Saturday, November 5, 2016

Breyers Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato Indulgences

[By Nick, new for 2016] Seeing as Dubba didn't cover any of the new Breyers Gelato this year, I guess it's time to take one for the team.

Breyers Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato Indulgences
Chocolate Gelato with Hazelnut Flavor, 
Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce and Chocolate Curls

Chocolate and hazelnut is a flavor combo I can get behind. However, Breyers interpretation needs to be taken off shelves and left to melt. When I said I was taking one for the team, I didn't know it would've been this bad. I mean, I've eaten some terrible things for this site but this one is up there as one of the worst.

Okay, maybe I should talk a little bit more about the actual product. Let's start with texture. I've tried plenty of their gelatos at this point and found the texture not to be too bad. This one however is just plain awful. It's gummy, almost rubbery. It doesn't quite melt like frozen desserts should either. It keeps its form for a disturbingly long time. There's nothing like the feeling of eating a frozen dessert that you have to force to melt in your mouth...

Wit that out of the way, let's get to the worst part about this one and it's the taste. The base has zero flavor. It's literally like I'm eating chocolate scented air. The chocolate flavor is so mild that I had to reexamine the description of this one. And if the chocolate flavor was that mute, you can only imagine how nonexistent the hazelnut was. The sauce is slightly more flavorful but that's not a good thing. Once again the chocolate was minimal in flavor and all you can taste is an artificial hazelnut flavor. It's as if I was drinking hazelnut coffee syrup.

There's one good thing about this one and it's the chocolate curls. They surprisingly actually taste like chocolate! The crunch also adds a fun factor to a very sad product. After stomaching what I could of the gelato, I ended up just eating the rest of the curls on top and throwing this one away.

I have no idea how this one make its way onto the shelves but I know it needs to go away now. Dear Breyers, please don't even go back to the drawing board with this one.

Verdict?  Terrible isn't enough to a word for this one
Buy Again?  You couldn't pay me enough to eat it again

Allergy warning: peanuts (& peanut oil) also listed as ingredients

2 comments:

Aleksandr Rozentsvit said...

Nutella should be making a gelato line. Using actual nutella in the ice cream then chopped hazelnuts on top. Then nutella chocolate curls

Anonymous said...

I felt the same way. Very bad. This does not deserve a review as much a public service warning.