Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Talenti Sea Salt Caramel Gelato: The Most Evil Hostess Gift

This is a little tub full of sin.
It's summer party season. And you know that a great hostess gift is mandatory. But what about an evil hostess gift?

I'm talking about something so scrumptious, so mouth watering, so absolutely delicious that it renders one speechless. I'm talking about Talenti's Sea Salt Caramel gelato, possibly the meanest dessert ever devised. Many sea salt caramel gelatos and ice creams lack the true unctuous mouth feel of real caramel; they're simply cold with a tangy salt hit at the end. Not so with this stuff. The wicked food scientists at Talenti use Argentine dulce de leche and excellent salt, for a gelato that reads, in your mouth, somewhere between ice cream, mousse, and candy confection. If that weren't enough, there's also little chunks of sea salt caramel truffle lurking in there, forcing you to dig for them like the greedy candy crazed child you really are. It's evil stuff. Luckily, gelato has less fat than ice cream, although (note to self), that's still not an excuse to consume the entire container standing up in the kitchen with a soup spoon held like a shovel.

If you're not a sea salt caramel person, Talenti offers an excellent chocolate and a host of other flavors. Bring this as a hostess gift and watch her (or him) bury it in the bottom of the freezer for a little "alone time" after the guests have left. Go to Talenti to find suppliers; I know it's unfortunately at my neighborhood Gelson's.


Pauline Gaines said...

I LOVE sea salt caramel anything! Great recommendation.

Anonymous said...

Forget flowers, this stuff is apology in a can. Second only to diamonds. If it can't get you out of jam, it will certainly delay it for a while.