I don’t buy ice cream very often, but when I do I usually buy a pint and make it last a few weeks (if I can hide it from the husband). This week I had a craving for ice cream and decided to splurge on trying a new flavor. I’ve seen the attractive packaged Talenti Gelato with it’s cool screw top cap and see through container, but generally go for the organic Strauss ice cream or if I don’t want to travel to Whole Foods, I get one of the Five flavors.
I’m not a fan of seeing guar gum or other additives like carob bean gum or soy lecithin in ingredient lists. Soy is most often GMO which I try to avoid. The ingredient list on this gelato is:
Carmel, milk, sugar, cream, eggs, coconut oil, cocoa, dextrose, soybean oil, fleur de sel sea salt, vanilla, guar gum, carob bean gum, soy lecithin, natural flavors.
Comparing nutrition to a caramel ice cream from Haagen-Daz, the gelato has 25% fewer calories, 46% fewer grams of saturated fat. I’ll be looking at gelatos more in the future.
What is the flavor like? I love caramel and butterscotch flavors, but when I try caramel ice cream flavors I often only get a hint of caramel flavor at best. I tried this flavor yesterday and it was an intense caramel. It tasted like those Goetze caramel cream candies. It only takes a light scrape to enjoy the flavor and put back into the freezer. I really enjoyed it and will probably eventually finish it off. But I won’t be buying it again until they can avoid GMO ingredients.