G.S. Gelato & {GIVEAWAY}

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Non posso dirti quanto che AMO il gelato! Infatti, la prima cosa che DEVO avere quando torno in Italia e GELATO! E’ la verita’…. Oh I’m sorry, I get SO excited when I talk about gelato that I just start naturally speaking in Italian. It’s second nature to me & I literally don’t know when I’m doing it {okay so I know when I start getting “those” looks ; ) }. I was saying that I simply can’t tell you how much I LOVE gelato! In fact, the first thing that I MUST have when I’m in Italy is GELATO! And once you’ve experienced it, I’m pretty sure you’ll feel the same! It’s THAT good!

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So naturally when I was contacted by G.S. Gelato I was emozionata {excited}! They wanted to see if I’d be interested in sampling some of their authentic gelato…um are my eyes blue? ; ) You really don’t ever need to ask me twice about GELATO! LOL

I pulled up their website to do a little reading and was immediately taken by their story. It’s truly a Cinderella story…

Guido & Simona {yes that’s the G & S in G.S. Gelato ;)} came to the States 14 years ago. They didn’t speak very much English at all, but had a passion and a dream to share gelato and sorbet with America. Not just any gelato and sorbet. Authentic and artisan gelato and sorbets. To make it this way, they needed authentic Italian gelato manufacturing equipment. So they had it shipped over. And then screeeceeeeeeeeeeh they couldn’t get the necessary approvals. Uffa! Did they give up? NO no no!

They buckled down, learned to speak English, and put a team of fantastic people together. It was no easy task, but after 14 long hard months they FINALLY received all the necessary approvals! Evviva! Fast forward to today, they operate a very large state of the art facility in Florida and distribute their products all over the country! Are you smiling? I know I am! If that’s not THE American Dream, I don’t know what is!

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Their pride and passion is evident from the moment you visit their website. Lots of care and attention have gone into every little detail. The pictures on their website are simply ah-mazing! Yes, I wanted to lick the screen, really! You will too, especially after you read through their list of flavors. It’s quite impressive! So needless to say, I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of my samples. To be honest, I was a little concerned how they would arrive intact considering we’ve been  melting in this 100 degree plus heat, but all that worry was for naught. They arrived FedEx overnight, packed in a well protected cooler filled with dry ice. Not a scratch on them ; )

So what’s a girl to do with all that gelato {oh you mean besides locking myself in the closet with a spoon? LOL} have a gelato party naturally ; ) It just about killed me to wait that entire day until the tasting party that night, but I was good {okay, okay so I snuck a taste, can you blame me LOL}

The team generously shipped: Pistachio, Bacio, & NUTELLA {you knew that was coming right ; ) } gelatos and one of their sorbets: Blood Orange Sorbet! I decided that putting them into little shot glasses would be the best way to sample each…Okay I can’t take it anymore, from the VERY FIRST SPOONFUL I was beside myself. I’m not sure I can adequately put into words how OTTIMO it is! But I’ll try ; ) It’s creamy velvety sweet goodness coats your palate and if you close your eyes, you’ll feel like it’s transported you to ITALY! It’s absolutely naturale Italiano!

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There wasn’t much talking going on during the party LOL. Lots of smiling, lots of happy noises and lots of REFILLS ; ) I have to say that they were ALL outstanding but I’m particularly in LOVE with the Blood Orange Sorbet {which btw just won a very well deserved 2010 NASFT award} & of course it’s made with Sicilian Blood Oranges {only the best} We even managed to save a bit and make a Blood Orange Cocktail ; ) We placed a few scoops of the Blood Orange Sorbet into martini glasses & then poured some Pink Prosecco atop and CHEERS ; )

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I think I cried when that pint was polished off. I cried right into the Pistachio, then the Bacio and then last but not least, of course my beloved NUTELLA ; ) Swoon! I know, I’m gushing, but you will be too once you’ve had G.S. Gelato gelato and sorbets. I could tell you that they’re all natural made with only the finest ingredients but really you simply MUST taste it for yourselves. I won’t say I told you so. ; )

I am obviously in love with Guido & Simona’s gelato! In fact, I’m hoping they’d like to adopt me ; ) I’m happy to work behind the counter…fammi sapere ; )

And because they are so generous they’re GIVING AWAY a set of FOUR pints of their ah-mazing products! You KNOW you want some!

