Monday, April 18, 2022

Luigi's Sweet Cream Churro Gelato

[New for April 2022] When I went to Price Chopper this morning, I was hoping to just find a few of my regular favorites. Never did I expect to find these new Luigi's gelato cups. According to the press release (here), "LUIGI’S Gelato fulfills a market need for portion-sized novelties in trendy international flavors." Granted, an ice cream serving is now 5+ oz instead of 4oz, but hey, whatever. Let's dive in to a 4oz cup of....

Luigi's Sweet Cream Churro Gelato
(unofficial description: sweet cream gelato with churro flavored ribbon)

I definitely didn't expect them to be that little... but I do see a lot of swirl.

Meh.

I take my first bite and that swirl is potent! It's basically a cinnamon caramel swirl and there is a lot of it.... so so much of it for such a tiny cup. It's very fluid though, it's not thick or icy.

The gelato is decent enough, but I think it needs to temper a bit more.

Yeah, there's just too much flavorful swirl for this much gelato. I'm sure that seems counter-intuitive in a world were companies often skimp on swirls and mix-ins, but it's the truth.

Ya know, maybe I need to dump one of these on a waffle. If not that, than at the very least I'll probably be cutting this with some vanilla ice cream.

There are also Mint Chocolate and Italian Cannoli flavors
 ($4 a box for me - also, isn't "Italian  Cannoli" kind of redundant?)

On Second Scoop: Did a pancake sundae help? Yes and no. On the one hand I hate complaining about companies trying new things because I don't want to stifle creative, but on the other hand, there's just something not right about these gelato cups. The texture is a bit off as is the flavoring. I want to say it's a good attempt, but it's just not clicking with me. Hopefully a few of you will try them and let us know what you think in the comments.

Final Note: Why do these flavors not have official descriptions? I don't like when companies do that.... actually, can I be super honest? The packaging bugs me. Sure, it got my attention, but not necessarily in a good way. I feel like I should be sticking these in my kid's lunchbox or something.

Verdict?  interesting but not for me
Buy Again?  unlikely

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3 comments:

Alek said...

There should been churro pieces. Maybe if they want stick to gluten free: use crisped rice and glaze into churro flavoring.

Anonymous said...

They are delicious!

Anonymous said...

I tried the mint chocolate. Flavor is ok but the texture of the gelato is grainy. Not a fan.