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Summary: The second annual Flavor Face-Off competition was a great success, with more than 700 votes received during the four rounds of the contest. Once again, we'd like to thank our participants: Ohio dairy producer Brenda Hastings, Minnesota dairy producer Shannon Seifert, California dairy producer Nancy Grossi, Michigan dairy producer Ashley Messing, Pennsylvania Center for Dairy Excellence's Emily Yeiser, Idaho dairy producer Rob Hull, Ohio State University's Kelsey Holter, Minnesota dairy producers Tim and Emily Zweber, University of Kentucky's Ariel Waldeck, Indiana dairy producer Leontien VandeLaar, California dairy producer Ray Prock, Jr., and Ohio dairy producers Rose and Greg Hartschuh.
Our lucky winner was Leontien VandeLaar, who was also featured in the November 21st "Women in Dairy" issue. (Click here to read the article.) If you're interested in participating in the 2012 competition, e-mail
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Online fans may remember the inaugural Flavor Face-Off competition in June 2010, where eight members of the Progressive Dairyman staff took on ice cream flavor personas and battled one another for reader votes. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, represented by Progressive Dairyman’s webmaster Ray Merritt, came out on top.
This year, we asked dairy industry bloggers and Proud to Dairy members — along with returning and new faces to Progressive Dairyman — to join in on the fun. The result is a bracket of 16 flavors, pitted against one another in eight match-ups. Click here or on the image at right to see the bracket at full size.
Voting for the first round will take place until June 14, at which point the eight winners will face-off to determine the final four, the top two and, finally, the 2011 Ice Cream Flavor Face-Off Champion. Click here to vote today to make sure your favorite reigns supreme.
Over the next two weeks, we'll also be posting features where you can learn more about two flavors going head-to-head.
Click a link below to get started:
Ice Cream Flavor Face-Off, Round 1: Chocolate Fudge Brownie vs. Blue Bunny Cookies 'n Cream
Ice Cream Flavor Face-Off, Round 1: South Dakota State Raspberry Cheesecake vs. Blue Bell Buttered Pecan
Ice Cream Flavor Face-Off, Round 1: Sunnyside Farms Rocky Road vs. Michigan State University's Final Four Fudge Dribble
Ice Cream Flavor Face-Off, Round 1: Penn State Berkey Creamery's Peachy Paterno vs. Dryer's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Ice Cream Flavor Face-Off, Round 1: Homemade Vanilla vs. Stonyfield's Creme Caramel
Ice Cream Flavor Face-Off, Round 1: Blue Bell Southern Blackberry Cobbler vs. Vanilla Bean
Ice Cream Flavor Face-Off, Round 1: Thrifty Chocolate Malted Crunch vs. Blue Moon
Ice Cream Flavor Face-Off, Round 1: Toft's Dairy Caveman Chocolate vs. Blueberry Pomegranate PD
Don't forget to vote for your favorite flavors. Which ice cream flavors did we miss? E-mail
with your top pick to be put on the list for the 2012 Ice Cream Flavor Face-Off.
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