Talenti Vanilla Caramel Swirl Gelato #39
vanilla gelato with a caramel swirl
That's right, this one appears to be caramel cookie crunch minus the crunch, and if you remember, CCC is the reason I fell in love with Talenti in the first place.
I open the pint and it looks good enough, but I still don't get it.
I take my first few bites and yes, it's got that familiar Talenti caramel flavor. It's not all encompassing, it does vary depending on how much swirl you get, but it's still the same flavor.
I planned on eating half the container but not sure I need to. Without the cookie crunch, I just don't have that drive to keep digging and digging. Maybe that's a good thing for the days I'm lacking self control, but it does make a little sad. (I'd probably be more sad if the pint hadn't been on sale for $3.50)
I decided to eat a bit more and that last bite was pretty fun, just full of a very complex caramel. This is a fine flavor, I just don't know why I would personally ever choose this over caramel cookie crunch. My big thought right now though is that serving this in a waffle cone would totally make up for that missing crunch factor.
Parting thought: how fun would this have been with their caramel truffles in the mix?
What is going on with quality control Talenti?
On Second Scoop: I took my first few bites and I kind of starting thinking about how this could easily be the beginnings of an excellent cookie dough flavor. If you grab a pint that has a ton of swirl like I did, there is enough flavor and diversity going on to hopefully keep you amused. Yes, I know many of you will be bummed there isn't more going on, whether it's cookie dough or their chocolate stracciatella or something else, but we can't overlook that was still a wonderful afternoon snack. You can do better Talenti, but that doesn't make this a bad product.
Verdict? needs more but still good
Buy Again? on occasion