ATLANTA, Ga. (January 12, 2012) – When Long Islanders were asked to choose their favorite national ice cream, their resounding answer was: Carvel Ice Cream. This year, over 70,000 Long Island Press readers voted in what has become the weekly newspaper’s biggest edition of the year. Of the ice cream shops nominated (including several local stores, as well as national chains Cold Stone Creamery and Ben & Jerry’s), Carvel was the clear winner with the highest percentage of votes in the entire category.
“Being named ‘Best National Ice Cream’ by the readers of Long Island Press is a huge honor,” says Lori Peterson, Vice President of Marketing for Carvel. “Since 1934, our focus has been to make guests happy by hand making the best ice cream treats possible. It’s nice to know that our efforts are still being recognized 78 years later.”
This is the 6th year the Long Island Press has conducted their Best of Long Island awards. Carvel was also named “Best National Ice Cream” in 2008 and 2010. Best of Long Island 2011 hits newsstands and the Internet (www.longislandpress.com) January 12th.