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ciao bella sorbets, gelatos

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koshergourmetmart Jun 29, 2009 04:43 PM

was at the fancy food show (report to come) and was told that by jan 2010 most if not all of Ciao bella's products would be kosher certified. Currently under Star-k. Dairy ones would become star-d

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    SimonF Jun 30, 2009 08:16 PM

    OOh that is exciting.

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      cheesecake17 Jul 1, 2009 07:09 AM

      The sorbets are delicious! Thanks for the update about the gelato - looking forward to trying it.

      Also, Fairway seems to have the best price on the sorbet/gelato.

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        Maven123 Sep 11, 2009 10:15 AM

        I just spoke with someone at the company who indicated there were no plans to make any Gelato certified.

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          koshergourmetmart Sep 11, 2009 11:03 AM

          i spoke to people who work at the company and that is where I got my news from

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            cheesecake17 Sep 14, 2009 07:37 AM

            Any updates? I noticed the Key Lime Gelato last week and I really want to try it already!

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              ferret Sep 14, 2009 10:55 AM

              If you can still find it, Ben & Jerry's had a summer special Key Lime flavor:

              http://www.benjerry.com/flavors/our-f...

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                cheesecake17 Sep 14, 2009 11:24 AM

                That looks delicious.. but wayyy more calories than I'd like to consume. I'll look for it anyway in shoprite tonight...

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                  ferret Sep 14, 2009 11:50 AM

                  "wayyy more calories than I'd like to consume"

                  Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.....

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                    cheesecake17 Sep 15, 2009 06:44 AM

                    I looked for it last night, and didn't see it. I bought Edy's 'take the cake' flavor instead..

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                      koshergourmetmart Nov 14, 2009 05:35 PM

                      their web site now says
                      "Ingredient changes will also be highlighted, as Ciao Bella’s gelato and sorbet are now kosher products free of corn syrup, refined sugar, and synthetic hormones. "

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          koshergourmetmart Nov 15, 2009 06:24 AM

          got this facebook reply from ciao bella
          right now Blood Orange, Banana Mango, Mango, Lemon, Raspberry and Passion Fruit are Kosher certified in pints. In 2010, most of our gelato and sorbet pints will be certified.

          http://www.facebook.com//ciaobella?v=...

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            shoelace Nov 15, 2009 11:24 AM

            theyre on sale at fairway this week

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              azna29 Nov 16, 2009 07:08 AM

              the blood orange flavor is particularly good.

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                koshergourmetmart Nov 16, 2009 09:25 AM

                i got a further message from ciao bella: "All of our gelato and sorbet pints will be certified under Star-D or Star-K with the exception of Green Tea, Espresso, and Maple Ginger Snap. You should start to see the new packaging on shelves in March!"

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                  DeisCane Nov 16, 2009 10:25 AM

                  Can I write, "told you so"? :-)

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                    koshergourmetmart Nov 16, 2009 10:34 AM

                    in regards to what, I first mentioned this in june

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                      DeisCane Nov 16, 2009 12:52 PM

                      I know, kgm. I knew about this in April and posted about it. You and I were both saying it would happen but others were doubting. How about "we told you so"? :-)

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                        koshergourmetmart Nov 16, 2009 01:52 PM

                        where did you post it in april? I like the "we told you so." Now, I am waiting for koshertoday to call it an exclusive.

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                          koshergourmetmart Apr 7, 2010 12:44 PM

                          saw the kosher gelatos at shop rite west orange. bought vanilla and key lime graham. key lime graham was fantastic! check the new packaging for star-d hasgacha on gelatos-the package has a photo of a scoop of the flavor inside. the old ones do not.

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                            GilaB Apr 7, 2010 10:06 PM

                            Very exciting! I've been intermittently checking them for a hechsher since you posted about this last year, and have been craving key lime pie gelato all day since reading this.

