Free Frozen Treats on Friday



The folks at Ciao Bella Gelato have just sent a heads-up, saying that they'll be distributing free frozen treats this coming Friday at Lucky (4055 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then at Farmer Joe's (3426 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

It's part of Ciao Bella's Discover-Savor-Share 2009 summer tour, aimed at handing out 1 million samples of gelato and sorbet. Blood orange sorbet, mango sorbet, lemon sorbet, Tahitian vanilla gelato, and chocolate hazelnut gelato will be offered in the company's new Single Serve cups.

Ciao Bella's products have netted many awards, including the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade's prize for best dessert. Zagat has named Ciao Bella the "best ice cream in New York." Yum!