By Justin Collins
In this particularly auspicious article I pause for a moment to tell you about one of our advertisers, Adriano’s Gelato. Gelato, in case you needed a refresher, is Italian for ice cream. In order for it to qualify as “gelato” the delicious concoction must adhere to a strict recipe and some special production techniques.
One day I just so happened to receive a small sample of plain old, boring Vanilla. I popped the top on that little plastic tub and dove in with my spoon. I will admit I wasn’t expecting much after the interminable dross I’ve encountered across Asia. With the offerings you find at your local 7-11, my gosh, we are relegated to some sugary, mass produced, artificially flavored, preservative laden ice crap that you wouldn’t even want to feed your dog.
Luckily folks, you don’t have to fly all the way to Italy to get your hands on this stuff. This, my friends, is the real deal. Less air in the ice cream gives each bite an intense flavor. Adriano’s product is as close to Little Italy as you’re going to find anywhere, made with all imported ingredients on quality equipment designed to coax the best out of the raw materials.
Some of their amazing flavors include Blueberry Cheesecake, Banana Strawberry, Vanilla Pecan, and Chocolate, the only local ingredient being used is that of the mango for the Mango Sorbet, which, let’s face it – is a pretty darn good piece of fruit here.
If you’re still avoiding that New Years resolution, as we predicted in last month’s edition – give them a try. We would never say we “guarantee it” – but if you don’t like it, just drop the rest off at our office for disposal. Our hungry staff will pack on those New Years calories just for you! www.adrianogelato.com