August 19, 2015

Turkey Hill All Natural Gelato

My favorite dessert of all time is ice cream. I love it better than cookies and cakes (unless it's pure ice cream cake). Gelato, which means ice cream in Italian, is now among my favorites. I guess this 'kind' of ice cream which has more milk than cream is as good as the regular ones. It is not as creamy as I thought it would be but I still love it!
The first ever gelato brand I've tried is from Turkey Hill. Well, for now it will be the first and last because just recently, I have no choice but to be on a dairy-free diet. At least I got to try the other flavors, the rest would be up to my husband and our friends.

Luckily (and unfortunately for me in my dairy-free case), I was given a chance to sample (if available) all the seven flavors. I have to share it with my friends though, which I guess is more fun anyway! Here are the seven (7) Turkey Hill Gelato's now out in the market:
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter - Unfortunately, I am not a fan of peanut butter ice cream (I eat it on it's own, in breads and with chocolates) and my husband didn't find this at the store when I told him to get a gelato. I guess my daughter would have liked it though she's never tried that flavor before. LOL. I will update this post once my husband has tasted it. 
  • Chocolate Chocolate Chip -  I am guessing this will be the most popular ice cream, because, c'mon, who doesn't like chocolate?! This gelato is in chocolate form with a lot of chocolate chips. You won't scoop an ice cream without the chocolate chip itself, that's how generous the serving is.
  • Coffee Chip - This is my favorite among all the flavors! OMG! I can't stop eating this! I finished the whole thing in two days (I would have done it in one sitting if only I am not that busy with other household stuff. LOL.) This tasted so much like the Starbucks Java Chip Frap ice cream brand which I really really love. But this Turkey Hill brand comes in a more affordable and bigger package so I'll go with this! 
  • Hazelnut - If you look at the picture below just below this paragraph on the right, that is the hazelnut flavor. I thought it would be cream-based flavored with some bits of chocolate here and there. But no, it has a huge chunk of hazelnut flavored chocolate. It doesn't contain the hazelnut itself, only the flavoring. But you'll know it's not just the regular milk chocolate. :) I liked it too!
  • Mint Chocolate Chip - This is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. I was surprised when I didn't see it in green because I am used to the buffet-type ice cream which comes in that hue. It comes in a chocolate-base and again, with generous amount of chocolate chip. Among the Turkey Hill Gelato's, this is my third favorite.
  • Peach Mango - My husband was able to get a sample of this at the store but I was not able to try it. This reminds me of my favorite dessert in a fast food store in the Philippines. Jollibee's (like Mc Donald's) peach mango pie. My husband said this won't be my kind of ice cream though because the taste of the mango is different. I just have to say Philippine mango tastes sweet but the ones that can be bought here in the US have a different taste, it's more of like sour-medicine kind. That is at least for the yellow and ripe mangoes. 
  • Purely Vanilla - If I am going to try an ice cream I won't really go for the basic one. I think this is the cream-based ice cream of the other flavors, but I am not sure though. LOL. I love vanilla too but with some chocolate drizzle or syrup on top. :D
  • Sea Salted Caramel - My husband is waiting for this one to be available at the store. He loves sea salted caramel. I know because he like the Godiva chocolate and Starbucks frap in this flavor. I, on the other hand, would be willing to try this but again, I just can't. At least not for a year or two. 
From those flavors, I was able to share it with my family and some friends. It was the perfect time because it was my little one's first month and it calls for a celebration! (Note: I can still eat dairy that time, so yay!)
Celebrating with some gelato's for dessert!
Cake and Ice Cream/Gelato for Dessert!Hazelnut, Coffee Chip and Chocolate Chocolate Chip
Before I forget, the only thing I did not like about it is the packaging is not sealed. When you open the box, there's no plastic that covers the whole thing. It can be an issue for me, especially when it starts to get humid, or who knows, somebody might have done some weird things in the frozen aisle. Eeeew!

How about you, what is your favorite ice cream flavor? Have you tried gelato yet?



27 comments :

  1. I have never tried a gelato flavor been seeing it in the store yet i've always forget to get one. thanks for the information.

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  2. oh gee, I love ice cream too, but I love cakes too, can I have both and everything sweet?

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  3. I've tried gelato but I haven't tried this specific brand! They have so many flavors! I'd love to try them all.

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  4. I'd love to try the Peach Mango and the Salted Caramel. I love gelato, too!

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  5. I do not have any particular favorite ice cream flavor, but as long as it is chocolate or chocolate based, then I love it! I have tried gelato, but I would always go for my usual chocolate ice cream!

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  6. I got a chance to try this when we were at the Turkey Hill experience in PA last month. It was really good!

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  7. OMG, that looks so good! I've never had this particular brand, but I ADORE Gelato. I can't wait to give this stuff a try.

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  8. Oh, how I love ice cream! I'm sorry you need to be dairy-free so you can't have any more of these. I thinkt he Purely Vanilla gelato sounds like ti'd be my favorite.

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  9. I am betting Hazel nut would be my favorite. I have actually never tried Gelato. It sounds like it was taste great and I am alway up for a good dessert!

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  10. Mmm, I'd love to try the Coffee Chip! I'll bet the other flavours taste great too!

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  11. I absolutely love those gelatos. I'm planning to try a few more flavors. I'm going to have to try coffee chip now.

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  12. I love Gelato but never tried Turkey Hill product line before. How sweet is it? I love vanilla and strawberry flavors ;)

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  13. I love gelato, but I haven't tried the Turkey Hill brand, yet. Those look delicious!

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  14. I want ice cream now. I love gelato and get it every time we're near the beach. There is this awesome gelato place. The peach mango sounds so refreshing! I need to look for it next time i head to the store.

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  15. Love them all. Will surely try them out pretty soon! Thanks for sharing this post!

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  16. I love Gelato, I have never tried Turkey Hill Gelato, I am going to have to check them out, looks YUMALICIOUS to me! :-)

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  17. I love gelato and would love to try this brand too, although I agree that it should be properly sealed. I would love to give the Hazelnut flavor a try.

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  18. My husband would love all of these flavors. His absolutely favorite dessert is ice cream, so I know he'll enjoy them all.

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  19. Yummy, all the flavors sound good. I would like the mint chocolate chip, the java chip, and regular chocolate chip. I haven't tried Gelato yet.

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  20. My oh my, lots of delicious flavor to choose from. U would klove try the vanilla flavor, that would make a great treat fr me.

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  21. I love treating myself to some Gelato. My favorite flavor is Cappuccino. I will have to try the Sea Salted Caramel.

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  22. Thanks to a few great vacations I've finally tried gelato. I've never purchased it from the grocery store as I was unsure which brand was best. I will give this one a try.

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  23. Yum! Love Turkey Hill ice cream! I would like to try them all!

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  24. I have been on such a gelato kick lately!! These look delicious and I need to check them out!

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  25. Speaking of gelato...I just got back from 2 months in Italy!!! I'm going through gelato withdrawals, lol!

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  26. I've been seeing these gelatos in my local grocery store…and they are actually on sale right now. I have not seen the Hazelnut though, and that is what I would want to try first.

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  27. Alright your description of the coffee one has me sold! I need to find me some of this.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!