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Locally produced Gelato at the Tuggeranong Hyperdome

By 28 April 2013 45

Gelato Mio

Gelato Mio, has opened at the Hyperdome which sells locally produced Gelati and claims them to be authentically Italian. I have missed having reasonable access to good Gelati and so have vested and deeply selfish interest in encouraging this one to commercial success.

After braving the delights of shepherding some younger relatives through their retail needs, we paused for gelati before heading home.

Ordered were a Mars Bar and Caramel, a Blood Orange, and a Coffee and Lemon. All three of us were completely delighted with our selections (although the Belgian Chocolate does look darkly tempting and I do regret not trying it). The waffle cones are fresh and super crispy.

While not cheap ($3:80 for a single generous scoop, $4.80 for a double) the Gelati are cleanly flavourful, refreshing and authentic tasting.

Well worth a drop in if you are passing through the Hyperdome.
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45 Responses to Locally produced Gelato at the Tuggeranong Hyperdome
#1
Rawhide Kid Part312:11 pm, 29 Apr 13

I ordered Gelato (Chocolate mix) from a specialty lolly and Gelato shop in Jindabyne a few months ago. And as they were out of stock at the counter, the shop assistant proceeded to go out the back and bring in a box with the Streets trademark on it, and unwrap the container also with a streets trade mark on it. It tasted good but I was disappointed in the fact I was under the impression it was made on the premises or at least locally and was genuine. Are you sure the Tuggeranong Hyperdome one’s are genuine Italian Gelato, not from Streets or other multi national company?

#2
poptop12:37 pm, 29 Apr 13

I’m not SURE – it’s just what they told me.

#3
poetix1:05 pm, 29 Apr 13

How can Mars Bar flavour be ‘authentically Italian’?

#4
poptop1:26 pm, 29 Apr 13

poetix said :

How can Mars Bar flavour be ‘authentically Italian’?

Probably in the same way as Belgian Chocolate can be; they have mango too. I guess it depends on how far back in history is the cut off point for the source of the ingredients.

#5
NoImRight1:47 pm, 29 Apr 13

poetix said :

How can Mars Bar flavour be ‘authentically Italian’?

They dont have Mars Bars in Italy?

#6
poetix1:54 pm, 29 Apr 13

poptop said :

poetix said :

How can Mars Bar flavour be ‘authentically Italian’?

Probably in the same way as Belgian Chocolate can be; they have mango too.

I guess it depends on how far back in history is the cut off point for the source of the ingredients.

True, but Mars Bar flavour seems wrong, somehow. However, it is in Tuggeranong, where lots of people seem to regard Mars Bars as fruit. (Cue outrage…)

#7
Diggety2:00 pm, 29 Apr 13

poetix said :

How can Mars Bar flavour be ‘authentically Italian’?

Maybe the Roman god of war deserves a mention.

#8
poptop2:16 pm, 29 Apr 13

poetix said :

poptop said :

poetix said :

How can Mars Bar flavour be ‘authentically Italian’?

Probably in the same way as Belgian Chocolate can be; they have mango too.

I guess it depends on how far back in history is the cut off point for the source of the ingredients.

True, but Mars Bar flavour seems wrong, somehow. However, it is in Tuggeranong, where lots of people seem to regard Mars Bars as fruit. (Cue outrage…)

Outrage activated.

As commercially available Gelati and Mars Bars are contemporaneous, I doubt the Italians see a difficulty.

Mars, momento di vero godimento.

#9
daddy3:19 pm, 29 Apr 13

The owner is authentically Italian, coming from a long line of Italians involved in the food industry. Some of the different, non traditional flavours are produced using the Italian process and machinery and applying the different range of available ingredients.

#10
gazket3:48 pm, 29 Apr 13

I’m sure Gelato mio is a world wide franchise..I doubt very much they make the gelato locally

#11
rosscoact3:54 pm, 29 Apr 13

gazket said :

I’m sure Gelato mio is a world wide franchise..I doubt very much they make the gelato locally

Yes, amd with its worldwide HQ in Indonesia

#12
muscledude_oz4:32 pm, 29 Apr 13

poetix said :

How can Mars Bar flavour be ‘authentically Italian’?

The same way something called sorbet can be Italian.

#13
Mav4:48 pm, 29 Apr 13

Gelato!! YUCK! It is revolting stuff imo.

#14
Genie5:53 pm, 29 Apr 13

People still go to the Hyperdome ?

#15
justin heywood7:19 pm, 29 Apr 13

Genie said :

People still go to the Hyperdome ?

People still think saying “people still…..?” makes them look clever?

#16
grunge_hippy7:56 pm, 29 Apr 13

The actual shop is in one of the many black holes in the hyperdome out the back near the target entrance so they have resorted to setting up a stand outside kmart in order to drum up business.

