Gelato – the Italian version of Ice-cream and I am happily to say, I am a convert. After hearing some good reviews about Talenti Gelato, I made it a priority to go on the hunt for the various flavors that they offer. My local grocery stores have almost every flavor that Talenti offers from their Gelato line (not sure about the sorbet).
My first try had to be Talentis’ – Chocolate Peanut Butter-Cup Gelato. It is “Belgian Milk Chocolate gelato with a rich swirl of creamy, organic peanut butter. Then, we add all-natural mini chocolate peanut butter cups for our take on a flavor everyone loves.” (Talenti Website)
Once opening the container, I was a little nervous not seeing very many ribbons of peanut butter and/or PB cups. However, upon the first spoonful of gelato, I was pleasantly greeted with multiple PB swirls.
The texture was so smooth and delicate that it compared to a cross between dairy queens soft-serv ice-cream and Coldstone’s creamery ice-cream. It was succulent to say the least and I was beginning to have trouble stopping myself of eating the entire pint prior to snapping a few shots.
The peanut butter was spot on and complemented the rich Belgian milk chocolate oh so nicely. It was the first ice-cream and/or gelato that you could actually taste both. Rather it being just a hint of PB behind a overpowering chocolate base.
One drawback would have to be the amount of actual Mini-Peanut Butter Cups that were in the entire pint. This is the only thing it lacked on in my personal opinion. Don’t get me wrong though, the ones that were in there, still tasted great and were the perfect size to complement the actual gelato. Not to large, yet not to small where they were hidden. If they maybe doubled the amount that was in the pint, I would be overjoyed and would have given this guy a 10/10 A++ if it weren’t for the lack of mix-ins (however could have been due to that individual pint and others may be different)
From a nutrition stand-point, Talenti is good and yet bad at the same time. Good being the fact of the quality of ingredients that they put into their gelato is phenomenal and it is so minimally processed you can actually read the ingredients list on the side of the container without having to “squint” your eyes to read. The bad part of it, is the fact that the entire pint of gelato is over 1000 calories, 52 grams of fat and 128 grams of carbohydrates (also 20 grams of protein). So someone that is watching their waste-line or has a restricted caloric intake might want to attack this bad-boy little by little and not demolish the entire thing in one sitting.
Overall Rating : A (9.5/10)
So yes….stop reading this blog and go to the grocery store and pick this up, you will not be disappointed.