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I SCREAM,YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR THE ROUND 1 RECAP!

Oh Persephoneers! What an ice creamy week it has been!

Round 1 went more or less as projected, with few upsets; however, some contests were quite a bit more competitive than I expected – who knew Sweet Cream was such a popular flavor with y’all?

Day 1 Results:
Chocolate 72% v. Sweet Cream 28%
Vanilla (bean) 83% v. Coconut 17%
Mint Chocolate Chip 83% v. Red Bean 17%
Strawberry 85% v. Rum Raisin 15%

Day 2 Results:
Coffee 75% v. Banana 25%
Butter Pecan/Praline 69% v. Orange Cream 31%
Cookie Dough 80% v. Cinnamon 20%
Cookies & Cream 71% v. Green Tea 29%

Day 3 Results:
Caramel/Dulce de Leche 64% v. Chocolate Chip 36%
Rocky Road 61% v. Maple/Maple Nut 39%
Raspberry/Black Raspberry 78% v. Black Walnut 22%
Mocha Almond Fudge 43% v. Chocolate Vanilla Swirl 57%

Day 4 Results:
Moose Tracks 69% v. French Vanilla 31%
Fudge Ripple 58% v. Peanut Butter 42%
Neapolitan 52% v. Pistachio 48%
Cherry/Cherry Vanilla 62% v. White Chocolate 38%

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM” Updated Bracket

Surprisingly strong showings for Sweet Cream, Orange Cream, and Green Tea in particular! A neat upset by Chocolate Vanilla Swirl… and a fabulously tight contest between Neapolitan and Pistachio–the leader switched at least four times! Far and away the closest match this round; if the need for an extra playoff of sorts arises, Pistachio can be a Wild Card competitor (not least because I really, really wanted it to beat Neapolitan. Why do you people dislike nuts??).

So! What do you expect to see from Round 2? The stakes are higher, the choices tougher, the need to devour the competition more…consuming. There will be two match-ups to vote on per day next week, with the results out either daily or at the end of the week, depending on my mood and whatever I think is more likely to rouse your fighting words. Rev up your campaigns, folks, ’cause I’m looking for some cream-slinging come Monday!

14 replies on “I SCREAM,YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR THE ROUND 1 RECAP!”

I must admit, I am disappointed and baffled. It lost by only four votes, and while there were plenty of comments praising pistachio, there were none for Neapolitan. I am seriously considering shaking things up in the next round, and, like, counting comments as extra votes or something. Why should something win when no one campaigns for it?? Also, I’d kind of like the semifinals to consist of flavors beyond chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry–which include chocolate vanilla, neapolitan, vanilla fudge, etc. We’re not that boring, are we?

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