Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Talenti Strawberry Shortcake Gelato Layers

[New for 2021] Geez, I sure have been eating a lot of strawberry things this summer, though I should point out that this is the only one that I was excited to try. I'm a sucker for these gimmicky Talenti pints, so let's break out the big spoon for...

Talenti Strawberry Shortcake Gelato Layers
strawberry gelato, shortbread pieces, strawberry rhubarb sauce
strawberry gelato, shortbread pieces

Opening Shot (after seal removal)

Bottom always more interesting than the top

The strawberry gelato texture leaves a bit to be desired. It tastes more like sherbet or a fruit & cream bar. The strawberry flavor does have a bit of pop to it, but I would like a better texture.

The sauce is pretty potent and also the most unique component. The shortbread pieces you've had before.... now that I think about it, there's really only 3 ingredients in this 5 layer treat and maybe that's adding to my lack of not being impressed. That and the shortbread pieces seem to be in short supply.

Hmmmm, I thought I might fall in love with this one, and I did eat half the container, but it's no chocolate pretzel (I've bought 3 or 4 of those - review here). I think it might be turned up just a little too much. A little too much kick without enough creaminess to round it out.

On Second Scoop: I take a few bites and I think I can quantify the issue now. The "gelato" is too much like a sherbet. I'd rather have a bit more mild, true strawberry gelato that can contrast with the potent swirl. Overall it's not bad, and those looking for a bright treat will probably dig this, but I just don't see myself picking this one up again any time soon.

>>> ok, I just added a scoop of all natural vanilla ice cream to this and... there is still a weirdness to the texture. It's just not breaking down the way I think it should.  Hmmmm.

Verdict?  little too potent for me
Buy Again?  meh....

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