Gelato Fiasco Torched Marshmallow S'mores Gelato
Now please sit down because what I'm about to say is something you rarely hear on the site. This gelato is one of the greatest frozen desserts I have ever encountered in my life. I'm having a hard time deciding where to start talking about this amazing flavor.
I've already said how perfect Gelato Fiasco's texture is so I'll save you from re-reading that. Just know that it's just as authentic here as it was in Cookie Therapy. The flavor of the base though is remarkable. You know how I love Stewart's Crumbs Along the Mohawk and that graham cracker base, right? Well this base makes that one seem like vanilla. Heck, I’m pretty sure I heard CAtM crying when I passed by it last time I went to get gas. The graham cracker flavor is strong and undeniably a replica of a fresh graham cracker. I even went as far as to open up a box of graham crackers to compare the two. I'd be damned if they didn't taste exactly alike giving the gelato the upper hand with it being frozen creamy perfection.
The base's flavor would be enough for anyone but GF went and added CHUNKS of graham crackers to the mix. There are crumbs in the mix but these chunks rival that of other companies chocolate chips at times. They not only add more texture but amplify the grahaminess of the overall product.
Next you run into the chocolate shards that are littered throughout the pint. While they're not going to blow your mind, they're not any of that cheap garbage you find in other brands. This is some quality milk chocolate we have here and it works well with the honey vibe the graham components are bringing.
What takes this flavor to a whole other level are the toasted marshmallows. I'm typically with Dubba in not liking mini marshmallows in a dessert and would much rather have swirls. That's not the case here because I want these marshmallows in every S'mores flavor from now on. Being that they're torched, they basically hold little resistance to your spoon and bring that gooeyness you'd expect from a swirl. The texture is just phenomenal but the flavor is downright epic. If they weren't suspended in gelato, I'd be darned if I didn't torch the marshmallows myself over a campfire. They're what turn this dessert into an all-out S'mores lovers fantasy. Really, I was at a loss for words when I encountered my first one. They're just that good.
Everything about this flavor is remarkable. With all of the flavors combined, this is the closest thing you'll get to an actual S'mores in a frozen dessert. If Graeter's Buckeye Blitz is my #1 frozen dessert of all time, this is #1a. There's nothing I'd want to change about this gelato at all. My only problem is that I ate the whole pint in one sitting and it's not refilling itself like I had foolishly hoped it would.
Now remember how I told you to get your keys? Well I want you to go to The Gelato Fiasco's store locator, find the closest store that carries them and go buy this gelato now. If no one carries them around you, go to your favorite store and demand they start carrying them now! If that doesn't work, make a trip to one of their stores in Maine and get yourself some asap. It would be a crime for anyone not to be able to experience the sheer bliss that I did.
Verdict? Stop reading this and get yourself some now!
Buy Again? *drives to The Fresh Market*
Dubba's 2016 Note: I finally got my paws on this flavor as Gelato Fiasco is now readily available at Stop & Shop, and it's even on sale now and then too. While it's a beautiful looking flavor, it didn't click for me like it did for Nick. Like many of your comments pointed out, the base was just a bit too intense for me. I adore graham but this almost has a pumpkin spice vibe to it. This will be adored by many, but not necessarily all of us.
Dubba's 2017 Note: Gelato Fiasco decided to retool this flavor for 2017. Nick and I have talked about it and the short story is that he likes it less now and I like it more. The boldness is gone and replaced with something more pleasant and sweet. I would have no trouble polishing off this pint now while Nick is left longing for the old formula. It just goes to show you that we are all different!