Thursday, December 22, 2011

Perry's Cannoli Gelato
a.k.a. my first taste of Perry's!

Oh it's just me and my very first pint of Perry's.
Sure, technically it's a gelato, but that doesn't mean I'm not excited.

This is a PINT of  Perry's Cannoli gelato (no puny 14oz faux pints here!)
It's all natural Mascarpone flavored gelato with chocolate chips.
It' claims to have an "intense flavor and smooth texture". I'll be the judge of that!

I think it's time for some old school live blogging, hold tight.


Ohhh, plastic seal, a nice touch that is always appreciated!
I pop the top but I don't really smell anything
but I can see the chocolate chips everywhere!

oh I'm nervous! it's been a long time since I've had a pint from a company that was new to me

hmmmm, not sure how I feel about the mascarpone flavor.
It's very mild, but still different on the old taste buds.

the texture kind of reminds me of Talenti, but a little bit softer

You know how some cannoli's are super cheezy?
Not cheezy cheap, I mean cheezy cheese. That always drives me nuts
(ofcourse, it's from the same place that puts way too much anise in their anise cookies)

this one is growing on me very quickly
The chocolate chips are an "interesting" choice.
They are the same size as those shaker containers of mini tollhouse chocolate chips.

you know, it's going down really smooth. It's got a nice milky texture that melts in your mouth.
I definitely approve as I sit here taking small but pleasant bites.

I wonder how this would taste if you shoved it in a real cannoli shell?

When you hit a lot of the tiny chocolate chips, the mascarpone flavor gets almost completely lost
and you are almost touching on a chocolate chip blizzard type flavor.

picture time! (almost forgot!)
Funny, it even photographs like Talenti.

It's got a nice, pleasant, sweet, aftertaste.

Ok, I just checked wikipedia. When I was a kid, we had Christmas with an Italian family and we had some excellent mascarpone cannolis. The one's I've had more recently (and enjoyed less) are the ones that have (too much) ricotta in them. At least I'm not crazy, plus, I'm sooooooooo glad Perry's went mascarpone.

Oh it's melting, I better put it away. Just a couple more bites, ahhh, I'm full.

Phew, that was tasty. I'm so glad that wasn't a let down. I tried not to psych myself up too much, but I still did, but all is well in frozen treat land. Overall, I don't have any major complaints. If we want to get nitty gritty, I'm not positive I adore the little chocolate chips, but at the same time, I'm not sure what else you would put in there. I mean, I get that cannolli's often have chocolate chips on the ends, and that's cool and all, I'm just not sure that they are as tasty as the base.You definitely don't want to do a chocolate swirl because that would just ruin the mild base. No, you know what, just leave it as is. A nice little gelato treat at a great price of just $2.99. (Talenti is excellent, but it's twice the cost)

Verdict?  A well done, mild treat
Buy Again?  Yes

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (100g)
Servings Per Container  4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 220from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g15%
- Sat Fat 6g30%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 70mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 30g10%
- Dietary Fiber  0g0%
- Sugars 29g
Protein 4g

Vitamin A 6%Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 15%Iron 0%


John d said...

What about canoli shell pieces instead?

Brad @ IceCreamUScream said...

Nice. Not living in that region of the country, I've only had Perry's once. i would love to try this so I could compare it the the Ben & Jerry's flavor. It was a flavor called Piece O' Cake and it was a game changer for me in the world of cake flavored ice cream.