Once in a rare while, our editors discover a product that we just can't stop talking about -- or eating. Through sheer goodwill (and absolutely no sneaky advertising deals with these companies), we're sharing our favorites with you in this column. Get ready to fall in love.
When it comes to ice cream and frozen desserts, we drive a hard bargain. We're picky about depth of flavor, creaminess and texture, so it's not often we unanimously worship one particular brand.
But when we sampled Talenti brand gelato and sorbet, our spoons dug into the plastic containers with universal abandon, and our small team polished off four pints in a flash. It's perfectly creamy, powerfully flavorful and it comes in a palette of flavors that we crave. See below for a list of their offerings.
The brand is named after Bernardo Buontalenti, a 16th-century Florentine architect who once famously unveiled an exquisite gelato as the finale of an unprecedented banquet he hosted. Talenti's products are 100 percent natural, kosher certified, gluten free (with the exception of one flavor), and contain no high fructose corn syrup.
Here's what our editors have to say:
"This gelato is everything I could ever ask for in a pistachio ice cream -- it's earthy, rich and creamy, and full of roasted pistachios."
"I was going to make a root beer float out of the Tahitian Vanilla Bean, but when I sampled a spoonful, I decided it was too good to mar with root beer."
"I thought I knew vanilla ice cream until I tried Talenti. It's so good I don't want it to be corrupted by any other flavors -- it shines on its own."
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Argentine Dulce De Leche
Belgian Milk Chocolate
Caramel Cookie Crunch
Double Dark Chocolate
Tahitian Vanilla Bean*
White Chocolate Raspberry
Sea Salt Caramel*
Hill Country Peach Champagne
* Denotes the editors' favorites