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Edited to add: Thank you for your entries. Contest has ended. Winner announced HERE

Here’s what to do to enter:

1. Visit G.S. GELATO’s WEBSITE, have a look over their flavor selections, come back and leave a comment as to which flavor strikes your fancy!

Bonus entries:

2. Follow bell’alimento on TWITTERand tweet the following: {NOTE: you must be following bell’alimento for this entry to count}

I just entered to win 4 luscious pints of gelato from @GSgelato and @bellalimento! Enter here: http://bit.ly/bmt84O

3. Become a Fan/Liker of bell’alimento on FACEBOOK. Come back, leave a separate comment letting us know you’ve done so.

4. Become a Fan/Liker of G.S. GELATO on FACEBOOK. Come back, leave a separate comment letting us know you’ve done so.

5. Follow G.S. Gelato on TWITTER. Come back, leave a separate comment letting us know you’ve done so.

6. Sign up for our RSS/Email Feed. Come back, leave a separate comment letting us know you’ve done so.

Whew, okay here’s the legal schmeagal…Contest is only open to US addresses and will be open until THURSDAY JULY 15th at 12:00 pm EST, winner will be drawn by our lucky eight ball ehem random.org

In bocca, al lupo!

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429 Comments

  1. 401

    I’m a long time subscriber via email. And bloglines. And yes, even have the RSS feed on my work PC. Shhhhhhh. Don’t tell!

  2. 402

    All of their flavors look amazing but I’d have to go with the Disaronno Amaretto w/ Italian Cherry or Tiramisu.

  3. 403

    I’m a fan of GS on FB!!

  4. 404

    I think the Blood Orange sounds FAB!!!

  5. 405

    The biscotti gelato sounds fabulous!

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    Missy /

    Ooo, the chocolate with apricots sounds fabulous. I love apricots.

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    Daphne Sashin /

    Mint chocolate chip please!

  8. 408

    Yummmmm! Blood Orange!

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    Charity S. /

    I would love to try Banana & Chocolate.

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    Charity S. /

    Following Bell’Alimento on twitter & tweeted.

    ccbooboooy

    http://twitter.com/ccboobooy/status/18632536609

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    Charity S. /

    Liker of bell’alimento on FACEBOOK.

    charity s.

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    Charity S. /

    Liker of G.S. GELATO on FACEBOOK.

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    Charity S. /

    Follow G.S. Gelato on TWITTER.

    @ccboobooy

  14. 414

    Chocolate Chili Pepper takes the lead… but Cinnamon is a close second :)

    Now I’m hungry, very, very hungry.

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    Cindy /

    Twitter has been tweeted!

  16. 416

    We lived in Italy for three years and if there is ANYTHING I miss it is gelato! When we first arrived, our room while we looked for housing was over a gelateria!! Yum! I want to try their flavors: stracciatella (my fav there), Burro di Arachidi, Creme Caramel, and Lampone Cioccolato.

  17. 417

    I follow bellalimento and tweeted about the contest

  18. 418

    I follow GS Gelato!

  19. 419

    Mmmmmm, Bacio for sure!!! Heaven!!

  20. 420

    I tweeted!

  21. 421

    I’m a fan on Facebook!

  22. 422

    I’m a liker of G.S. on Facebook!!

  23. 423

    I follow G.S. Gelato on Twitter!!

  24. 424

    I subscribe to your feed by email!

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    Newsletter.

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    Edward Tindall /

    Like on facebook

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    amy /

    love th elime

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