From left, Jacob Hunt, UDairy Creamery assistant manager; Kate Maloney, contest winner for All Nighter; Susan Tkachick, contest runner-up for Blue Hen Tracks; and Robin Morgan, dean of UD's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Winning flavor

All Nighter wins UDairy Creamery contest

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6:30 p.m., Nov. 12, 2011--The votes are in, and All Nighter has been chosen as the winning ice cream flavor in the UDairy Creamery’s Blue Hen Signature Flavor Contest. 

All Nighter -- a coffee ice cream with cookie dough chunks, crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and a fudge swirl -- was submitted by Kate Maloney, a senior biology major from Middletown, N.J. The winner was announced at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Homecoming tailgate Saturday, Nov. 12, and during the Homecoming football game at Delaware Stadium. 

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According to Maloney’s entry, “Every college student has to pull an all nighter at some point in their college career. It can be sweeter with this delectable ice cream flavor, designed to give you the sugar rush you need to survive a 24-hour cram session.” 

“During the voting it was obvious that this ice cream flavor was a hit with students,” said Melinda Litvinas, creamery manager. “We wanted to get people excited about the Creamery, since this was our first fall being open. With 300-plus entries submitted for flavor ideas and over 3000 votes submitted to select the winning flavor, we’re thrilled with the response of the UD community.”

Besides the obvious pride of having her ice cream flavor sold at the UDairy Creamery and other locations where UDairy Creamery ice cream is sold, Maloney receives a free UDairy Creamery ice cream cone per week for one year, a $100 UD Barnes and Noble Bookstore gift certificate and a Creamery gift basket.  

Runner-up in the contest was Susan Tkachick, a research accountant in UD’s Research Office, for submitting Blue Hen Tracks -- a vanilla ice cream with blue-shelled chocolate candy and a peanut butter swirl. Her entry stated, “The Blue Hen name association and color-combo is obvious. The ice cream mixture is simple and uncomplicated, which would stand the test of time. Anything too fancy or too complicated with lots of ingredients is trendy, but not always appealing to the largest group of consumers. I can already taste it -- yum!” 

Tkachick received a $50 gift card to the UD Bookstore and a Creamery gift basket.  

In addition, the Creamery selected a random participant from the entries and voting to receive a Creamery gift basket. Winner is Kevin Archibald, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The other finalists in the contest were

• Blue Hen Cackle Crackle, submitted by Holly Spier, a senior in business and economics; 

• Chicken Feed, submitted by Laura Mascari, a senior in business and economics; 

• First State Cobbler, submitted by Anette Karlsson, chairperson and professor of mechanical engineering;  

• Freshman 15, submitted by Leigh Ann Tona, a senior in business and economics; 

• Robin’s Egg, submitted by Mark Barteau, senior vice provost for research and strategic initiatives; and

• UDe Leche, submitted by Michelle Pusey, a graduate student in arts and sciences. 

For UDairy Creamery hours, location, and menu items please visit the Creamery website.  Follow the Creamery on Facebook and Twitter for special promotions, events and announcements. 

Article by Katy O’Connell

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