Talenti Hazelnut Gelato
(the name says it all)
I'm not a huge hazelnut fan so I was just going to wait until Nick found this one, but then Talenti sent over a few coupons so I picked this one up for free. (I know, I'm spoiled!)
Look close and you can see tiny hazelnut bits.
This one is sweet, almost buttery. It's a mild hazelnut flavor that shouldn't offend, but it's not really my thing. There's nothing technically wrong here, and Talenti has pulled off several enjoyable base flavors (aka no mix-ins), but I just don't get the hook of plain hazelnut. Will hazelnut lovers really spend the time to seek out a exclusive flavor like this? Or will they just make do with B&J's Hazed & Confused?
On Second Scoop: I took a few bites and started having flashbacks to Ciao Bella's chestnut flavor. This one just isn't my thing.... would it be wrong to wish for Hazelnut Stracciatella instead? The quality is fine here it's just this particular flavor doesn't do anything for me (despite the fact I finished the pint on the second sitting).
2015 Update: I can't believe I called it, but Talenti will be presenting flavor #32 soon: Hazelnut Chocolate Chip. Is that crazy or what?
Verdict? well made, but is that enough?
Buy Again? Nah
Second Opinion over at junkfoodguy.com