Friday, February 12, 2016

Talenti Peanut Butter Pretzel Gelato #42

[New for 2016] So I ran in to the store this morning with low expectations, but then I spied *5* new Talenti flavors. Ahhhh, the 2016 season is finally starting to kick in! I did hesitate for a moment as I decided which pint I should buy, but let's be honest, it wasn't that hard for me to pick...

Talenti Peanut Butter Pretzel Gelato #42
peanut butter gelato with a peanut butter swirl
and chocolate covered pretzel balls

Thursday, February 11, 2016

New Talenti Flavors for 2016

So I ran in to Stop & Shop (Giant) this morning with the hopes of finding that new brownie batter core from Ben & Jerry's, but something wonderful distracted me. That's right, we now have...

The New 2016 Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto Flavors

  #38 - Chocolate Sorbetto
  #39 - Vanilla Caramel Swirl Gelato
  #40 - Coconut Almond Chocolate Gelato
  #41 - Key Lime Pie Gelato
  #42 - Peanut Butter Pretzel Gelato (review here)
  #43 - Wild Blackberry

I don't have official descriptions yet but I think the names are pretty straight forward. I get a kick out of the white labeling on the chocolate sorbetto (a labeling first for talenti, and we havent seen a new sorbetto from them in 3 years). Vanilla Caramel Swirl seems like their caramel cookie crunch without the crunch. Coconut Almond Chocolate seems to be a mix of their coconut chocolate chip and almond flavors. Peanut Butter Pretzel seems to be a variation of their #26 Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel that was a Publix exclusive. It ditches the chocolate swirl for a peanut butter one and now uses pretzel balls instead of pretzel sticks. Key Lime Pie totally seems to be in Talenti's wheelhouse.

Update: One more thanks to Brandon! #43

Apparently there is a seventh flavor in Peach Butter Biscuit but S&S didn't have it (could it be a Publix exclusive?). Keep your eyes peeled and check back in if you find them!

Note: Here is the list of all Talenti flavors

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dairy Queen Singles Blizzard

[By Nick, New for Feb 2016] In the past few years, companies have started to embraced the anti-valentine's day/singles awareness day. The latest to jump on the bandwagon is Dairy Queen with their latest limited edition blizzard.

 official image from Dairy Queen
Dairy Queen Singles Blizzard
Salted Caramel Truffles, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
and Peanut Butter Topping blended into Vanilla Soft Serve

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Nerd Lunch Episode 216

Hello again! Need another podcast to listen to this week? Well, besides recording Episode 71 of the Nosh Show last week, I also hopped aboard the Nerd Lunch podcast to talk movies. Yes, I am able to talk about something other than ice cream despite the limited evidence to the contrary. Wait, did I even say that right?

The basic scenario is coming up with a list of movies you would be willing to watch over and over again. Strangely enough, pretty much everything we picked was from our earlier years which helps explain why Hollywood is now addicted to remakes (even if they don't understand why it worked in the first place). To think I used to complain about too many sequels and now it's all about the remake [That reminds me, I still need to see SW:TFA, Creed, Kung Fu Panda 3, Ip Man 3...]

Alrighty, back to the reviews tomorrow, I promise!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Chobani Mixed Berry Ancient Grains Yogurt
and the Nosh Show Episode 71

Alrighty, the Nosh Show is back again but I have a question first. Why does my Chobani Mixed Berry Ancient Grains Greek Yogurt taste like mustard? I'm dead serious. I was kind of curious how these things taste but it is awful. It's like eating the top bun off of a fast food burger, so all you taste is a mix of bread, mustard, ketchup and a little pickle. Am I going even more crazy?

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Anyway, Episode 71 is live and it was decided that we should do a recap with the best (and sometimes worst) of 2015. I unfortunately lost my show notes so I improvised a bit by recapping the biggest events of the 2015 ice cream season. This includes the (non defunct!) artisan collection from Haagen-Dazs (soon to be replaced by the destination series), Cookie Cores from Ben & Jerry's, and the 8 new flavors from Talenti. My worst of mention goes to the awful Edy's frozen custard which can't leave shelves soon enough.

Oh, there was follow up too with talk including the delightful Cinnamon Bun Oreos.

Wow, yeah, I can't believe I forced myself to the bottom of this terrible yogurt.

Have a good week everyone!