Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Not Minty Enough For Those Who Love It: Breyers Mint Chocolate Gelato Indulgences

The Good: Good ingredients, Does not taste bad
The Bad: Poor mint flavor, Expensive!
The Basics: Breyers Mint Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is a mediocre frozen dairy dessert that is not one fans need to rush out to buy.

I love all sorts of ice creams, sorbets and gelatos and when Breyers started their Gelato Indulgences line, my wife and I were very excited. I was even more enthusiastic when Breyers recently expanded the Gelato Indulgences line because I love all things mint chocolate (at least, when they are good!). I picked up the Breyers Mint Chocolate Gelato Indulgences with a great deal of anticipation and, unfortunately, while it appears to be made with quality ingredients, those who truly love anything mint chocolate are likely to be entirely underwhelmed by this frozen dairy dessert.

Breyers’s Mint Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is a fairly simple Gelato frozen dessert with shavings of chocolate atop it and a thick chocolate fudge swirl in the mint gelato.


Breyers Gelato Indulgences comes in a resealable plastic container, just a little smaller than a half gallon. The Mint Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is a smooth, creamy Gelato with a very soft additive to it and the waxy, hard chocolate atop it. At (locally) $5.74 a half container, the Breyers Gelato Indulgences seems expensive, especially given its comparatively low amount of flavor.

Ease Of Preparation

Breyers Mint Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is a very basic frozen dessert. As a frozen dessert product, 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 Mint Chocolate Gelato Indulgences.


The Mint Chocolate Gelato Indulgences smells very faintly of peppermint. The aroma is subtle when it is coldest, but it gains more of an aroma the closer the gelato gets to room temperature.

In the mouth, the Breyers Mint Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is a light mint flavor. In fact, the mint flavor seems to explode more in the nostrils than on the tongue; the flavor seems to hit its peak the moment before the gelato lands on the tongue. The minty aroma/flavor as the nose and tongue work together nets a surprisingly mild mint flavor, even as the gelato nears its melting point. The chocolate sauce that is mixed into the Mint Chocolate Gelato entirely overwhelms the frozen dessert's primary flavor. This is much more chocolate flavored than chocolate mint in actuality!

The Mint Chocolate Gelato Indulgences has a fairly dry aftertaste, as if the chocolate in it is actually a dark chocolate!


The Breyers Mint Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is a fairly light, mostly smooth, Gelato with a topping of hard chocolate flakes. The 28.5 fl. oz. container represents seven half-cup servings. In the half-cup serving, there are 150 calories, 50 of which are from fat. The six grams of fat represent 9% of the RDA of fat, with 20% of one’s RDA of saturated fat coming in the 4 grams of saturated fat in this Gelato Indulgences. One serving has 15 mg of cholesterol (that’s 5% of the RDA!) and 55 mg of Sodium (2% RDA). The only other real nutrient is three grams of protein, though there is also 8% of the RDA of Calcium and Vitamin A and 2% of the RDA of Iron in the Mint Chocolate Gelato Indulgences.

Breyers has decent ingredients, too. Made primarily of Milk, Sugar, and cream, Mint Chocolate is a well-made frozen dairy product! 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 July 26, 2016).

The Mint Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is half light, opaque green gelato and half a dark brown chocolate swirl that will certainly stain virtually all fabrics. 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 Mint Chocolate Gelato Indulgences is mediocre for the mint flavor, wonderful for the chocolate flavor and disappointing for its cost, making for a slightly below average frozen dessert.

For other Breyers frozen dairy desserts, be sure to visit my reviews of:
Chocolate Truffle ice cream
Triple Chocolate Gelato Indulgences
Oreo Cookies & Cream Mint Ice Cream


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

© 2015 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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