Monday, July 4, 2011

Roba Dolce Wildberry Gelato Review

So how's everybody doing? Did you have a good long weekend? I think I did considering it was pretty tiring. No, seriously, we did, it's just that I'm not really sure what day it is anymore... It's Saturday right? Awesome, I can sleep in tomorrow... if I want to get fired from my new job that is! Ok, enough joking around. I've got at least three reviews back logged in the queue.... which one to cover? .....tired, hard to decide.... I had a nice cupcake with a side of ice cream before I started writing this and now I'm spacing out....  boy I have a lot of pictures of ice cream (the worst part is that my first year I didnt take alot of shorts, and when I did, I didnt always save them, silly me!)

"Romance, passion, intensity... is it love or a spoonful of gelato?"

Ok, this is Roba Dolce Wildberry Gelato and as you can tell from the tagline, it thinks pretty highly of itself. Now you may remember this New England company from my Champion Chocolate Chunk review about 3 months ago. I don't even need to read the label because you can just look at it and see that it's a mix of strawberry, blueberry, red raspberry, and black raspberry flavors. You can probably also tell it's a rather flat container. It clocks in at a mere 30.4 fluid ounces, also known as (8) 1/2 cup servings. That either means it's really good or I paid too much.

Looks alot like black raspberry ice cream doesn't it? Well, it tastes alot like black raspberry ice cream too. Maybe if I had let it "temper" for ten minutes it would have helped, but probably not. In a blind taste test, I'm guessing you'd be hard press to tell the difference between this and a regular ice cream. The only thing I noticed was a mild something-something that was just a little off  with both the taste and the texture and it kept me from completely enjoying this treat.

Rather than make something simple and all natural like Talenti's excellent line of gelato, we've got alot more reliance on corn syrups and gums in this one. That's kind of weird considering that the Champion Chocolate Chunk was all natural and reminded me more of a typical gelato. Hmmm, I don't really have a good explanation on this unless they have two lines, one regular and one premium (all natural).

Now we have a little problem on this one. It was decent and I was looking forward to the second scoop to help me firm up my review on this one, but my wife beat me to it. That's right, I wasn't quick enough and my wife thoroughly enjoyed finishing this one off for me. So while I may complain that this particular flavor is no Talenti or Ciao Bella, my wife gives it a thumbs up.

Verdict?  decent, if not a typical gelato
Buy Again?  maybe not this flavor, but I will try the others

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (118ml)
Servings Per Container  8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 140from Fat 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g11%
- Sat Fat 4g20%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 55mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 18g6%
- Dietary Fiber  0g 0%
- Sugars 17g
Protein 4g

Vitamin A 6%Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 15%Iron 0%

Contains: Milk, Eggs
Made in a facility that handles almonds, peanuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, cashews and walnuts.


Rodzilla said...

"The only thing I noticed was a mild something-something that was just a little off and keeping me from completely enjoying this treat. "

A taste difference, texture thing?

Dubba Scoops said...

fair question (I just tweaked the post). I want to say both I guess. It's a very non-standard gelato compared to what I've been getting use to. You know, it was kind of like the Edy's fun flavor version of gelato.