A fusing of smalltown Portland, Maine, US and Italian tradition has resulted in an explosion of big flavours packed into a gelato pint – think sriracha chilli, whiskey, bacon and pancakes.
Gelato Fiasco is the brainchild of Portland, Maine’s Josh Davis and Bruno Tropeano, who spent years learning the techniques and practices of the original Italian masters of gelato. With each pint of Gelato Fiasco containing pockets of sauce and bursting with unexpected ingredients, it’s not your typical gelato.
The Gelato Fiasco range comprises Wake n’ Bacon (pancake flavoured gelato with maple syrup and bacon–flavoured candies), The Big County Brownie (mint flavoured gelato with brownie pieces and a chocolate sauce), Maine Munchies (peanut butter gelato with salted choc pretzels) and The Log Cabin (chocolate gelato, whiskey syrup and sriracha flake coated almonds).
The range launched this month exclusively in 7-Eleven stores nationally and is available in 470ml tubs for $12 RRP.
To celebrate the launch, the Gelato Fiasco Log Cabin will pop up in Melbourne’s Fitzroy, opening on Friday, August 5 and running for six weeks. Adding to the big flavours, gelato at the Log Cabin will be served up in black waffle cones with ‘extreme toppings’.