A few weeks ago we went to the relatively new Ono Gelato in Kihei to sample their gelatos and stack them up against the original location (Paia) and the second (Lahaina). Overall, the news is good–they are making good gelato, just as we would expect. The mounding isn’t quite as high and beautiful as it is in the Lahaina store, and the location isn’t as nice as either of the first two (Azeka is not particularly upscale) … but we did notice one thing we hadn’t seen before …
… pint-sized gel-filled freezer containers! For $12 we got a freezer container, a pint (normally $7.95) and a gift certificate for the next pint, free. We’re pretty happy with that deal.
It would be nice if there were containers pre-chilled for purchase, and it would also have been nice if the scooper hadn’t looked so surprised when we asked if the container had ever been washed before she started scooping our favorite pistachio in … but barring those minor details, we went home delighted.
Pints and freezer containers are available at any Ono Gelato location as of this writing.