Ciao Bella Review: Making Dessert Fun Again

Posted on Apr 2 2015 - 9:28pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received this products for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.

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For me, nothing is better than sitting down on a pretty, warm day with a nice frozen dessert. While I have ice cream and similar treats throughout the year, there is something about Spring and Summer that makes me especially crave these yummy desserts – maybe it is because we are already in the 60’s here, and the ice cream truck music is already echoing through our neighborhood. While kids everywhere are enjoying these novelty treats, I love more ‘grown up’, gourmet ice creams with flavor that makes dessert worth the calories. Luckily, we recently found the perfect taste experience – Ciao Bella!

Ciao Bella: What is It?

When it comes to artisan gelato and sorbetto, no one does it better than Ciao Bella. They believe that dessert should not just be natural, but as pleasurable as humanly possible. Every one of their rich gelatos are designed to be decadent and creamy, and their sorbettos velvety smooth with intense fruit flavor. They want dessert to be the one meal everyone looks forward to! Their Master Geleto Maker, Chef Danilo Zecchini, is proud to have a variety of amazing flavors and of their two new Whole Foods exclusive flavors, Blueberry Passion Fruit Sorbetto and Chocolate Mascarpone Gelato. Along with their amazing, very popular flavors, you can also enjoy some of their new novelty desserts, including their Key Lime Graham squares! After you have tried these yummy desserts we are certain you will be hooked to Ciao Bella!

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Ciao Bella Gelato: Bourbon Caramel Chocolate Gelato

Want a rich adult treat that every adult will love? If so, we think you will love Ciao Bella Bourbon Caramel Chocolate Gelato. This rich dessert is an updated version of the classic french caramel, giving it a rich and luxerious flavor with the mix of smoky bourbon, rich sweet caramel and dark chocolate. Perfect for just about any event or for ending the day on a nice note.

While I love this gelato, I will freely admit a little goes a long way since it is very rich. It is not one of those desserts where you fill a bowl with ice cream and expect to eat it quickly. No, it is one of those desserts that you enjoy slowly so you can take in all the wonderful flavors. This gelato made me think of this Italian dessert in a whole way and made me fall in love with gelato. Based on my own experience, I am happy to give Ciao Bella Bourbon Caramel Chocolate Gelato an A+ rating.


Ciao Bell Sorbetto: White Peach Sangria

What adult doesn’t like a good sorbetto at the end of a nice meal? To make your day even better, consider trying Ciao Bella’s Sorbetto White Peach Sangria. This sweet dessert has a delightful sweetness that is complimented by a Ciao Bella’s Chablis white wine. To bring the flavors together, they even add a bit of Sicilian orange and lime juice, creating the perfect summer treat for everyone in your family.

In our household, we are big fans of this Sorbetto. It has a sweet, wonderful peach flavor that is perfect after a nice Italian meal or as a nice treat to cool you off after playing outside. It really does remind of a nice sangria wine that is safe for everyone in your family to enjoy. Based on our own experience, we are happy to give Ciao Bella’s Sorbetto White Peach Sangria an A+ rating!


Ciao Bella: Key Lime Graham Gelato Squares

Looking for a truly yummy ice cream-like sandwich that is out of this world? If so, we think you will love Ciao Bella Key Lime Graham Gelato Squares. These sandwiches are based on a traditional American Dessert – a Key Lime pie. Inside each of these desserts is a decadent creamy gelato, made with real key lime juice. This tart, yet sweet filling is then packaged with two honey graham wafers to create the perfect handheld dessert!

Out of all the Ciao Bella desserts we have tried, these have to be my family’s absolute favorite. These bars are the perfect mixture of sweet and tartness and taste just like a good Key Lime pie. I almost didn’t have enough left for samples since the box was finished in almost a single day with how much they were loved. For anyone that loves Key Lime pie or similar desserts, this gelato treat is an absolute must! Based on our own experience, we are happy to give Ciao Bella Key Lime Graham Gelato Squares an A+ rating!

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Ciao Bella: Where to Purchase

Would you like to purchase any of the yummy desserts featured in this review? Find a Ciao Bella Retailer near you using their store locator here! Once you have tried these yummy desserts, you will never think of frozen desserts the same way again!

 Want to learn more? Check out Ciao Bella’s on Social Media!

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. RANDY FULGHAM April 4, 2015 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    i think i would like the key lime myself–thanks for sharing

  2. Sue M. April 5, 2015 at 3:06 am - Reply

    I always liked ice cream sandwiches, so these gelato squares look like something I would LOVE! I’ll have to check them out.

  3. lisa April 6, 2015 at 10:09 am - Reply

    I love gelato. I have never tried this brand, yet. The flavors sound delicious!Since I’ve tried gelato regular ice cream just doesn’t taste the same. I won’t eat it anymore.

  4. Betsy Barnes April 6, 2015 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    I have not tried this brand yet, however, the Ciao Bella Key Lime Graham Gelato Squares sounds like something I would love 🙂

  5. M.Clark April 7, 2015 at 12:22 am - Reply

    Yum! I would love to try the Chocolate Mascarpone Gelato and the Bourbon Caramel Chocolate Gelato. Thank you for sharing this review.

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  7. Carol L April 7, 2015 at 8:24 am - Reply

    I wasn’t aware that they had anything other then Gelato. Those squares look delicious. And the Sorbetto, well I’m in heaven now. I am going to look for these products this week in our super market. Thank you for this post. I’ll be in gelato and sorbetto heaven this summer. 🙂
    Carol L

  8. Sandra Watts April 8, 2015 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I would love to try their Key Lime Graham Gelato Squares. They look and sound so good.

  9. Dana April 11, 2015 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Wow-these gelato squares look amazing. I love gelato but have never had gelato squares

  10. lisa May 12, 2015 at 10:38 am - Reply

    I’ve never tried, or heard of sorbetto before. It sounds delicious. White peach is one of my favorite flavors.I’ve got to look for this.

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