What You'll Get
When Mother and Father Cream brought siblings Icey Cream and Gelato into the wintry world, they educated one stateside while the other was sent overseas to learn within Italian freezers. Today's Groupon traces the European pathway of young Gelato all the way back home to Paciugo: for $5, you get $10 worth of gelato, coffee, and other frozen delicacies. Hundreds of handmade flavors await curious palates at Paciugo's Newark location inside the Christiana Mall.
Paciugo's Latin motto, Ante Dunio Dessertium —meaning Before Dinner, Dessert—neatly summarizes its liberal three-scoops attitude. Its luscious cold creams contain 70% less fat than premium ice cream, thus making it 130% more okay to consume several consecutive pints' worth. A dessert that meets the FDA's standards for healthfulicious food, Paciugo's Turin recipes employ fresh and all-natural ingredients coupled with the finest fruit, nuts, chocolates, and more to churn up scrumptious orbs of sweet sustenance. The gelaterie's menu ushers taste buds toward small piccolo cups ($3.99) with three scoops and up to three different flavors, such as black raspberry, amaretto chocolate chip, chocolate black-cherry swirl, black-pepper olive oil, Mediterranean sea-salt caramel, chocolate-orange saffron, and many more. The medio size includes four scoops and up to four different flavors ($4.99). Go for not really that broke with a three-scoop whipped-cream-topped sundae ($5.49) or a sugar-caffeine epiphany in the form of gelato nestled in espresso or hot chocolate (regular, $5.99). Each of Paciugo's rich, creamy delights is made from whole milk, soy, and water, and no-sugar-added options are available so that a suitable flavor can match with any dietary need, unless you're allergic to joy.
While cool temperatures pry open a mouth's flavor factories, steamy rivers of Gran Miscela Caffe fill them with the rich aromas of liquid coffee beans. Coffee (12 oz., $1.79) helps to elevate the sweetness of a crisp gelato while giving cosmopolitan snackers ample opportunity to flex their sipping pinkies.
This deal is only valid at the Newark location.
Paciugo Gelato customers in Newark are too busy enjoying their frozen treats to write reviews, but Delaware Online featured Paciugo.
- So far, my favorites are Mediterranean Sea Salt Caramel, a yin-yang of silky, buttery milk caramel contrasted with Sicilian sea salt, and the Amaretto Chocolate Chip, which blends almond-flavored cookies with crunchy pieces of dark chocolate. While I’m not normally a fan of floral flavors in my food, Violet Chocolate Chip has an alluring elegance without tasting like a bowl of potpourri. – Patricia Talorico, Second Helpings, Delaware Online
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only at Christiana Mall location. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.