Talenti Mini Bars

The story of Talenti begins in the ‘90s, in Argentina. Our founder, Josh Hochschuler, was living and working in Buenos Aires. He was quickly drawn to the people, the food, the fútbol, and the architecture. But it was the gelato that captured his heart. “I fell in love with the gelato—the taste, the texture, the consistency, and the experience of gathering to talk about it,” he said.This powerful connection led Josh to seek an apprenticeship at a Buenos Aires “heladería.” There he learned the craft of making Old World style gelato: the slow process of cooking batches of ingredients together to infuse maximum flavor. Then he brought this craft back to the States and opened the first Talenti gelateria in Dallas, Texas, in 2003.

We slow cook our ingredients in fresh cream and milk for 45 minutes to distill maximum flavor, similar to how French chefs might use a bain-marie (or water bath) technique. We steep fresh mint leaves to create the base for our Mediterranean Mint. We blend fresh coconut pulp to cook into Caribbean Coconut for authentic tropical taste and texture. These are just a few examples that reflect our belief that there are no shortcuts when it comes to crafting the most delicious gelatos and sorbettos.
Across our dozens of flavors, you’ll always find an enticing new recipe to spark your curiosity, indulge your palate, or introduce you to a new tradition. For example, in our classic Madagascan Vanilla Bean we add a dash of lemon zest to enhance the floral vanilla notes. And in our Double Dark Chocolate, we blend semi-sweet chocolate chips with a hint of vermouth. We add a unique Talenti twist to our recipes, creating flavors that excite from the very first bite.

We travel the world over to source the highest quality ingredients. Whether it’s fragrant vanilla beans from Madagascar, or creamy mangos from Maharashtra, we always start with real ingredients for the most authentic flavors. For example, our trademark dulce de leche comes from our friend Mario, who uses an Argentinian recipe has been passed down for several generations.International foods conglomerate Unilever purchased the brand in 2014. In 2017, production was moved from Marietta, Georgia, to Unilever’s central ice cream producing facility in Sikeston, Missouri.

Talenti began in 2003 as a store-front gelateria in Dallas, Texas. Founder Josh Hochschuler based his recipe on a traditional Argentine gelato-making method. The gelateria was closed by 2005, and Hochschuler refocused the business as a maker of gelato for sale to restaurants, hotels and eventually grocery stores.

Talenti is an American brand of gelato and sorbet produced by Unilever. Talenti is named after Bernardo Buontalenti, who is credited with inventing gelato.
Made with their signature dulce de leche—a traditional Argentinian family recipe that’s been passed down for generations—this bar’s smooth and creamy caramel flavor will make you feel like you’re in a gelateria in Argentina. For 80 calories, we might add.

How many calories does Talenti have?
LOW IN CALORIES Expertly proportioned and only 80 calories per bar.
Talenti’s Mini Gelato and Sorbetto Bars contain the same flavors you already know and love from their iconic jars, now in the form of delicious, portable bars. That means you can enjoy smooth, creamy gelato and refreshing fruit sorbetto pretty much anywhere, anytime. Oh, and each bar clocks in at 80 calories or less. BRB while we stock up.

Also paying homage to one of their fan favorite dairy-free sorbettos, the hero ingredient is the Alphonso Mango from Maharashtra, India, home to some of the richest, creamiest mangoes in the world. They’re combined with nothing more than water, sugar and lemon juice for a delightful fruity treat that clocks in at just 45 calories per bar.
These rich, perfectly proportioned bars are crafted with Talenti’s signature attention to detail: Recipes are made from scratch with real, high-quality ingredients—no artificial flavors, colors or additives. Plus, they’re all free of high-fructose corn syrup, Kosher certified and made with non-GMO sourced ingredients, so you can feel good about treating yourself.Calling all chocolate lovers. For this craveable recipe, Talenti blends sustainably sourced cocoa with milk and sugar to create a rich dark chocolate gelato. They add a hint of coffee to enhance the natural chocolate flavor and then swirl in a dark chocolate cookie sauce. And yes, it’s also only 80 calories per bar—hard to believe, we know.

