Paciugo Gelato Caffè Rings In the Holiday Season with Pepperminty Chocolatey Chip Delights

The following is an excerpt from Franchising.com (Franchising.com).

Paciugo®, best known for its authentic Italian gelato, is introducing for a limited time (through January 5) holiday-inspired treasures impossible to find anywhere else: Peppermint Chocolate Chip Gelato, Candy Cane Hot Chocolate and a Peppermint Chocolate Chip Gelatte®.

The secret to Paciugo’s Gelatte and their Hot Chocolate is in their gelato, which is handcrafted using wholesome ingredients of the highest quality from around the world. Both warm beverages are steamed with the Peppermint Chocolate Chip Gelato to create their out- of- this-world flavor. The gelato-infused drinks give latte and hot chocolate lovers more flavorful choices, as they offer distinctly unique improvements to the traditional favorites with a secret weapon only Paciugo can create.

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The following is an excerpt from Chicago Tribune (ChicagoTribune.com).

Spiced pumpkin “gelatte”: At first blush, the combination of a warm latte and cold gelato may not sound terribly appealing, but Paciugo Gelato Caffe has created a surprisingly delicious mashup that mixes frothed milk, potent espresso and sweet, creamy pumpkin gelato that’s made in-house. The result is a silky, luxurious blend, with subtle flavors of pumpkin and a bit of cinnamon that perfectly blend with the coffee but don’t overpower it. The $3.59 drink easily bests Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, which can have a cloying aftertaste. The gelatte is also available in apple-caramel flavor. Through Nov. 27. Three Chicago locations: 2009 W. Roscoe St., 773-661-9519; 3241 N. Broadway St., 773-248-8433; 2324 W. Giddings St., 773-989-1926.

Read the full article at http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/chi-gelatte-drink-this-20131031-20131031,0,6003782.story

Paciugo Gelato Caffè to Thank All Veterans and Troops with a FREE Gelatte on Veterans Day

The following is an excerpt from RestaurantNews.com (RestaurantNews.com).

Paciugo, the Dallas-based specialty brand best known for its authentic Italian gelato, is giving away a 12 oz. beverage of their newest creation, the Gelatte®, to service men and women on their day of celebration and honor. The Gelatte® is a hot latte steamed with gelato, resulting in a distinctly unique, more flavorful version of the traditional latte.

“We want to do our part in thanking all veterans and troops on their special day with something different, something they can only get at Paciugo,” said Paciugo Director of Marketing, John Kelly.

Read the full article at http://www.restaurantnews.com/paciugo-gelato-caffe-to-thank-all-veterans-and-troops-with-a-free-gelatte-on-veterans-day/

3 Leading Restaurant Beverage Trends

The following is an excerpt from Nation Restaurant Reviews (NRN.com).

Seasonal trend: Pumpkin spice coffee

Since Starbucks introduced its Pumpkin Spice Latte a decade ago, coffee drinks flavored not necessarily with pumpkin itself but with spices found in pumpkin pie — including cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and sometimes ginger, allspice or star anise — have proliferated on autumn menus.

Online restaurant ordering company GrubHub reports that orders for menu items with the word “pumpkin” in them jump by 33 percent in October and November. Menu research firm Datassential says that virtually all pumpkin limited-time offers appear in the fall, with the remainder introduced in August in anticipation of the seasonal frenzy.

Read the full article at http://nrn.com/what039s-hot/3-leading-restaurant-beverage-trends

Dallas-Based Paciugo Rolls out Apple Caramel and Spiced Pumpkin Flavors

The following is an excerpt from PegasusNews.com announcing Paciugo’s new Fall seasonal flavors.

DALLAS — Dallas-based gelato company Paciugo is harvesting two new seasonal flavors, Apple Caramel and Spiced Pumpkin. Both are available in gelato form, or in a coffee called a gelatte.

More on that gelatte: They steam any milk-based flavor of gelato in a frothing pitcher, then mix it with shots of espresso to make flavored coffee. Paciugo does not use syrups for its coffees, said John Kelly, director of marketing at Paciugo.

Read the original article at http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2013/oct/08/dallas-paciugo-apple-caramel-spiced-pumpkin-flavor/