Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Talenti Peanut Butter Fudge Sorbetto #45

[New for early 2017] Spying a new pint of Talenti always brings a certain joy to my heart. I know that no matter what, to some degree I will enjoy whatever flavor they present to me. As of the moment, I do not know what flavor #44 is, and Junk Banter tipped me off that 46 and 47 are vanilla blueberry crumble and vanilla chai. I don't know if we will see 48 or higher, but #45 is....

Talenti Peanut Butter Fudge Sorbetto #45
peanut butter sorbetto with fudge swirls

Well isn't that fancy looking?

I decided to just dive right in and am now typing after I've finished my first serving and by serving I mean a 1/4 pint at most. This is some dense, flavorful frozen treat so a little goes a long way. Basically it's really cold peanut butter fudge. I know that is its name, but I mean fudge as in fudge, not fudge as in fudge sauce. Besides the fact that it would melt if I cut it into cubes to serve, I'm pretty sure I could tell people this was some funky new fudge and they would believe me.

Hopefully the swirls aren't only on the edges.

To be honest, this one feels like a shot right at Ben & Jerry's non-dairy lineup. While it doesn't claim to be non-dairy, it sure seems to be dairy free (they don't do their little circle stamps on the side anymore to tell you what's up with the pint). I bring this up because I would much rather have this than the almond milk alternative. Yes, it is kind of dry and takes a little getting use to, but I wasn't scared off. I didn't have to prod myself to continue. Ok, maybe a little at first. No, not really. It's definitely different, but still kind of fascinating. You think "where does all this creaminess come from?". It's not milk level creamy, and like I said, it is dry to some degree, but it wasn't hard to press on. It was just so dense and rich that I wasn't really sure when I should stop.

To recap the rambling, we've got a nice fudge like product with plenty of flavor that's not too sweet and not too salty. It's good though and more importantly it's not a flat flavor. I hate flat peanut butter. It's so boring. This does have a certain level of richness to the texture and flavor. It's not straight peanut butter, this isn't JIF on your spoon, but it's just an interesting change up from Talenti. I thought this would be good if not a little restrained, but the fact they made it a sorbetto is a very interesting choice.

On Second Scoop: Soon!

Verdict?  is decadant the right word here?
Buy Again?  yup


Tom said...

Yay, I'm excited for new Talenti! How does this one taste next to their PB Pretzel? I know one is a gelato and one is a sorbetto, so it might not make sense to compare the two, but that one's one of my favorites.

Danielle said...

This looks amazing - sign me up! Can't wait to hunt for these new flavors!

Dubba Scoops said...

@Tom: drier and more chocolaty :)

ubergigglefritz said...

Where can I find this? I'm looking on their search, and can't find it in grocery stores, Target, Walmart, Whole Foods, etc =(

Dubba Scoops said...

I was at Stop & Shop (Giant)

Tom said...

Thanks! Have to check this one out, and the blueberry crumble too.

Anonymous said...

I haven't found anything yet - it's making me crazy! Peanut butter isn't my favorite flavor, but the other two sound interesting.

IceCreamGoddess said...

I found all four new flavors at my local Safeway (in Washington, DC). I fell in love with the Peanut Butter Fudge -- so creamy, so dense, so peanut butter fudgy!
I still can't believe it's a sorbet, not gelato. But I have no interest in trying the other three flavors (Vanilla Blueberry Crumble, Peach Butter Biscuit and Vanilla Chai, probably because I don't really like fruit flavors or vanilla). So I'm bummed that only one of the four new offerings interested me, but delighted it was so amazing!