Taking inspiration from their best-selling dairy-free sorbetto, this raspberry bar has the perfect balance of sweetness and tang. Each bar contains ten real raspberries sourced from both California and Chile with a dash of lemon juice for a citrus twist. It’s the epitome of refreshing (no matter how high the temps climb) with only 50 calories per bar.

Is gelato more unhealthy than ice cream?
Gelato typically offers fewer calories, less sugar and lower fat content per serving than ice cream. The typical 3.5 oz. serving of vanilla gelato contains 90 calories and 3 grams of fat, compared to 125 calories and 7 grams of fat in the average vanilla ice cream.
Who says you can’t have it all? At least, you can when it comes to dessert. That’s because—drumroll, please—the folks behind our favorite gelato just dropped a new treat that’s sure to make your summer even sweeter.In 2016, the FDA announced an increase in serving size requirements from ½ cup to 2/3 cup. Because the amount of gelato in one serving size has increased, each serving size has more calories than before.

The USDA has a set of standards that any product must meet in order to be considered USDA Organic certified. We’ve used a third party called International Certifications Inc., which is a USDA-accredited third party to verify that our 4 organic SKUs meet the requirements outlined by the USDA. Our organic products are non-GMO, made with at least 95% certified organic ingredients. You can learn more about USDA Organic Certification here.
Absolutely not! We believe in making gelato and sorbetto without high-fructose corn syrup. Sometimes it’s what’s not in our pints that make them Clearly Talenti.

Why is gelato so low in calories?
Gelato is milk-based instead of cream-based, which makes it much lower in fat and calories than most non-low-fat ice cream, but gelato also uses more sugar to prevent ice crystallization. Both desserts contain roughly 13-15% of the recommended daily intake of calcium.
In the meantime, all of our manufacturing and packaging operations are conducted in accordance with the Food and Drug (FDA) requirements and all products are inspected throughout the manufacturing and filling processes, and securely stored and transported to ensure they reach consumers safely, and in optimal condition.

Compared to a cup of coffee or a can of soda, our coffee inspired gelatos contain very little caffeine. Our Cold Brew Sorbetto contains between 39-84 mg per 2/3 cup serving, our Coffee Chocolate Chip Gelato contains between 43-91 mg per 2/3 cup serving, and our Coffee Cookie Crumble Gelato Layers contains between 14-29 mg per 2/3 cup serving.
Try our store locator to find the nearest retailer carrying your favorite flavor. You can expand the search radius or try other nearby zip codes if you can’t find it nearby. And if that doesn’t work, hand this form to the frozen food manager at your retailer, and ask him/her to order the flavor you’re looking for! Of course, we are also happy to help if you want to email us at [email protected].

We have retired a few beloved flavors including: Almond Butter & Honey Gelato, Banana Chocolate Swirl Gelato, Banana Swirl Pops, Black Cherry Gelato, Black Raspberry Pops, Blood Orange Sorbetto, Caribbean Coconut Pops, Chocolate Caramel Blondie Gelato, Chocolate Chip Gelato, Chocolate Sorbetto, Cinnamon Peach Biscuit Gelato, Coffee Pops, Coffee Toffee Gelato, Double Dark Chocolate Pops, German Chocolate Cake Gelato, Less Sugar Chocolate Fudge Swirl Gelato, Less Sugar Lemon Bar Gelato, Less Sugar Mint Cookie Crunch Gelato, Less Sugar Vanilla Cinnamon Gelato, Mediterranean Mint Pops, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Gelato, Peanut Butter Pretzel Gelato, Raspberries & Cream Gelato, Salted Peanut Caramel Gelato, Sea Salt Caramel Pops, Simply Strawberry Gelato, Tahitian Vanilla Bean, Tiramisu Gelato, Toasted Almond Gelato, Vanilla Chai Gelato, Wild Blackberry Gelato.

Starting in February 2020, we started sourcing our pistachios from California instead of Sicily and updated the name to reflect the change. We always look for the best ingredients for our gelato, and while we loved our Sicilian pistachios, they would often get delayed in transit to our factory in the U.S., causing delays in our production that led to delays in getting our gelato in stores and to you!We do add vermouth to this flavor, but the alcohol is cooked off during the pasteurization process. The result is a sophisticated dark chocolate flavor with a hint of vermouth; one that doesn’t require an ID to eat.

