At Villa dolce, we’ve been following the trends in the food and drink category for the last 15+ years. We’ve watched the rise (and sometimes fall) of trends like food trucks, cupcakes, bacon, craft cocktails, and cronuts. So we were very intrigued when Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, published their predictions for 2016. Mintel’s analyst team identified 12 key food and drink trends set to impact global markets this year. According to… Read More
What is most important to today’s consumers is convenience.
Since many consumers are time stressed, multi tasking has become not just a habit, but a way of life. Everyone works too much and over schedules their time. One of the great joys is to find a little time for an affordable, elegant luxury. Single-serve Gelato meets the needs of busy people on the go.
Gelato’s popularity is legendary the past few years. Many new and interesting flavors have hit the… Read More
For many years, Americans would return from a visit to Italy raving about the food – it’s almost impossible to have a bad meal in Italy. And a big part of every conversation was gelato, which is served on what seems like every block in every city throughout the country.
The eye-popping flavors and creamy texture and full mouth-feel leave lingering after tastes that have you craving more. You immediately swear off bland American ice cream as a pretender and… Read More
The reasons are simple: Gelato is made with all natural ingredients, has less fat and fewer calories. More specifically:
GELATO IS DENSER
Gelato is much denser than Ice Cream, which means the flavors are much more intense. This is primarily due to how it’s made: Ice Cream is churned faster and harder which whips in a lot of air expanding the overall volume. Ice Cream can be churned up to 50-90% higher volume, which translates into a lot less… Read More