Look, I'll be honest with you, perhaps the most honest I've ever been in my life. One of the reasons I refuse to leave the Pacific Northwest is that I can't bear the thought of not having Tillamook ice cream readily available. It's that good, I mean it really is a staple up here. Whenever we run out of Tillamook ice cream in our freezer, that constitutes an emergency and a grocery store trip is soon enacted to resolve the situation.

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Photo by Mieke Campbell on Unsplash
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Even though I am far from qualified to comment on this, I'm gonna. I will be sharing my opinion; my cold takes if you will, on the best flavors the Pacific Northwest's best creamery has to offer.

Peaches & Cream

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Tillamook Creamery, Canva
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I remember the first time I tried this flavor. I was surprised at how juicy the peaches were inside the ice cream. Despite being frozen in the cream, the peaches were still delicious. You're going to learn quickly on this list that I love fresh fruits and berries in my ice cream.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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Tillamook Creamery, Canva
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This is my comfort food. Whether I buy a blizzard, a cheaper tub of ice cream, or Tillamook itself, I had the hardest time breaking away from cookie dough ice cream to try new flavors. I was eventually successful but Tillamook's delicious cookie dough ice cream with soft cookie bites really ruined me.

Malted Moo Shake

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This has been one of the two "go-to" ice cream flavors for movie nights with my wife. There's nothing better than watching a movie or TV show in my reclined bed with my wife as we eat Malted Moo Shake ice cream. If you've never tried it before, it's just like having a malt but with the added fudge chips that are perfect for chewing. Not to get all weird about ice cream here, but it's the perfect texture for an enjoyable chew adding up to a nice mouthfeel. See, I can be snobby like wine people.

Oregon Dark Cherry

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This is my new favorite flavor and it's going to be a while before I can move on. As I said before when I was talking about the peaches & cream flavor, nothing beats fresh and juicy fruit and berries in ice cream. This cherry ice cream has the best flavor and the cherry chunks put it over the top.

Sorry, Mom. Tillamook Mudslide is fine but I'll take every single one of the flavors listed above over it.

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