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There are many a consumer food trends that perplex me. The obsequious following Ben and Jerry’s has developed among the internet’s ice cream eaters among them, I typically look with intrigue on Super Premium ice cream with both a hearty dose of skepticism and self-righteous sense of ice cream egalitarianism. It’s as if I turn my head to anything in the $3.50+ range for a pint, instead choosing the virtues of good old fashioned American industry. You know, like the kind they show on Modern Movels Food Tech. What can I say, I’m not like most food bloggers.
But I’m far from close minded in my exploration of the freezer aisle. Case in point, my first taste of Talenti Gelato.
Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to win a contest through Talenti in which I received several coupons for their products. At first I didn’t know where to use them, but when my local Giant started carrying pints of Talenti, I knew a tasting was in order. My first purchase? Black Cherry Amarena.
The first thing I notice in the sweet taste of milk and the incredibly smooth texture. The sweetness is clean and bright, and despite a cherry “swirl” the flavor of fresh, juicy black cherries comes through in full force throughout the entire container. The cherries themselves are plentiful and slightly chewy, intensifying in flavor as the smooth and sweet gelato slowly melts around them. There’s no grit to speak of in the gelato, with each lick providing an incredibly rich mouthfeel that makes a few spoonfuls the perfect after dinner treat.
My only complaint is that the flavor is a little too sweet, but otherwise Talenti manages to provide a super premium frozen treat without the fat (only nine grams per 100 gram serving). It’s fresh, indulgent, and unbelievably smooth and creamy, and even without the coupon, probably worth a splurge purchase. Just so long as I keep it away from my ice cream devouring dad.
- Price: $4.99 (Giant)
- Ranking: 9/10
- Chances I’d Buy Again: 100%