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Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
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Few things say summer, like a bowl or cone full of sweet, creamy, delicious ice cream. In Columbus, Ohio, few things bring bigger smiles all year 'round than the mere mention of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. Established in 2002 by Jeni Britton Bauer and her husband Charly Bauer, Jeni's has become something of a point or pride in Columbus as fans of Jeni's believe this local ice cream shop, specializing in using fresh, local ingredients, is second to none.

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Taste

From signature flavors like Brambleberry Crisp, Queen City Cayenne, or the ever popular Salty Caramel, to seasonal flavors like White House Cherry, Plum Sake Sorbet and Askinosie Dark Milk Chocolate, Jeni's always seems to come up with just the right combination of flavor and texture. Ambitious and unusual and more flavorful than sweet, each bite makes an impression - there are no ordinary spoonfuls. For this reason, there is a tendency not to just devour the ice cream without thinking about it, but rather contemplating each bite, enjoying it fully - enjoying the lack of diminished returns.

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Ambiance + Taste Again!

When walking into Jeni's Bexley location at 2156 East Main Street, one is more than likely to be lulled into a false sense of ordinary when stepping through the doors to this very simple, very clean ice cream shop. Behind the counter, you will be greeted by always friendly, but not pushy staff members. Like the shop itself, there is more than meets the eye here.

Jeni's staff members are not scoopers and servers- they are certified Jeni's ice cream-ologists. Not only can they take you, flavor by flavor, through each variety of ice cream in the store, every scoop, every sundae, describing the flavors and textures while offering you a sample, they know the actual history of each flavor - where it came from and how it came to be.

Any fan of Jeni's learns that these ice creams are not just flavors that have been randomly thrown together. Each flavor has a story and each story has a process. There are no accidents at Jeni's - each flavor has a point and purpose, a life of it's own and the staff always seems to bring it back to Jeni herself.

It's like the origin and the personality of the ice creams are just as important as the ingredients and the flavors - and those origins and flavors are very much Jeni.

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Locations

Short North
714 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

North Market
59 Spruce Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

German Village
900 Mohawk Street
Columbus, Ohio 43206

Bexley
2156 E. Main Street
Bexley, Ohio 43209

Grandview Heights
1281 Grandview Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43212

Dublin
1 W. Bridge Street
Dublin, Ohio 43017

Clintonville
4247 N. High Street
Clintonville, Ohio 43214

Powell
8 N. Liberty Street
Powell, Ohio 43065

The App

Jeni's has so many - and different - flavors to choose from some customers spend long minutes trying them all. For those who know what they want, they can skip the 'lickers' and get their Jeni's right away by ordering through the new app.

Here are some of the features according to the website:

-Build your favorite ice cream the way you like it.
-Save your Favorite Orders in order to repeat them next time. No need to re-create your order from scratch.
-Set up an account and easily pay with your credit card through the App, receive a confirmation number and pick up your order in-store.
-Customizable pickup times: Order now but pick it up later in the day if desired. We'll have it ready!
-Facebook Integration: Publish your orders to your Facebook wall to share your favourites with your friends.
-Gift Card Payment Options (at participating locations)
Only two locations are being tested with app right now:
Short North
714 N. High St,
Columbus, OH 43215

Grandview Heights
1281 Grandview Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43212

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