Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1/2 cup (70 g.) / 1 Pint (473 mL) in total container
Calories: 110 calories in 1/2 cup serving
Cost: $1.99 for 1 container
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #4 of Chilled Chocolate Theme Week.
Today's chilled chocolate dessert was a Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato from G.S. Gelato (Fort Walton Beach, FL)
This gelato had a light, smooth texture with a slightly bittersweet, nutty chocolate flavor.
True Italian gelato is often thought to have many of the advantages of ice cream but without all the fat, sugar and additives as can be found in many commercial ice creams in the U.S. (For example, there were only 110 calories in 1/2 cup serving of today's gelato, vs. 210-250 calories in 1/2 cup of many ice creams.) A certain amount of fat is necessary for a creamy mouthfeel and flavor, but I certainly don't miss the extra in well-made gelato.
The "G.S." in G.S. Gelato stands for Guido Tremolini and Simona Faroni. The company was formed "All because two people fell in love." Guido and Simona came to the U.S. in 1996 from Italy "with a dream to share our Passion for truly Authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto..."
This Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato was "Gluten Free, Vegan, Trans Fat Free, Hormone Free."