Review: Talenti Hazelnut Gelato (Only at Target) & Blogging While Falling Asleepzzzz
Junk Food Nation, this is your friendly neighborhood Junk Food Guy. And this is your Junk Food Guy on drugs. And by drugs I mean lots and lots of NyQuil. It’s 10:30pm on Sunday night, and I suppose it would make you laugh that I have had to go back and correct every other word because I am barely keeping my eyelids open as I type this post. THIS is what I do for you. Chromebook on lap, typing away…
…ok, now I’ve moved into that sideways lying down position that we are all familiar with. We assume this position when we are really tired but think, “Oh, I’m just resting my head. I can certainly still read my textbook/watch this movie/type a blog while lying down sideways.” I’m typing with one finger. This “paragraph” has taken 23 minutes to complete.
Pretty sure I dozed off there. I’m now in that phase where you are reading the same paragraph over and over but keep losing focus in the middle of it, forcing you to start over. Or when you’re watching the same fifteen minutes of TV repeatedly rewinding because you have no idea what is happening.
Ever have that moment when you’re watching TV, fighting sleep, and you think, “I’ll just close my eyes and listen to the TV program. Yeah, that’s the same. LISTENING! Listening is just as effective as watching, right? I mean, all people had back in the day were radios, right? They used to listen to radio programs without pictures all the timezzzzzzzzzzzz” I DO THAT ALL THE TIME. I do not know why I think that I will get the same pleasure listening to a TV program rather than JUST GOING TO BED.
Oh shoot. I can feel the eyelids finally drooping…so heavy. UCONN wins tonight. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Good morning , Junk Food Nation. It’s a rainy morning here in DC on a Monday, and I just read over what I typed last night. Wow. That NyQuil did a number of me. At least I didn’t have too many spelling errors, although for some reason, as I was half conscious, I thought me typing a blog post as I fell asleep would be RIVETING. Yikes.
Anyways, just wanted to ask all of you out there to bear with me this week. As I recovered from this awful virus, the blog posts may be less frequent…hopefully just for this week. In the meantime, today’s junk food: Talenti Hazlenut Gelato!
So, you all know I love love LOVE Talenti, and I’ve reviewed plenty of their stuff on this blog. This year, Talenti has a new, Target-only flavor – Talenti Hazelnut Gelato!
Why sell Talenti Hazelnut Gelato only at Target? Not sure. Is straight up hazelnut flavor ENOUGH for mass consumers to go out of their way to Target to pick it up, thus keeping more customers in-store to buy other things? I don’t think so. But I do LOVE hazelnut, so of course I was one of the lemmings who bought into the exclusivity…
Talenti Hazelnut Gelato only contains eight ingredients, which is nice, and that the fourth ingredient is hazelnuts is even better.
It’s weird though – earlier I said I LOVE hazelnuts, but I think I meant I like Nutella and hazelnut coffee creamer. Otherwise, I tend to avoid hazelnuts…like, the actual nut. I avoid it in candy bars, in mixed nut mixes…hmmm. Maybe I DON’T like hazelnuts!
When I unscrewed this tub/jar of Talenti Hazelnut Gelato and sniffed, I could smell a slight vanilla and hazelnut aroma. Oddly familiar. Time for a bite.
As alwasy, this Talenti Gelato was SILKY SILKY SMOOTH, and my spoon cut through it with ease. I placed a big bite of this Talenti Hazelnut Gelato in my mouth, and tasted IMMEDIATE hazelnut flavor – very very sweet and nutty!
Because the hazelnut flavor sat on vanilla, instead of chocolate, this did NOT taste like Nutella. “It tastes like my coffee creamer,” said the Junk Food Gal. EXACTLY ….and I LOVE my hazelnut coffee creamer! To be fair, this tasted a LOT better than coffee creamer, but it’s a fairly accurate comparison.
The smooth texture of this gelato (no chunks) contained an amazing vanilla plus hazelnut flavor. It was sweet, creamy, and plenty nutty. If you like hazelnuts, you will be very pleased with this flavor. I really enjoyed it – again, another example of Talenti tackling a very simple flavor and just doing it right.
My buddy Dubba over on OnSecondScoop found this to be good but a bit one note. I can see where he’s coming from…still, I find greatness in this simplicity.
PURCHASED AT: Target
COST: $4.49. No sale. Boo.
Junk Food Guy