Talenti Peppermint Bark Gelato #23
(peppermint gelato with chocolate chips)
It doesn't smell really minty at first, and it looks an awful lot like their chocolate chip flavor.
If I had to force myself to make just one small complaint, it would be that the traditional side of me is lost without some kind of red visuals here. I know it's dumb, but almost every other frozen peppermint treat has red in it somewhere, but this one does not. Ofcourse, this is probably milder than most peppermints you've had, so technically it still makes sense. "Bark" is used in the loosest sense here, but as always, talenti is doing their own spin on things, and I'm still digging it.
On Second Scoop: Do you know the sign that tells you when you have a winner? It's when you can't wait for the second scoop. I just barely managed to avoid polishing off the second half of this pint yesterday, and now I finally get to dig back in. Within seconds, I've gone through another delightful serving (saving one for later!). I just love the way talenti's texture plays off the chips. I also think people will dig the moderated peppermint flavor. It's there, but not crazy and that suits the texture profile well. Too strong a peppermint would have distracted from the texture. Nicely done.
Verdict? Love the "chips"
Buy Again? Yes