REVIEW: Breyers Gelato Indulgences Raspberry Cheesecake

Breyers Gelato Indulgences Raspberry Cheesecake

“Gelato.” It’s a fun word to say. Go ahead, say it out loud. I don’t care if you’re at work. Everyone already thinks you’re a weirdo. Yep, that’s right, your paranoia is not unfounded. You know the way everyone stops talking when you enter the break room? That’s because they’re talking about you.

“Gelato” also sounds super fancy, like maybe I should put some pants on before I start eating this Breyers Gelato Indulgences Raspberry Cheesecake. In reality, though, gelato is just the Italian word for ice cream. It’s generally softer than your normal ice cream and, according to Wikipedia, “contains a relatively small amount of air. By statute, gelato in Italy must have at least 3.5% butterfat, with no upper limit established.”

No upper limit established, eh? I’m pretty sure 99 percent butterfat gelato wouldn’t go over so well with the general population, even in Italy. In fact, I’m grossing myself out just thinking about it, so let’s move on.

The lineup of Breyers new Gelato Indulgences includes Triple Chocolate, Vanilla Caramel and Tiramasu as well as my choice, Raspberry Cheesecake. I’m fond of all of these flavors, but there’s a special place in my heart for cheesecake, and an extra special place in my heart for cheesecake drizzled with berry-flavored syrup.

Given this, at least I didn’t have to stand in the frozen treats aisle for ten minutes trying to decide which flavor I wanted, which happens far more often than it should for the normal human being.

Breyers describes this flavor as “Cheesecake gelato with luscious raspberry sauce & gourmet graham crumble.” You do know how to make ice cream sound sexy, Breyers.

Breyers Gelato Indulgences Raspberry Cheesecake Closeup

I love that Breyers went through the trouble of making Raspberry Cheesecake look like an Indulgence even when I took the lid off. I’ve never seen an ice cream make an effort to look fancy when you take the lid off, as opposed to just the container. Just look at those swirls and crumbles. Beautiful.

Appearances can be deceiving, however. Fortunately, that was not the case here. The gelato was super smooth straight out of the freezer, which I love. I hate when I have to chip away at ice cream until it melts enough to get half a spoonful out, which has sometimes resulted in my spoon acting as a lever that flings a bit of ice cream halfway across the room.

The gelato also captured an authentic cheesecake flavor. It would have felt like something was missing without the raspberry swirls, though. The swirls of sauce were evenly spaced and ran right down to the bottom of the carton. The thick sauce had a delicious, rich raspberry taste that complimented the gelato perfectly. It reminded me of Knott’s Berry Farm syrup.

The one part where this Raspberry Cheesecake Gelato failed was in the graham cracker crumbles. They were rather definitively not gourmet. Unlike a good cheesecake, the crumbles were soggy, which makes sense given that they’d been sitting on top of ice cream, but still took away from the authentic cheesecake experience.

Furthermore, the crumbles you see are the crumbles you get – they look nice on top, but that’s the only place they are, so you’re not going to wind up with some in every bite. While they had a so-so graham cracker crust taste, they didn’t add much flavor or texture.

For Breyers Gelato Indulgences Raspberry Cheesecake, the real stars are the cheesecake gelato and the raspberry sauce swirls, which, frankly are the most important parts. The smooth texture of the gelato and the rich sauce that was there in every bite without being overwhelming complimented each other perfectly.

I can forgive the way the graham cracker crumbles pretty much disappeared, but the $5.49 retail price seems a bit steep to me. If I see it on sale in the future, however, I’ll definitely be picking this up again.

(Nutrition Facts – 1/2 cup – 170 calories, 45 calories from fat, 5 grams of total fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 15 milligrams of cholesterol, 80 milligrams of sodium, 28 grams of total carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 22 grams of sugar, 3 grams of protein, 6% vitamin A, and 8% calcium.)

Item: Breyers Gelato Indulgences Raspberry Cheesecake
Purchased Price: $4.49 (on sale)
Size: 28.5 oz. carton
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: Gelato has smooth texture right out of the freezer. Saying the word “gelato.” Raspberry swirls are rich and in every spoonful. Breyers took the time to make it look nice in the carton.
Cons: Graham cracker crumbles are soggy and only on top. Being right about your co-workers talking about you behind your back. Price is a little steep. Thinking about 99 percent butterfat gelato.

30 thoughts to “REVIEW: Breyers Gelato Indulgences Raspberry Cheesecake”

  1. I agree with this review 100%. Spot on with the highs and lows of the product. I love it. Havent tried the other flavors yet

  2. “Knott’s Berry Farm”

    Yeck, I get enough pear/apple with loads of sugar and a little strawberry at work as a taste tester, but I’m glad to see this is good, definitely getting the Tiramisu one.

