A recent study by Instacart has determined the most popular ice cream in each state (based on Instacart orders anyway). Maybe I'm out of touch, but this was not the answer I was expecting for Texas.
A closer look reveals that the real answer is probably Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla, just as we suspected, but the quote below explains why the study eliminated Vanilla to get more interesting answers:
"Because vanilla is hands down the most purchased ice cream flavor in every state — accounting for more than a quarter (26.2%) of all ice cream sales in the U.S. — we dug a little deeper to find out what people are buying when they step out of their vanilla comfort zone. To do this, we determined which ice cream flavor each state buys the most compared to the national average."
According to this study, Texas' favorite ice cream flavor is Rainbow Sherbet. Three other states had the same result...Montana, Kansas, and Arkansas. Even if you take Vanilla out of the equation, this still seems odd. There are some other pretty strange ones...Green Tea wins Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Alaska, and Colorado? Check out each states results here.