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                              cheesecake17 Apr 8, 2010 06:23 AM

                              do you know if all shoprite stores will carry the kosher gelatos? I really want the key lime flavor!!

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                                koshergourmetmart Apr 8, 2010 06:51 AM

                                if they carry the ciao bella line then they will get the new packaging ones soon! the key lime is really really great and they soon will have ice cream sandwiches with graham crackers on the outside and the gelato on the inside-do not know if those will be certified

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                                  DeisCane Apr 8, 2010 10:00 AM

                                  The KLP is amazing. I had it before the hecscher (a year ago). The post has since been deleted. LOL

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                                    koshergourmetmart Apr 11, 2010 03:19 PM

                                    found the kosher key lime one at fairway in paramus as well as kosher flavors like prickly pear and wild blueberry

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                                      cheesecake17 Apr 12, 2010 06:31 AM

                                      I saw the kosher gelatos at Fairway in Brooklyn. They had the key lime flavor.

                                      They were offering tastes of another brand of ice cream- SoCo- very interesting flavors. I bought that instead in mission flig, hazelnut, and marzipan.

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                                        SimonF May 6, 2010 11:13 AM

                                        I haven't been able to find heckshered ones in DC :(.

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                                          Prettypoodle Aug 16, 2010 04:18 PM

                                          Try the Shoppers in Fairfax, VA. Thanks to a few "loud mouths" at Chabad and OT they have a HUGE kosher selection of all types of things and are very willing to bring in new products,. Not quite Baltimore, but it saved me so many trips to Baltimore when we lived in NoVA.

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                                    Lissy63 May 6, 2010 01:47 PM

                                    I just bought the banana mango sorbet- it is delicious~!

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                                      Maven123 May 6, 2010 03:57 PM

                                      I had the ginger peach and it was incredible!

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                                        GilaB May 6, 2010 05:09 PM

                                        The Key Lime Graham gelato is as excellent as I thought it'd be. The Chocolate-Hazelnut was merely good, without being more exciting than usual chocolate ice cream.

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                                          p.j. May 10, 2010 12:30 PM

                                          I bought the blood orange sorbet at Whole Foods in St. Louis yesterday. it was good, but not great. My husband thought it tasted like the orange part of a dreamsicle. None of the gelatos with imaginative flavors were available.
                                          At $4.99 a pint, I probably won't buy it again. We get Sharon's fruit sorbets which are delicious and a couple of dollars less a pint.

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                                            koshergourmetmart May 10, 2010 05:17 PM

                                            i like ciao bella better than other sorbet companies b/c of the ingredients. looking at raspberry-cb's ingredients are: Raspberries, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Water, Pectin, Natural Flavor.
                                            while Sharon's is raspberry puree, water, sugar, lemon juice, pectin and guar. CB has Vitamin C dv 50% while Sharon's is 2%.
                                            I tried the CB strawberry sorbet (and gelato) and there were actual strawberries in there.

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                                              DeisCane May 11, 2010 06:48 PM

                                              Phenomenal product.

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                Joel33333 Aug 15, 2010 12:32 PM

                The kosher Ciao Bella flavors are now available at Caffe Mocias on Amsterdam Ave.

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                  zsero Aug 15, 2010 04:07 PM

                  I recently tried the Prickly Pear and the Peach Ginger; both were excellent. Peach Ginger has small chunks of ginger in it.

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                    cheesecake17 Aug 16, 2010 11:49 AM

                    I saw several flavors of gelato and sorbet in Target. $3.99/each

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                      SoCal Mother Aug 17, 2010 11:10 PM

                      What city? Target is a national chain...

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                        koshergourmetmart Aug 18, 2010 10:36 AM

                        i have seen them in east hanover, nj. If they have a freezer case, chances are they are carried there

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                          DeisCane Aug 18, 2010 10:58 AM

                          CB has definitely upped its distribution network.

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                          cheesecake17 Aug 19, 2010 08:30 AM

                          New 'supercenter' in NJ

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