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Apr 2, 2003 06:00 PM

Capogiro Gelato - which flavor?

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We expect to get there on Friday.
Those who have been there - what was your favorite flavor?

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  1. Burnt caramel and hazelnut. Both are out of this world!

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    1. re: sara
      Bride of the Juggler

      My favorite so far is Miel Praline, which blends nutty and buttery caramel flavor. I normally don't like nut flavored ice creams or pastries, because I hate the taste of almond extract. But they use actual fresh ground nuts in their nut flavors, which makes a world of difference.

    2. Does anyone know the nutrition facts of the different flavors of gelato? Or at least some idea of the calorie/fat content? Thanks.

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      1. re: MBenzGT

        Probably high in calories, so we plan to have sushi first. Less guilt!

        1. re: Sylvia G

          Hmmm, sushi can be very calorie-laden depending on how much you eat. I was surprised.

          I avoid Capogiro guilt by not having it every single day, only once or twice a week :-)



          1. re: JugglerDave

            Great link, JugglerDave!

          2. re: Sylvia G

            In general, gelato has less fat than ice cream.

            1. re: Elaine

              It's supposed to be about 1/3 less, but obviously they can put different things in it.

              Capogiro has wonderful sorbets as well, for the fat and calorie-conscious, and since they'll give you two flavors even in a small order, I often get one sorbet and one gelato -- it sounds like the texture interface would be weird but it's really wonderful... I've done tangerine sorbet with dark chocolate gelato, which was amazing... and I think I did a green apple sorbet with a caramel gelato... really yummy, and only half as guilt-inspiring.

        2. I just came from there. Decided to make gelato my lunch today! I had 2 flavors- pear sorbetto and chocolate banana- and they were both out of this world.

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          1. re: Sara

            I had an errand on 13th last week and treated myself to rum raisin and capucinno(sp?) The rum rasin was better but both were great-- smooooth and delish!

          2. My personal favorite was fior de latte. Wonderfully straightforward. Some of the others are a little... overcomplicated. So I always have it with a second flavor (tonight it was pear/bourbon, which was very good, but possibly does not belong on this list). It makes a perfect foil.

            As long as I am allowing myself to be negative about this *very* wonderful and welcome addition to my waistline problems, does anyone else feel the confectioner could lighten up just a tad on the sweetness?

            1. grapefruit is my favorite, with orange and caradamon a close second. cream of coconut rounds out the dish nicely. they are all good, and you are encouraged to taste, so it's hard to go wrong! have fun, but be warned, i am officially addicted....