Fentons Creamery

July 14, 2014
Profiles,Stories

You can’t buy happiness but you can buy ice cream. Whenever we’re in the mood for scoopfuls of creamy, ice cold delights, we head to Oakland’s Fentons Creamery – the oldest continuously operating creamery west of the Mississippi. Founded in 1884 by Elbridge Seth Fenton, it’s the birthplace of flavors like Toasted Almond, Swiss Milk Chocolate and Rocky Road! With Fentons’ 120th anniversary just around the corner, Todd and I took a tour of their in-house production facility, where over 50 flavors are made and mixed by hand. Batch by batch. And what better way to end a visit than with one too many sundaes of gargantuan proportions? So good and so classic. Put an ice cream spoon in me!

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

Fentons Creamery, Oakland, CA // HonestlyYUM

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Conversation

Ohhhh, ice cream….my major downfall. Beautiful post, good thing I don’t live next door to Fentons 🙂

i definitely agree with that statement.. that you can’t buy happiness but you can buy ice-cream – the two are inextricably linked! love this post, thanks for sharing!

oh my goodness… you would literally have to pry me out of there! x

Believe me Supal, after all of those sundaes we weren’t going anywhere (even if we tried). 😛