Choosing between Graeter’s and Talenti is like choosing among three-star Michelin restaurants: you just know you won’t be disappointed.
There’s something disarming about these two gelatos, and I think a lot has to do with their drab beige surfaces. To be clear, though, any reservations one may harbor are quickly belied by paroxysms caramel sweetness. Both Talenti and Graeter’s nailed their bases. And if you’re worried about these pints being too sweet, don’t be. To keep the sweetness in check are cubes of bittersweet chocolate.
If forced to choose between the two, I’d give the slight edge to Graeter’s due to its marginally more flavorful base and its greater supply of caramel truffle pieces. But you really can’t go wrong with either.
Talenti Sea Salt Caramel Gelato — Pr(Buy Again): 1
Graeter’s Caramel Truffle Gelato — Pr(Buy Again): 1