The International Dairy Foods Association says this survey is about Americans' favorite ice cream flavors. And maybe it is, on the surface. But to me, it's a survey on how BORING people are. And we are EXTRAORDINARILY boring.

  • According to the survey, 92% of ice cream companies say their most popular flavor is...vanilla.
  • Mint chocolate chip and cookies-and-cream tied for second place, each one got 3.7%.
  • Pecans were named the most popular nut topping for ice cream, and peanuts were second.  Strawberries are the most popular fruit, ahead of a cherry or raspberries.

I actually prefer butter pecan.  What's your favorite?