Iorio's Gelato Blog

Nutella & Iorio's: A Love Story

Nutella in its earliest form was created in the 1940s by Pietro Ferrero in Italy, where it was originally marketed as “pasta gianduja,” pasta, the Italian word for paste, and gianduja (or gianduia), a popular Italian carnival character of the time. It has perhaps become one of the unofficial symbols of Italy, along with Vespas, the Colosseum, and most importantly gelato. It only seemed natural, therefore, for Iorio’s to combine the most delicious of these symbols, gelato and Nutella, in a truly magical and life changing tasting experience. Continue reading for the complete guide to our Nutella related flavors…


The Classic: Gianduia

You simply can’t go wrong with Gianduia, the classic Nutella gelato experience. Smooth milk chocolate and hazelnut come together in perfect harmony to create this customer and gelatista favorite. One taste and you’ll never go back. An Iorio’s guarantee.

The Romantic: Bacio

Bacio means “kiss” in Italian, so this flavor will easily sweep you off your feet. Based on the Italian Baci candy, Bacio’s dark chocolate gelato envelopes crunchy hazelnut pieces. It’s more intense than Gianduia, but you’ll fall in love instantly.

The MVP: Nutella Cheesecake

This flavor has the best of the best: cheesecake, gelato, and Nutella. Cheesecake pieces and Nutella swirl are brought together in dense vanilla gelato for something that goes above and beyond the more traditional flavors.

And yet our love for Nutella at Iorio’s couldn’t stop with gelato. Adding espresso to the mix seemed only natural...

The Nutella Latte

Nutella adds just the right amount of chocolate and hazelnut to the traditional latte. Coffee and Nutella? What’s not to love? We can make it iced or hot, so there’s a Nutella latte for every season.

World Nutella Day is February 5th. But show this blog post to your gelatista at either Iorio's location through Sunday, November 29th for $1 off any size Nutella Latte.