I’ve been meaning to write this review about Grom Gelateria for a while now. It’s something that has been on my conscience since my trip to Milan. I know I should write something, or rather, that I should have written something long ago.
Grom, a now international chain, is considered a “good” gelateria. Reviews upon reviews I’ve read say they make a darn good gelato. They don’t use additives or preservatives, they use fresh milk and fruit and source out great chocolate. So, whilst in Milan, I decided to give it a whirl.
And I ate the worst almond granita of my life.
As the BFF and I eagerly dug into our almond granitas, our initial happiness grew into disgust. Let me say, first and foremost, the flavor was not bad. We got a nice almond flavor coming through and it wasn’t overly sweet, a very important factor. However, the texture was what did Grom’s granita in. A good flavor can’t compete with a terrible texture. We got down a few bites, but there was nothing pleasurable in eating this thick, grainy excuse for an almond granita. Even after we let it warm up, it was so grainy that there was nothing else to do but throw that garbage out. And buy a bottle of water to get all of those tiny almost pieces outta my mouth once and for all.
Once I am near a Grom again, I will head in and try the gelato. If it’s good, I will be pleasant surprise. Has anyone out there tried their granitas? How was your experience?!