Sunday, March 9, 2014

Breyers Vanilla Caramel Gelato Indulgences

[New for 2014] Look, if you're already bored of Breyers version of Italian frozen dairy dessert, I get it, and that's fine. Feel free to skip this short review knowing this flavor has all the flaws you've come to expect from Breyers nowadays.

Breyers Gelato Indulgences : Vanilla Caramel
Creamy vanilla gelato with luscious caramel sauce & gourmet caramelly curls

So much wasted potential! The vanilla is fairly tasteless. I don't go "wow, that's nice", it's more like "why does it have the faint tingle of a fake cake flavor?" Man, talk about wanting to stop after one bite.

The caramel is pretty gooey.... and very buttery... like sickeningly buttery. Like I'm gnawing on a stick of butter. When mixed with the "gelato" it has a really weird texture, like I imagine it's similar to how my couch cover might taste.

The cool looking caramel twirls have the texture of... I don't even know, I just want to stop eating them.

One more bite... and that's it, I give up. I'm gonna go have some sun chips.

Verdict?  terrible
Buy Again?  not a chance

at least the nutrition info is pretty (click for larger)

On Second Scoop: My daughter had a little of this yesterday and wasn't a huge fan of all the caramel flavor. I asked her if she wanted any today and she responded "Do we have anything else?"

3 other flavors:  Tiramisu, Triple Chocolate, Raspberry Cheesecake

Note: Thanks to reader Eve, we now know that these Breyer's gelatos seem to bare some relationship to various Carte D'or flavors from across Europe.

15 comments:

stride4unit E said...

Wow, talk about looks being deceiving. The presentation is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Your daughter is too cute!

I had such high hopes for these; they looked so pretty. Bryer's really missed an opportunity here,

Anonymous said...

Vanilla Caramel is by far my favorite. I think the flavor of the caramel sauce and vanilla gelato is perfect. I wish I had more curls on mine, but in all this flavor, to me, was hard to stop eating.

Anonymous said...

Positively the WORST, most gross gelato I have ever eaten. The gelato is flavorless with a fake, overly thick caramel. YUCK!!! After one small spoonful I threw the rest of the container in the garbage.

Anonymous said...

This is the worst tasting creme product ever!!!. The taste and texture are un-describable. There is nothing about that's likable, other than the container I can use for food storage. I've had other gelatos for less the price and without a major name that far exceed what Breyers' should bow out of. And the after taste, YUCK!!!

Anonymous said...

I was introduced to gelato in Seattle recently. When I saw Breyers was offering yummy gelato flavors, I couldn't wait to indulge. Finding a $1 off coupon sent me running to the frozen food isle!

One taste and I was consumed by indescribable disappointment. The caramel curls tasted like sawdust, and sadly they were the best part of this frozen confection. I kept hoping I would discover some semblance of either vanilla and caramel flavor. Alas, that was not to be. I hurried into the kitchen and devoured a mouthful of chocolate chips.

I never pitch food, but the 6 servings that are left are going down the disposal.

Anonymous said...

This is not gelato, texture is wrong, it's like frozen whipped butter with super sweet almost caramel taste. No vanilla taste, just some super creamy, super sweet concoction that's enough to make one sick.

Amy said...

Do you like ANYTHING? I loved this product!

Dubba said...

I love many things.... but these new Breyers gelatos are a farce. I'm glad some people are enjoying them, but when these disappear in a few years, don't say I didn't warn you.

Anonymous said...

Eating the "product" now. Calling it Gelato is like calling an old Ford Pinto a Maserati. Your review is spot on.

Anonymous said...

Yeah the reviewer is correct. This garbage tastes like a stick of butter mixed with a really thick frozen cool whip. Groooosss. And im easy to please 99% of the time. But this crap gets a fail from me. The tiramisu isnt too bad but still....

Frederika Zylstra said...

I love vanilla. I adore caramel. When I saw this beautifully presented concoction, my heart nearly stopped! But, like others, it was a disappointment. Envision a caramel sundae made by a 10 year old. Now picture it on steroids. The gelato is so sweet you can't taste the flavor. Way too much caramel (and did I mention I love caramel?). Even looking at it gives me a sugar high.

Anonymous said...

I been searching all over the stores for this ice cream I was so happy I found & bought it . It was absolutely DISGUSTING ! It was just awful I will be throwing this away too. waste of time & money

Anonymous said...

Looks are definitely deceiving. I happen to be a huge fan of gelato, especially Sea Salt Caramel by Talenti. I don't know what I was expecting, but this is a flavor they should discontinue. Your review could not be more accurate. The vanilla is flavorless, like licking cardboard, and the caramel is like eating butter.

Anonymous said...

Omg, I was so excited to try this and it was horrible. I keep thinking Breyers can't be that stupid!