What Flavor is Wallyhood? You Decide!

What flavor is Wallingford? Lime “green” with just a hint of granola (though perhaps not as crunchy as Fremont)? Next month, Fainting Goat Gelato celebrates their one year anniversary here in Wallingford.  To mark the occasion, Wallyhood and Fainting Goat are teaming up to hold a contest in which readers can send in their ideas of what flavor gelato truly represents our neighborhood.

Post your entry below, in the comments section, now through April 26. On Friday, April 30, we will announce two winners:

  • Fainting Goat Selection: Fainting Goat will select one flavor that both represents the neighborhood and pleases the palate. Combine as many flavors as you want, but Fainting Goat recommends you keep it relatively simple so you can taste each flavor.  Besides, you wouldn’t want too much stuff crammed into one recipe.  Then we’d be Belltown.
  • Reader’s Choice: Free from the constraints of actual edibility, readers are invited to vote for their favorite reader-suggested flavor. Simply click the “Like” button that appears next to a comment to vote for it. Vote for as many as you like, but only once per flavor.

To sweeten the deal, both winners will receive two (2) free pints of the Fainting Goat Selection masterpiece. Plus, you will have the the pleasure of seeing your creation on Fainting Goat’s menu throughout the month of May.

Good luck and have fun!

  1. Erica Doctor said,

    I’d vote honey rose: Honey for the local bees that visit all the lavender, and rose for the rose garden at Woodland Park Zoo.

    (I’d suggest honey lavender, but I’m kind of tired of it, actually.)

    Tue, April 13 at 9:45 am
  2. Liz said,

    I love this idea and Fainting Goat… how about

    Walnuts and Fudge-y goodness / fudge chunks… or shall we call it WalnutingFudge!

    Tue, April 13 at 9:50 am
  3. Lauren said,

    I just got a pint of Fainting Goat’s salted caramel gelato and it was fantastic. It totally puts Molly Moon’s to shame.

    Tue, April 13 at 10:02 am
  4. meganc said,

    Ooh, I like the honey idea. The ‘hood and the blog seem to have a mix of people with small children and people who are more interested in the nightlife (such as it is), so I think something with a mix of sophistication, whimsy, and childishness.

    Wallyhood honey, lemon, and sprinkles on top?

    Tue, April 13 at 2:10 pm
  5. Fregirl said,

    I love the Honey idea too. I’d go for Honey and Walnut actually. I love eating those and I think it would be awesome to try it in gelato.

    Tue, April 13 at 5:13 pm
  6. Nicole said,

    Three words: Chocolate chipotle chai! I’ve had it before (not in gelato, but in a drink) and when all three flavors are balanced equally, it’s amazing. You could say it represents Wallingford in that it’s a mixture of the traditional and the spicy. Plus, it’s fun to say!

    Tue, April 13 at 7:17 pm
  7. DOUG. said,


    Tue, April 13 at 8:17 pm
  8. Sparky said,

    Verrrrry funny DOUG.!

    Tue, April 13 at 8:39 pm
  9. Gwen said,

    Lavendar for letting things be
    Mint for fresshness
    Cocoa for that International language of joy

    Tue, April 13 at 9:21 pm
  10. wallygirl said,

    Lemon rosemary!

    Wed, April 14 at 2:21 am
  11. N2 said,


    Wed, April 14 at 9:07 am
  12. Meridian said,

    Coffee with a Fudge & Honey Ribbon
         * Coffee…because we live in Seattle
         *  Fudge & Honey Ribbon to represent the variety of sweet and great people living throughout our neighborhood

    Wed, April 14 at 1:01 pm
  13. Liz said,

    ‘Organic’ Honey Green Tea –  (wouldn’t need to actually be organic, but calling it that for the sake of the neighborhood.) Honey for reasons mentioned above. And the Green Tea because it’s healthy, like Wallingfordians.

    ‘Organic’ Coffee Cupcake OR Cupcake Batter – Coffee in honor of our local coffee shops. And cupcake in honor of Trophy, a neighborhood staple. So I’m thinking this would be coffee flavored gelato with either actual chocolate cupcake chunks (might not hold up though) or a ribbon of chocolate cake batter.
    ‘Organic’ Thai Basil Honey – Because we have love our Thai food (how many Thai restaurants are there in Wallingford? 86?) and honey, of course. 


    Wed, April 14 at 4:49 pm
  14. Holly said,

    I’d say Rosemary-Cherry Blossom.  Rosemary because it seems like we all have it in our gardens (or overrunning our gardens) and Cherry for all the beautiful cherry trees we have in the ‘hood.

