Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
While shopping for vitamins at Return to Eden, I decided to take a stroll through the food aisles. I used to do quite a bit of shopping at health food stores, like the original Nuts ‘n’ Berries when I was in college, and later Sevanandah in L5P. As the years passed, convenience and the lack of time have forced me to become more familiar with Kroger and Publix for groceries.
I had planned to purchase a few staples and something easy for dinner at the Publix next door, but my plans were quickly derailed when I saw the pints of Honeysuckle Gelato in the freezer at Return to Eden. I grabbed an organic frozen entree and a pint of honey fig flavored gelato and headed to the register.
At $7.79 for a pint, I paused momentarily wondering if it would be worth it, however once at the register, I encountered two employees that applauded my choice, but warned me that the gelato was so good the pint would only last for one sitting.
Inspecting the label, I noticed the short list of all natural, locally sourced ingredients, and also noticed one glaring omission….no nutrition information such as carbs, fat, protein, and most importantly, calories. Gelato is made with milk instead of heavy cream so it is generally lighter than ice cream, but it would be nice to have the specifics. Less info, less guilt? Sure, sometimes ignorance is bliss.
Honeysuckle Gelato has received great press on their line of Southern inspired gelato flavors like key lime pie and bourbon pecan. Their truck can be seen at foodie events all over town and pints can be purchased at upscale purveyors like Lucy’s in Buckhead.
For the record, it was challenging, but my pint of honey fig gelato lasted for two servings….and it was worth every single cent.