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Nothing completes a beach trip under the blistering sun quite like a mountainous heap of freshly-churned gelato—it’s just the cherry on top! Teleport your toothsome cravings from Sarasota to the capital of Italy, at the gelato bar and cafe dubbed Made In Rome, stationed among the hubbub of the Siesta Key Village. Look no further for a hearty scoop, where you can sample the recently debuted, ever-so-peculiar yet tasty frozen concoction—Activated Charcoal.

As seen on the MTV reality TV show Siesta Key, Made In Rome proudly sports its honor as the first all-organic gelateria on the Key to utilize authentic Italian equipment and curating processes, and houses more than 20 flavors comprising a balance of both traditional Italian flavors like Cioccolato e Nocciola (chocolate hazelnut), Caffe del Professore (Teacher’s Coffee) and Croccante All’Amarena (crunchy cherry), as well as universal classics such as key lime pie, banana split and salted caramel. The activated charcoal gelato exhibits an intimidating and mysterious jet black coat, but its taste is nothing short of sumptuous. With a profile of subtle and delicate notes of vanilla, the outlandish flavor will bring an ironic lightness to virtually all who venture into it.  The carbon ingredient of activated charcoal proves extremely beneficial to the digestive system, satisfying both the taste buds and the tummy, but beware: it may leave you with an obsidian-stained tongue!

For an equally satisfying beverage, indulge in a rich shake or fine Italian espresso. Made In Rome ensures environmental and dietary consciousness with cups and spoons constructed from 100% recyclable corn fiber, as well as gluten free, kosher and vegan waffle cones.

Made In Rome, 5204 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, 941-960-5344.

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