Talenti Key Lime Pie Gelato #41
(key lime pie gelato with graham swirl and crust)
Ok, I'm going to give you my first scooping review in two versions.
Short version: This is excellent!
If you are even remotely interested in this one, I say go for it.
There's a clarity yet control to the key lime flavor. It's mild but since this one is a well crafted gelato, the flavor cleanly strikes you in a way that you get the key lime experience without being overwhelmed. Even the aftertaste is controlled (and invites you to keep going). B&J's made a nice version a few years back, but their tart swirl was a bit unpredictable. Here it's smooth sailing in every bite.
So there appears to be a bit of graham swirl about as well as plenty of crunchy cookie bits. See, I'm calling them cookie bits for now because they are indeed pleasantly crunchy and kind of remind me of my long last Nabisco oatmeal cookies.
Ok, that's what I have for a quick first scooping that I did from the grocery store parking lot. I just meant to take a few bites but man was I compelled to just keep going (don't worry, I'll have some more in an hour or two).
On Second Scoop: Ahhh, such a delightful treat. The mild key lime flavoring in such a sweet, soft base is just a joy to eat. It would be so easy to eat this pint in one sitting, let alone two, but I'm trying to be practical here. There is plenty of flavor in a small scoop that melts on your taste buds even if I really just want a monster scoop on my spoon. The graham swirl seems to be limited to the sides of the pint and the crunchy bits are now just solid bits after softening up a bit in a regular freezer. I really am enjoying the base, though as always, I wouldn't argue if there was a bit more swirl.
On Final Scoop: Do you know why I call this blog On Second Scoop? It's because sometimes you need to sleep on how you feel about something. Sometimes you need to give it a week. I admit it, I was a little shocked to read the comments about how people aren't enjoying this one. Hey, to each his own, I'm not faulting anyone here, but please, if you don't like something, throw it in the back of the freezer and see how you feel about it in a week or two. Take smaller bites. Take bigger bites. Just try it again, no need to rush it. Remember how I said the cookies were a little solid on that first sampling? Look at them now! They're just breaking apart and spreading their tastiness everywhere. That is a #funfactor and it's just one reason why I'll be picking this one up again.
Buy Again? yup