Have you ever had gelato made in Italy? It is the best! Recently, I went to Italy for two weeks, and almost every day, we ate gelato! Italy is known for its good food, but especially gelato. No other country makes gelato as good as Italy. In Italy, the gelato flavors are really wild and wacky. Also, the gelato shops always give you two flavors, and if you want, yummy surgarfree whipped cream on top! In Italy, it is a tradition to always have two flavors and whipped cream when you get gelato. The flavors at a normal Baskin Robbins in the USA are just vanilla, chocolate, chocolate chip, mint chip, strawberry, rocky road, and ect. BORING! Every month or so, Baskin Robbins will come out with an interesting flavor, but in Italy, the gelato stores are always coming out with new flavors!!! Finally, the reason gelato is different that ice cream is because the gelato makers use cream instead of milk to make it, so the gelato is always really soft.
In a food tour, I learned how to tell if a flavor is real or fake. Real gelato is when the gelato makers use all organic ingredients to make the flavor. Fake gelato is when the gelato makers use artificial gelato packets to make the flavor. There are a lot of ways to identify fake gelato. First, there are two flavors that you should watch, pistachio and banana. The color of both flavors should look like their natural color. Banana should not be a bright yellow, it should be a white. Pistachio should not be a bright green (it is at Baskin Robbins), it should be a dark green with a little bit of brown too. Secondly, when you use artificial gelato packets, the gelato puffs up and usually goes over the gelato bin. So if you see gelato that goes over the bin, then it is usually fake. Finally, when you see gelato with tons of decorations on top like whipped cream, fruits, candy, and sauces, it is probably fake because the gelato makers put the decorations on top to make it look good. Whenever you come to a gelato store, use my tips to identify the fake gelato and the real gelato. And, watch out because 85% of the time, the gelato flavor will be fake! Here are some gelato flavors my sister and I had in Italy:
Is this real fake? Please write your answer when you respond.