Why is Strawberry Soy (Ice) Cream Rare?

I’m curious - last night, for the first time ever, I saw Soy Neopolitan ‘Ice’ Cream (odd - shouldn’t it be the ‘cream’ part that gets put in quotes?).

I’ve never seen strawberry flavor soy ice cream before, and I’ve still never seen it sold independently. This surprises me, because if there had been a major conference of ice cream flavors at Yalta in 1945, strawberry would have been up there near chocolate, who would be reading vanilla’s diplomatic mail, while vanilla would have had a mole high in chocolate’s heirarchy.

This is the brand I see most often: http://www.purelydecadent.com/products/organic_soy_delicious.html

They commonly have both Neapolitan and plain strawberry.

Here’s another one:


My guess is it’s because your local markets have determined they don’t sell much of it in your particular region. It’s easy to find around here (Chicago-north side).

(BTW, Vanilla is still the most popular flavor of ice cream sold every year in the US, then chocolate.)

Nondairy Milk Alternatives - Frozen Desserts

I see strawberry and neapolitan all over that page.

That sounds plausible. Anyone have any ideas on why San Francisco Bay Area Whole Foods and a few other markets wouldn’t have a high demand for strawberry soy ice cream? I eventually found the Neopolitan in Mollie Stone’s, but they didn’t have just strawberry either…

very strange :confused:

At the risk of getting flammed, my WAG is that it’s because you have a considerably lower Black population. (7.79% as opposed to 36.39%). While I don’t have demographic data on ice cream and soy cream sales, my personal experience working in an ice cream parlor and then a concession stand was that almost all my strawberry and fruit flavors went to black people, and my chocolate and hot fudge were white folks’ fave.

Again, only from personal experience, and I will happily stand corrected by anyone who can provide actual cites, or even experience to the contrary.

Is that anything like being flamed, but also being slammed and winding up flat at the end? It sounds bad. :wink:

You have a fascinating hypothesis. Not sure how I would ever find out, but fascinating. Thanks!