Friday, June 5, 2020

Talenti Coffee Cookie Crumble Gelato Layers

[New for 2020] I mentioned that there was one more free layer sample that I needed to try in my last post. You all know coffee is not my thing, but part of me is still curious about...

Talenti Coffee Cookie Crumble Gelato Layers
cold brew gelato, chocolate flakes, chocolate coffee sauce
vanilla bean gelato, amaretti cookie pieces

Whoa, shrinkage! Probably from the dry ice trip. The funny thing is, I have this tempering on my desk as I start the review and the smell of coffee has been slowly wafting in my direction for the last few minutes.

Ok, yeah, I'm technically a little more afraid now since two of the components should be packing a coffee punch... but there must be something wrong with me because I think I like it! How did that happen? The fun layer of chocolate chips buried in the chocolate sauce is definitely helping. Granted, I have cheated and scraped about a quarter inch of cold brew gelato off the top, but I am actually enjoying myself and wanting to scoop more.

I was worried that the chocolate coffee sauce would be bitter and not enjoyable, but it's not nearly as strong as I feared. I am in total shock to be enjoying this one. Oh these chocolate chips are fun and the cookies at the bottom ain't too shabby either. I don't get any super distinct flavor from the cookie pieces, but they add a nice counterpoint texture to the chips.

Wow, nice job Talenti! Not sure how you worked this voodoo, but you got a coffee hater to down half of a coffee inspired flavored. Kudos to you for that!

On Second Scoop: Yup, enjoyed the second half too! This might be my most positive coffee experience in over 12 years of blogging. I'm still in shock.

Verdict?  impressed!
Buy Again?  hey, it could happen!

1 comment:

Danielle said...

This was one of my favorites too!