...to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free....

04 July, 2011


It is a mixed blessing, this amazing
gelato place in my part of the world.

The gelato and sorbetto can't be beat.
My plans for a svelte self can be beat every day.

It calls to me.

Rumor has it that one of the Town Fathers
discouraged this business plan when it was in its
beginning stages.
"I can imagine you'd do ok in the summer with the tourists,
but how can a business succeed that sells mostly ice cream
to the locals in the dead of winter?"

So much for listening to the experts.
Josh and Bruno are doing very well, thank you.
All year round.

(In the thick of winter, they offer money off
for each degree below freezing.
Cold weather doesn't stop many local folks,
the stuff is THAT good.)

Plus, they are great contributors to the community
in which they do business, and they have 
 the best service, always with bright conversation, and a smile.

The photos don't do it justice.  Every flavor is made
in the kitchen, from local ingredients, always fresh.
Gelato has a milk (not cream) base,
and sorbetto is fruit based--no dairy.

Selected sorbetto flavors today--not inclusive:
Lemon mint.  Orange spice. Papaya. Strawberry Balsamic.
Also Chocolate, for the dairy-avoidant chocolate fiends.

Gelato flavors today, also not inclusive:
German chocolate cake gelato.  Honey graham gelato. Espresso Chip gelato.
Hazelnut gelato (made with Italian hazelnuts!)
Toasted coconut gelato.  Butterscotch pecan gelato.
Not to mention Chinese five spice gelato (don't knock it, it's delicious!)
Maple bacon gelato.  Pink and Black Peppercorn gelato.

You can have a small taste of anything you ask for.
The only flavor I wasn't partial to was the garlic gelato
they served up one day in the dead of January.

We are coming into the season of abundant fruits and vegetables.
No telling what will be on hand tomorrow!

One of the secrets of gelato is the tiny, tiny spoon.
You can work on a small cup for a long time,
and still have more to savor.
At the same time, you can watch the world go by--
either outside or in.

If you are coming to coastal Maine,
and are in the vicinity of their flagship store in Brunswick, 
or you are eating out in a fine restaurant,
or shopping in Hannaford's in the state,
keep your eye out for a treat from Gelato Fiasco, Brunswick.

Your taste buds will thank you, 
even if your waist doesn't!

Bet you can't eat just one!


ps.  nobody asked me to do this post.  And I'm not even getting a free
cup for it.  Just loving the product, and wanting to share the news!


  1. this is fabulous! my waistline would be non-existent! it looks absolutely delicious!

  2. Wow...do those ever look yummy!

  3. My mouth is watering... I just sent the link to my daughter and her boyfriend.. his parents live in Acton, MA.... and Gelato Fiasco is there now.... limited flavors, it looks like, but I'm sure they will check it out!!!

  4. Mike, my, oh my, you certainly got my mouth watering! It all sounds sooooo good! I'll have one of each, damn the waistline!
    Great shots by the way!!

  5. YUM!! Reminds me of Florence, Italy!!

  6. Oh yes ..I have know that place been there and YUMMIE...non caloric if I do believe...hahaha!!

  7. Well, we go to Brunswick a lot to see movies at Evening Star and Frontier...we'll add this to our must do list!


    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  8. I'm going to have to take a peek at the Ellsworth Hannafords for this. But I'm gonna need a bigger spoon. HA! ~Lili