I was glad to see the return of the sunshine this week, it put a smile on my face, and I was even happier when we received a delivery of Divino gelato bursting with the fruity flavours of the Amalfi Coast. I’ve never tried gelato filled fruit before, so I was looking forward to trying it.
Divino gelato fruit desserts are made with the freshest Italian fruit, plucked when it is juicy and perfectly ripe, the gelato is packed into the original hollowed out case to create a striking dessert. Handpicked from orchards surrounding the Amalfi coast, the fruit is bursting with goodness from the mineral rich soils.
Once harvested, it is halved and hollowed and the pulp blended with volcanic waters from neighbouring Mount Etna and Vesuvius. The gelato is then introduced back into the original fruit shell and flash-frozen to preserve the wonderful fresh flavours.
Each box of Divino Gelato contains five pieces of fruit filled in with ice cream or sorbet made from the pulp of the fruit: Ciaculli tangerine, Roman kiwi, Vesuvian apricot, and Montella Chestnut. The Mediterranean inspired flavours are naturally free from additives, colorants and preservatives, the filling is between 40 and 70 per cent fruit – surely one fruit should count towards my five a day! Besides, they are completely natural, fat and gluten free.
Not only Divino Gelato looks gorgeous and sophisticated, it also tastes amazing, the gelato is creamy and refreshing, while the fruit skins can also be eaten – I am not making it up, I’ve read the instructions on the box and it says that fruit skins are edible. Hubby and I tried Divino Gelato and we both loved it, his favourite flavour is Ciaculli tangerine, while my favourite flavour is Roman kiwi. In one word, Divino Gelato is simply divine!
Divino’s desserts are available to purchase from £11.99 online at www.divinodessert.com as well as at selected nationwide stockists including Partridges, Shepherd Foods and Whole Foods. To celebrate the UK launch a limited edition insulated Divino bag is available at £1.00, with all proceeds donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
The product was provided free of charge for review purposes. However the opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.