They wont last.

The permanent shop needs to be near the movies at least to get some of the through traffic.

#17
Conan of Cooma7:47 am, 30 Apr 13

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

I ordered Gelato (Chocolate mix) from a specialty lolly and Gelato shop in Jindabyne a few months ago. And as they were out of stock at the counter, the shop assistant proceeded to go out the back and bring in a box with the Streets trademark on it, and unwrap the container also with a streets trade mark on it. It tasted good but I was disappointed in the fact I was under the impression it was made on the premises or at least locally and was genuine. Are you sure the Tuggeranong Hyperdome one’s are genuine Italian Gelato, not from Streets or other multi national company?

Nothing is real in Jindabyne. Even the people are automatons.

#18
Madam Cholet8:22 am, 30 Apr 13

The Hyperdome should have been bulldozed a long time ago. No cosmetic surgery will make it an acceptable place to go. Although I don’t actually go to many shopping centres at all these days, I think the Hyperdome is probably one of the worst you could pick. It will be interesting to see with the huge in crease in online sales what shopping centre owners decide to do with these places. What are shopping centres of the future going to be like? I would hate to think that Hyperdomes would continue to be built in years to come.

Bring back the high street.

#19
NoImRight10:03 am, 30 Apr 13

Madam Cholet said :

The Hyperdome should have been bulldozed a long time ago. No cosmetic surgery will make it an acceptable place to go. Although I don’t actually go to many shopping centres at all these days, I think the Hyperdome is probably one of the worst you could pick. It will be interesting to see with the huge in crease in online sales what shopping centre owners decide to do with these places. What are shopping centres of the future going to be like? I would hate to think that Hyperdomes would continue to be built in years to come.

Bring back the high street.

I go there when I need to buy stuff. I dont expect it to fill a void in my artistic soul. Its a shopping centre. Doesnt claim to be anything else. If you want to get cred for being sensitive and intellectual complain about something that is meant to fill that purpose.

#20
BelcoMan11:40 am, 30 Apr 13

Madam Cholet said :

It will be interesting to see with the huge in crease in online sales what shopping centre owners decide to do with these places. .

That is hardly a “pressing” issue.
I agree with not getting down and kneeling to worship the place. It is only a shopping centre and it serves that role triumphantly.

#21
Madam Cholet12:39 pm, 30 Apr 13

BelcoMan said :

Madam Cholet said :

It will be interesting to see with the huge in crease in online sales what shopping centre owners decide to do with these places. .

That is hardly a “pressing” issue.
I agree with not getting down and kneeling to worship the place. It is only a shopping centre and it serves that role triumphantly.

Triumphantly? You may not have noticed that the Hyperdome is an absolute hole that is populated mostly these days by discount stores selling tat. I won’t go there unless I absolutely must, for example Medicare. And when I do go I park out in the fresh air so I don’t have to walk through the putrid smokers haven that is a car park.

Shops are even leaving the Hyperdome and any new shops that have sprung up are mostly relocations from other areas. Shopping centres suck the life out of places, but I’m happy for you to continue to participate.

Owners of these types of shopping centres must rub their hands with glee because they know that there are undiscerning shoppers out there who will put up with the lowest possible standards. If you don’t demand more, you won’t be offered it.

#22
poptop2:05 pm, 30 Apr 13

Umm I quite liked the gelato; I am glad to be able to pop into Jardines and there seems to be the general mix of shops.

I am not certain why or how the Hyperdome is worse [or better] than other malls. Is this another we-hate-Tuggeranong thing?

#23
Funky12:38 pm, 30 Apr 13

Getting back to the actual thread subject…..

These guys do make their gelato locally. They usually have a cart at the DFO most weekends and we have used them to make ice cream birthday cakes in the past.

#24
cas7211:36 pm, 03 May 13

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

I ordered Gelato (Chocolate mix) from a specialty lolly and Gelato shop in Jindabyne a few months ago. And as they were out of stock at the counter, the shop assistant proceeded to go out the back and bring in a box with the Streets trademark on it, and unwrap the container also with a streets trade mark on it. It tasted good but I was disappointed in the fact I was under the impression it was made on the premises or at least locally and was genuine. Are you sure the Tuggeranong Hyperdome one’s are genuine Italian Gelato, not from Streets or other multi national company?

Perhaps you should pop into the shop and ask the owner Garry to give you a tour, and view him making the Gelato. Definitely not Streets no worry there. Was privy to a tour a couple of weeks ago. Def the real deal.

#25
cas7211:37 pm, 03 May 13

gazket said :

I’m sure Gelato mio is a world wide franchise..I doubt very much they make the gelato locally

The Gelato Mio is no franchise. Call in and watch the owner craft his Gelato.

