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OT: Flavor of Yellow Part of Spumoni Ice Cream
 
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: OT: Flavor of Yellow Part of Spumoni Ice Cream Reply with quote

I googled "flavor of yellow part of spumoni" and found, at http://www.chacha.com/question/what-flavor-is-the-yellow-in-spumoni-ice , this:

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Q: What flavor is the yellow in spumoni ice?

A: Spumoni Ice is three flavors in one, Chocolate, spumoni with mixed fruit pieces and almonds and pistachio flavors. The colors are pink, green and brown. Yellow is not one of them.

Answered by Michele F.
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This is wrong. I am writing this to counteract disinformation on the internet. Hopefully, this post will appear on future Google searches.

My earliest memory of spumoni was from when I was about 5 years old in 1951. As I recall, the spumoni was dome shaped with four concentric layers consecutively colored brown, green, yellow, and red, with red at the center of the dome. It made a strong impression on me because I liked the flavor of the yellow part very much. Of course, I can't help but think that that was real spumoni whereas most of the ice creams sold today as "spumoni" are cheap imitations. I always wanted to know the flavoring for the yellow part. As I grew older, I began to suspect that the yellow part was flavored with Strega liqueur, see [url] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strega_(liqueur) [/url], but I can't prove it. Imitation Strega flavoring was commonly sold in Italian grocery stores and used to flavor cannoli filling. You can buy imitation Strega flavoring online, e.g., at http://www.ditalia.com/The-Bakery-Il-Forno/Baking-Goods/La-Torinese-Strega , but this is a different brand than was popular many years ago. You can buy real Strega at Binnys, see http://www.binnys.com/spirits/Liquore_Strega_115231.html . Anyway, although Strega flavored ice cream tastes good, my memory is not vivid enough to positively identify Strega as the flavor of the yellow part of the spumoni from my youth.
  
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