I've been on more of an ice cream kick lately, and I had a couple of coupons for Talenti products. I've had some Talenti Gelatos in the past and it has been kind of a mixed bag. There are certain ones that are really good, then there are certain ones that I would never buy again. There wasn't a whole lot of selection left at my Fry's because they had Talenti on sale for $2.77 a pint all week! I decided to try out the "Double Dark Chocolate". This flavor is described as "Dark chocolate gelato blended with semisweet Belgian Callebaut chocolate morsels and just a tish of vermouth. Is it possible to have a crush on a frozen dessert?". Sounded decent enough.
I took the pint home and opened it up. The pint I had received may have been melted previously and then refrozen? There was gelato all over the side of the pint and it looked like the gelato may have expanded and then contracted back. As long as it tasted good, I didn't really care. I took a bite in and encountered a whole bunch of chocolate chips. The gelato itself was nice and creamy and the chocolate chips added a nice texture. After a few bites though, I lost interest in the flavor. It kept reminding me of eating handfuls of chocolate chips while helping my mom make cookies back in the day. The gelato chocolate and the chocolate chips were 2 different chocolate flavors, but they kind of bled into each other. I finished the pint, but was bored at the end.
Overall, this was not my favorite pint of Talenti, but it wasn't horrid either. If you are an absolute lover of dark chocolate, you would probably like this. Sadly, I am not..I prefer milk chocolate to dark chocolate. This is like a C- flavor in my book. I would not turn it down if it was placed in front of me to eat, but I am never buying this flavor again, either!
Where Timothy Found It: Fry's
Timothy's Grade: C