SUMMER is here in Berkshire County and summer means different things to different people. What do you associate with summer? Swimsuits, flip-flops, tans, beaches, pools, travel, bungalows, parties, sunburns, seafood, sand, suntan oil, picnics, lemonade, air conditioning, and the list goes on...

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And then there's a special group of people who believe summer means one thing and one thing only -- ICE CREAM! As I get older, I seem to be losing my sweet tooth. Nowadays, I seem to prefer my snacks salty rather than sweet except when it comes to ice cream. I love ice cream! Always have. Always will.

Recently, the professionals on betting advice and tips, conducted a study focusing on the most ice-cream-obsessed states to see where Massachusetts ended up concerning our love for ice cream and frozen treats.

What surprised me the most about the study is that a lot of the warmer-weather states are not in the top 15. States that stayed (on average) warmer longer during the year such as Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, Georgia, and California are not to be found.

In fact, most of the ice-cream-obsessed states are located here in the Northeast. Not only that, but the only New England state not to appear is Vermont. And the Bay State was, believe it or not, ranked at #6 concerning our love for ice cream.

Here are the top 15 (actually 16 because of a 2-way tie for 7th place) Ice Cream States according to

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Utah
  3. Delaware
  4. Connecticut
  5. Maine
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Maryland/New Jersey(tie)
  8. New Jersey/Maryland(tie)
  9. Michigan
  10. South Carolina
  11. Ohio
  12. Pennsylvania
  13. Indiana
  14. Illinois
  15. Rhode Island
  16. New York

And here's something else to consider: Although Massachusetts was ranked #6th for overall ice cream love, the Commonwealth is actually #3 when it comes to ice cream search volume. BTW, our favorite flavor of the Holy Trinity(chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla) is chocolate. Ummmm...

Take a look at the full study on BetMassachusetts' website here. Enjoy your summer!... And your ice cream!

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