We’d be mighty excited too if a top gelateria opened up around the corner from home, so Benny’s Adelaide relatives were super keen to show us the new Trinity Gardens outlet for 48 Flavours.
The original Gouger Street store near the Central Market is still going strong, but all the gelati is now made at the sparkling new premises at Trinity Gardens. Originally a bakery, it has heaps of space to churn the gelati for the two stores, as well as for other outlets. The wholesale side of the business is expanding, with 48 Flavours’ award-winning gelati available in other Adelaide locations and – according to Gelido’s network of gelato-lovers – even as far as Darwin.
Heaps of space too for the retail part of the store. Plenty of room for the long freezer cabinets holding, yes, 48 different flavours. Plus a sleek Scandi-modern space with tables and chairs to relax in comfort while you enjoy your gelati.
With so many flavours, it is a tough choice. There are dairy free, vegan and even sugar free options, all served in cups or cones or tubs to take away. A selection of gorgeous-looking gelato cakes is also available.
Not a sweet tooth? Prefer a cheese platter to a dessert? Fan of blue cheese? Yep, this describes Karl to a tee. We persuaded him to try the fig, gorgonzola, pear and walnut gelato. He loved it – previously he always opted for choc-mint as an tolerable compromise, he has now found a new go-to gelato flavour that he enjoys. Mission accomplished.
Avoiding sugar? Patsy picked a chocolate sorbetto with stevia (a plant-based sugar substitute). She appreciated having the option for a sugar alternative – plus she loved the taste of the dense dark chocolate.
Jarred and Nancy – the younger generation – enjoy “bits” swirled through the gelato. Biscuit, with chocolate biscuit pieces and hazelnuts, and snickers, milk chocolate gelato with peanuts, are firm favourites.
We love the gorgeous purple colour of 48 Flavours’ taro and coconut gelato. Phryne paired hers with roasted almond – another very happy customer, with special mention for the roasted almond.
Benny opted for a classic pistachio, which he described as magnificent. High praise indeed. He paired it with cherry chocolate and coconut which had chunks of chocolate, cherries and coconut swirled through the creamy base.
My choice: blood orange sorbetto paired with toasted coconut. A great combination – toasting the coconut gave a lovely extra element to the gelato. And the blood orange was superb.
With great flavours and beautiful creamy textures in all the gelati we tried, plus generous serves and friendly service, it is not surprising that 48 Flavours Trinity Gardens is now the go-to gelateria for Benny’s Adelaide relatives. We’ll be back.
Outstanding gelato – great flavours with options for almost any dietary requirement. Super friendly service, and space to sit and enjoy the gelati, although we suspect that come summertime it may get very busy.
295 Magill Road
Trinity Gardens SA 5068
T: (08) 8331 1739