>Although I’m not big on sweet, nor am I too excited about desserts, there is one thing I am crazy about and that is ice cream. I’m not fussy, as long as the cold treat is creamy, smooth, tasty, I’m pretty much a happy camper. What I really hate are icicles in my ice cream and that can totally dampen my ice cream experience tremendously. I was walking around with my friend when we chanced upon Gelato Bar. At first it was out of curiosity that we popped in for a look, but after sampling a few of the flavors, we ended up unable to resist the temptation of just getting a small cup of yumminess to enjoy.
The pear and blood orange were both refreshing and light, tasting exactly like the fruit itself. My favorite was the honey, fig and marscapone — just heavenly — but as a diabetic I thought best to stay away from those and opt for the sugar-free version they had. Sadly it was only the chocolate, but fortunately, it was very good chocolate and I couldn’t even differentiate that aspartame was used instead of regular sugar. Smooth, delectable — yeah it’s hard to resist this stuff!
Another thing I was highly impressed about was when you asked for samples, they don’t give you those plastic disposable spoons, but rather, used a regular spoon which they can wash and re-use. I’ve always marveled at how environmentally unsound these ice cream places are when it comes to the casual use of these plastic throw-away spoons — I often ask them about it and they give me the brush-off with a casual shrug. Kudos to Gelato Bar for making a green effort!
Gelato Bar, 1936 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Tel: 323-668-0606
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