It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper ice cream review here on If the Spoon Fits, but I figured there’s no better occasion than a warm, lazy Sunday to delve into a couple of pints of something new.
When I started this blog last year, my intent was that it would primarily be a forum for ice cream reviews with only a few recipes scattered here and there. Then, I got my awesome ice cream maker, and everything changed! The review to recipe ratio shifted dramatically, with the review portion virtually disappearing from existence (Isn’t it funny how things evolve over time?).
Reviews fell off my radar for another reason as well: I haven’t gotten out much lately, which means that many of my non-homemade ice cream adventures are limited to the local grocery store…and let’s be honest, although I don’t discriminate against store-bought brands AT ALL, I don’t remember the last time anything I’ve purchased at a grocery store has moved me to near tears.
That is, until now.
My friends, meet Gelato Fiasco – the most delicious ice cream export that the beautiful state of Maine has to offer.
(Disclaimer: I’ve never been to Maine before, but I can’t imagine anything gets better than this stuff!)
First of all, is this not the cutest packaging that you’ve ever seen?
Secondly, would you JUST LOOK at this? Let’s take a moment to bask in its creamy delicious glory:
I also love their brand name; it makes me feel like I’m going to some sort of underground out-of-control ice cream party where things are gunna get CRAZY.
Gelato Fiasco is an awesome company, too. Not only are the owners dedicated to hand-crafting gelato using the old world techniques of Italy, but they also are committed to the great state of Maine – and we all know I’m a sucker for businesses with hometown pride 🙂
I bought two flavors from our local specialty market: Espresso Chip and Dark Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt. I bought both varieties thinking that one would be the clear favorite over the other, but you guys I LOVE THEM BOTH!
I really can’t decide. The Dark Chocolate Caramel is just so deep, dark, rich, and salty; I love it so!
But then there’s the Espresso Chip – the sweet, dark and roasty Espresso Chip with giant chunks of dark chocolate that I couldn’t stop eating. Let me tell you, I will never again buy Starbucks ice cream when I’m craving frozen java – it would just be an embarassment after having this stuff.
In other news, my Official Ice Cream Informant from the Field, Awesome Cleveland Brother (who, coincidentally, is now Awesome Boulder, Colorado Brother) brings us Em’s Ice Cream, an awesome find from Denver:
That lovely scoop of wonderment on top is Burnt Brown Sugar ice cream (with Chocolate on the bottom). Em’s is a certified organic ice cream shop based in downtown Denver (yes – organic!) that serves up delicious flavors like Roasted Banana and Chai Spiced Chocolate. I trust big bro’s judgement completely in all matters pertaining to food, so I got super excited when he texted me his glowing review this morning. I definitely expect him to take us there when we make it out to Boulder (hint hint 🙂 ).
What an awesome weekend full of brand new ice cream treasures!
What new ice cream have you fallen in love with lately?
Happy scooping! 🙂