Friday, September 4, 2015

Target Triple Chocolate Gelato

[New for 2015] If you're like me, sometimes you cant get chocolate off your brain. And if you're really like me, that means that the majority of the time you dont buy chocolate simply for the fact you'll devour it instead of saving it for the rough days. Well, it's one of those days where I need chocolate but I don't have any... or do I?

Target Triple Chocolate Gelato
naturally flavored chocolate gelato with a chocolaty swirl & white chocolate-flavored chunks

I didn't notice this at first, but there is a "new recipe" tag on the gelato containers. I guess this is for anyone who might think that these are related to their short lived triple chocolate gelato in those clear plastic containers from the last few years. But it's a new manufacturer now and it's time to get scooping.

Nothing too visually exciting at first, just a hint of swirl and if you look really closely you can see a white chocolate chunk poking through in the middle there. I snag a couple of white chocolate chunks, and you'll think me crazy, but I think I taste cinnamon.

I scoop a small bowl and the sides are melting crazy quick while the middle remains fairly tough to scoop [though to be fair it is a hot day].  I take a few bites and I'm not loving this one at first, but let me dig in to it for a bit. Hold on.

The swirl seems to be dominating everything. It's a fairly hershey's syrup like flavor and it dominates everything. In other words, it may have three chocolate components, but it doesnt feel like triple chocolate. It's not the chocolate explosion of say Chocolate Therapy.

Ok, this is a classic example of how semantics is getting in the way of a decent flavor. There's nothing particular wrong here, but it tastes like every other chocolate ice cream (or generic gelato) with a fudge swirl. I expected more from the name but got something all too familiar. That said, I'm still tempted to go scoop some more but I will wait. I think.

On Second Scoop: funny, thought I wrote something here before... possibly twice. Is blogger messing with me? Anyway, I think I was going to say that's it's not bad, but not great either. At $2.99 it's cheap enough that you won't have buyers regret, and it's good enough for a chocolate fix, but you won't be wowwed despite the use of white chocolate chunks. (sorry for the non-specifics in the review, but when a flavor is just so generic, I kind of space out on the details)

Verdict?  same ol', same ol'
Buy Again?  meh


2c5751ca-f142-11e4-8c2c-73a49f720d67 said...

I finally picked up the 7-Eleven Banana Cream Pie flavor, and I thought it was awesome. Maybe just because I love banana and "banana" isn't a typical ice cream flavor. I'm curious to find out what you think, any definite plans to give it a scoop? (or two?)

Anonymous said...

I'm curious about the "gelato" moniker. How is this texture wise? I'm guessing nondescript, since you only refer to it as ice cream. Bummer. What's with everyone slapping a "gelato" onto their ice cream and upping the price? :(

Dubba Scoops said...

@aol: not really a banana ice cream fan but have heard nothing but positive about that flavor.

@anon: most of these new "gelatos" are not much different than ice creams, they are just trying to jump on the bandwagon pioneered by the likes of Talenti. It was a bit denser than there ice creams, but really, blindfolded, you wouldn't know the difference.

2c5751ca-f142-11e4-8c2c-73a49f720d67 said...

I'll have to check this out, I never go for chocolate but for some reason I've been on a chocolate kick recently and B&J's chocolate leaves sooo much to be desired