[By Nick] Let's take a look at the safest flavor of the bunch Maple's Organics sent me for free: Raspberries & Cream Gelato. It's no secret that I’m a lover of raspberries. Being described as having a sweet cream base with organic raspberry ribbons, how could this one not be enjoyable to me?
The sweet cream gelato has almost the same texture that I encountered with their Sea Salt Almond Caramel flavor. Nice and creamy but not as rich. This actually allows the sweetened milkiness of the base to make itself known. While many sweet cream bases tend to be borderline bland, Maple's manages to get a good amount of flavor out of their base with that added bit of vanilla.
The raspberry swirls are abundant and add to the sweetness of the gelato. They do have a little bit of tartness to them but nothing overpowering. The raspberry ribbons are also well distributed throughout the pint which is a plus. Combined with the base, this makes for a nice light treat on a hot summer day.
My only complaint is that I'd like some sort of mix-in. Maybe some granola or white chocolate chips to change up the texture and add a bit more flavor to the overall product. I can easily remedy that myself but it would be nice for it to already be produced like that. Still as is, this is a well-crafted, pleasant gelato that I can see a lot of people enjoying.
Verdict? Needs more texture but a respectable gelato
Buy Again? Possibly