Friday, August 14, 2015

REVIEW: Talenti Oatmeal Raisin Cookie


With the opening of a Whole Foods in my area, I've recently been exposed to some certain brands, and even unseen flavors from known manufacturers. As I scanned the ice cream aisle I was pleasantly surprised to see the flavor above, one that I'd been wanting to get my hands on for some time. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie may be my favorite cookie in existence, so anytime we review an oatmeal raisin cookie themed pint, there's always all-time greatest flavor potential. Ben & Jerry's came close with Oatmeal Cookie Chunk, but now we'll see how Talent's attempt with gelato turns out.


Talenti writes, "Serving real cookie pieces in gelato, along with dark brown sugar, cinnamon and sweet raisins, will quickly launch you into Figurative World’s Best Grandma status. Because everyone should be trying for that title." The first spoonful immediately exposed some of the mix-ins that have been added to this cinnamon and dark brown sugar infused gelato. The feel of Talenti's gelato has already been described as exceptionally smooth in our prior reviews and this is no different.


Even without the cookie bits and sweet raisins, the base would be enough to break into above average. As usual, these mix-ins aren't large or frequent, but they are very effective when you find a few bits. All in all, this is one of Talenti's best pints to date. The only thing to do next? Round up two warm oatmeal cookies and stuff some of this in between for the ultimate Oatmeal Raisin Cookie ice cream sandwich.


Where I Found It: Whole Foods
Grade: A

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