August 2011/Prepared Foods -- August is National Ice Cream Month in the U.S., but some of the biggest moves in the segment have not come from ice cream at all. Gelato has emerged on American menus and even in American homes.
Sorano Gelato, for its part, is adding to its line of gelatos available in Whole Foods Markets in select regions. Joining the company’s Limone, Toasted Almond, DiCrema and Coconut flavors will be Pistachio, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Double Dutch Chocolate varieties, all promising just 6% butterfat (which the company notes is half the fat of most ice cream). All of the varieties are made with 95% USDA-organic ingredients and with milk and cream from cows not treated with genetically modified bovine growth hormone; plus, they promise the products are free of corn syrup, artificial colors or flavors, gluten and eggs. pf