We love our cows, and we love the people who eat what our cows make, so we make sure all of the dairy products used in Talenti are rBGH-free and sourced from humane farms.

Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream. Although it may seem similar to ice cream, gelato has an entirely different origin and production process. Talenti gelato is particularly special because we make it from scratch with the finest ingredients from around the world, and use an old world process that involves slow cooking our ingredients and making our gelato in smaller batches than most other ice cream in the US is made. To learn more about how Talenti is crafted, watch our video here. Talenti is, clearly, gelato the way it was intended to be made.
Sometimes, during distribution or in the store, a pint may have a chance to thaw and then refreeze, causing its ingredients to separate, become gritty, or develop freezer burn and ice crystals. While we maintain strict temperature control of the products, once it leaves our facility we do not have control over the care of how the product is handled.Sorbetto is the Italian word for sorbet and is 100% dairy-free because it’s made with water, sugar and oftentimes includes fruit, fruit juice and/or fruit puree. Talenti’s Sorbettos are uniquely crafted to contain more of the good stuff like fresh fruit to create a rich, smooth, velvety texture – it’s almost hard to believe they’re 100% dairy-free.Most of the natural flavors included in Talenti products are comprised of ingredients such as fruit juices, fruit concentrates, essential oils, and extracts, but they vary by flavor. Most of the exact ingredients are considered to be proprietary information by our vendor-partners, but meet the FDA’s definition of natural flavor which contain no allergens or unnatural ingredients. If any allergens are present, it will be labeled in the ingredient statement on the product.Dextrose keeps your gelato cold and smooth. Our gelatos contain non-GMO sourced dextrose derived from corn to lower the freezing point and to maintain the smooth velvety texture of our gelato during transport from our gelato factory to your local store.As devout fans have noticed, we have changed the name of our Vanilla Bean gelato over the past few years as our ingredient sourcing has changed. We started with Tahitian vanilla beans and are currently using Madagascan vanilla beans, which have a more bourbon-y flavor that we are obsessed with!

Is Talenti high in calories?
Talenti gelato has its own cult following, but since many pints are high in sugar and calories, they’re often considered off-limits to dieters. Simply Strawberry, at 170 calories, is your most waistline-friendly bet.
We’re focused on achieving full distribution in the U.S. right now, but we are starting to leave footprints elsewhere. We recently launched in Australia! As for other countries, stay tuned…YES, of course! Not only is your Talenti jar re-usable it is also BPA-free! For ideas on how you can reuse your Talenti jar, check out our Instagram page. We encourage you to post your #Pintcycling ideas on Instagram, we love seeing the creative ways our fans are reusing our jars long after the gelato is gone. Please note that Talenti jars are not microwave or dishwasher safe. #Pintcycling

We have four seasonal flavors: Pumpkin Pie, Old World Eggnog, Peppermint Bark and Vanilla Chai. They are available only from September – December each year. Please note that availability of each flavor may vary by store. You can use our product locator to find the closest seasonal pint to you.
Yes! All of our sorbettos are dairy-free. We think you’ll love our classics like Alphonso Mango or Roman Raspberry and if you’re looking for an extra decadent treat, check out our Peanut Butter Fudge and Cold Brew Coffee Sorbetto. Learn more about our Dairy-free sorbettos here.Palm oil is not a key ingredient in our gelato, but we sometimes use chunks or pieces (such as baked goods) that are made with palm oil sourced from Indonesia or Malaysia. Our parent company, Unilever, is committed to providing a greater level of detail and transparency as to where the palm oil contained in our products is sourced and who supplies it. Our goal is to eliminate deforestation from our supply chains and reach 100% physically certified sustainable palm oil by 2019. Read more about the Unilever palm oil policy given here.

You’re in luck. Most of our products are gluten-free. Just check the nutritional panel on your pint or quart, or go to the gluten-free section on our website to see all of our gluten-free options.
Gelato contains less air than regular ice cream, so it is intensely flavorful and has a smooth, velvety texture. Gelato is often lower in fat compared to regular ice cream, as it contains more milk and less cream. Learn more about the differences in our Gelato vs. Ice Cream vs. Sorbetto article.Starting in January 2019, Talenti removed the non-recyclable plastic bands around the lids of our products. This is an initiative that will reduce waste sent to the landfill, which is in accordance with Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan goals. The product inside is the same with or without the plastic band, however, we’ve heard your feedback and we are in the process of exploring alternative bands, so stay tuned!

