Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Review: Dorgel "Tangerine Raspberry Mango" Gelato

 Edited to add: Forgot to mention that today marks the one month birthday of Two Girls, One Scoop! Exciting!! In our introductory month of blogging about all things ice cream, we have received over 1,100 page views from web surfers in over 10 different countries! Thank you to everyone who has been reading so far - we hope to keep blogging well into the future! :)


 Our second pink ice cream selection in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month:


 Though not pink in its entirety, Dorgel Tangerine Raspberry Mango Gelato does have a raspberry element, which is a nice colour of pink. Besides, after perusing the frozen foods section of Save-on-Foods, so many of the pink selections were strawberry, and we have already discussed our distaste for this particular flavour. So after much deliberation, we decided to give this one a try. Bonus: it's fat free!
Upon opening the container, we discovered that it looks....extremely unappealing. In terms of aesthetics, the real deal looks nothing like the fun-coloured scoops on the front of the container. It almost looks like a rainbow threw up in there. Once we scooped past the very top layer, it did improve slightly in appearance, but not significantly. The texture is what you might expect from a commercial gelato or sorbet: not crumbly, not creamy, not flaky....just not very cohesive. After all, it's essentially frozen juice with some added gums for stabilization, so it doesn't have the smoothness of a normal ice cream. As J said, it's basically like a "soft popsicle" in a carton.
This flavour is supposed to encompass three different fruits: mango, raspberry, and tangerine. Though we were able to isolate each of the flavours, the mango is definitely dominant. You can easily find the raspberry if you are so inclined, but the tangerine is extremely hard to get on its own. If you're eating the whole thing together, it mostly tastes like a sweet mango. The overall flavour is sweet and fruity, while the texture is very light and refreshing. After a whole slew of dairy-heavy ice creams, this light, fat-free option was a nice change, even if it looks like tie-dye gone wrong.

Recommend to a friend? If you are looking for something light and fruity, and the colouring doesn't put you off, this is a nice, sweet dessert. Especially if you like mango.
Repurchase? J: Perhaps, though I didn't think it was exceptional. It was fine, but not amazing. B: I really enjoyed this gelato, and would purchase again.

8 comments:

  1. Wait this has no dairy in it? This seems far from gelato and more like a sorbet.

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  2. We don't know why, but there are a lot of commercial gelatos that are dairy-free. In fact, for fruit flavours this seems to be the expected norm. This definitely did not have the texture of a sorbet, but it didn't have the texture of a traditional gelato either. We think the line between the two may have become blurred.

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  3. yeah true gelato has dairy in it. The main difference between it and ic cream is that it's denser since it has less air incorporated in it. I have never seen any gelato like this before. Maybe it's different in canada than everywhere else=p

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  4. Weird, this is totally what we've come to expect from fruit (especially citrus) gelato. Maybe it's a common misnomer, or maybe things really are different here! :P

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  5. Disappointment - it is not gelato, it is flavoured water, popsical describes it and no, I won't buy it again. Fredelle Edwards

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  6. The flavour is not intense enough. Didn't like the texture. Very disappointed.

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  7. i just bought dorgel bacio chocolate because it was on special. This gelato is a total joke, probably worse than any retail ice cream i've ever bought. It's so light and I wonder if they use any milk in it. So I googled to see if anyone has reviewed this product and I come across this blog. I'm trying to return it back to Safeway. This is like some amateur trying to make their first gelato. I've never return any products after I ate before in my life but I think Safeway need to know that they are carrying a substandard products

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  8. I was very disappointed with the chocoloate "gelato". I'm guessing gelato is not the style but the name Dorgel chose to name their icy concoction. I will defintively never buy this again.

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