While popping up in other parts of the country last year (apparently), I've finally seen Archer Farms gelato pop up at several Targets in my area. Gelato has come to earn my respect over these past few years, so it seems only fitting to get these guys up on the blog.
Now I just need to pop the lid open....
I said I just need to pop... stupid...
open up you crazy lid.... grrrr....
I took my first bite and the lasso of cherry flavor wrangled my tastebuds and wouldn't let go. This one is potent, and despite not usually digging a potent cherry flavor, it totally works here. Archer Farms brand gelato is made with skim milk which explains why I've got a quick melter here and so i'm scooping up this super soft cherry flavored frozen fiesta and it's totally working for me. The almond amaretto flavor is strong, and I don't usually like that, but its got my attention and I can't help but want more.
What's wrong with me? First I'm putting down all the new stuff of 2012, and now I've fallen for a second fruity flavor? Maybe it's the soft, almost whip cream like nature of this one that I'm enjoying, or maybe it's the complete cherry vibe. Maybe that almond paste kicks in at just the right moment to turn this one from an also ran to a contender. I'm just in shock. I usually prefer a mild cherry/vanilla mixture, but I'm liking this one... time for another serving.
Ok... maybe the second serving was a bit much. This is a potent flavor and I'm going way too fast. I definitely don't recommend getting too much pink stuff on a single spoonful, it comes off way too potent. I'm not really sure what would compliment this flavor, though there is a strong urge to scoop some into a glass of Cherry Coke. Who knows, maybe I was just in the right mood at the right time. Nice job Target, I obviously need to try your other gelato flavors.
On Second Scoop: Just thought I'd come back to this one after a few weeks. The good news is I still like it despite how potent it is. It's definitely a different texture then what I'm use to. It's light, and so isn't as cold or as solid as my usual ice cream fair. Once the freezer clears up, I need to try some more of these flavors.
Verdict? Potent, but tasty
Buy This Brand Again? Yup!
|Serving Size 1/2 cup (63g)|
Servings Per Container 7
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 150||from Fat 50|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||9%|
|- Sat Fat 4g||20%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 21g||7%|
|- Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|- Sugars 20g|
|Vitamin A 2%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 6%||Iron 0%|