Wine Cellar Sorbet Puts the Bottle in Your Bowl
The pint tubs of wine-flavored sorbet take the gourmet-ice-cream trend to another level. It comes in nine flavors, ranging from sangria to champagne to Cabernet Sauvignon, each costing about $5 a tub. Despite the fact that they supposedly taste just like the flavors of wine they're named after, the sorbets are alcohol-free and free of dairy, gluten, and fat. The ingredients listed are basically sugar, water, and wine extract.
But when I popped open a tub of Wine Cellar Sorbet Ruby Port last night, I could tell right away I was going to be disappointed. The tub I had purchased had obviously completely melted and then refrozen, and it wasn't in the car ride home. Under the layer of cellophane sealing the top was a collection of jagged ice crystals and a thick residue from the sugar that had refrozen. The "creamy" texture the WCS website touts had been ruined. Instead, it was grainy with thick ice crystals throughout.
I'd love to try the other flavors of WCS, but I'd be hesitant if they had been so badly melted and refrozen like this one. I've had other ice creams from Tunie's (which I'll talk about in a future post), and they didn't have this problem, so I don't think it's the store. Maybe I just got unlucky and grabbed the wrong package.