Sunday, May 7, 2017

Would you try Peach Guava Gelato?

So who out there shops at Big Y? We happened to be in Connecticut briefly and as always, I couldn't resist a tour of the freezer aisle. I saw a few neat things like the new Humboldt pints, High Road ice cream, Vice Cream and even local players Shady Glen and The Farmer's Cow. What caught my attention more than anything though were these cleverly labeled gelato pints.

Culinary Tours Gelato - Click for bigger view

Now the name "Culinary Tours" sounds very much like a store brand masquerading as a fancy brand. I'm mad at myself for not grabbing a picture of the backside of the pint, but in my defense, I did have a small boy pulling my arm to hurry me along (he loves shopping but just wasn't in the mood for more than five minutes of it today).

There were seven flavors in all but I'll list the most interesting one first. I've mentioned before that you need to keep an eye out for these kinds of brands because amongst the classic flavors will always be lurking something from out of left field.

Peach Guava - luscious Ecuadorian guava teams up with juicy peach.
Espresso Chocolate Chunk - taste trifecta: espresso, chocolate & gelato
Mediterranean Pistachio - Mediterranean pistachio meets sweet gelato
Southern Roasted Pecan - roasted & candied Georgia pecans

Mint Chocolate Chip - cool mint pairs with rich chocolate chips
Tahitian Vanilla Bean - hand-pollinated vanilla plants lounge under the Tahitian sun for a flavor supreme
(Amaretto cherry chunk?): got cut off in my photo, sorry

So, if you shop at Big Y, is Culinary Tours a regular brand? and have you tried it? For the rest of you, how does Peach Guava gelato sound to it? When I do a quick google search, peach guava and strawberry guava both come up as flavor combos so maybe you've had something similar before? Share your thoughts in the comments.


Stop & Shop (GIANT) Update: Same container and matching flavors. In the industry, we call that "not a coincidence" . Not sure why just the peach guava says "limited time originals". You may have noticed it's also a dollar cheap but that Big Y store was pretty expensive on everything.

Second Update: Both of these products have a big GS GELATO stamped on the bottom, which is ironic because we've had good luck with them on the blog but I'm not sure this gelato lives up to their standards.... stay tuned for more details.

Third Update: Food Lion (Hannaford) has them too. Taste of Inspirations Gelato. Caramel Sea Salt, Southern Butter Pecan, and Caramel Cookie Crunch... so basically they named them after the Talenti versions.

7 comments:

Danielle said...

I live in NJ so I have never heard of the brand before, but the peach guava sounds good to me. I've had drinks and hard candies of that variety and it's sweet and delicious!

Anne Sutton said...

Yes those flavors sound great! Wish I could get them in Virginia.

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

Don't normally shop at big Y, but I'm gonna try the candied pecan and peach guava. Love me some praline pecans and theres never enough fruit flavored ice cream options.

Farmer's Cow is 10/10 and THE best cookies & cream ice cream but IMO you're better off visiting their "Calfe" for their pints or scoops because it seems like the pints I've gotten at StopNShop tend to have freezer burn.

BKBelle said...

Wow, I JUST saw these at Stop and Shop today, and even posted them on Instagram! I'm going to try them soon. Peach and Guava are flavors that work better as sorbets, but I'd be willing to try them in a gelato.

Chris Invierno said...

A little late on this one, but we have the items posted on the original post in local stores in Minnesota. Stores that don't have "store brands".

Dubba Scoops said...

some store brands are less obvious than others

Erin Smith said...

The Big Y ones at least are Topco Associates. And that last one is amaretto with Amarena Cherries. It was excellent.