#26
cas7211:50 pm, 03 May 13

Gelato Mio is no franchise. All equipment has been imported from Italy. The process in making the Gelato is definitely made the way they make it in Italy. Those in doubt of the authenticy of the product, should call in a chat with the owner Garry and get him to give you a tour, and watch him make some of his divine Gelato. Garry is very knowledgeable being of Italian heritage, and spending time over the years working in Italy. Well known 5th generation pastry chef of more than 30 years, Garry has worked in many 5 star hotels around the world, so it is more than just in his blood.

#27
cas7212:10 am, 04 May 13

As for the cost, on comparison to some of the other gelato businesses in Canberra, the equivalent of one scoop or less at $4.90 at most of the major franchises ($3.80 at Gelato Mio) the product sold is way under price for what you get. You actually get change out of $5.00. Well worth a try.

#28
cas7212:18 am, 04 May 13

muscledude_oz said :

poetix said :

How can Mars Bar flavour be ‘authentically Italian’?

The same way something called sorbet can be Italian.

It is not the flavours, but the process in making the gelato that is truly done the authentic Italian way. Mars Bar Caramel is the English equivalent translation to dulce deleche.

#29
7captains12:58 am, 04 May 13

cas72 said :

muscledude_oz said :

poetix said :

How can Mars Bar flavour be ‘authentically Italian’?

The same way something called sorbet can be Italian.

It is not the flavours, but the process in making the gelato that is truly done the authentic Italian way. Mars Bar Caramel is the English equivalent translation to dulce deleche.

Ok, prob identifying myself here to a few rioters. But as a Latin American loving all the interest in Latin food that we’re now finding in Oz. And in Canberra it’s great that the influence spreads beyond drive through “Mexican”, and Salvadoran food at Gorman.

Only last week I was at a gourmet butcher, and pointed out that it’s CHORIZO not CHORIZO SAUSAGE. Chorizo= Sausage in Spanish.

Now on to this thread- Dulce de leche= Sweetness of Milk, is Argentine NOT Italian. In fact a staple in every single Argentine household- great on toast, croissant, on the spoon straight out of the jar (and on to your waist), biscuit/ cake filling, bon bons, alfajores (the tim tam equivalents of Argentina) and of course in ice cream form in every ice creamery in Argentina.

Lastly- it is in no way similar to a Mars Bar. It might have a caramel filling, but that is not Dulce De Leche which I could really eat a whole jar of right now….

Would be great to import, but standard food restrictions apply. A few South American- Australians make a good version of it but you need to go to Sydney (as usual, though sometimes a jar or 2 can be found at Supabarn Civic). Or sample a truffle with dulce de leche at Koko Black. Or boil a tin of condensed milk (under supervision at your own risk!).

Sorry just had to intervene when I read the Mars Bar bit. I do get excited when I see Dulce de leche at gelato bars here in Canberra, but then get disappointed because it’s quite clearly caramel with an ‘exotic” name rather than the real deal.

#30
cas7210:38 am, 04 May 13

7captains said :

cas72 said :

muscledude_oz said :

poetix said :

How can Mars Bar flavour be ‘authentically Italian’?

The same way something called sorbet can be Italian.

It is not the flavours, but the process in making the gelato that is truly done the authentic Italian way. Mars Bar Caramel is the English equivalent translation to dulce deleche.

Ok, prob identifying myself here to a few rioters. But as a Latin American loving all the interest in Latin food that we’re now finding in Oz. And in Canberra it’s great that the influence spreads beyond drive through “Mexican”, and Salvadoran food at Gorman.

Only last week I was at a gourmet butcher, and pointed out that it’s CHORIZO not CHORIZO SAUSAGE. Chorizo= Sausage in Spanish.

Now on to this thread- Dulce de leche= Sweetness of Milk, is Argentine NOT Italian. In fact a staple in every single Argentine household- great on toast, croissant, on the spoon straight out of the jar (and on to your waist), biscuit/ cake filling, bon bons, alfajores (the tim tam equivalents of Argentina) and of course in ice cream form in every ice creamery in Argentina.

Lastly- it is in no way similar to a Mars Bar. It might have a caramel filling, but that is not Dulce De Leche which I could really eat a whole jar of right now….

Would be great to import, but standard food restrictions apply. A few South American- Australians make a good version of it but you need to go to Sydney (as usual, though sometimes a jar or 2 can be found at Supabarn Civic). Or sample a truffle with dulce de leche at Koko Black. Or boil a tin of condensed milk (under supervision at your own risk!).

Sorry just had to intervene when I read the Mars Bar bit. I do get excited when I see Dulce de leche at gelato bars here in Canberra, but then get disappointed because it’s quite clearly caramel with an ‘exotic” name rather than the real deal.

Your view as many others is open to interpretation. Call into Gelato Mio and check it out.

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