Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Quality Treat, Triple Chocolate Gelato Indulgences Could Have Been Perfect . . .

The Good: Tastes good, Good ingredients, Reasonably priced for a premium frozen dessert.
The Bad: Not as flavorful as chocolate lovers might want for a product that promises three chocolates
The Basics: Breyers Triple Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is delicious, but sweeter and creamier than it is true to a Triple Chocolate flavor.

Recently, my wife had a day where she needed a real pick-me-up. She decided to have a night off her healthy diet and with the potato chips and cheeses she decided to indulge in, she was won over by the appearance in our local grocery store of the new Breyers premium line of Gelato Indulgences. She selected the Triple Chocolate Gelato as her first and it had the desired effect; sharing it raised her spirits and it made for a good shared experience. Objectively, though, the frozen dessert treat is easily robbed of perfection by the quality of the chocolate shavings on the top of the gelato and the weakness of one of the three chocolates it possesses.

Breyers’s Triple Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is a fairly simple Gelato frozen dessert with a white chocolatey swirl and shavings of white/milk chocolate. It is flavorful, but the chocolate flavor is not as robust as one might hope, even from a gelato.


Breyers Gelato Indulgences comes in a resealable plastic container, just a little smaller than a half gallon. The Triple Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is a smooth, creamy Gelato: two basic Gelato flavors mixed with chocolate shavings and a weak white chocolatey swirl that is, at best, generically sweet. At (locally) $4.99 a half container, the Breyers Gelato Indulgences is an affordable premium Gelato. This is a good frozen dairy dessert, if not a truly great one.

Ease Of Preparation

Breyers Triple Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is a very basic frozen dessert. As a Gelato Indulgences, preparation is ridiculously simple: one need only open the top of the container, scoop out a half cup and consume! There is no trick to preparing or eating the Triple Chocolate Gelato Indulgences.


The Triple Chocolate Gelato Indulgences smells like chocolate and, interesting a liquor aroma. The scent is subtle, but chocolatey.

The Breyers Triple Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is essentially broken into two flavors. The white chocolatey sauce is generically sweet. The chocolate flakes are waxy and unremarkable. But, the dark chocolate side is milky, but dry and appropriately chocolatey. The chocolate flavor is dark, sweet and slightly dry, like one expects from dark chocolate. The milk chocolate side is much sweeter, milky chocolate in flavor and bearing a very sweet aftertaste.


The Breyers Triple Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is a very light, mostly smooth, Gelato Indulgences with a barely-noticeable swirl and a light covering of chocolate shavings. The28.5 fl. oz. container represents seven half-cup servings. In the half-cup serving, there are 160 calories, 60 of which are from fat. The seven grams of fat represent 11% of the RDA of fat, with 23% of one’s RDA of saturated fat coming in the 4.5 grams of saturated fat in this Gelato Indulgences. One serving has 15 mg of cholesterol (that’s 5% of the RDA!) and 70 mg of Sodium (3% RDA). The only other real nutrient is three grams of protein, though there is also 8% of the RDA of Calcium and Iron and 6% of the RDA of Vitamin A in the Triple Chocolate Gelato Indulgences.

Breyers has decent ingredients, too. Made primarily of Milk, White Chocolatey Sauce, and sugar, Triple Chocolate is a decent Gelato Indulgences! There is nothing unpronounceable in the ingredients list.


Breyers Gelato Indulgences is both a frozen and a dairy product, so it is pretty obvious that it must be kept frozen in order to remain viable. Kept frozen it remains fresh for months (my half gallon had an expiration date of March 30, 2015).

The Triple Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is half light, opaque brown and half a brown so dark it looks almost like it is black and it will stain light clothing. When the Gelato Indulgences melts and gets onto fabrics, it will require one to wash it right out. On nonporous surfaces, the Gelato Indulgences wipes off exceptionally easily.


Breyers Triple Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is a good, flavorful Gelato that is light and chocolatey, but is not a flavorful as it should be in order to make it rise to the level of a truly indispensible premium dessert product.

For other Breyers frozen dairy desserts, be sure to visit my reviews of:
Blasts Banana Split ice cream
Carbsmart Vanilla ice cream
Oreo Cookies & Cream Mint Ice Cream


For other food reviews, please visit my Food Review Index Page for an organized listing!

© 2014 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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