The Ice Cream Files: Paciugo

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When Dakota and I went to Kansas City for a mini anniversary celebration, we had some time to kill after our massages. We wanted to go to the museum, but since it was way on the other side of the city and traffic was horrible, we decided to just go to the mall.  Lame, I know.

Halfway through perusing the bottom floor, we were getting a little hungry, and since I can’t resist ice cream for long, we decided to stop for some gelato at this little stand called Paciugo.

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Ginger Almond/Sea Salted Caramel/Tiramisu + Pistachio/Wedding Cake/Coffee Chocolate Chip (Pistachio was the best!)

It was the perfect little break, even though it was in a very random spot.

Here are my thoughts on Paciugo:

Taste/Quality: 3/5

To explain this rating, let me just say that not all of the flavors are created equal.  Some of the flavors are really on point – like the pistachio.  Others left something to be desired and didn’t really taste like the flavor description.  Overall, it was still pretty good.

Variety: 5/5

They had plenty of interesting flavors to choose from:  Tiramisu, Ginger Almond, Peanut M&M…also, they let you sample flavors, which was a huge bonus.

Atmosphere: 2/5

The stand itself and the cafe style tables around it are pretty cute…but you can’t overlook the fact that it’s in the middle of the mall by all the stores and obnoxious pop music.  It’s definitely not somewhere I’d go if I wasn’t already at the mall.

Price: 2/5

It was $4.50 for a small cup that included three flavors.  I felt that it was a little overpriced given the portion.

Wow Factor: 3/5

The little stand looks very appealing.  All of the ice creams look so pretty in the cases.  Also, it’s pretty cool that you get to have three different flavors.

Overall Score: 3/5

Another fun little jaunt eating ice cream!  Definitely something to check out if you happen to be doing any shopping in KC.

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