almond all natural.

  130. Donna says:

    Seems like when peanut butter is one of the choices it wins.

  131. Debbie says:

    I love Turkey Hill ice cream. I am a bit of a traditionalist and think that the All Natural Vanilla Bean is my WINNER! :)

  132. Carol says:

    No losers here but I can’t vote for anything that says Yankee in front of it. Go Phils!

  133. Richard says:

    VanillaBean the best

  134. Cathy says:

    Go chocolate marshmallow beat those Yankees

  135. Ron says:

    There are so many difficult choices. I’m pulling for the Limited Edition Snyder’s PA Dutch Pretzel. Good luck!

  136. Aileen says:

    Deep Dark Chocolate!! Yum,!

  137. CHRISTINE says:

    SOME OF MY FAVORITES ARE STILL IN THE GAME BUT SAD TO SEE OTHERS ARE NOT. THIS IS FUN ANYWAY, SEEING OTHER PEOPLES FAVORITES.

  138. LindaR says:

    I agree with you, Richard Buckley. I don’t understand either, how butter pecan & black cherry didn’t make it into the tournament. Those two flavors are the best!

  139. Dody says:

    hmmmm, where is my box of chocolates?..well,,more for my freezer!
    My son says he’d like to see some meat in the freezer too,so I bought another freezer just for my turkey hill!

  140. Regina says:

    Love the Ultimate Flavor Tournament and some of my favs made it to round 2….they’re not that lucky in my freezer.

  141. Ryan Miller says:

    Chocolate Chip Cookie dough is AWESOME

  142. Andy says:

    My favorite German Chocolate Cake didn’t even make the tournament???

  143. julie says:

    My most favorite flavor is Moose Tracks, vanilla flavor. That is all or nothing at all.

  144. julie says:

    Moose Tracks, vanilla flavor and the Turkey Hill for me.
    That or nothing. Thank you, Thank you, Turkey Hill.
    With Hershey Chocolate Syrup on top!!

  145. Faye says:

    Every flavor is a winnrer in my opinion…so hard to pick just one…Chocolate peanut butter cup is the BEST…..

  146. Lynn Chamberlain says:

    None of my grocery stores here in Florida carry TH ice cream. Just the Iced teas :(

  147. Ann King says:

    go peanut butter ripple! that’s my favorite!

  148. Marie says:

    It is soooo difficult to choose. If it says Turkey Hill on the package, it is a WINNER!!!!!!! They re ALL winners. Love them ALL.

  149. Stefanie says:

    I vote for Rocky Road!

  150. Betty says:

    anything chocolate

  151. daisy l says:

    rocky road!

  152. IceCreamFiend says:

    Well, with Double Dunker out, guess I’m going to have to go with Choc. Chip Cookie Dough to win it all!

  153. Pat says:

    Nothing better than Ditch Chocolate!!

  154. Audrey says:

    How do you choose between Natural Vanilla Bean and Natural salted caramel. It’s a hard decision.

  155. chris jenkins says:

    its hard to vote sometimes when your putting two great flavors together..love sooooo many.

  156. chris says:

    where’s the mint chocolate chip??

  157. Heather Anderson says:

    Yankee Pinstripe totally cheated!! Phillies Graham Slam is totally the BEST flavor EVER!!!!

  158. Jay H says:

    This is a tough one – All Natural Salted Caramel vs. All Natural Vanilla Bean – All Natural Vanilla Bean!

  159. Hilary says:

    I am voting for Rocky Road…then a big bowl All Natural Salted Caramel

  160. carol s says:

    So many flavors, so little time.

  161. maria Montano says:

    My favorite is natural vanilla bean. Oh yeah!!!

  162. Cathy S. says:

    This family loves any Turkey Hill ice cream and with 12 grandkids we buy probably all flavors at one time or another to please someone. Pap loves them all.

  163. Marion says:

    Whoop it up for Whoopie Pie!

  164. Derk Thomas says:

    All the votes are close. It is hard to make up your mind about ice cream but I do like the classic flavors.

  165. Tracy says:

    I love Phillies Graham Slam!!!

  166. Sheri says:

    All natural butter almond.

  167. Linda H says:

    So many flavors…so little time!

  168. Bobi says:

    Every flavor is a winner in my book, er, dish!

  169. Andy says:

    I wish they would bring back the Ginger Snap ice cream. My favorite ever!

  170. Mike says:

    They’re all good, none are truly a loser

  171. Kathy B says:

    Go Tin Roof Sundae-all the way to #1.

  172. Mark says:

    Hard to believe that Dutch Chocolate is losing. My kids can’t get enough of it.

  173. Rick Miller says:

    We have always loved Turkey Hill’ customer-caring ideas and of course the BIG COW. I am waiting for a new flavor like Peanut Butter Pie.

  174. Erich says:

    As a local expert on all Turkey Hill flavors this may have been the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Though I plan eating all the flavors regardless of which ones lose or win. Though I must say, at heart Skinny Minty is my ultimate flavor. Would love for some new light options to come out! My family goes through about 7 cartons a week..

  175. laurie says:

    Love anything chocolate!

  176. Brianna says:

    Double Dunker will always have a special place in my heart (and in my freezer).

  177. John L. says:

    And the winner is… “Whoopie Pie!!!”

  178. Karen says:

    I love this tournament and I for one and happy that we didn’t have to pick the winners this year Thanks for mixing things up I’m enjoying more without all the added pressue

  179. REGGIE MCGEE says:

    Can’t wait for the next round

  180. Neil S says:

    Any All Natural are winners

  181. susan p says:

    Deep dark chocolate is still in the game I hope the can stay to the final 4

  182. Lydia says:

    coconut cream pie I have two freezers so I can buy all the flavors

  183. pete says:

    the final eight is a powerful group,but I look for tin roof sundae and deep dark chocolate to be in the final four. keep in mind that chocolate rules the ice cream universe and Turkey Hill rules ice cream period……..

  184. Mary says:

    Somewhere I ate some ice cream that had marshmallow in it and a little coconut. It might have been vanilla and the taste of a mallow cup in it. I am not sure. I bet you could make ice cream like this and it would be wonderful.

  185. Brenna says:

    I love all these flavors! It’s hard to choose but I definitely would go for rocky road!

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