Talenti Banana Chocolate Swirl Gelato

Okay, full disclosure, I’m not much of a fruit person, although I will tolerate fruit-flavored things. Raspberry jalapeno hot sauce? Absolutely. Actual raspberries? Not so much. Sign me up for Banana Runts, peach ice cream, and rainbow sherbet, but you can leave the rest behind. I’m trying to get better at this, and Talenti came out with a new flavor at the perfect time and sent over some coupons for me to try. While I couldn’t find their elusive Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, I did find Chocolate Banana Swirl. Like lemon ice cream, banana ice cream is far and few between, and I thought it would be interesting to get Talenti’s take on a banana gelato.
Well, they’ve done it again. This is a great ice cream if you like the flavor and crunch of frozen chocolate-covered bananas but without the phallic element. It had a fresh, creamy banana scent and flavor, very persistent when scooped right out of the container. I didn’t feel like this tasted artificial or weak at all. It definitely had the sweet ripeness of a mashed banana but with a silkier, more indulgent feel. And it’s very attractive- look at those swirls!
Bananas were the second ingredient in the ice cream, a choice that shows as soon as the pint is opened. With Talenti, a little goes a long way, and the strength of the flavor makes even a spoonful indulgent and satisfying.
With the little chocolate chips and ribbons of chocolate swirl, admittedly indistinct before melting but crunchy as an add-in, this tasted identical to the chocolate chip banana bread my mother used to make– fluffy and sweet with a delicate chocolate touch. Of course, I couldn’t help but mix a little peanut butter in, as that’s one of my favorite combinations.
Perhaps not the most visually appealing, but equally delicious and even tastier with the crunch from the peanuts. Talenti has created another winner, and I can’t wait to see what they do with chocolate and peanut butter. Yum!

12 thoughts on “Talenti Banana Chocolate Swirl Gelato”

  1. TalentiĀ®, a high-end line of gelatos and sorbets is now offering a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup gelato. The Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Gelato is made with several blends of Belgian Milk Chocolate gelato with a rich swirl of creamy, organic peanut butter and all-natural mini chocolate peanut butter cups. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup is now available Publix and will gradually roll out at several other grocery stores across the U.S. by spring 2012.

  2. I’m hooked on the Banana Chocolate Swirl
    I found it on sale for $3.99 with a dollar
    off. Needless to say since I like banana split
    ice cream and they didn’t have any I took a chance and brought one went back to Gian’t store in two days to get another one and the boost the price up to $5.99 for a pint now I have to find another store.
    Very good Ice Cream
    Reggie

  3. I’m actually not buying this flavor again until the company decides to fully disclose their ingredients. To list caramel on the label without disclosing what it’s made of is not ok with me. They are saying their caramel is a proprietary recipe which I find to be a ridiculous excuse.

  4. I’m actually not buying this flavor again until the company decides to fully disclose their ingredients. To list caramel on the label without disclosing what it’s made of is not ok with me. They are saying their caramel is a proprietary recipe which I find to be a ridiculous excuse.

  5. OMG! This ice cream is amazing. The banana base has a rich, ripe banana flavor and the little chocolate chips give the creamy base the crunch it needs. There is also a smooth, sweet caramel that runs through every bite and adds another layer of indulgence to the already delicious treat. Sadly, I may have to avoid the ice cream freezer at the grocery store because I can totally see myself becoming addicted to this product and becoming the world’s biggest woman.

  6. Had the chocolate chip & IT TASTED AMAZING!! the next time I tried the banana chocolate swirl & it tasted great too but not as good as the chocolate chip. I will continue to buy this product & try each flavor as well!

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