The following review is brought to you by S.J. Velasquez, a 44 cent stamp, and some coupons from Perry's Ice Cream. Enjoy, and big thanks to SJV!
I grew up with Perry’s ice cream. Every birthday party was topped off with slices of supermarket-made cakes and scoops of Neapolitan. Early into my childhood, I left the safety of my chocolate-vanilla-strawberry rainbow and turned to more adventurous flavors like mint ting a ling and bubble gum.
I consider myself a mature and sophisticated adult these days, and my tastes have changed. It’s only appropriate that Perry’s grew with me, offering exciting and experimental new products. So I went to Wegmans – which, like Perry’s, is a local staple – in Syracuse, NY, and snapped up a few new, edgier varieties of Perry’s: two pints of gelato and 1.5 quarts of Buffalo Sabres-inspired Top Shelf.
The two pints of gelato were completely different in both flavor and texture.
The pistachio gelato was creamy but light. The bits of pistachio were mixed in generously, but Perry’s ice cream technicians did a swell job of balancing the crunchy-to-smooth ratio.
Overall, the Perry’s gelato experience was enjoyable. But if you’re in the market for a smooth, decadent Euro-style treat, I’d stick with the pistachio. It was delightful.
Perry’s definitely proved to me that it continues to grow with its consumers. I would definitely buy the pistachio gelato again, and I intend on picking up Top Shelf this weekend for a birthday party. Wild berry gelato was a nice attempt, but I’m not sure I’d go out of my way to buy it.