Admit it: You still have a Pavlovian response when you hear the cheery jingle of the ice cream truck down the street.Whether you have kids or you’re a kid at heart, it’s OK to hold a soft spot in your heart for the ice cream man. Personal Creations, an online personalization store, recently polled 1,500 of its users to find out once and for all what America considers its favorite frozen treat.
The results are in, and in first place is the classic Drumstick ice cream cone. One in four poll respondents said “yes, please” to vanilla ice cream and chocolate-dipped waffle cones. The Drumstick was introduced by Nestlé at the 1905 World’s Fair, and more than 100 years later, it’s still going strong.
Next, with 13 percent of the vote, was the convenient push-up pop, the sherbet ice pop that doesn’t make a mess. More than 12 percent of users favored the frozen Snickers ice cream bar, and only one in 10 people claimed the Choco Taco as their favorite. Bringing up the rear are those funny little pops shaped like SpongeBob or other cartoon characters with gumballs for eyes.