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Sep 4, 2008 05:29 PM

Delicious Ciao Bella gelato!

The CIAO BELLA keylime graham cracker is terrific!
Just tried it for the first time tonight.
The perfect creamy tartness of keylime pie with the bonus of
sweet & crunchy graham cracker mixed in.
I had to stop myself from polishing off the whole container...

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    1. re: startsev

      I think I've seen it at Harris Teeter.

      1. re: startsev

        My safeway has some flavors, but not key lime or mint chocolate chip. I'm fond of hazelnut, though.

        1. Love Ciao Bella! The Mint Chip is incredible and actually tastes of fresh mint.
          WFM carries this.

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          1. re: theyawns

            Startsev- I bought mine at Balduccis. They just started selling it at Safeway, too. I would imagine that many gourmet or specialty markets sell it. Perhaps Trader Joe's?? Whole Foods?? Enjoy!

            1. re: chicken kabob

              You can get the basic flavors in ther stores, but some of the more esoteric or unusual flavors tend to only be avaliable at Ciao Bellas actual sotores and stands (I tend to use the one in the dining concorse of Grand Central) but I know there are bigger ones sprinkled around NYC. My flavors of choice are the fresh mint (basically the aformention mint chip sans the chips) and the rose petal (if like me, you like the taste of rosewater). The Lebense yougurt while not to my taste, may also be worth trying especially if you are a fan of cheesecake (the taste is eerily similar) finally they occacionally have a caramom saffron gelato (its color is a sort of pumpkin orange) which I had tried and which I can describe beast as "interesting". hope something here helps someone.

              1. re: jumpingmonk

                The fresh mint flavor I found a bit strong -- I felt like I was eating a cold mint plant! (which is not to say that's bad, but not what I wanted in gelato, yk?)

          2. They have ciao bella at some Whole Foods, and I have also seen it at certain Dominicks grocery stores. I should try this flavor!

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            1. re: Chew on That

              thanks for the recommendation. I got the Ciao Bella key lime graham cracker at Whole Foods and it was delicious!

            2. When I saw the title of this post, I immediately thought of that keylime graham cracker flavor! It's AMAZING. Unfortunately, I can't find it around here anymore...which may not be such a bad thing, considering I did polish off entire containers in a sitting or two :)

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              1. re: bflocat

                It looks like from their website, it was a limited, seasonal flavor ... summer 2008

                Maybe maple gignersnap is on the way

                The only Ciao Bella flavor I really like is the blood orange sorbetto. It is one of the few, if not only, flavor that just uses sugar and not corn syrup. Checking today to see if that was still true (it is) I think they started adding guar gum to it. I don't remember that before.

              2. This flavor sounds good, I will need to look for it. I have tried the pistachio flavor of Ciao Bella, pretty good. I got mine at Shaws market up here in New England.