Monday, August 5, 2013

Talenti Simply Strawberry Gelato #14 Review

[New for 2012] When I was talking with Talenti, and they offered to send over all the new pints, I asked them a favor. Since I've already tried the excellent new German Chocolate Cake flavor, could they maybe sneak in the strawberry flavor in it's place? You all know that I adore a good strawberry ice cream but I've just never been able to find this version. Ohhhhh the anticipation.... and the confession: it was 7AM, it was like 80 degrees and humid outside, and I had this one for breakfast.

Talenti Simply Strawberry Gelato #14
Sorry, the light pink coloring doesn't come across too well.

Ok, this photo is better, but still not perfect, but at least you can see the strawberry bits!

I take a few bites and as expected, it's very well made. It's not a strong strawberry flavor, but it's natural and real. Nothing fake or crazy going on here. It's a slow scooping flavor, no need to rush through it since there's no mix-ins to uncover. Just sit back and enjoy the simplicity.

You know what? This ice cream makes me a little sad. No really, stick with me here, I have a good point. The gelato, this excellent frozen product before me, is too simple for our complicated world. Just look at those ingredients. 1 - Milk. 2 - Strawberries (and then the other stuff). It's not some huge long list where "artificial strawberry flavor" clocks in as ingredient #17. Strawberries should always be prevalent in an treat like this. That's all we really need. In a world chock full of swirls and mix-ins and chemicals, do we even know how to appreciate something like this anymore? Maybe I'm just sad that I can't buy this anywhere. I don't know whether to eat the pint or give it hug. I'm pulling a nosh show rant aren't I?

Ok, back to the review. This one is really well done. The visuals kind of say it all. Nice job Talenti.

On Second Scoop: Man I'm enjoying this. I don't know how you would make a better all natural strawberry flavor because I'm just not in to big strawberry bits, this is perfect just like it is.

Verdict?  Well done
Buy Again?  Yes

3 comments:

threetwins said...

It's interesting that you wrote that,"It's not some huge long list where "natural and artificial strawberry flavor" clocks in as ingredient #17." No, "natural flavor" clocks in as ingredient #8. Right behind "carob gum" at #6. I think that they could have left this one a little simpler.

Danielle said...

So glad the flavor is amazing but I don't think we have it on our area either..sniff :( Like you I appreciate the simple flavors

Dubba said...

@TT: ha, got me. yes, 'natural flavor' clocks in last, but I was thinking of the strawberries as the natural flavor, I may have to adjust my wording. All I know is that this sure beats frozen dairy dessert!