Ever since I had my first scoop of gelato, the creamy treat has always had a special place in my heart. I especially longed for gelato during special occasions when my Dad or cousin would treat us to some, but in the end would deny myself from having a scoop since it was “full of fat and would only make me fatter”. That’s that thought that blocked me from gelato goodness, when I was deeply entrenched with my disordered eating/low-fat regimen.
It has now almost been six months since I stopped counting fat grams religiously, and I am thankful for that since now I do not have a problem consuming things like gelato just because of the fat content. The counting calories issue may still be a work in progress, but fat will not keep me away from this decadent pint:
Fats are good…especially the chocolate/peanut butter kind. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise .
But I digress. The whole point of this post is to share with you a fabulous gelato brand: Talenti. Before hitting fine grocery stores, Talenti started off as a humble gelateria about 10 years ago. Their gelato is Italian, but with an “Argentinian flair” , and uses natural and raw ingredients (including pure cane sugar).
Their gelatos and sorbettos come in many exquisite flavors, so it was hard to choose just three to sample even after receiving three free pint coupons!
I did decide on Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup as choice number one, and after scooping into it, I was so glad I did.
After removing the plastic seal around the lid, I was surprised by the fact that the gelato was easy to scoop out. My past experience with store-bought ice cream has led me to believe that I would need to wait 20 minutes or so to thaw out any icicles before being able to scoop out a decent serving without numbing my fingers too much.
That wasn’t the case at all with the gelato. I had my serving in a jiffy.
This flavor really hit it out of the park when it came to peanut butter and chocolate. There was literally peanut butter chunks that melted in your mouth, as well as chocolate shaped as miniature peanut butter cups! And yes, I had this scoop as part of my breakfast one morning. Who says you can’t have gelato for breakfast ?
The next flavor up for sampling was Caribbean Coconut… and believe me, it tasted as exotic as it sounds!
At first glance, it looks like a pint of regular ol’ creamy vanilla ice cream, but no. After scooping myself some from the pint, I noticed actual coconut shreds which brought out such natural, tropical flavor !
But since it did kind of look naked by itself in the bowl, I experimented with some toppings…like mini mango mochi (new find at a local Asian supermarket…I don’t have to get my mochi fix at fro-yo shops anymore!) and chocolate chex cereal.
Makes for a super-yum sugar overload!
I originally planned on using my last coupon to try the pistachio or mint flavors, but while visiting a Whole Foods out of town, my eyes landed upon this seasonal flavor:
My plans to come home with an earthy, green pint flew out the window when I saw Old World Eggnog flavor! But did my tastebuds follow suit…?
Unfortunately…not so much, which I am pretty sad to say. The gelato was at the same standard of creaminess and scoop-ability as its brothers and sisters, but the flavor was a bit off for me. Perhaps it’s because I’m not an egg yolk fan, and egg yolks are a prime ingredient in this flavor (obviously…). I assume it would be a great alternative to egg nog though (I’ve never had egg nog, so I can’t guarantee ).
Thank you Talenti for the opportunity to sample these wonderful flavors!
Have you ever had Talenti gelato? What flavor do you recommend I try next?