Thunder Bay·Northern Nosh

You'll never guess this Thunder Bay gelato maker's most popular flavour

Prime Gelato produces hundreds of unique flavours from their facility on Red River Road.

Prime Gelato has been churning out the premium frozen treat for five years

A selection of scoops by Prime Gelato in Thunder Bay Ont. (Prime Gelato/Facebook)

What's life like for a gelato maker, in winter, during a pandemic? 

I found myself pondering that question that I as placed a carton of the frozen dessert in my cart at the grocery store the other day.

So for this week's edition of Northern Nosh, I reached out to Sandra Henderson. She's with Prime Gelato, a business she owns with Anne-Marie Calonego in Thunder Bay.

I started by asking Sandra how it started. Tap the player to hear our chat.

Jonathan spoke with Sandra Henderson, co-owner of Prime Gelato in Thunder Bay. He started by asking how the five-year-old business started. 6:14

Prime Gelato is located at 200 Red River Rd. in Thunder Bay Ont. You can find their product in stores across Ontario.

(And if you haven't reached that part of the audio yet, their most popular flavour is blueberry cheesecake.)

"Northern Nosh" is a weekly feature on Up North, CBC Radio One's regional afternoon show for northern Ontario. If you know of a restaurant, bakery or farm you think would make a great story, get in touch! 

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Jonathan Pinto is the host of Up North, CBC Radio One's regional afternoon show for Northern Ontario and is based in Sudbury. He was formerly a reporter/editor and an associate producer at CBC Windsor. Email


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