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Dec 21, 2011 04:28 PM

Suggestions for premium chocolate gelato?

Need a last minute dessert addition for the chocoholics at our holiday meal. Thinking chocolate gelato with some sort of tuile / cookie, both pre made. Must be readily obtainable at any S. Bay area market as I will be delegating to someone else to pick up. Anything you've come across that's been unexpectedly fantabulous? TIA.

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  1. I actually really, really love Three Twins chocolate ice cream. It's creamy AND very very chocolately, and better than the dense bricks of gelato in some more expensive pint packs. It's at Whole Foods and probably other markets, too.

    1. Ciao Bella is good and in lots of supermarkets:

      I found Three Twins' really bland and it's not at all similar to gelato. The best American-style chocolate ice cream I've had is Double Rainbow Ultra Chocolate. I've seen it at Trader Joe's, though I haven't looked for it recently.

      1. I love Talenti Gelato, very good quality, its sold at many stores including Whole Foods, their Double Dark Chocolate is my favorite!

        Store finder from Talenti website:

        1. Lucca on Valencia was selling some really rich chocolate gelato that I thought was pretty great. I don't remember the brand name at all.

          1. The house brand Ultra Chocolate ice cream at Trader Joe's is pretty darn good.

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              1. re: Robert Lauriston

                It probably is, but, regardless, it is still tasty!