Get the scoop on the best icy treats Italy has to offer at this weekend of eating in Old Spitalfields Market. Gelatieri (ice cream pros) from all over Italy will be serving up their best and most exciting flavours. Those who purchase a festival wristband (from £12) can sample each one and vote for their favourites. The two top gelatos will compete for the European Gelato Champion title in Florence, September 2017.
If you think that'll give you brain freeze (or you're worrying that it won't be enough) then don't panic – individual scoops will be available to buy on the day.
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How to take all the joy out of eating ice cream? 1. Make it 'ticket only' i.e. impossible to buy an ice cream. 2. Have signs saying 'you absolutely cannot share a ticket!' 3. Make a family ticket £70. Yes, £70. Obviously we spent £0 and went for ice cream somewhere else. The most idiotic, self-important, unfriendly so-called 'festival' imaginable.
I ate about 20 tastes of proper Gelato, it was a competition between 16 makers (not 8 as someone wrote before), some were very good and other just nice. Interesting workshop and very nice staff, I asked about all the equipment and they were very happy to show and explain everything. Obviously if you want to get the best you have to try everything! its not expensive if you try all of them without following the workshop you can get 18 shots!
Not the best ice cream (some of the 8 tastes were really not good) and certainly not a festival. If you are in the area then you can try but do not bother to come specially for this.
What a deceitful propaganda! My expectations dropped so sadly!!! I love Ice cream and wanted to have a great day at an event with variety and good vibes. It is just one stand lacking in variety and good taste judging by the faces of people trying it! And it is not all you can eat as they make it seem. The prices are unreasonable! I am leaving here after wasting money on the tube and precious vacation time! Off to Amorino!