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Capogiro Gelato - which flavor?

Sylvia G Apr 2, 2003 06:00 PM

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

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    sara RE: Sylvia G Apr 2, 2003 10:47 PM

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

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      Bride of the Juggler RE: sara Apr 3, 2003 07:57 AM

      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.

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      MBenzGT RE: Sylvia G Apr 3, 2003 10:42 AM

      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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        Sylvia G RE: MBenzGT Apr 4, 2003 11:15 AM

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

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          JugglerDave RE: Sylvia G Apr 4, 2003 12:41 PM

          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 :-)


          Link: http://www.afcsushi.com/pages/nutriti...

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            Chris VR RE: JugglerDave Apr 4, 2003 04:01 PM

            Great link, JugglerDave!

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            Elaine RE: Sylvia G Apr 4, 2003 03:40 PM

            In general, gelato has less fat than ice cream.

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              Adrienne RE: Elaine Jan 18, 2007 08:49 PM

              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.

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          Sara RE: Sylvia G Apr 3, 2003 12:21 PM

          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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            elmom RE: Sara Apr 6, 2003 04:18 PM

            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!

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            Capaneus RE: Sylvia G Apr 6, 2003 10:14 PM

            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?

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              matt RE: Sylvia G Apr 9, 2003 01:03 AM

              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....

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                annbunger RE: Sylvia G Jan 18, 2007 07:41 PM

                I just visited for the first time last week.
                A combination of Cioccolato Scuro and Burnt Sugar led me to a religious experience.

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                  FayeD RE: Sylvia G Jan 18, 2007 07:48 PM

                  Bitter chocolate but they will let you same a fair number of flavors so suggest you do that.

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                    saturninus RE: FayeD Jan 19, 2007 01:49 PM

                    2nd bitter chocolate

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                    peck RE: Sylvia G Jan 18, 2007 08:53 PM

                    burnt caramel
                    goats milk with honey and rosemary
                    they are all so good
                    in the summer the pinapple mint is good

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                      WendyT RE: Sylvia G Jan 18, 2007 09:14 PM

                      Bitter chocolate
                      Bacio - i love this
                      peach - in the summer

                      1. bluehensfan RE: Sylvia G Jan 18, 2007 09:22 PM

                        Man this post has been ressurected from the dead! By the way, gelato has much fewer calories and less than half of the fat of ice cream. Sushi (unless you go the sashimi route) can be pretty darn caloric thanks to the rice!

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                          JugglerDave RE: bluehensfan Jan 19, 2007 01:37 AM

                          "Gelato" does, but I suspect that Capogiro's bitter chocolate is 50% actual chocolate (in a very good way), which does up the calories quite a bit. Not that I'm complaining.

                          Obscure data point: When Capogiro (original on 13th st) opened, I figured out that the calories burned from walking from our home in Rit-Fit to/from Capogiro was exactly the amount of calories in their small. Meaning that we could walk back and forth all day, ordering a gelato on each trip, and not gain an ounce. In theory.

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                          tilemaker RE: Sylvia G Jan 18, 2007 10:39 PM

                          Thai coconut and mango. My favorite food in all of Philadelphia.

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                            rabidog RE: tilemaker Jan 24, 2007 07:27 PM

                            HEY, that's the same combo i order, too! i'd like to say i've tried em all, but, meh, i sample and sample, and you just can't beat the thai coconut milk.

                            though (it may have been a summer special?) the cilantro + lime gave my fave a run for its money.

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                              tilemaker RE: rabidog Jan 25, 2007 02:10 PM

                              Yeah, that coconut is so good that it shames all other competitors. But in a pinch, Haagen dasz pineapple coconut sort of satisfies that coconut craving. Capogiro is dangerous stuff indeed.

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                                kiwijen RE: rabidog Jun 3, 2008 10:18 AM

                                The lime cilantro is there now. I just had it and it was a wow flavor, all right. Obviously you have to like cilantro, but if you do, wow. (Not soapy at all, like some cilantro flavored things can taste.)

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                              jessicheese RE: Sylvia G Jan 19, 2007 07:36 PM

                              I have to second the pineapple mint. Glorius. Just glorius.

                              Excuse me while I run to Capogiro.....

                              1. MBShapiro RE: Sylvia G Jan 24, 2007 06:37 AM

                                Bitter chocolate - i've never had anything like it, and now i have to buy $10 pints from whole foods in NY...
                                Also, Lime/Cilantro (tastes like a mexican vacation)

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                                  Susan H RE: Sylvia G Jan 24, 2007 07:00 AM

                                  Bitter chocolate with any fruit - pomegranite (when they had it) was great. Last night we combined it with meyer lemon and the caramel/butterscotch thing (too sweet for me, but my spouse loved it).

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                                    sylviag RE: Sylvia G Jan 24, 2007 07:43 AM

                                    I hope everyone realizes that this initial post was from 2002!

                                    I don't know how these old posts reappear - but it's fun to read about everyone's favorite flavor. Right now, I'd rather have a hot cup of coffee or chocolate.

                                    1. rockhopper RE: Sylvia G Jan 25, 2007 01:16 PM

                                      Mexican chocolate. It has chile in it. mmmm

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                                        bertha1223 RE: Sylvia G May 13, 2007 01:03 PM

                                        I just had the bittersweet chocolate and the grapefruit with campari yesterday. I've been unable to stop thinking about either of them since. I also want to try all the other flavors, and as they have quite a few, I fear this will become an expensive habit!

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                                          EssexHound RE: bertha1223 May 19, 2008 08:01 PM

                                          I love the chestnut gelato and the pear & bourbon sorbet. Could not get better product in Italia itself!

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                                            bluehensfan RE: EssexHound May 20, 2008 06:35 AM

                                            Bacio. And more bacio.

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                                              lbmsw RE: bluehensfan May 20, 2008 07:07 AM

                                              I love the Thai Coconut Milk. I can experiment with other flavors, but I always add them to the coconut milk.

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                                                jerseytomato RE: lbmsw May 20, 2008 04:36 PM

                                                Basil gelato + lemon sorbeto. Very refreshing.

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                                                  rabidog RE: lbmsw May 20, 2008 06:25 PM

                                                  me too! love it with the mango (thai coconut milk).

                                                  so do they have the lemon basil and/or lime cilantro right now?

                                                  i have a very small window of time tomorrow to grab a light dinner right in that area tomorrow evening and i'm thinking i'm going to make it dessert for dinner at capogiro!

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                                                    kiwijen RE: rabidog Jun 3, 2008 10:20 AM

                                                    Today, the 20th street store had Lime Cilantro, Strawberry Tarragon, Pinapple Mint, among many others. Not sure about the lemon basil though.

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                                            peachacid RE: Sylvia G May 28, 2008 11:21 AM

                                            I had grapefruit with English Sea Salt the other day...the sea salt was SO good. I should have combined it with chocolate. Mmmmmmm. My BF and I are definitely going there this weekend.

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                                              Boognish RE: peachacid May 28, 2008 12:59 PM

                                              The Maldon Seasalt is my favorite. Combined with macadamia nut? Or pistachio? Oh boy

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                                              KateForbes RE: Sylvia G Jun 4, 2008 07:12 PM

                                              Months ago I had blood orange and I am still thinking about it!

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