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Best Local Product of 2014: Jeni’s Ice Creams

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For four years running, Jeni’s Ice Creams have taken the top spot in our annual reader survey when it comes to naming the best locally made product in the city. Of course, the full top 10 list is very food-and-drink heavy, which means that many successful Columbus entrepreneurs are very food-focused, and that local consumers love the products that they’re able to eat and drink.

While Jeni’s didn’t open any new local stores in 2014, they did grow their national footprint significantly this year with new scoop shop locations in Charleston, Atlanta and a St. Louis store announced for 2015. The expansion across the country still benefits the company back home, which moved into a larger Downtown headquarters earlier this month.

For more information, visit www.jenis.com.

Top 10 Locally-Made Columbus Products of 2014:

  1. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
  2. HOMAGE T-shirts
  3. Middle West Spirits Products
  4. Brothers Drake Mead
  5. Watershed Distillery Products
  6. Stinkybomb Soap
  7. Columbus Brewing Company Beers
  8. Glenn Ave Soap Company
  9. Destination Donuts
  10. Poor Sparrow Jewelry

Flashback: Best Locally Made Product of 2013: Jeni’s Ice Creams
Flashback: Best Locally Made Product of 2012: Jeni’s Ice Creams
Flashback: Best Locally Made Product of 2011: Jeni’s Ice Creams

Note: Our “Best of 2014” lists are published as the result of our annual reader survey/poll.

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