Thursday, January 7, 2016

REVIEW: Talenti Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough


Back in June, Talenti Gelato released a handful of new flavors to the public. Over the last half of 2015 we managed to track down most of the new creations such as Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Raspberry Cheesecake, Salted Peanut Caramel and Tiramisu, but a few had still managed to escape us. In the first week of 2016 while browsing the ice cream selection at an unassuming supermarket, we were able to secure the two remaining pints, one of which included a theme you rarely see attempted with gelato: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Before opening the trademark brown twist-top lid, we checked out Talenti's description which read, "A flavor loved by kids and adults who are secretly still kids, our upgrade of a beloved classic blends bits of real chocolate chip cookie dough and swirls of dark butter fudge."


This flavor starts with Talenti's Vanilla Bean base, which showcases the company's ability to consistently produce smooth textured gelato with complex and satisfying flavoring. Talenti builds upon this vanilla bean base by adding small stripes of fudge along with chocolate chip cookie dough pieces. The bites that happen to feature both mix-ins are impressive, however the lack of actual mix-ins didn't help the flavors cause in measuring up the stiff chocolate chip cookie dough competition. Regardless of the size of the mix-ins, the overall experience is still very enjoyable and may possess the ideal gelato to cookie dough ratio for some of our more sophisticated ice cream eaters.


Where I Found It: Ingles Markets
Grade: B

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