The Top 100 List: #72 Red Trolley’s “Banana-Chocolate-Peanut Butter Gelato”


Red Trolley’s “banana-chocolate-peanut butter gelato”

Location: Highlands

Rating: 6 (out of 10)

Price: $4.50

The Skinny: I really root for Red Trolley.  They don’t use anything artificial, they’re against high fructose corn syrup, and everything they serve has zero trans fats.  I’d love for that to do well – for it to catch on everywhere.  The trade-off, of course, is higher price, which the health-conscious will tell you is better to pay up now than later when you’re in the hospital after eating the cheap, poisonous stuff.  An ounce of prevention, they say.  To RT’s credit, the banana-chocolate-peanut butter gelato is almost worth the health mark-up.  Its flavor alone nearly justifies it, which is the only way to convert the masses.

To me, the ultimate standard of Chocolate-Peanut Butter ice cream is Baskin Robbins.  Coming upon the ribbons of frozen peanut butter in the mix was like finding gold.  They were solid & sugary, and outrageously good.  If there was only one fault in this version from Red Trolley, it is the peanut butter.  I found it to be more “gloppy” than solid.  More “natural” than sugary.  Perhaps that’s intentional since they’re into the whole health thing.  I dunno.  If that’s the case, it seems odd considering I’m ordering dessert, and their waffle tasted as though it was dipped in a pool of granulated sugar.  But that was the only fault.  The rest was very, very good.  The chocolate and banana did what they’re there to do, and the cone, in it’s sugary glory, was delicate and surprisingly excellent.  Made me keep cheering for Red Trolley.


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3 Responses to “The Top 100 List: #72 Red Trolley’s “Banana-Chocolate-Peanut Butter Gelato””

  • Jen Says:

    Well I think you are too kind with this review. UGH, is all I can muster….chocolate flavor was chalky to me and the “so called” peanut butter, ick, yuck, gag, tasted like, soggy salt free, peanuts to me. I thoght it was missing that sharply sweet, salty contrast against the depth of the chocolate. The banana was okay to me, I just think they really missed the boat with whatever PB They used. I do realize it’s supposed to be a more healthy, organic version, but, it still needs to taste like a desert, especially for that price. The cone, well I must admit, I am not a cone person and didn’t even finish enough of the gelato to try it. That’s one I won’t be going back for.

  • jko Says:

    Jen – I completely agree. The peanut butter did it in. It was just “off”. They could take a quick stroll down the street to “Little Man Ice Cream” for their peanut butter/chocolate gelato to see how its done.

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