A Neapolitan Debate!

Summer is upon us! What is a more quintessential summer treat than ice cream…nothing! At least not to my knowledge. There are so many great and delicious flavours of ice cream, but today, I am going to talk about three specific ones. These three tend to be the most common, Vanilla, Chocolate, and strawberry. When they get combined they form Neapolitan ice cream.

Here is a little history on the ice cream. It was named in the late 19th century. It got its name as a reflection of its presumed origins in the cuisine of the Italian city of Naples. Also, it got this name from the many Neapolitan immigrants who brought their expertise in frozen desserts with them to the United States.

Maybe you eat it all together, or you eat it one flavour at a time, that is the cool part about this frozen dessert. It allows you to enjoy it how you wish. Despite that, there is clearly a better flavour of the three. I’m not saying that one is objectively better. They are all great in their own right but when you have three options people are going to definitely have a preference.

My preferred flavour is vanilla. I just think that it is the best. Ideally, I would go with vanilla soft serve but any form of vanilla ice cream is great! now if you thinking “Wow! vanilla, how basic! It’s like the plainest flavour!” Well, you’re wrong! It is tasty and delicious. I know what I like and I was curious to see if other people agreed or if they prefer other flavours. The thing with Neapolitan is it combines three so people have to like these other flavours right?

The answer is yes! On KIX FM it was pretty even across the board chocolate and vanilla tied at 36% and strawberry came in at 27%. That is pretty fair. I say these results justify Neapolitan ice cream. Now in River Country…WHAT! There is absolutely no love for vanilla…I’m a little sad about that one. Chocolate took the lead at 67% followed by strawberry at 33%. Strawberry beat vanilla…I don’t even know what’s happening anymore.

Overall I say that this was a worthwhile experiment River Country had a lot of chocolate lovers and more strawberry lovers than vanilla which really surprised me. KIX basically showed that everyone loves a little bit of everything and that is what makes Neapolitan ice cream such a great dessert!

I like to ask a different question over on our Instagram story everyday I’m on air.

You can answer today’s question here: on KIX FM or on RIVER COUNTRY

-Jared Gomes