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Small Peanut Butter Cup Gelato from Massa

Item Purchased: Small Peanut Butter Cup Gelato from Massa
Location Purchased: Massa Italian Cafe / 807 W. Roosevelt Rd. / Chicago, IL
Price: $2.95 + tax

Review: I didn’t spend any money on lunch today (brought some leftovers from home and was given some leftovers at work) so I thought I would treat myself to some gelato at the end of the work day.

I remember swallowing down countless Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and Nerds Blizzards from Dairy Queen as a kid. I couldn’t get enough of them. I was also overweight, out of shape and had rather bad digestion. Why is it, we only remember the pleasurable things when it comes to desserts?

This gelato is made with ground up peanut butter cups and is a sweet and creamy delight at first bite, but as I scooped more and more of it into my mouth at ever increasing speeds, I gave myself a super sweet, supersaturated stomach ache. The velvety beckoning of this masterfully made dessert was no match for what little will power my work-a-day ready-to-go-home appetite had left.

Though at first taste, Massa’s PB gelato seems harmlessly tasty, it may be just a bit too sweet for an entire dessert. My advice is to take a sampling of this flavor and then move on to the hazlenut or pistachio.

Rating: 3 / 5

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