Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Pavel’s Yogurt Gelato Review
Fro-yo girl here. During a recent shopping trip to Whole Foods in San Ramon, I spotted Pavel’s Yogurt Gelato at the Gelateria Naia kiosk. This is Naia’s answer to tart fro-yo. While it wasn’t in soft serve form, I was still intrigued since their yogurt gelato is made with local ingredients. The other yogurt gelatos I’ve tried have been made with Straus yogurt.
I purchased a mini ($2.49). It wasn’t as good as Straus yogurt gelato because the flavor wasn’t as intense and it wasn’t tangy. I found it too mild. The texture was also quite firm and more like ice cream than gelato. It wasn’t as smooth as your typical gelato.
Pavel’s Original Russian Yogurt began manufacturing Russian style yogurt in the 1970s using Pavel’s family recipe, the same yogurt Pavel Malcoff learned to make while growing up on the family farm in Siberia. You can buy Pavel’s yogurt (the non-frozen kind) at Whole Foods and Nob Hill Foods.
3.5 stars (out of 5).
You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.