Thursday, December 8, 2016

Gelato Fiasco Product Review

(12/08/2016)--- Oh my God! this is probably the best gelato that I had in the United States, I even liked better than Talenti, I have really no words or proper adjectives to describe this delicacy because I wouldn't make any justice to the flavor and texture of the body.

I have to confess I saw it for the first time at the Publix where I work, it got my attention because of the elegance of the logo as well the typography. It is such a beautiful minimalist logotype, that evokes old family shields from Europe and the typography is quite similar to find in old printed books.

It is quite strange to find northern products in Florida, or almost anything that is not common to see in Georgia or Tennessee, so being quite of a novelty I didn't hesitate to buy it even if it's a little bit pricey.

Gelato Fiasco (Homepage - About Us)  started in Maine as the founders Bruno Tropeano & Joshua Davis graduated from college; as many product development Gelato Fiasco started as the necessity of bringing that was missing and allocating the proper target demographics. At first the business went door to door and one of the reasons the brand took the name Fiasco as it was a product that was fighting against the trend setters; then, everything took of and new markets started to open.

It is always refreshing to see products as this one in Florida, is quite strange that a State as this one rarely contains variety towards the food proposal, even on the supermarkets you always find the same products or same brands; and seeing something as delicious as this it was an experience that made my entire week.

I wish one of the franchise would open in Tampa or at least in Orlando, it could be fun to visit a place that could offer a different proposal to the gastronomic market; something that is not Cold Stone or Ben & Jerry. In fact, if the Florida economical climate was open to new and small businesses we could have more than the classical franchises.

To know more about Gelato Fiasco (homepage) check their website, it is actually cool and also check on their section of flavors (Homepage - Flavors) because I can assure you "you will try to find if they sell it on your local store"


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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Busch Gardens Where to Eat Twisted Tails Pretzels

Twisted Tails Pretzles Facade
 12/01/2016 ---- "It is the most wonderful time of the year" I swear I don't believe those words anymore because there is a point at the end of the year where the flux of people just make impossible to travel around freely or go almost anywhere without feeling trapped in a theory of Temple Gradin about cattle.

That is unfortunately the ultimate reality about theme parks, they can be overcrowded on the peak seasons that is quite difficult to travel around; but, whenever is almost any other time of the year is just amazing to go to a theme park when is not crowded.


Twisted Tails Pretzels is in the hub of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, in the heart of Pantopia, right next to Falcon's Fury. We aren't going to talk about Falcon's Fury yet, we are leaving the rides for another series of entries, Today we are going to talk about why pretzels are awesome and why is worth stopping on this joint to enjoy a pretzel or a pretzel dog.

You need to know that finding a good pretzel spot is unique, and enjoying a good pretzel in a nice enviroment can be difficult; but, God! finally deciding to take a chance and enjoy the food after many years of ignoring it because around a decade ago theme park food sucked, in almost every single theme park had overpriced food that wasn't even remote edible.

Yes, the food is still pricey but is one of the spots where the theme parks make much of their profit besides memorabilia and souvenirs. Probably, after living in Florida for almost ten years, I enjoyed some things that I wanted to do when I was a tourist and I have to confess "there are plenty of interesting things to do in a State that is mostly oriented to tourism and it was essentially the idea I got  when I decided to open this blog many years ago"

The Pretzels
The pretzels are just fantastic, probably my favorite one is the Pretzel Dog but the Cinnamon Pretzel is not far behind, One tip of advice I recommend to everyone is to purchase a commemorative mug and buy the refill package for the entire day, it can be on a long run cheaper since the single small drinks cost almost 4 dollars each and the mug is 12, especially on a hot day or when you are eating there you can save some cash towards the fountain drinks.

They also sell small containers of spicy mustard and cheese, that you can put on the pretzels. Also, this food join is the only one I'd seen some commemorative jars to Falcon Fury that I haven't even spot on Emporium or any other place on the theme park; which it could be a good memorabilia to purchase eventually.

One aspect that is cool about this place, is what we mentioned earlier "you can sit below Falcon's Fury and enjoy the riders going up and down, also is one of the best spots with some shade around the theme park.

Pretzel Dog and Chips
Is probably true, knowing a theme park in three days won't be completely possible, because you can miss small shows, food venues, some rides as well some other events and entertainment that the park can offer beyond the rides.

As a ending note, always enjoy what you like and what you love to eat, because that is one of the most wonderful experiences of being alive and travel around.