Canberra’s official gelato flavour revealed!

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Lewis Haskew

RoundABOUT Editor

What does Canberra taste like?

That’s the question that was asked by the newly opened Florence Gelato store on its quest to create the ultimate Canberra flavoured gelato.

Introducing: ‘The CBR: Crunch Berry Ripple’.


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While Vanilla – reflective of the city’s frequent (but unfair) characterisation as bland – was a popular suggestion for a flavour base, owner Matteo and Juliana were inspired by the many commenters who proposed the inclusion of wattleseed.

“Wattleseed is our nod to the wattle trees that are emblematic of Canberra. The addition of macadamias – a nut native to Queensland – represents all those who come from other places to
make Canberra their home,” said Matteo.

The gelato has a creamy, nutty base but – like our beloved city – there is much more to it than meets the eye. A brittle of caramelised local honey, macadamia and wattleseed adds pops of texture while sweet swirls of raspberry coulis cut through the gelato’s decadence.

“We wanted to incorporate some crunch to symbolise the less-loved parts of Canberra (roundabouts, property prices and politicians), with sweet and tangy raspberry representing the gooey adoration that many Canberrans have for the wonderful parts of our city (our short commutes, lovely lakes, and great community),” he added.

The winning flabvour beating out some other ‘interesting’ suggestions from ‘Bubblegum’ a reference to the Canberra Bubble or ‘Rocky Road’ to match the various potholes plaguing our roads.

The CBR: Crunchy Berry Ripple flavour will be on sale as a limited edition item from this weekend at Florence Gelato in Belconnen’s Capital Food Market.

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