Is Talenti gelato healthier than ice cream?
Gelato is often lower in fat compared to regular ice cream, as it contains more milk and less cream.
We take great pride in using non-GMO sourced ingredients in our products. If you’d like to learn more about how we define non-GMO sourced ingredients, click here talenti. Or visit the Unilever policy page given here.Our rotational flavors are part of our special batch recipes, which means they have limited availability in stores. When it’s sold out, a new flavor will replace it. Typically you can find our three rotational flavors on the following schedule: Almond Butter & Honey (Jan – April), Key Lime Pie (May – Aug) and Caramel Apple Pie (Sept – Dec). Please note that availability of each flavor may vary by store and sometimes, if you get lucky, you may find one of the rotational flavors outside of its availability window!

If you suspect product tampering, please take note of the date code stamped at the bottom of the package, throw the product away, and call us at 1-800-298-4020.
When creating our products, customer safety is our first and foremost priority. We do all we can to ensure no customer is affected by the six allergens we use in our plant – soy, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, milk and eggs – however, we do not have separate production lines for our flavors containing these allergens. As such, Talenti follows a very rigorous Allergen Quality Control Plan for the storage and handling of these allergens to ensure that our product contains no unlabeled allergens.Yes, any individual ingredients we use like milk, cream and eggs are pasteurized, as is the final product that’s on your spoon. Products are pasteurized in the beginning stages of production and are safe for everyone to enjoy. Absolutely! Talenti’s jars are fully recyclable – just be sure to rinse the jar and screw the lid on first. We also recommend reusing your Talenti jar before recycling just remember that the jars are not microwave or dishwasher safe! #Pintcycling Talenti, the best-selling gelato brand in the U.S., introduces NEW Mini Gelato & Sorbetto Bars! The jar flavors you know and love are now available in mini bars, delivering the same smooth & creamy texture with rich flavors. Each gelato bar and sorbetto bar is only 45-80 calories so you can enjoy them guilt-free, anywhere at anytime.[unilever:talenti/product/site-home/mini-bars, unilever:talenti/product/range/mini-bars, unilever:talenti/product/benefits/new, unilever:talenti/product/flavor/vanilla, unilever:talenti/product/flavor/caramel]
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[unilever:talenti/product/site-home/mini-bars, unilever:talenti/product/range/mini-bars, unilever:talenti/product/benefits/dairy-free, unilever:talenti/product/benefits/new, unilever:talenti/product/benefits/vegan, unilever:talenti/product/benefits/gluten-free, unilever:talenti/product/benefits/egg-free, unilever:talenti/product/flavor/fruity]Our Vanilla Caramel mini gelato bar is made with our signature dulce de leche. A smooth and creamy dulce experience that will make you feel like you’re in a gelateria in Argentina.Milk, Cream, Sugar, Skim Milk, Water, Egg Yolks, Less Than 2% Of: Corn Syrup, Sea Salt, Baking Soda, Guar Gum, Vanilla Extract, Carob Bean Gum, Tara Gum. Contains Egg and Milk.The secret ingredient in this recipe is our signature Dulce de Leche which comes from a traditional Argentinian family recipe that has been passed down for generations. We mix this secret ingredient with milk, cream, and a hint of vanilla to create a smooth and creamy gelato and then add more swirls of our Dulce de Leche.

