Here are some of the gelato flavors that Paul and I sampled yesterday:
Fresh milk, fresh cream, sugar, caramel, stracciatella, roasted Marcona almonds, Belgian dark chocolate, rose white extract
This works for caramel-lovers like me! Milky and caramelly, this is what sweet dreams are made of (well in my imagination, that is).
Fresh milk, fresh cream, sugar, almond & hazelnut brittle, sesame, espresso and caramel
Strong coffee flavor, this will definitely perk you up after enjoying a scoop!
Fresh milk, Guimaras mangoes, Rhum-soaked dried mangoes and purple yam (ube)
This was definitely a winner! I love the perfect combination of sweet Philippine mangoes with the creamy purple yam. Sweetness level was just right and it's the kind that will make you want more.
Fresh milk, fresh cream, sugar, pralines, walnuts and honey
Very clean and mild flavor of sweet honey and that nuttiness in every bite (or rather lick).
Fresh milk, fresh cream, sugar, danish-style salted butter, almonds, cocoa butter and maldon salt
This is the kind of gelato that you'd love to have when relaxing after a stressful day, while nursing a broken heart or while watching TV all night. It's that perfect comfort food that will sure put you in a happiness disposition. The play of sweetness and salty flavor hit all the right notes and the almond gave it a good nutty texture in every bite. I loved it so much that I went back to give the chef a thumbs-up sign.
Fresh milk, fresh cream, sugar, coconut milk, freshly squeezed pandan juice, gula melaka, red beans and chendol
This one got Paul's seal of approval. While it was a bit too milky for my taste, he loved how the gelato has captured the authentic flavor of his favorite Singaporean dessert -- Chendol. After all, that's the main point right? Name the gelato after the flavor it should taste like and this one was pretty spot on.
Fresh milk, fresh cream, sugar, strawberries, Croccante di Mandorla, cinnamon
Very interesting flavor that reminded me of a custard flan. It has a nice comforting taste that I told Paul, it would be perfect for Christmas. Think cinnamon, eggnogs and all those warm creamy spice popular during this season.
Fresh milk, fresh cream, sugar, homemade yogurt, beer
The last gelato that we tried and the only one with alcohol content among all that we tried. One lick will surely give you that familiar beer taste. Not really a fan but my hubby surely enjoyed every bit of it.
Fresh milk, fresh cream, sugar, chocolate, peanut butter, peanuts and salt
At first, I thought the name of this gelato was a bit morbid but after chatting with Chefs Steve & Chrissie Powell, I learned the it's made of peanut butter, the kind that one loves from childhood up until adulthood. It actually is like taking a big bite of everyone's favorite -- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and making it more creamy with a bit more salty kick. Sadly, we both felt this was way too salty for our liking that I had to stop midway.
There you have it! Luckily, we got an extra stub so we were able to try 9 different gelato flavors. My top 3 picks include the gelato creations of Bono Artisanal Gelato, Yamba Icecreamery and I-Kitchen. I've sent in my vote and I hope that any of our top picks make it this round as the top 3 winners will be competing in Italy this coming September.
The Gelato World Tour will be here in Singapore until tomorrow, March 22, 2015! Head over to Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre B2 Hall D anytime from 12nn to 9pm.