    Great contest!

    Wed, April 14 at 6:05 pm
  15. KB said,

    rose chocolate chip
    rose for the relaxing atmosphere, and because it’s unique like many of the people in Wallingford
    chocolate chips for all the wonderful little surprises you find in Wallingford (like Fainting Goat!)
    but also just because I think it will taste good!

    Wed, April 14 at 6:07 pm
  16. Christine said,

    Rhubarb – Rosemary:
    Infuse the base with Rosemary (so prevalent in Wallingford!) and make a honey-rhubarb compote to swirl in.

    Rhubarb is popping up in neighborhood gardens right now, but later in the summer plums could be used instead when the neighborhood is overflowing with those.

    Simple flavors, but unique at the same time – just like Wallingford.

    Thu, April 15 at 2:16 pm
  17. SB said,

    I might have gotten “scooped” on the Rosemary theme, but I’d like to offer:
    Rosemary Euphorbia
    Rosemary and chocolate (because you can’t eat Euphorbia, and because chocolate – especially from Chocolati – is euphoric).
    Not reflected in the name, but necessary to the Wallingfordishness would be to garnish with one Big Pit (could be avocado or cherry).
    With the pit and chocolate around the outside – it’d even resemble a Trophy Cupcake, celebrating the uber-supportive business community Wallingford boasts!

    Thu, April 15 at 6:43 pm
  18. DOUG. said,

    Squirrel Swirl: A blend of chestnut, walnut and almond. Served upside down, “buried” beneath the cup.

    Thu, April 15 at 7:20 pm
  19. Lara said,

    How about Minty Pistachio? With the color coming from the mint only…then you get the freshness, the crunch and the smooth nut flavor without a gaudy green. Interesting sophistication that is accessible to all.

    Thu, April 15 at 7:53 pm
  20. Jason said,

    Now that summer is around the corner, how about something fresh fruit inspired?
    I nominate Black n’ Blue – a combination of blackberry and blueberry….mmm, fresh berries!

    Thu, April 15 at 10:24 pm
  21. John said,

    Im thinking Fig with chocolate chunks. Down here in south Wallingford there are several large fig trees and fig is just plain tasty.

    Sat, April 17 at 7:44 pm
  22. JasonF said,

    Pear Rhubarb. Lots of big old Pear trees in the neighborhood and Rhubarb is popping up in our gardens right now.  The combination would be tasty and fresh.

    Sat, April 17 at 7:47 pm
  23. Aidalynn said,

    Bananas Foster.
    Sticky Bun.
    Creme Brulee.

    All excellent desserts–bet they’d be even better as gelato!

    Wed, April 21 at 10:05 pm
  24. Chris W. said,

    Lavendar pear
    Blackberry & honey
    Nutty figs

    Thu, April 22 at 8:34 am
  25. Fitzychick said,

    Raspberry Green Tea – Raspberry represents the festivals, Farmers Market, and kids slurping fruity fun. Green Tea captures the cool green evenings on neighborhood streets, as well as the area’s many nooks and crannies perfect for quiet contemplation.

    Thu, April 22 at 6:02 pm
  26. jeff said,

    Vanilla Gelato Base mixed with Caramel Swirl and Chocolate covered toffee bits. 

    Thu, April 22 at 7:23 pm
  27. Rita said,

    SOOOO many great flavors! I like them all.
    I’ll add in my suggestion. Lavender for the the plant the flourishes in the neighborhood. Blueberries for the blue of the sky I’m seeing out my window. And lemon zest to celebrate the return of the Farmer’s market.

    Thu, April 22 at 8:28 pm
  28. Luna Bianca said,

    Dark chocolate curry.  Wallingford is a surprising, diverse and fun neighborhood!  

    Thu, April 22 at 11:21 pm
  29. Angi said,

    Honey vanilla gelato base, with cinnamon dark chocolate chunks!

    Fri, April 23 at 10:02 am
  30. Chris W. said,

    Readers choice entries:
    The Left-leaning Right of Center (of the universe)
    45 Moons of Wallingford (from Sun Moon Temple to Molly Moons, past the 45th Guild)

    Fri, April 23 at 10:43 am
  31. Shannon said,

    I would have to say their amazing green pistachio gelato!  The Wallingford crowd never fails to be wholesome, natural, and earthy.  LIVE GREEN!!!!

    Fri, April 23 at 8:09 pm
  32. Fnarf said,

    Vanilla all the way.

    Tue, April 27 at 2:47 pm
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