Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Halloween Package!

Of course, the Irish...  First they have St. Patrick and now they can take credit for Halloween. Wonderful.... I was always under the impression that it was a Pagan ritual that had to do with the sun and moon and stars and fortunes to be told.  It is...yippee.  

Apparently, the Celts (in other words, the Irish) celebrated the festival of Samhain [pronounced: sow- wen] which was their new year on November 1.  This day marked the end of summer and the harvest.  This was a time of year that was often associated with human death, coinciding with the cold and dark. The Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.  Muhahahahhahaha!

Good times!  They dressed in animal skins and partied!  The best part is the jack-o-lanterns.  In order to frighten off bad spirits, they would carve rutabagas or turnips to resemble heads and place them in their windows and at their doors.  The head was believed to be the most powerful part of the body, containing the spirit and the knowledge.  Awesome.... 
This celebration was brought to the Americas in the 1840’s with the Irish immigrants. The pumpkin then replaced the turnip, sadly.  

Okay, let’s give it up to the Irish one more time!!  Please, no hate mail.  This is just a jab at Tacy and Tucker.  Hi guys!!  The Italian jokes are coming my way.  Bring it.  And bring Halloween!  

Fall flavors with a spooky twist!

ZUCCA – pumpkin gelato made with Lancaster County Neck Pumpkins

MINT STRACCIATELLA – mint peppermint patties!  Lancaster County Mint streaked with bittersweet chocolate

PEAR WITH BOURBON – Lancaster County Bartlett pears spiked with Wild Turkey Bourbon

APPLE MASCARPONE – The only scary part of this flavor is the ever nearing bottom of the pint!

APPLE CIDER WITH CLOVE – Heirloom apple cider from where, oh yeah, Lancaster County.  Delicious and spiked with cloves.  

CINNAMON – Spicy, sweet and wonderful.

No Halloween party would be the same without Capogiro!
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  1. mmm... the pumpkin and the apple cider sound DELICIOUS!!! how long will you be selling these flavors?

  2. Hello there stranger,

    They ARE delicious, and they'll be here for most of the winter. We're still holding our breath for Sweet Potato and Egg Nog... yum. Thanks for the post!

  3. oh great! i am in LOVE with your gelato, but right now i am spending a semester overseas & suffering from gelato deprivation. just wanted to make sure there would be some pumpkin gelato when i come back in december :) thanks for the info!