Review: Talenti Caribbean Coconut Gelato Pops & The Winner of a Case of Cabo Chips Is…
Junk Food Nation, it’s the day after Cinco De Mayo, and boy are my arms tired. Wait, is that how that joke goes? It isn’t. Whatever. I wanted to let you all know that I’ll be in LA this weekend, so if there are some fast food joints or food items on the West Coast you guys think I should try, please please please let me know in the comments below. Otherwise, I shall be gorging on In N Out for the entire time while I’m out there. Hint hint, In N Out…sponsor me. Not a subtle hint.
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Today’s junk food: Talenti Caribbean Coconut Gelato Pops!
Talenti Caribbean Coconut Gelato Pops were found at my local Harris Teeter and I almost jumped out of my skin when I saw them. That great Talenti Gelato PLUS a coating of dark rich chocolate, all on a stick?? WHAT!? Amazing.
And these Talenti Caribbean Coconut Gelato Pops aren’t the only flavors they have. I saw Talenti Sea Salt Caramel (Ice Cream Informant has a review of those here), Tahitian Vanilla Bean, and one of their chocolate flavors too. Four varieties in all, to include these coconut ones.
Talenti Caribbean Coconut Gelato Pops have 170 calories per bar, and there are three inside. 10 ingredients total. I don’t to totally geek out, but I am loving everything about this packaging so far too! Simple, and not full of unnecessary colors or print. Just a nice simple description and some nice art. Thumbs up.
Each of these Talenti Caribbean Coconut Gelato Pops is wrapped in this foil wrap, with the bar position exactly opposite of how the art looks on the wrapper. I’m giddy.
When I unwrapped the Talenti Caribbean Coconut Gelato Pop, I was excited to see that it wasn’t cracked or broken. I placed my nose close and sniffed – nice chocolate smell. Could I detect any coconut? Not really. I appreciate the Talenti stamp on the stick, however. The little things, you know?
These Talenti Caribbean Coconut Gelato Pops were, simply, delicious. Put these in the favorite category, friends. I knew I had the right choice buying the Caribbean Coconut variety. Holy cow, Talenti, you can do no wrong. I bow down.
The exterior of the bar was a nice crisp shell of dark rich chocolate, just as the package suggests. And it, to me, didn’t taste like some low grade BS. This was genuinely rich chocolate that was sweet but dark in flavor, had a slight bitterness, and melted pleasingly on my tongue. The chocolate flavor was nice and strong. The shell thickness was enough to contain everything – sturdy even after biting such that it didn’t fall apart everywhere after the initial breach by my teeth.
And the gelato inside of these Talenti Caribbean Coconut Gelato Pops was cool and refreshing. Just the smoothest gelato ever, ice cold and but never icey. The coconut flavor was there, but it was not overpowering and did not taste artificial (IMO). I haven’t had the actual regular Talenti Caribbean Coconut Gelato flavor by itself before, so this was a new taste for me. It was creamy (just a little vanilla in there, I felt), but did not taste like vanilla ice cream flavored with coconut. This was definitely a cold coconut creation, cool and refreshing.
Together, the combo of dark chocolate and cold coconut refreshment was OUT OF THIS WORLD. Crazy good. CRAZY GOOD. It worked so well together – the dark warmth of the chocolate being swarmed by the cool taste of the gelato. The coconut flavor ebbed from the mouthful consistently, not overpowering, merely complementing.
A very good combo, from construction to flavor. Top marks. Eat this.
PURCHASED AT: Harris Teeter
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