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Mondo Gelato

Gelato is another craze that has seemed to hit Vancouver in recent years. The result is that Vancouver is now full of many great gelato places, which make gelato freshly every day. The best place that I've tried is Mondo Gelato. They have a few locations around Vancouver, one in Beijing and one in Rome. Naia in Berkeley (which I visited recently and will post about soon) used to be a part of the Mondo franchise. Mondo has a ton of flavors - everything from chocolate and vanilla to green tea, Indian mango, Ferrero Rocher, Bacio, pistachio, and almost anything you can think of.

ferrero rocher (left), green tea & cranberry muesli (right) - C$3 each A "single" is actually misleading, as the $3 cup allows you to choose 2 different flavors. As you get bigger sizes, they let you up the number of different flavors you want. You can't really see the cranberry because it's buried under the green tea, but it's there. I opted for the Ferrero Rocher (you know, those ball-shaped chocolate hazelnut things with a golden wrapper), which I believe is the pinnacle of all ice cream flavors. I believe this enough to get 2 scoops of it and not bother with the 2 flavor option. It's chocolatey, nutty, and.. chocolatey. I mean what more could you ask for in ice cream? This stuff is really delicious, and you must try it. Sometimes they don't have Ferrero Rocher, in which case Bacio is a pretty good substitute (but I'd get a scoop of something else too). The green tea has a deep, rich tea flavor, and green tea ice cream lovers will enjoy it immensely. The cranberry muesli has a yogurty flavor with chunks of cranberries in there. I'm not a big fan of the yogurty taste, but Geoff and Tiff both love it. Their Indian mango, which I've tried in the past, is excellent.

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