In 2011, my sister and I went to Italy in the hopes of discovering the most mouthwatering, savory, flavorful meals we’ve ever tasted in our lives. What we didn’t realize was that we would discover all of those things in one divine item…gelato. In two weeks, we managed to consume what a normal human would enjoy in two years (ok, maybe four). Seriously! We ate so much that we just starting saying “Is it gelato o’clock?” to each other.
Don’t believe me? Yeah…umm…just scroll down.
We walked absolutely everywhere, so I’m happy to report that we did successfully fit back into the coach airline seats for the long flight home.
If I had to narrow it down (and give you somewhere to focus) I would say that GROM and Giolitti were my favorites. You can only find Giolitti in Rome, but GROM is all over Italy and a few other countries. There are also three locations for GROM in New York so the USA can get their fix too!
Curious to know what flavors we tried? Duh, OF COURSE you are!
Drum roll please……((Deep Breath))…..Chocolate, Oreo, Dark Chocolate, Baileys, Cinnamon, Mint, Stracciatella, Salted Caramel, Pistachio, Bacio, Hazelnut, Coconut, Maroon Glacee, Pear, Fig, Caramel, Italian Opera Cake, Biscotti, Tiramisu, Caffe, Nutella, Honey, Basil, Caramelized Fig, Walnut, Cannoli, Sesame, White Peach & Lavender and Bellini.
Have you tried gelato? What are your favorite flavors?
14 thoughts on “Is it Gelato o’clock?”
And gelato never tastes as good anywhere else as it does in Italy!
Oh, it’s so true! I’ve tried many places in Chicago and it’s just not the same!
I totally agree. There were days in Italy I think we had gelato three times. I was thankful to be on a cycling trip 🙂
HAHA! That’s what we said! Any activity that involved walking or biking, we did it just to burn off the food calories! Kinda the best of both worlds! 🙂
I’m so glad I traveled to Italy when I was still in college and not yet lactose intolerant. I remember my 1 EUR gelato fixes every afternoon. Great memories!
What a great experience!! 1 EUR is so worth it!
My mouth just melt… I need to try some of that! 🙂
haha I know, I know!! 🙂
Hi! Thanks for the follow, glad to have found your blog…
This post makes me molto JEALOUS. I’m glad you shared the flavors at the end there. 😉
At a certain point we thought…we have to document this. We just HAVE too!! 🙂 I love your blog and can’t wait to learn more about India!!
This post alone makes me want to visit Italy…yum! When I was in Dublin, I tried banoffy…so good 😀
Oh you should! Let me know if you need tips on how to plan/places to stay, etc!
I have never heard of that, but I’ve only been to Dublin once. I had to Google it….looks AMAZING!!
I’ve had it here but can’t wait to try it in Italy! Now, if I can just figure out how to pack only a carry on for a ten-day trip. I may be contacting you. 🙂
HAHA I will help you! I did 14 days in a carry-on! 🙂