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Whatever happened to the Biscuit Tortoni?

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Whatever happened to the Biscuit Tortoni?

Midlife | Dec 11, 2004 02:51 PM

As a kid, growing up in New York in the 50's, I really enjoyed an Italian dessert that I'm sure was called a Biscuit Tortoni (maybe 'biscuit' spelling is wrong?). It was a relatively small paper cup of ice cream (vanilla or maybe almond-flavored vanilla, possibly with some candied fruit mixed in?) with chopped nuts on top. I never see it here in California, none of current friends have ever heard of it, and a Google search produced only one Italian specialty merchants who appears to sell something by the same name.

Is anyone familiar with it enough to know if it's really gone from the scene, and for any particular reason?? ..... or did I just happen to grow up in the only part of the world where it was ever in favor?

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