These are the Key Lime Graham Gelato squares that are "temptingly tart". Tart scares me and is basically why I've avoided trying this, even though I love graham. Time to man up and give it a try.
Oh good, they remembered rule #1 : ALWAYS label the wrapper!
HEHEHE, I love this shot because it makes this treat look HUGE!!
(in reality the treat is about 2" x 2" x 1")
Ok, one more. Notice all the little bits inside the gelato
So, I already warned you that I was kind of afraid of the lime in this treat, but it's just one of those products I knew I had to try. I'll start by saying it's a very well made treat. You can tell it's top notch. I'm really surprised at how thick the graham wafers are. They taste twice as thick as they look. It's actually kind of intriguing how robust they are.
The gelato tastes like lime as expected, but it's a nice, crisp lime flavor. I can't say I'm any kind of lime convert, but it's a well done flavor. The real problem... no, scratch that, not a problem, that implies this is a bad treat. My personal hangup on this one is that I'm getting struck by graham and by lime and there's not a very large gelato/creamy vibe here. I hate complaining because I love the graham wafers, I just wish this was more of an ice cream (gelato) sandwich rather than a graham sandwich. Oh I hope that makes sense.
I had a thought last night after my second scoop. Why not slice this horizontally, plop the graham sides down on a plate, and then cover with a bunch of whip cream? It would make a neat little frozen key lime pie treat that could address the balance between graham, lime and creamy goodness. (I'll give it a shot as soon as I pick up a fresh can of all natural whip cream).
So there is my review, thanks to Ciao Bella for providing this free sample. I knew this would be well made, I just think that since I don't love lime, that I'm looking for it to be a little smoother to compensate. Ok, I'm back to searching for Ciao Bella S'mores!
Verdict? Well done, but not for me
Buy Again? s'mores yes, this flavor no
|Serving Size 1 square (95g)|
Servings Per Container 4
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 280||from Fat 120|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13g||20%|
|- Sat Fat 7g||35%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 36g||12%|
|- Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|- Sugars 25g|
|Vitamin A 6%||Vit C 6%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 2%|