Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Revelé Whipped Gelato

About two months ago, I came across a fascinating product. Fascinating because it was a new low calorie frozen treat that wasn't relying on Erythritol or any other sugar replacement. Instead, it was whipping in more air to reach that magical double digit calorie mark. I thought "great! I need to try this stuff" before quickly realizing that they are based in Orange County, CA. As luck would have it, they contacted me through instagram and offered to send free samples. How could I say no?

Revelé Whipped Gelato

There are currently six flavors of Revele available (website here): Belgian Chocolate, Vanilla Symphony, Seasonal Strawberries, and Cake Batter. Coffee Toffee Crunch contains almonds and so came to work with me. There is also a White Chocolate Raspberry flavor.

At this point, I would usually dig in the samples but unfortunately my samples did not handle their dry ice voyage very well. All five pints were left me with an odd velvety texture that will not go away no matter how long I waited for it to temper. And when I say velvet, I mean velvet velvet, like the fabric, but yet it was still hard. It kind of reminded me of astronaut ice cream actually.

That said, I did attempt to take bites of all of them and Cake Batter is probably my favorite of the bunch. It's got a great cake aroma to it and just seemed to be the most interesting of the bunch. The other flavors are all fairly standard, so nothing too strong and nothing too mild. As you might suspect with something this low cal, the mix-ins are all very tiny and not terribly frequent. This was probably most noticeable on the toffee flavor.

So that's it for now. I know it's not a true review, but I'm actually still excited by this product and I'm hoping a couple of you can find it and then hopefully get back to the rest of us with an official freezer aisle review (where to buy map). I had been waiting to hear back from them about whether or not they've had shipping issues before, but then I just decided to post this because it's not like there's anything else going on right now... so, what do you think of this idea?


 Revelé contains 0g of lactose 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It’s a step in the right direction as far as truly being a healthier product. And it could encourage some competition and eventually edge out some of the chemical laden options. Fingers crossed.

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Others have reported the same texture issues, unfortunately.

Dubba Scoops said...

@Anon: agreed!

@Liz: did they buy in store or order online?

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

They received them for free, like you.

Rabbit Girl said...

Is the idea for it to be whipped liked those whipped yogurts? I wouldn't be keen on it personally because it lacks in calcium and protein--i suppose because it's just regular ice cream with air mixed in to up the volume.

Dubba Scoops said...

@liz: ahhh, ok, would definitely explain the similar issues then.

@rabbit: I think of it more like "double churned" or "slow churned" where you get a more air and therefore a less dense and lighter product, but technically yeah, whipped yogurt is basically the same think right? (I think I've only tried whipped yogurt once and that was several years ago). In general, yes, there will be less protein and calcium unless they specifically seek to compensate for their being more air.