Mini-Review: Dojo Gelato Porkopolis

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I know Dojo Gelato has different flavors every day.  It just means you’ll have to go to Findlay Market more often to make sure you catch this one.

Though Jeff is the king of all things pork, I like my pork too.  So I trot up to the Dojo Gelato stand at Findlay– it’s the newest big deal eatery on Twitter these days– and examine their flavors selection.  That day, they had French Caramel, Amarena Cherry (a favorite, which I have in common with Liz, that I’ve had in Europe and die a bit over), a few others and “Porkopolis”.

Porkopolis. This HAS to be good.

“So what’s in Porkopolis?” I ask, casually.

“Maple gelato and bits of candied bacon from Kroeger & Sons.  Would you like to try it?” the lovely young woman behind the counter replied, far too perkily for 8 AM on a Saturday morning.

Of course I wanted to try it.

That little spoon was just a bit of heaven.  The maple flavor was strong and sweet, but not artificially so.  The tiny bits of candied bacon had almost a nutty texture, a bit of sweetness, and some smoke for interest.  It was well balanced and surprisingly addictive.

Of course, I took home a pint. I’m not sure if there’s any left, though.  Terry took a shine to it as well.  Want to know what flavors are being featured each week?  Check their blog. I think I’ll take home some Churro and Amarena this Saturday.

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  1. liz says:

    yay dojo! i tried the porkopolis on saturday too, only it was more like 1 pm by the time i was there. totally delicious!
    .-= liz´s last blog ..the ohio state fair in pictures + super exciting bonus! =-.

  2. Marla says:

    I’m…speechless. 😉

  3. Burgess Byrd says:

    I too love the French Caramel but I will have to try the Porkopolis pronto! Anything with bacon is always good.

  4. Nikki says:

    Wow, Julie. I’ll have to check that flavor out. Candied bacon is out of this world!

    Have you been to Aroma’s on the west side yet?? Honestly, the gelato is to die for. I’ve only had Dojo once, and it didn’t hold a candle to Aroma’s!

  5. […] Wine Me, Dine Me Visits Dojo By dojogelato Some would say getting quirky with bacon is a bit cliched nowadays. After the bacon explosion, bacon bars and bacon bubble gum, when will America’s love for all things swine end? We don’t know. And we’re not worried about trends. As long as Cincinnati is digging on Porkopolis, we’ll happily be making it every Saturday down at Dojo. Thanks to Wine Me, Dine Me for the Porkopolis love. […]

  6. Ok, there’s all of this talk of good gelato…in Ohio. Has anyone that enjoys these treats ever been to Italy? I know that gelato is simply very creamy rich ice cream made with high quality ingredient; however, when I think of gelato it makes me think of sitting in an outdoor cafe people watching. Hot Italian summers. Cool creamy reprieve in a small cup or cone. The taste of freshly roasted pistachios, rich creamy chocolate, sweet milky caramel. It’s not a secret. It’s a right and everyone has it. But, bacon? Really?

    Julie, I think that I make the bacon that you speak of from a recipe that my grandmother taught me. Not sure if I would have ever thought of it in a dairy treat though. You make it sound so irresitable that I may just have to try it though.

    Where exactly is this Aroma’s also. I think I need to compare! 🙂
    .-= Christina Baita´s last blog ..Cincinnati Women Bloggers Meeting: Cincinnati Ballet =-.

  7. […] how are you going to celebrate? Baconnaise? Bacon vodka? Porkopolis gelato from Dojo? Maybe my bacon-filled baked beans? Let me know your supreme bacon ideas in the […]

  8. Marla says:

    I'm…speechless. 😉

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