    Oh, and there’s no such thing as too much fat in ice cream

  3. Its disgusting spent over 4 dollars to bring it home and throw it away. You will never make it with this ptoduct, stick to what u know because Gelato is not it.

  4. I agree with the previous person…Breyers should definitely stick to making just ice cream! I purchased the vanilla caramel and I was totally disappointed. The packaging and presentation was done well but the ice cream was frothy and very artificial tasting. The caramel bits on top tasted waxy and they would not even melt. Last I checked Breyers was known for its all natural taste. Breyers definitely missed the boat on this one!

  5. The raspberry sauce adds to the taste of the cheesecake flavor without making it too sweet.

  6. Do not enjoy the gelato. Not worth the price. The expectation is that your going to enjoy gelato…. Not hitting that mark fine me. Too airy, and the ingredient list is way too long to be Bryers. Very disappointed.

  7. I bought the Carmel it was so creamy straight out of the freezer
    And crunchy on top and I only paid 4.48 at Walmart
    It was totally well worth price and won’t buy plain ice cream again
    Can’t wait to try tarimasu

  8. I absolutely love the Vanilla Caramel Gelato.It was so creamy from the first bite and just delicious.My mother who was diagnosed with cancer is able to taste the gelato.This has become her favorite dessert.We also tried the cheesecake but the Vanilla Caramel is still our favorite

  9. While it’s definitely not the fresh gelato I enjoyed while being stationed in La Maddalena, Italy, it’s still exceptional! I’ve tried all four of the flavors and my favorite is the Raspberry Cheesecake by far! The Tiramisu is my second! The only downfall is the price…for the price an extra 4 oz should have been thrown in to make it a full quart!

  10. I found this for $2.99 at king soopers (krogers). Boy was I excited!! I had only seen it for $6.49 previously, and unless your name is bluebell I am not paying that much for ice cream. I wanted to eat the entire tub of this gelato and I didn’t care that my husband was giving me the side eye! haha. My graham cracker crumbles were not soggy 🙂

    I just wanted to stop by and say, if you put your tub of ice cream into a freezer gallon size bag then put it in the freezer it’ll be soft every single time you want a scoop, or five.

  11. I tried the Triple Chocolate with White Chocolate Sauce recently and it’s a bust! Consumed one bowl and threw the remaining away, what a waste of money.

  12. Just to let you know that your NEW indulgences are SINFUL!!! Your ad is right, you shouldn’t share with kids. I like them all. A good feeling in this world of unrest. Thanks!!

  13. I looooovvveee this gelato. I think there should b more graham cracker mixed up all the way thru it. The raspberry is to die for. Also love bra caramel

  14. This is the smoothest flavorful desert I’ve eaten in ages. YUMMMMMMM Triple Chocolate is the only flavor the store had today.

  15. I tried the vanilla caramel and my wife tried the triple chocolate…. we both hated them. She threw hers out and I gave mine to the dog. I normally like Breyers ice cream but this stuff is awful.

  16. HATE IT !!! Wost gelato i ever tasted. Left a fake artificial taste in my mouth. cheap nasty DO NOT waste your money. Tried the triple chocolate one and the cheese cake one HORRIBLE DO NOT waste your time

  17. I had the vanilla caramel flavor and it is so good! Don’t know why the bad reviews. Yum yum yum!!

    1. the gelato raspberry cheesecake had more the one time evertime it tastes just ass good will have it again you can buy it at woodmans

  18. I tried the Raspberry Cheesecake, delicious! I little pricey but worth it. I will try the Carmel next time.

  19. The commercial says its not ice cream, so what is it? I’m sure they would not be permotting lying, or would they?

  20. My friends and I love the Rasberry Cheesecake, but we can’t find it in any of our stores anymore here in South Florida. Not in Publix, and not in Winn-Dixie, not in Walmart.

    All those stores say they have it, but you get there and the shelves are empty, except for the other flavors.

    What’s the scoop?

  21. I have to disagree…the gelato itself I could have done without. The raspberry swirls and graham crumbles were the mildly saving grace of this product. No cheesecake flavor to be detected whatsoever. And definitely way, way overpriced for what you are getting!

  22. Love the Raspberry Cheesecake, the Tirimisu, & the Salted Caramel truffle is good too, but why the skimpy toppings? This is really the case for all the ones & had. The graham crackers in the cheesecake were good, I wouldn’t say soggy, but once you get to the second portion there’s none left. That’s the only thing that’s disappointing.

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