Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Another Scoop: Bono Artisanal Gelato Opens at SM Aura

Probably the metro's best gelato, Bono Artisanal Gelato opens its third branch at SM Aura offering the real scoop at The Fort. 

And with the new outlet comes new and exciting flavors that can only come from the creative dynamic duo behind Bono Artisanal Gelato.

Bono Artisanal Gelato's newest outlet features a cozy seating area under SM Aura's skylight, the perfect spot for a scoop or two. And for the coming holiday season, Bono Artisanal Gelato offers an exciting range of flavors.
Bono Artisanal Gelato's Marketing Director, Rea Gomez-Harrow (L) and R&D/Production Manager Zarah Zaragoza-Manikan (R), prepares a sampling of their new flavors, and here's a sneak peek...

Need a caffeine fix? Go for Bono Artisanal Gelato's Affogato, a cool coffee concoction with Bourbon Butterscotch paired with a shot of Italian espresso. Coffee with a twist.

Simply pour the espresso on the Bourbon Butterscotch gelato, and allow the gelato to slightly melt and blend with the rich espresso. Take a few spoonfuls of the gelato, followed by a sip. Perfect. The bold and robust flavors of the espresso are complemented by the sweet and creamy gelato, a perfect match. Bono Artisanal Gelato also recommends Brownie Fudge, Cioccolato and Pistacchio flavors for their Affogato.

In collaboration with one of the metro's newest restaurants, Bono Artisanal Gelato presents the Hatch 22, a smooth Thai Tea Latte sweetened with caramelized condensed milk. Unlike most tea-based gelato which have a grainy texture, Bono Artisanal Gelato's Hatch 22 is far smoother and creamier. And the condensed milk adds a layer of sweetness that balances well with the Thai tea. A must-try for tea lovers.

And here's a sneak peek at Bono Artisanal Gelato's newest seasonal flavor, a festive blend of chestnuts, marmalade and premium Hennessy Cognac. Not too sweet, with subtle notes from the chestnuts and cognac combined with the sweet marmalade makes this festive scoop ideal for the season.

And here's a personal favorite, Bono Artisanal Gelato's Rogue, a creamy blend of butter pecan drizzled with toffee and small-batch bourbon sauce topped with walnuts. A special flavor in collaboration with Rogue Magazine, this will make you go for another scoop, so go for a double. Trust me. Seriously good.

S'mores, toasted marshmallows with Graham crackers and the Lori, Dulce de Leche gelato with flambeed bananas, chocolate syrup, and peanut brittle crumble. Bono Artisanal Gelato's S'mores just brings back so many memories of childhood summers, while the Lori, a special flavor in collaboration with the country's premier blogger and publisher Lori Baltazar of Desserts Come First, is yet another inventive play of flavors. Definitely not your usual gelato.

The Yummy, with buttered popcorn gelato topped with salted caramel sauce, caramel popcorn and almonds, is another collaborative effort, this time with Yummy Magazine. The buttered popcorn and salted caramel combo makes this another winner.

Bono Artisanal Gelato also offers a full line sorbets, like the Strawberries and Prosecco, Bono Artisanal Gelato's non-dairy sorbetto with real strawberries and Italian Sparkling wine. Light yet flavorful, the fresh and tart strawberries combine well with the sparkling wine for another unique blend.

Feeling nostalgic? Bono Artisanal Gelato brings another blast from the past with the Milo Dinosaur, chocolate malt topped with malt powder dust. Just can't get better than that.

Craving for something without the guilt? No worries. Go for the Dietetico Low Sugar Cappuccino, rich and smooth coffee gelato with Malagos Cacao Nibs. Rich flavors, without the guilt.

Creative, inventive and playful flavors, that's what sets Bono Artisanal Gelato apart. And you just know that the dynamic duo behind Bono Artisanal Gelato will continue to surprise and amaze as they continuously push the flavor boundaries with their cool concoctions. Next time you're at The Fort, go for the real scoop. Or two. Special thanks to Rea Gomez-Harrow and Zarah Zaragoza-Manikan for another awesome "BONO-fide" experience. For more on Bono Artisanal Gelato, see my previous post on the art of making gelato here at and new flavors here at

Bono Artisanal Gelato is located at the Lower Ground Floor of SM Aura Premier, Mckinley Parkway, Taguig City. For more information, visit their cool site at You can also visit their Facebook page at 

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