I felt like I just won the jackpot when Remeo messaged me to say that I’d won five jars of their gelato in flavours of my choosing! While I’ve seen their gelato sold in shops (found in Waitrose, Ocado, Whole Foods) before, I’ve never tried them so this was a great chance to try out their flavours. They also have sorbets (mango and lemon) which I’m definitely going to try at some point in the future.
I was impressed with the quality of the packaging and the fact that you can reuse the jars! Hope Remeo won’t mind when I end up storing my homemade ice cream in them 😜
A big thank you to Remeo for choosing me as the winner – here are my thoughts on their gelatos…
No.1 Caffe Espresso
Although I don’t drink coffee that much, I love the smell of freshly ground coffee beans and that same earthy aroma greeted me when I opened this jar of gelato.
I really liked the lovely balanced coffee flavour of this gelato, which apparently is made with 26% liquid espresso – it wasn’t too sweet and had just the right amount of bitterness.
The gelato itself was very smooth, although I slightly struggled to scoop it (even after leaving it outside the freezer for a couple of minutes).
Overall: 7/8 scoops
No.2 Vaniglia del Madagascar
This gelato had a very light vanilla flavour, tasting more like milk than vanilla, and was a bit too sweet for my liking. I personally prefer a creamier ice cream with a stronger vanilla flavour, but Remeo’s version is still delicious served with fresh summer berries!
Overall: 6/8 scoops
No.3 Dark Chocolate 72%
Chocolate desserts are my absolute favourite and this dark chocolate gelato didn’t disappoint 😃 Made with 72% dark chocolate, the gelato tasted incredibly velvety and rich.
Dark chocolate can be tricky to work with in ice creams and sorbets as sometimes end up leaving a slightly gritty texture or acidic aftertaste, but there were none of these issues in Remeo’s gelato!
Overall: 7/8 scoops
No.5 Pistacchio Siciliano
Another wonderfully smooth gelato with a delicate and nutty flavour. I’ve tried making pistachio in the past and it’s tough to get the balance of the nuttiness and creaminess right – like their vanilla gelato, Remeo keeps the flavours quite subtle but I think it works nicely for this pistachio gelato.
Overall: 6.5/8 scoops
No.6 Stracciatella di Bergamo
This beautiful gelato had a subtle and balanced milk flavour which wasn’t too overpowering. I loved the generous amount of chocolate shavings which wasn’t too sweet nor too bitter. The chocolate shards added a really satisfying crunchy texture to an otherwise very smooth and creamy gelato.
The gelato melted quite quickly, but this wasn’t a major issue as we scoffed down our scoops even faster! This was our favourite flavour and the first jar to be finished – would highly recommend this flavour to all gelato-lovers 😋
Overall: 8/8 scoops
Many thanks again to Remeo for supplying me with these delicious treats at the peak of the British heatwave. Really authentic Italian gelato (and as good as the scoops I’ve had in Rome, Florence and Venice), so I definitely recommend trying some of their flavours!