Gino’s Gelato uses the best dairy produce in the world to produce fresh, award winning gelato on a daily basis. Marketing Manager, Karen Reilly, tells us about their amazing range of flavours, and how their master gelato makers ensure that everything from Gino’s Gelato is delivered to the door as fresh as it left the counter.
Tell us about the origins of Gino’s Gelato, and how your signature gelato recipe came about.
Technically, you could say Gino’s founders – Wicklow native Jonathan Kirwan and Limerick man Anthony Murphy started as competitors in the ice cream van business, working alongside each other at MCD events. The duo both grew up as sons of ‘Ice Cream Men’, well used to sleeping on top of the freezer in the back of a van touring the country.
The two got on great from the outset and got talking about bringing a new offering to Ireland – the natural choice, as ice cream fanatics, was to look to the very best in the world and so they landed in Italy in 2008 to learn from the master gelato makers… The rest as they say, is history!
What do you think makes Gino’s Gelato so unique?
The freshness of the product and our commitment to using only the very best ingredients. At Gino’s, we make all of our gelato fresh in every Gino’s store every day using 100% Organic Irish milk from Co. Carlow. We are lucky to have some of the best dairy produce in the world here in Ireland – so much so that we have beaten the Italians in global awards with our gelato!
The coronavirus has caused huge disruption and challenges for many businesses. How has working with Just Eat helped Gino’s Gelato to overcome those challenges?
Working with Just Eat has ensured that people can now have Gino’s delivered at home, which is fantastic for gelato, crêpe, waffle & milkshake lovers around the country. We have invested in high quality compostable insulated packaging for our gelato which means you can chill on the couch knowing your Gino’s will be delivered to the door as perfect and as fresh as it left the counter!
As well as an extensive selection of bespoke Gelato, you also offer Waffles, Crepes and Milkshakes. If a person were to choose to order from Gino’s Gelato on Just Eat for the first time what would you recommend?
Absolutely, yes we do – our crêpes, waffles and milkshakes are incredibly popular on Just Eat- who doesn’t love a movie night with a fresh gelato milkshake & a warm crêpe or waffle!
So that’s a tough one … for a first time order I’d go for a ‘Kinda Bueno’ Milkshake, a Pistachio Deluxe Crêpe – that’s pistachio crunch, white chocolate and homemade pistachio sauce on our signature crêpe, and a take home gelato box to share – how could you go wrong with that order!
What’s your own favourite item on the Just Eat menu?
It’s got be the Gino’s Take Home Box that we just recently launched. With this you’ll get a large gelato take home tub crammed (literally) with your choice of 3 signature Gino’s flavours. It comes with 6 fresh waffle cones in a gift box and serves 6 people, meaning you can feed a crowd of gelato lovers in the comfort of your own home! Movie night/ Mother’s Day/ birthdays/ date nights/ dessert cravings– all sorted in one box and delivered to your front door – a winner!
What new treats and offers do you have in the mix this year?
We are always testing new flavours and have a few unreal ones coming in the next few weeks…
Actually, on that, we will be looking for an official Gelato taster for these (the best job in the world!) so keep an eye on our social pages for that one! We also have 3 new stores opening soon around the country, we’re very excited about that!
What areas in Dublin do you deliver to?
Gino’s Gelato is available to order for delivery via Just Eat from our stores in Swords, Blanchardstown, Dublin City Centre, Dundrum, Tallaght & Liffey Valley.
Is there anything we haven’t covered that you’d like readers to be aware of?
You can always find out about our new gelato flavour drops, new products & competitions via our social pages on Facebook @ginosgelato, Instagram @ginos_gelato & Tik Tok @ginosgelato.
You can now order from Gino’s Gelato for delivery to your door on the Just Eat app.