Talenti Caribbean Coconut Gelato #9
Coconut Gelato with Tender Coconut Flakes
The texture is the same old quality you've all come to expect from Talenti. Smooth, silky, creamy greatness. The strands of coconut are noticeable but not too bad. Sure, some strands are fleshier than others which is a major turn off but those are few and far between. I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed this gelato and when I had it originally, I wonder what the addition of their chocolate chips would add to the flavor because it could be on the same level as Graeter's Coconut Chocolate Chip with some of their trademark stracciettela chips throughout. And bam, the Target exclusive was announced. It was like the gelato gods had read my mind.
Talenti Coconut Chocolate Chip Gelato
Coconut Gelato with Tender Coconut Flakes and Chocolate Chips
Admittedly, this is a pretty uninspired exclusive flavor. It's like when they released Hazelnut Chocolate Chip this year after having the Hazelnut exclusive in 2014. Adding chocolate isn't groundbreaking, Talenti. That said, there's a lot of potential here after trying the original.
This flavor makes me feel like someone accidentally spilled some chocolate into the original and they just rolled with it. If I was to buy one of these again, I'd save myself the trip to Target and just add chocolate to the readily available Caribbean Coconut.
Verdict? Go original, it's not worth the trip to Target for the other.
Buy Again? Possibly the original if I'm craving coconut, not the Target exclusive.