Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Is Gelato a Mass Produced Product?

Jump to last reply

I love Gelato in its infinite variety of colors and flavors, and I would like to think that each Italian shop has a grandmother in the back room mixing up that wonderful stuff from secret family recipes handed down over the generations. Wandering from shop to shop trying to find just the "best" gelato in Italy is a competitive sport for many tourists, me included.

However, my suspicious nature makes me wonder, in this industrialized world, if at least the basic components of this lovely summer delight are not probably made in a single huge factory outside Rome, flavored, stuff added, dies mixed in, then shipped to the individual outlets to be displayed with fanciful decorations to confuse the gullible public into believing there is a difference.

Would someone who really knows enlighten us all on how gelato is made and distributed?

(Be kind, I would like to still believe in the Easter Bunny)

29 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Fine-tuning a 30 day stay in Switzerland June 2014
  2. 2 Berner Oberland for 3 days over Thanksgiving
  3. 3 Which lake to visit in Italy
  4. 4 Venice - visiting the Arsenal.
  5. 5 Must see in Dubrovnik
  6. 6 Interesting markets to visit in Paris
  7. 7 A little help needed for Dordogne area
  8. 8 What to wear
  9. 9 Day trip to Rothenberg from Munich
  10. 10 what to bring to Finland - gifts from California
  11. 11 Fashion for larger man?
  12. 12 Best website to book tickets for Uffizi Gallery Florence
  13. 13 travel from Edinburgh to Paris
  14. 14 Day trip to Northern Italy Suggestions
  15. 15 Two weeks in Paris ... how to fill?
  16. 16 Connecting with forum locals in Paris
  17. 17 Trip Report Our Spain Adventure -- Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona! (Part One)
  18. 18 Croatia: Advice on 6 day itinery
  19. 19 Tipping in Turkey ...and Europe
  20. 20 London 2nd time around
  21. 21 Overnight bus from Cappadocia to Pamukkale
  22. 22 Traveling in France by train
  23. 23 Trip Report Trip report:Vienna,Graz,Lake district,Salzburg,Wachau,Prague,Munich.
  24. 24 CRETE - Rethymnon area or Chania area ??
  25. 25 Athens-Paros-Santorini Trip Itinerary
View next 25 » Back to the top