Monday, 20 April 2015

Mia's Review: Alfero Artisan Gelato [Sponsored]

For those ladies out there who loves to indulge in an ice cream feast once in a while and yet lament over your newly added flabs, did you know that you can actually indulge in a more guilt-free alternative?

The astounding difference between Alfero Gelato and your usual ice cream! Mostly importantly, there's only 2 to 9% fat content compared to the #fatdieme 18 to 30% fat content in a normal ice cream. 


And that's Marco Alfero, owner and founder of Alfero Gelato, who came from Turin, Italy to Singapore in 2009 to deliver us this gelato heaven.

Alfero Artisan Gelato is prepared with a mixture of high quality ingredients – milk, cream, sugar, eggs, fruits, chocolate, nuts, etc. with a high nutritional value. Italian gelato contains less fat than ice cream, has less incorporated air and is served at a higher temperature (-11 degree Celsius). Our gelato provides a greater flavour experience because there is less fat that coats the tongue, more flavour per spoonful (due to less air), and the taste buds are more alive since the temperature is not so cold as to numb the sensitivity. The lower fat content also means fewer calories to burn. 
-credit to Alfero Gelato-


And I got to visit the branch located conveniently at a quiet corner of Marina Square level 2 for this small and cozy food-tasting session with fellow bloggers Finaldust, Hazel, Oyhz and Janel.

And I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they serve coffee as well!


 Macchiato

It comes in a really cute, small sized coffee cup and I felt rather dainty sipping it. Coffee wise, it was pretty good if you enjoy a bitter coffee. Somehow I felt that there's a slight sour aftertaste after I added in the sugar, so I'll probably go sugarless the next time I'm there.

Couldn't help but snap a  picture of the colourful selection of their English Tea from Gryphon Tea Company.

In order to achieve perfection during the conservation phase, a special cabinet called pozzetto is used to store the gelato, where no air and light contamination will affect the quality of the gelato. Marco strongly believes in serving only the best-tasting gelato, which is why he is the only man in Singapore who keeps his gelato covered while on display. 

And of course, this marks the start of our crazy photo-taking session, which truly is a race against time because the gelato melts so quickly! 

And there's Janel with her hugeass DSLR and Oyhz holding on to her pink Samsung camera, the mother of my Samsung NX Mini. *rofl*


The total 11 flavours we've tried from top left in clockwise direction:

Lemon, Bacio, Dark Chocolate, Yuzu, Strawberry Milk, Walnut, Pistachio (both nutty flavours were in a sorry state by then because they were the very first cup to be served), Mango, Durian, Avocado, Passionfruit.

Having tried all with the exception of Durian, I have to say that I really cannot decide on my favourite flavour. 
Despite being a chocolate lover, Dark Chocolate and Bacio, which tasted like Ferrero Rocher, somehow got a little bit 'common' in spite of the rich and creamy texture and I found myself getting addicted to the strong nutty fragrance of Pistachio and Walnut. It felt like I was munching on the roasted nut itself, albeit with a smooth and creamy texture in my mouth.
Strawberry Milk was surprisingly yummy as well, with a slight tangy flavour of fresh strawberry instead of the usual artificial flavouring we taste in the normal ice creams. 
And for ladies with a love for lighter, icy citrus flavours, you can't go wrong with any of the sorbets, with Yuzu, my personal favourite sorbet, and Mango winning the popularity vote at the table. 

Cendol Gelato Waffle

Yes, you saw it right. It's a cendol flavoured gelato, the brain-child of Marco after being introduced to the flavour of Gula Melaka. 
As I'm not a fan of cendol at all, I only took a test-bite of the gelato and found the flavour pretty mild and manageable. But for one who loves a good Cendol with flavours that pack a punch, this might be a little to bland for you, as mentioned by Hazel.

As for the waffle, in spite being pandan-infused, there wasn't much of the distinctive pandan fragrance, which might be a good thing as overpowering pandan flavour tends to be an acquired taste. They were also slightly crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, which makes the waffle itself a pretty good choice if you're craving for something more filling.



Brownie with Snow White Gelato

If you're wondering what's a Snow White flavour, it's actually just milk.
Rich milky taste with a smooth creamy texture, I can see that this will be one of the hot favourite for young children, and the generous glob of gelato really did make the dry and crumbly brownie more appetizing.

Alfero Artisan Gelato is located at:

Marina Square #02-226A/B 

81 MacPherson Lane #01-37

Orchard Gateway #B2-06

For more information, visit their website HERE

Till then,
Mia Foo

19 comments:

  1. I had wanted to take a pic of the mother-and-daughter cameras, but forgotten. lol.
    Craving for the mango gelato now.. yumtums!

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  2. Now I want waffle. I have been dreaming of making waffle ala mode because some sponsored posts keep appearing on my newsfeed. And now this! Yum!

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  3. This place looks amazing and a must visit, nicely reviewed :)
    GlamupGirls

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  4. Seems like a lovely place for a Coffee date! The food pics are making me drool. I'm sure you had a lovely time.

    GIG Love
    Chaicy - Style..A Pastiche!
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  5. I love the boxes of Tea very much >.< Love your review ;)

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  6. omg seriously! this make my mouth watering.
    thank you so much for the recommendation <3

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  7. I'm entirely not a fan of sweets but that brownie looks mouthwatering :p

    gig love,
    http://greenstoryblog.com

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  8. Oh my the gelatos look so yumm! Nice post.
    #giglove

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  9. ice cream and gelato, i just want one of each flavour please

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  10. I've had gelato just once and it does taste so delicious! It must have been so good trying so many different flavours! x
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  11. The place looks amaze... One thing that i really cannot resist, icecreams and coffee.
    - Heena, http://www.icynosure.in/

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  12. This brownie with gelato on top looks absolutely perfect!

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  13. The gelato looks so good!! I really want some now!! =D

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  14. I'd love to try the brownie with snow white gelato. Looks great.

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  15. All the gelatos look amazing and super yummy! You sure had a great time tasting them all ;)

    Love,
    Pudding Monster

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  16. those yummy gelato...deliciousss!i love it!can i hv one mouth now?

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  17. Their selection of gelato is truly marvellous. loved the amazing flavours they have to offer :)

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  18. Yummy...Yummy! I want ice cream too!!!
    You lucky one :)

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  19. Yummers! Now im hungry for gelato. i love gelato more than ice cream some days...

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