Trader Joe's Salted Caramel Gelato
Actually, this is the first product I'll be reviewing from Trader Joe's. Not having one in my area all my life and there being one that opened up not too long ago to where I've moved has limited my experiences with them to just their shelf stable type goods. This is also Trader Joe's first venture into gelato that I can find note of so everything seems to come full circle.
Removing the lid, this looks exactly like the other two gelatos I've mentioned. A nice dark caramel looking base that is perfect looking if you ask me. Surprisingly, the texture here is a lot denser than the other two yet is in a quart instead of a pint. I know that's not a reason for it to be denser but you tend to experience denser products in smaller qualities.
It's definitely a good gelato overall but I think I'd go with GS and The Fresh Market's before I was to grab this one again. Sure it would be cheaper to go the Trader Joe's route but there's not enough going on to invest in a quart of this stuff when freezer space is a valuable asset to me. Add in a swirl to increase the overall saltiness and consistency and maybe I'd argue it's better but it's just not enough for me. I am however curious as to what Trader Joe's next move is when it comes to producing gelato. They have a good thing here and with the creativity of their other products, the potential is very high.
Verdict? Great base only gelato but needs more to warrant it's place in my freezer.
Buy Again? Not likely but I'd recommend others to give it a shot.