Do you see these happy faces? What brought on all those smiles? Just tell your little ones that they get to take part in a taste test...for what they think is ICE CREAM! When I found out that the wonderful folks at Roba Dolce were going to send me some of their Gelato or Sorbetto to sample, I expected to receive one or two single serving size containers. My face looked just like the kids when my box arrived on Friday and I opened it to find all of these wonderful flavors inside. It arrived frozen solid, packed in dry ice and I was tempted to just have a party all by myself.
Roba Dolce started in Providence, Rhode Island and wanted to bring authentic Italian Gelato and Sorbetto to the New World. Being so successful in their shops has led them to package the product and make it available in grocery stores all over the country.
After dinner, I got out all the flavors and opened them on the counter. You should have seen my little grandson's faces! I thought it would be fun to do a Gelato/Sorbetto tasting because we had 3 generations in our house and I wondered how different our opinions would be.
I made little sample cups of each flavor and the tasting began. The Gelato flavors of coconut, chocolate and pistachio were rich, creamy and tasted almost sinful. My husband doesn't like coconut and yet he thought this was delicious. He commented that he even loved the flavors that he normally doesn't like. The Sorbetto flavors of mango and lemon were tart, refreshing and good for you! So, did we agree on a "winner"? Nope, we all had our favorites. My 2-year-old grandson loved the mango, liked all the other flavors except the pistachio. I wish you could have seen his face when he tried it! My 4-year-old grandson liked all the flavors, but the lemon sorbetto was his favorite. He said it tasted "like lemonade". My son, at 28, liked the mango sorbetto the best and also loved the lemon. He liked the texture of sorbetto better than that of gelato, but truthfully loved all the flavors. My husband (who is a very picky eater) liked the lemon sorbetto and the pistachio gelato the best, but he even liked the chocolate and coconut, two flavors he never eats.
I loved them all. I have found myself over the weekend going to the freezer for dips of coconut and pistachio, so I guess those are my favorites but the mango is delicious and the chocolate is a rich, dark chocolate with chunks of chocolate in it. There will be days when I may sit down with that carton and a spoon! The lemon was a bit tart for my taste, but as you can see...it was a favorite with others in my family.
This was a really generous opportunity to try a product that will now be a favorite at our house. It also became a fun event that had us all feeling like little kids and certainly impressed my grandsons. For more information on Roba Dolce Gelato and Sorbetto,
click here for their website.
*I was provided samples from Roba Dolce. I was not instructed on what to say, the opinions expressed are my own and that of my family.
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