Talenti Tiramisu Gelato #37
tiramisu gelato with a dulce de leche ribbon
I aim for the swirl and it adds sweetness, but I can't taste it specifically, it's flavor is just too small compared to the coffee base.
I'm enjoying the edges so let's let it melt a few more minutes.
Wait, when I said 60% coffee, i didn't mean to imply that it reminds me of tiramisu. It just reminds me of a mild coffee flavor, not really feeling the tiramisu vibe to be honest. I've tried attacking the swirl several times but nothing happens. I mean it takes the edge off sweetness wise, but not flavor wise.
Ugg, why didn't I just Nick review this one, oh yeah, because this one is way too hard to find. That said, even as a non-coffee person, I still feel like this misses the mark a bit. For the most part the quality is there, but I still think the addition of the eggs and mascarpone cheese messes with the texture that I don't really approve of. The swirl takes the edge off, and I hate to play the mix-in card, but yeah, some kind of cake bite would really help here.
The first slice of tiramisu I ever had was easily the best. It was this beautiful meld of cake and coffee. I always go back to that in my mind. The coffee is here but where's the balance, where's the other side.
On Second Scoop: Yeah, I don't get it, this is pretty similar to every other coffee ice cream (or gelato) you've ever tried. Yes, it's not super bitter, but the description says hint of coffee and an homage to tiramisu, but I'm getting mostly a coffee vibe. The swirl takes the edge off but that's not tiramisu (and is dulce de leche on tiramisu a common thing?). I'll finish the pint because it is still Talenti, but I'm disappointed..... or maybe I'm just a bum who doesn't understand true tiramisu. A bum that's just not jiving with the rubbery custard-ness of this particular pint. (Curse you Rovo for not finding this one first!)
Verdict? quality yes, but tiramisu? iunno
Buy Again? nah