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Fall Flavors We’d Like To See At The Creamery

Fall is an exciting time of year. Penn State football is back, the weather turns cooler, and all the fun flavors (read: pumpkin spice) we like in food and coffee make their few-months-long appearance.

The Creamery is known for its variety of clever and inventive flavors, and our staffers have some ideas for the ones that it should introduce next in the spirit of another autumn in Happy Valley.

While pumpkin spice is king, there are a number of other fun fall flavors that we think Penn Staters would love. Here are our picks for fall flavors we’d like to see at the Creamery.

Dana Nunemacher: Turtle Tears

You know, turtle ice cream, but with extra salted caramel to really emphasize Maryland’s tears. This would be the perfect comfort food after getting shut out in your much-anticipated blackout that was such a rivalry that your university canceled classes on the afternoon of it. Conversely, this would be a great celebration scoop for Penn Staters to wallow in those sweet and salty Terrapin tears.

Matt DiSanto: Bring Back Russ Digs Roseberry

Others might say football, but when I think of fall, I think of women’s volleyball. More specifically, I think of America’s sweetheart and Penn State women’s volleyball coach, Russ Rose. So, what better way to ring in the season than with a healthy dose of Russ Digs Roseberry?

The legendary coach received his very own flavor back in May 2014 to celebrate his storied tenure with the program, but it’s no longer a permanent fixture on the menu. Made with black raspberry puree, whole strawberries, strawberry/red raspberry sauce, and dark chocolate, this flavor needs to return to campus as the Nittany Lions continue their season this fall.

Anthony Colucci: Pecan Sanderson

We’ve been saying it for years. Do right by the GOAT and give Cael his own Creamery flavor.

Pecan Sanderson would be a double-leg takedown of a flavor and deserving of at least a few national titles, maybe as many as eight! I imagine this holy grail combining all the elements of the premier fall dessert — pecan pie — into a frozen treat that tastes like Thanksgiving, BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT WE DO.

Owen Abbey: Gingerbread Cookie Dough

How good would it be if gingerbread cookies and cookie dough combined into one awesome flavor? It instantly would become a fan favorite to all Creamery lovers out there. The twist on the classic cookie dough ice cream flavor would give people a taste of that sweet fall atmosphere that makes fall the best season.

Sarah Baumann: KJ’s Caramel Apple

Nothing screams fall like a warm caramel apple. I would love for the Creamery to make a vanilla ice cream base with caramel swirl and apple pieces, a combination as sweet as KJ Hamler’s speed and moves, like on that 58-yard touchdown reception with the oh-so-sweet juke.

Samuel Brungo: Vanilla

If we’ve learned anything from the past week with #LawnBoyz gate, it’s that people are afraid of change and fun. So why make new flavors such as #LawnBoyz made solely of Beaver Stadium grass when we can just eat comfortable old, familiar vanilla?

Andy Mollenauer: It’s Fall And “Michigan Still Sucks” Maple

I find maple to be among the more underrated fall flavors. Combine that with some poking fun at Michigan, and you’ve got something that is sure to be popular among Creamery customers and the Penn State faithful. No matter what time (of year) it is, Michigan still sucks, and there’s never a bad time for maple-flavored anything.

Jim Davidson: Gourds Just Wanna Have Fun


The gourd is a classy fruit fit for the mantle or that overflowing cornucopia painting on Thanksgiving napkins. But its bright colors and funky shape suggest that it’s also down to party. 

Granted, I’ve never eaten a gourd, and “gourd flavor” might not necessarily be a hit with customers. Instead, the creamery should create “gourds just wanna have fun” as a more artistic, inspired, ode-like project. Throw together lemon, green apple, and orange sherbet as a homage to its vibrancy and see what happens. 

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Andy Mollenauer

Andy is a writer for Onward State, a senior majoring in journalism, and a die-hard Wisconsin pro sports fan despite being from our nation's capital. His taste in music is absolute garbage, ranging from Bon Jovi to Slipknot to Avril Lavigne. If you want to talk sports or share memes and cute photos of French bulldogs, email him at [email protected].

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