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Published October 17th 2012
Heaven in a tub
The purest of pure gelato, the way the good lord intended!! Such a divine place. The Pure Gelato Factory in Croydon Park makes and sells their gelato on the premises. Mmmm mmmm! The five door fridge was filled with delicious tubs of ice cream to take home, which made me salivate. I then saw the fridge with ice cream cakes for kids' parties, adult parties and every party. Truly though, who needs a party to eat ice cream, especially something as good as this?
The lovely Angela was behind the counter, topping an ice-cream cake with scoops of flavours. This particular cake was ordered by a customer and would be finished with a chocolate birthday plaque placed on the top.
The factory is now making 158 different flavours and have more to come. Most of the gelato is gluten free and almost all flavours are between 95% and 99% fat free. It is only $3 per scoop, two scoops for $4, and then 3 scoops of this heavenly delight is only $5. Best money I ever spent.
The news wall shows how much good publicity they have had, and a separate wall shows ribbons and awards. The best part, however, was the wall with the employee of the month awards. It is good to see that an employer recognises their staff, well deserved too. The staff are very welcoming, helpful and quite knowledgeable about their products.
This little part of suburban heaven opens 7 days a week during the spring and summer season. They don't open on Sundays in the winter. Monday to Saturday is an 8am to 5pm opening and then 10am to 3pm on Sundays. This palace of ice-cream heaven is worth the visit. Seriously, the mouth-watering treats sitting in the fridges are waiting to be eaten.
We ordered our coffee; it was a little after 10am and a little bit too early for ice cream. I then realised that it wasn't too early in a different part of the world. I was tempted to buy myself an ice-cream shake but thought to leave that one for another visit. We tasted a few flavours while waiting for our coffee. The Taro was unusual, the vanilla bean tasted like the exact smell of vanilla. Mango was just gorgeous but the pistachio always stands out for me. We sat outside and had our coffee that came with little Italian star-shaped shortbread biscuits.
Their diabetic ice-cream range is gluten free as well as sugar free, and I loved the double chocolate flavour. The diabetic pistachio tasted like real pistachios. Awesome!! I was overwhelmed with love for the maker of ice cream but sadly you are not allowed in the back where the love is made.
What more can I say? Ice-cream accessories, biscotti, and shortbread. So many flavours to choose from, too much choice and way too much temptation. Take the kids and they will love you for life. More so, if you do have an occasion, they deliver.
Not only does this place have the absolutely best ice-cream in Sydney (trust me, I've tried most of them), but they also do fundraising and have raised over $26,000 for the Children's Cancer Institute. How wonderful is that?
I did notice that there was a cute, little trolley that is hired out for parties. Imagine having a little ice-cream cart at your party to show off to your friends, just like the old days. Gee wiz, I wished I was a kid again with a really cool birthday party and my own very special ice-cream truck.
Taken from website
Their website has every flavour listed and shows that you can, wait for it – you can go to GELATO MAKING CLASSES!! Pure Gelato. If I go, I will write about it and let you know!