Timeline

August 7, 2007
Josh and Bruno open the Flagship Store in Brunswick. It’s open 16 hours a day. Bruno makes the gelato daily, and Josh lives in an apartment above the store.

November 12, 2007
Dark Chocolate Noir Sorbetto is first created in response to a chef’s challenge.

April 1, 2009
Gelato Fiasco responds to a fiscal crisis at the Brunswick Teen Center and holds a fundraiser where scoopers served on average about one dish of gelato or cup of espresso per minute, every minute, for 10 hours of the day. The event raised funds to fill the Teen Center’s end-of-year gap and pay for a month’s worth of operating costs and created the basis for our future Scooping for Community Program.

April 4, 2010
The Gelato Fiasco Flagship Store closes for four days for renovation because heavy foot traffic wore through the floors.

January 20, 2012
The Gelato Fiasco Old Port opens in the middle of winter, giving us a few months to work out the kinks.

March 20, 2012
The first taste of Sweet Resurgam Gelato is offered. The burnt sugar, roasted almond, and chocolate-sliver flavor celebrates our new Old Port store. It’s supposed to be available for a limited time, but folks love it immensely and overwhelmingly vote to make it a permanent flavor in our Brunswick and Portland stores.

October 7, 2013
Our new jar-inspired pint packaging is officially released. The release represents a new stage in Gelato Fiasco’s mission to bring Maine-made gelato to people inside and outside of Maine.

May 9, 2014
Gelato Fiasco becomes available at the more than 150 stores of The Fresh Market. Our gelato can now be found in a majority of U.S. states. The new gelatofiasco.com launches at the same time.

August 1, 2014
Bon Appetit names Maine Wild Blueberry Crisp Gelato as one of America’s best store-bought craft ice creams.

November 28, 2014
We launch three new seasonal flavors in pints and stores for the holidays: Santa’s Little Helper Gelato, Red Flannel Whoopie Pie Gelato, and Darkest Chocolate Peppermint Sorbetto.

April 15, 2015
More than 1,500 stores that are part of the Kroger family add Gelato Fiasco pints to their freezers across the United States. With the addition of several more specialty chains on the West Coast by summer, Gelato Fiasco can be found in more than 2,0000 stores in 45 U.S. states.

July 20, 2015
We break ground on a major expansion of our Flavor Foundry in Brunswick. The new kitchen and storage facility and larger staff will allow us to keep making every single pint in Brunswick.

August 1, 2015
The editors of O: The Oprah Magazine choose a pint of Ripe Mango Sorbetto as one of their favorite summer flavors.