During its three-day premiere at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, Nancy's Fancy, the gelato of Nancy Silverton, was the subject of 56,242 registered superlatives, the second highest total for any noun in the United States during that time period, an official said Wednesday.
"Great","Wonderful", "Do me, Baby, do me", "Magnificent", "Amazing", "Oh, my God" "Wow!", "Delicious" and others were being gushed during the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday event in the Moscone Center at such a rapid clip that the Superlative Board of America (SBOA) had to add a second counting machine.
Praise for the four flavors of Nancy's Fancy, ( three gelati and one sorbetto) ranked 2nd only to the superlatives uttered by visitors at the Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park which tallied 61,061 praises. (An estimated 12,000 utterances were for the two lunatics climbing El Capitan's "Dawn Wall" without climbing aids other than harnesses and ropes.)
The flavors, members of the elite "Squad Seven", were Salted Peanut Butter with chocolate, Greek Yogurt with red fruits of the forest, Cold-brewed Stumptown Coffee with cardamon, cinnamon and nutmeg, and Coconut sorbetto with chocolate strands. An employee of Nancy's Fancy, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the other three flavors that comprise Squad Seven did not travel to San Francisco from Los Angeles "due to security issues." The employee would not elaborate further.
Nancy's Fancy is expected to be available to the public in early Spring.
Jerry Hauser, the director of SBOA, said that he expects Nancy's Fancy numbers to get even higher upon release and he was seeking federal funding to acquire a faster counting machine.
"Both McLaren and Ferrari are working on a high-speed superlative counter," Hauser said. "We might need both of them this spring when people come to Yosemite and gaze out from Tunnel View while savoring Nancy' Fancy."