In Italian, gelato means “frozen” and refers to a type of soft, dense, low-fat ice cream that has traditionally been made by hand using milk, sugar, and other fresh ingredients, such as fruits or nuts. American-style ice cream, which tends to be manufactured industrially by large, commercial enterprises, contains more air, milk fat, and cream than gelato does and more frequently contains preservatives and artificial flavors. What constitutes as gelato or ice cream varies around the world and is often dictated by national food laws.
While it is possible to find naturally flavored ice cream, ice cream is more likely to use artificial flavors and artificially-flavored candies than gelato is. Vanilla, chocolate, fruit, and nut flavors are popular in both gelato and ice cream. Chunks of chocolate, fruit, and nuts are common in ice cream, while purees are generally used in gelato. In Italy, gelato can be found paired with a wide variety of ingredients, including rice, ricotta cheese, vegetables, liquorice, and herbs and spices.Both gelato and ice cream are churned when they are initially frozen. This process is what adds air to the desserts and increases volume. It is also a point at which both desserts differ considerably. When prepared traditionally, gelato is churned by hand, and therefore slowly, and contains little air (25-30%) compared to ice cream (usually 50-70%). The smaller percentage of air is what makes gelato so much smoother and denser than ice cream, which is lighter and more textured. However, the industrial production of gelato is becoming more common, which may increase the air content in some brands. Artificial coloring and flavoring have also become more common in modern gelato. Italy is the only country in the world where the majority of gelato is still made by hand.

What country is Talenti Gelato from?
Argentina The story of Talenti begins in the ’90s, in Argentina. Our founder, Josh Hochschuler, was living and working in Buenos Aires. He was quickly drawn to the people, the food, the fútbol, and the architecture.
Gelato may initially seem like the healthier dessert, but this can be deceptive. Because gelato is denser (has less air) than ice cream, a 100g (3.5oz) scoop of gelato contains more of its ingredients than a 100g scoop of ice cream, meaning serving sizes can be especially important when it comes to gelato. It is easier to find reduced fat options in ice creams.Despite ice cream and gelato’s long histories, the terms for these desserts developed relatively recently. Ice cream, as a term, did not exist until the early- to mid-1700s (developing off of the 1600s’ “iced cream”), and though the frozen dessert now known as gelato had its beginnings in the 1500s, it wasn’t until the 1900s that Italians began calling it gelato after the Italian word for “frozen.”

Gelato entered the scene in Florence, Italy, in the late 1500s, when the Medici family commissioned the famous architect Bernardo Buontalenti to manage a feast for the king of Spain. Buontalenti invented gelato in the process.

Regardless of flavor, gelato will taste “heavier” than ice cream. Its density means each bite contains more of its core ingredients. Chocolate gelato, for example, is much richer than chocolate ice cream.

How many calories in a gelato bar?
Per 1 Bar: 80 calories; 2.5 g sat fat (13% DV); 55 mg sodium (2% DV); 7 g total sugars. 80 calories per bar. See nutrition information for saturated fat content. New!
The nutritional content of gelato and ice cream varies depending on a number of factors, such as the type of milk (e.g., skim milk or whole milk), sugar (e.g., honey or sugar), and flavoring (e.g., fruits or artificial flavors) used. Gelato is milk-based instead of cream-based, which makes it much lower in fat and calories than most non-low-fat ice cream, but gelato also uses more sugar to prevent ice crystallization. Both desserts contain roughly 13-15% of the recommended daily intake of calcium.

Is Talenti owned by Ben and Jerry's?
Talenti is an American brand of gelato and sorbet produced by Unilever.
Both ice cream and gelato are popular dessert choices. Ice cream is perhaps more versatile than gelato, however, and is found in milkshakes, in sundaes, and atop slices of cake or pie. Ice cream parlors and geleterie specialize in serving these desserts, which can be eaten in store, taken out, or bought for home consumption.At home, gelato and ice cream can be made by hand or with the help of a machine. Making gelato and ice cream by hand is time-consuming and has become increasingly rare. Small, affordable kitchen appliances known as gelato makers and ice cream makers can be used to more quickly make gelato and ice cream at home.Additional sugar in gelato helps prevent ice crystallization in a freezer, as will covering open containers with plastic wrap along with their lids. Gelato stored in a freezer will be firmer than what might be purchased at a gelateria. For softer gelato and ice cream at home, keep the dessert’s container in the freezer door, rather than in the main freezer compartment.In the U.S., the FDA requires commercially-produced ice cream to consist of at least 10% milk fat, 20% nonfat milk solids, and less than 1.4% egg yolks (more requires a custard label). It also must weigh at least 4.5lbs per gallon, which effectively limits how much air can be put into a product. Meanwhile, there is no legal standard for gelato in the U.S. In Italy, all gelato must consist of at least 3.5% milk fat, and most gelatis contain 4-8% milk fat. The heavy use of milk, rather than cream, in gelato means it has less fat.

