The campus community can help decide the next great UDairy Creamery ice cream flavor in the Blue Hen Flavor Contest.

Ice cream taste tests

Help UDairy Creamery pick UD's first signature ice cream flavor

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10:29 a.m., Oct. 3, 2011--Free ice cream taste tests featuring the finalists in the UDairy Creamery’s Blue Hen Flavor Contest will take place over the next few weeks, with the first scheduled Thursday, Oct. 6, on The Green.

UDairy Creamery staff combed through the nearly 300 entries submitted by staff, students, alumni, parents and UD friends. Eight flavor entries were selected and those flavors are currently in development at the creamery. The eight finalists are being notified.

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Ice cream finalists

The five finalists have been chosen for the Alumni Weekend's Dela-bration Ice Cream Flavor contest, and members of the campus community get to decide which flavor is the cream of the crop by voting online.

In the first week, a taste test of the chosen eight entries will occur.  Students who participate will be asked to vote for their favorite flavor and after tallying the results, the competition will be narrowed down to four finalists. 

The next week, more taste tests and voting will lead to two finalists.

Votes will be tallied and the winning flavor will be announced during Homecoming Weekend. Prizes will be awarded to the winner and one randomly selected participant.  

The taste test schedule is as follows, with all events running from at least 11 a.m.-1p.m: 

• Thursday, Oct. 6 -- The Green, near Gore Hall 

• Thursday, Oct. 13 -- Trabant University Center 

• Thursday, Oct. 20 -- UD Barnes and Noble Bookstore and Perkins Student Center 

Additional locations University-wide may be added during the month.  Follow @UDairyCreamery on Twitter or on Facebook for dates, times, and location announcements. 

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