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Vote for the Best Ice Cream Place in Fenton

Let us know the best ice cream place in Fenton so we can put it to a vote and find out which is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.

Where is the best place in Fenton for ice cream?

Patch is relaunching its and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows about Fenton to vote for the best spots in Fenton.

Voting will begin July 23 and continue until Aug. 17.

Thanks in advance for your participation.

PS: Sign up for the FENTON PATCH NEWSLETTER to find out how voting is going so you can support your favorite institution in the Readers' Choice contest.

sara shaughnessy June 19, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Uncle Ray's! Not only do they have delicious ice cream made from real ingredients, but the customer service has never been less than stellar any of the times that my family has gone there! They are always ready to offer up samples, write messages on cookies for their delicious frozen yogurt pies, write messages on ice cream cakes, etc. They are always smiling and we have always felt welcome.
Chris June 19, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Uncle Ray's is great. But let's throw Coldstone in there. Just to make it interesting.
EclecticCitizen June 19, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Uncle Rays, most definitely :)
Momma Miller June 19, 2012 at 08:09 PM
What is out there??? Uncle Ray's Lester Lee's (in Lovegroves) Cold Stone Culvers anything else?
Zach June 23, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Of course Uncle Rays, right?
Ashley July 03, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Uncle Ray's
Trish July 23, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Panda is very good. sorbetos to love on a hot day.
stephanie pytlowanyj July 23, 2012 at 01:56 PM
There is Panda Ice....sugar free, gluten free, etc., Very healthy, delicious, and inexpensive. I get a 6 oz and my daughter a 8 oz and we pay about $5.00 for it.
Julie July 23, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Uncle Ray's!
Bobby Bidwell July 23, 2012 at 03:07 PM
It's a tie: Uncle Ray's AND Culvers.
Barbara July 23, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Uncle Ray's
BS July 23, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Culver's ... The freshest custard with flavors made to your spec! The flavor of the day broadens my taste buds!
EclecticCitizen July 23, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Uncle Rays has HOMEMADE custard ice cream (not soft serve, but REAL homemade ice cream that is creamy and delicious!).
kate McCartney July 23, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Only been once but it was tasty!
Billy Crystal July 23, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Culvers Frozen Custard is most definently not soft serve! Much firmer texture and it's made fresh every two hours, it doesn't sit in a bucket all day.
C.C. July 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM
UNCLE RAY'S hands down and cones up! Not only are the Durant guys geared toward quality products, they support the community in which they grew up and still live in. Got a benefit coming up, could on them to pitch in, need a special order, it's done. There is nothing they won't try to do to satisfy a customer. Great local product made by great local guys! Stephanie P...how can you think Panda water ice is healthy with the amount of sugar they use, ask them how much sugar goes into their products. LOTS
EclecticCitizen July 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Obviously, you have not eaten Uncle Ray's custard ice cream (it is not soft serve...in other words, it does not come out of a machine)
EclecticCitizen July 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM
I agree with you C.C. on everything you stated (even the comment about the Panda Water Ice).
Billy Crystal July 24, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Just because ice cream doesn't come out of a machine does not make it soft serve... Either way. I believe both places serve completely different products, both of which are delicious.
Amy Everett July 24, 2012 at 01:05 AM
It takes just as much sugar to make Ice Cream (or more) than it does to make water Ice! Add in the Butter fat, and cholesterol....Its a hands down artery clogger! Change does not come easy to people! Panda Water Ice is made by local folks, in thier factory ,right on the premises! Culvers is not an Ice cream shop! It is a Hamburger place, that sells custard! Panda water Ice has 32 delicious fat free, chlosterol free, soy free, whey free and gluten free flavors! Think of people with allergies!!!! all these years they couldn't have a frozen treat??? Now they can!!! Panda Water Ice Company has a beautiful indoor area to sit...or a alfresco patio, with a waterfall!!!! If you want Ice cream...Panda has Egg Free Ice cream...like Breyers and Ben and Jerry's!!!! Pure Vanilla and pure Chocolate! In regular or fat free, sugar free!!! Uncle Rays sells Ice Cream and Yogurt....Panda sells water Ice, and there is no reason to be rude!!!! I am sure if someone approached Panda they would participate in any fundraiser!!! They are sponsering a Dance troupe, and an Autism Fundraiser! This is 2012!!! Let's not be so rude to new coming things!!! If ther had been no change....we would still be riding horses and wearing victorian dresses....I'm just sayin!!!
Amy Everett July 24, 2012 at 01:09 AM
It sits in a soft seve icecream machine all day......ice cream....custard....water ice....sorbetto....gelato......tomato...tomaato.....potatoe ....potatttooo...they are all delicious and all are frozen treats!!!!!!
Amy Everett July 24, 2012 at 01:11 AM
PANDA WATER ICE CO! 1539 N. Leroy Street Right here in Fenton!
Mary Carsten July 24, 2012 at 01:20 AM
None other than Uncle Rays! Fenton staple!
C.C. July 24, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Amy, you neglected to say that you are the owner of Panda Water Ice and that you are new to town. I understand that you did a "fund raiser" on the 4th of July, donating $1 toward every $3 cup of product you sold. Uncle Ray's donateas everything toward the fund raisers they participated in, nothing went back to them. Todd and Dave were born and raised in Fenton, still live in our community, with deep Fenton roots and love for the people who live here. I agree the products are very different, so are the people who own these businesses and their attitudes. Sorry, not being rude, Amy...you needed to state that you were the owner of Panda Water from the get go instead of getting defensive. You're new to our community and I've heard you make rude remarks twice about local well respected businesses, once during the July 4th celebration and once at the first Farmer's Mkt. That's not a great way to win friends and customers. Yes, Crust IS a bakery--even though you stated you can bake it better at home and if you aren't happy with Fenton's Farmer's Market--don't participate, but on the other hand, don't expect the locals to support your business either. End of any remarks about you or your new business.
Nate July 24, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Rofl @ Amy. Bad marketing is bad.
EclecticCitizen July 24, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Amy, my niece owns an ice cream shoppe in Goodrich, MI, called Moo Cows. Therefore, I understand that businesses need to advertise, brag and get there shops recognized by the public. But I would be highly embarrassed if my niece posted on a public consumer poll just to tout her own shop. A lot of people like your shop, and that is great. But other people like other shops. This poll is for the public to vote and comment on, not the owners.
EclecticCitizen July 24, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Right, we all like different things and I am thankful that Fenton has enough diversify where ice cream shoppes are concerned, to satisfy most all of us here. :)
Amy Everett July 25, 2012 at 04:03 AM
I was not bashing any local business's fare! I was simply correcting improper information on our product! I am a consumer! I also have freedom of speech! We cannot possibly compete with businesses that have been open 20plus years..... We have only been open 40 days! I am not marketing on this site! We have tv commercials for that.... Can't everyone just lighten up? If you buy a pork chop from VG's .... Does wallmart care? It's just a blog.... I voted for uncle rays ! Please give us a fair chance !
Linda Ralston July 25, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Couldn't agree with you more!
Beth July 31, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Uncle Rays 100% no questions asked!!!!!!

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