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July 17, 2017

Gelato Fiasco featured in O, The Oprah Magazine

Courtesy / Gelato Fiasco
Courtesy / Gelato Fiasco
Brunswick-based Gelato Fiasco will have six of its flavors featured in the August issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.

Gelato Fiasco will be featured in O, The Oprah Magazine's August issue as part of "The O List," a monthly feature of editors' recommendations.

The feature includes a photo of six Gelato Fiasco pints with the review: "Here's the Scoop: You can't buy happiness, but you can buy this rich and satiny Maine-made gelato — and that's pretty darn close. Spoiler alert: The wild blueberry, packed with all natural ingredients, is to die for."

O previously recommended Gelato Fiasco's Ripe Mango Sorbetto on a page of summertime ice creams, in August 2015, according to Gelato Fiasco's news release.

The magazine refers to Gelato Fiasco's nationwide home shipping service, as is the case for all items placed on "The O List." In addition to home shipping, Gelato Fiasco sells at more than 5,000 grocers across the United States, including Publix, Kroger, Meijer, The Fresh Market, Walmart (Texas), Stop 'n' Shop, Giant, Whole Foods Market, Hannaford and independent locations. All pints are made in Brunswick.

Gelato Fiasco, founded in 2007 by Joshua Davis and Bruno Tropeano, also has been featured in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and the Wall Street Journal.

Davis, the company's CEO, was named a 2016 Mainebiz Business Leader of the Year in the small company category, after overseeing a doubling of Gelato Fiasco's sales to nearly $10 million, a $2 million expansion of its production facility on Industry Road in Brunswick and expanding its wholesale network from 600 to its present 5,000 grocers.

Other accolades include the Specialty Food Association naming its Ripe Mango Sorbetto the 2016 sofi Gold Winner and its Mascarpone Pistachio Caramel the 2017 sofi Silver Winner, both for "outstanding frozen dessert."

In June, Mainebiz reported that Gelato Fiasco planned to expand its shops, employees and revenue after raising a little over half of a $1 million equity offering, setting a goal of reaching $20 million in sales in 2018.

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