🔒 Insider Debates results: Sanders vs Stroh’s

Which would you pick to satisfy your sweet craving?

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There’s nothin’ like grabbing a sweet treat in the sweet summertime. And two of the most iconic Metro Detroit dessert spots are still go-tos for residents and tourists all season long.

Sanders Chocolate & Ice Cream Shoppes and Stroh’s Ice Cream Parlours both have deep roots in Detroit, and have been serving their beloved confections and frozen delights for decades. And though they’re decidedly different from one another, and both well-loved for good reason, we asked our WDIV Insiders to choose their favorite between the two.

So, which classic dessert counter is more popular among Metro Detroiters? The winner took the cake by a landslide.

Drum roll please ...

Sanders appears to be the ultimate favorite among Metro Detroiters, winning with 79% of the vote out of more than 900 responses to our poll.


When explaining their reasoning in the comments, many users said Stroh’s ice cream is creamier and tastier -- but even more said they loved everything Sanders has to offer, now and in the past.

While both shops will forever remain in our Detroit-loving hearts, it seems Sanders is truly standing the test of time.

Thanks for your input, Insiders! Stay tuned for the next debate.

Introducing Insider Debates!

There are a lot of us here in the Local 4 newsroom, and you can bet we don’t see eye-to-eye on everything. Whether it’s about food, pop culture or destinations, our newsroom debates can get pretty heated (usually just in jest ... usually).

So, we’ve decided to launch a new series that allows our most loyal viewers to offer their input and help us settle these debates once and for all.

We can’t promise that everyone in the newsroom will accept the majority opinion, but here’s hoping this series can bring us all some peace and closure.

Last time around: 🔒 Insider Debates results: Does American or Lafayette have better Detroit-style coney dogs?

About the Author:

Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.