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Suggestions for premium chocolate gelato?

letsindulge Dec 21, 2011 04:28 PM

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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    bgbc RE: letsindulge Dec 21, 2011 05:42 PM

    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. Robert Lauriston RE: letsindulge Dec 22, 2011 10:45 AM

      Ciao Bella is good and in lots of supermarkets: http://ciaobellagelato.com/#/store-lo...

      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. WhatsEatingYou RE: letsindulge Dec 22, 2011 11:17 AM

        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. Atomica RE: letsindulge Dec 24, 2011 05:52 AM

          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.

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            DavidT RE: letsindulge Dec 24, 2011 08:31 AM

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

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              Robert Lauriston RE: DavidT Dec 24, 2011 08:38 AM

              I'm 99% sure that's made by Double Rainbow.


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                DavidT RE: Robert Lauriston Dec 24, 2011 12:19 PM

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

            2. letsindulge RE: letsindulge Dec 24, 2011 12:31 PM

              Thanks for all your responses. Will retain info for next time. DIL is making her Ultimate Brownies so I'm off the hook. The other choices of desserts are Arborio Rice Pudding (Rizogalo) w/ Red Wine Poached Pears, and Lemon Pannacotta w/ Fresh Berries. Everyone should be happy. Cheers!

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