- Jan. 26, 2011 - FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. --
G.S. Gelato & Desserts, best known for producing authentic artisan gelato and sorbetto, launches their new pint, King Cake gelato, geared towards Mardi Gras festivities. The new gelato has a warm biscotti base, with enticing cinnamon and dark Italian cherry swirls throughout. The packaging is designed with traditional Mardi Gras flair and even includes a sugar “baby” inside to keep with the tradition of King Cake.
The King Cake pint is available in large retail chains such as Winn-Dixie and Rouses Supermarkets as well as several smaller chains and specialty stores throughout the Southeast, where Mardi Gras is most prominent.
“Being a major manufacturer in the Southeast, we wanted to merge our Italian background with a custom that is dearly loved in our region,” says Cynthia Harrison, National Grocery Account Director for the company. “Mardi Gras is a tradition that is unmatched in terms of spirit and festivity, so King Cake was a natural choice.”
For questions or more information, please contact Cynthia Harrison at (850) 243-5455.
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G.S. Gelato & Desserts Inc. specializes in the creation of authentic, Italian gelatos & sorbettos. The 26,000 square foot, state-of-the-
art manufacturing facility resides in sunny Fort Walton Beach, FL and is the first of its kind to receive approval from both the Food & Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture. G.S. Gelato serves several major retail and food vendors and recently received the 2010 NASFT Gold sofi™ award for its Blood Orange Sorbetto in the diet and lifestyle category. Sofi, which stands for specialty outstanding food innovation is the industry’s most prestigious and coveted award.