Finding gelato that uses healthy ingredients can be difficult, but coloring goes a long way to revealing the truth. Gelato that uses real, natural ingredients is less likely to be brightly-colored. For example, banana gelato that uses real bananas will appear greyish in color, while artificially-flavored banana gelato will be yellow. Thanks to food labeling regulations on ice cream in the U.S., it is easier to find ice cream that uses healthier ingredients.
Traditionally prepared gelato is intended to be stored above freezing and eaten within days, while ice cream is intended to be stored at or below freezing and can keep for months.Gelato bought in a grocery store is rarely, if ever, made in the traditional way and often contains cream and more milk fat in the same way that ice cream does. Gelato may or may not contain less air in the U.S. since there are no laws regulating gelato ingredients or quality.

Is Talenti an Italian brand?
Talenti is an italian company known internationally as a company specialized in design and manufacture of outdoor furniture.
Frozen desserts have been popular for thousands of years and date back to ancient Asian, Middle Eastern, and Roman cultures. Fruit juices and purees were poured onto chunks of snow or ice, creating a sort of sorbet. Adding in other ingredients, such as cream, came later, and there is great debate over who did this first. Our Dark Chocolate mini gelato bar starts with a rich dark chocolate gelato and swirls in a rich dark chocolate cookie sauce. This mini gelato bar is perfect for all chocolate lovers. Milk, Sugar, Cream, Water, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Egg Yolks, Canola Oil, Less Than 2% Of: Wheat Flour, Cocoa, Coconut Oil, Guar Gum, Tapioca Starch, Salt, Natural Flavor, Carob Bean Gum, Tara Gum, Soy Lecithin, Coffee, Baking Soda. Contains Egg, Milk, Soy and Wheat.For this recipe, we blend sustainably sourced cocoa with milk and sugar to create a rich dark chocolate gelato. We then add a hint of coffee – just enough to enhance the chocolate notes for a perfectly sophisticated chocolate flavor. We accept returns on non-sale items that are in original packaging, unused, and unwashed within 30 days of receipt. Please follow our returns/exchanges process below. If items do not meet our requirements for return, they will be shipped back to you in lieu of a refund. Shipping and handling charges are non-refundable (exceptions may apply). Returns & Exchanges Process: If item(s) fit within our returns guidelines found in the Returns. Please allow 7-10 business days for the credit to appear on your account after your return is processed.

It’s not a definite no, it’s just that I remember the pint version being quite potent. Ofcourse, there’s a good chance that this version is more mild and easy going, so I might still try it when it goes on sale.

Borrowed from the boot country, Italy, gelato is ice-cream’s richer and more densely flavored cousin. Gelato typically offers fewer calories, less sugar and lower fat content per serving than ice cream. The typical 3.5 oz. serving of vanilla gelato contains 90 calories and 3 grams of fat, compared to 125 calories and 7 grams of fat in the average vanilla ice cream. However, because this is a fairly dense dessert, those calories can stack up fast. Portion control is a must if you plan on digging into this cool dessert when you’re on a diet.
We are no longer supporting IE (Internet Explorer) as we strive to provide site experiences for browsers that support new web standards and security practices.Heads up: Because many of these ice creams are sold in personal pint-sized containers, you may end up overindulging by accident. Think: An entire pint of Halo Top ice cream can add up to 300 calories (and 10g of fat). That’s just like eating a Butterfinger candy bar! If you prefer to make your own ice cream, and control the ingredients, learn how to make homemade ice cream or how to make ice cream in a bag. When it comes to eating healthy, you might think you have to skip dessert. (Example: A slice of ice cream desserts like Banana Split Supreme is reserved solely for cheat day.) But in today’s ever-changing food scene, this sentiment may be outmoded! Lower-calorie treats like Halo Top ice cream and frozen yogurt have become widely popular. But with so many options to choose from, it can be hard to determine which is best for your diet—and which are too good to be true. Which frozen dessert is healthiest? It depends on what you call “healthy.” Each option has its benefits and a few pitfalls to look out for. Here’s what we’ve concluded: