Walter Gibson, The Bunko Book (1946)
All of our characters are honoring actual side show performers, both current and of the past, as well as what are known as “working acts.”
Many of the great performers were "Human Oddities" or "Anatomical Wonders" as "Freaks" was used only by the public and was considered crass and insulting. They entered into “showbiz” due to the alternatives being nonexistent or even dire. However, in the sideshow they found family, love, a sense of community and were almost always payed more than the regular working acts due to their uniqueness.
We wish to honor those who shared their gifts with the world by choice, and who made careers as sideshow performers. We hope to honor their creativity, courage and generosity of spirit with our flavors.
At the same time we do not wish to further the exploitation of those whose bodies were displayed against their will. Although we hope their stories are remembered, we do not think gelato is a suitable way to remember their suffering.
One of the best pistachios ever! Made with homemade pistachio paste. It’s so good it’s nuts!
Nutella gelato with crispy pretzels and marshmallow Peeps.
A gelato you can share with your pooch. Peanut butter and banana topped with a dog biscuit shaped cookie.
Tobacco, Bourbon and Candied Orange Zest
Our over caffeinated knife thrower and his lovely assistant bring you Cappuccino gelato and crunchy chocolate covered espresso beans.
Cinnamon and smokey chipotle with burnt caramel apple ribbons
Vegan! Black cherry, chocolate chunks, almonds and Szechuan pepper corns.
Blue raspberry, marscapone and gummy worms!
Sweet corn gelato with a ribbon of buttered caramel.
Ginger gelato with chocolate covered crunchy chowmein noodles and peanuts.
For you chumps...I mean...really fine people out there. A really good chocolate gelato.
Just vanilla. That’s it. Ya rube
It’s strawberries! Ya, Sap!
Basil gelato with chocolate strachiatella chips.
Based on the Canadian ice cream favorite, Tiger Tail, this is blood orange gelato with stripes of black licorice running through it. Also based on the sideshow blowoff, The 6ft Man Eating Chicken!
Lemon and lime sorbetto. Guaranteed to make you pucker like the king of gurning!
Vanilla gelato with ribbons of gooey chocolate fudge. Believe it or not it’s delicious.