Ice Cream Review: Gelato Fiasco Maine Wild Blueberry Crisp Gelato

When I’m hankering for gelato, I generally grab either a pint of Talenti or Graeter’s. On a recent jaunt to Kroger, I spotted a new brand and flavor that piqued my interest: Gelato Fiasco’s Maine Wild Blueberry Crisp. At $7.49 for a pint—that’s nearly twice as expensive as a pint of Talenti—I had lofty expectations.

Not only was it not worth $7.49, but you couldn’t pay me to eat this one again. Let’s start with the vanilla gelato base. This has to be the most insipid vanilla flavor I’ve had the misfortune of trying. One could likely amble through the ice cream aisle blindfolded and pick out a generic brand of vanilla that’s more palatable. It didn’t get any better with the blueberry components; I can’t think of any other way to describe it other than to say it was slimy. And finally we get to the oat streusel. Rather than boasting the crisp texture one finds in a well-made crumble, it instead mirrored the texture of uncooked oatmeal. After only a few bites, I tossed it.

Pr(Buy Again): 0

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Ice Cream Review: Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup

There are certain junk foods for which shrines ought to be built. On the savory side, there’s Panda Express’s orange chicken, McDonald’s french fries and In-N-Out’s double double. On the sweet side, there’s Krispy Kreme’s original glazed donut and Cinnabons. Add to that list Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup.

I’ve probably enjoyed this flavor a half-dozen times; what keeps it out of my regular rotation is the hefty 1,480 calorie dent it levies. The peanut butter base is easily my favorite in the Ben & Jerry’s lineup. Ultimately, though, it’s the surfeit of halved peanut butter cups that make this an irresistible pint.

Pr(Buy Again): 1

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