Hi! My name is Stephanie Zonis,
and welcome to the June (Father's Day), 1999 edition of "For
Chocolate Lovers Only". My Dad has given me so much support
over the years that it is almost beyond my capability to describe
it. So Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there--especially
If your fat intake is restricted, please make certain to check
the product label of any sorbet you eat. Most fruit sorbets
have little or no fat, but some non-fruit flavors, like chocolate,
can have a substantial fat content, depending upon the manufacturer.
of the Month: Looking for a cold treat that's something
special? Ciao Bella Gelato Company, Inc. knows what you like.
This is a small firm, based in Irvington, NJ, and they make
a hazelnut gelato so good it can fool me into believing I'm
back in Rome. This company is passionate about their products,
and you can taste the quality in every spoonful. I have not
tried their frozen yogurt, but the intensely-flavored sorbets
are great (try the coconut or raspberry or the incredibly rich
and bittersweet chocolate). And if you ever get tired of the
smooth, creamy, flavorful hazelnut gelato, try one of their
other flavors, like chocolate, chocolate hazelnut, or malted
While there are
two Ciao Bella cafes in New York City and one in California,
it can otherwise be hard to find, so your best course of action
may be to contact the company. If there's no source near you,
they will ship you their products. If that seems extreme, remember
that you have other foods you enjoy shipped to you; why not
this? It's just a matter of making sure someone will be around
to receive it. And I promise you, these desserts are worth it.
If you can't afford that trip to Italy this summer, this is
the next best thing! You can reach Ciao Bella at (800) GELATO-3,
or check out their website at: www.ciaobellagelato.com.
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