This is a guest review by by Faith Kramer, previously shared on Sugar Savvy. Mashti Malone’s Sorbets are made without dairy, and they have a couple of Non-dairy creamy varieties. However, their main ice cream line does contain milk and cream.
Some of the best things I ever put in my mouth were the ice creams and sorbets by Mashti Malone’s Exotic Ice Creams and Sorbets. I first swooned over this product at the 2006 Fancy Food Show. However, I didn’t want to make other people drool when the products weren’t available outside of the firm’s Los Angeles base.
But things have changed. I spotted the brand in my local Whole Foods and checked on the website. Mashti Malone’s all-natural, Persian-inspired products are now available a bit more widely at least on the West Coast of the U.S., and the company has mail order capability, so I thought it was okay to tell you about my favorite food I ingested at the show that year – Rose Sorbet with Sour Cherry.
The Rose Sorbet with Sour Cherry is a soft, pale mauve with a haunting floral perfume and taste. Thin strands of sour cherry (or faloudeh – shredded rice flour strands flavored with sour cherry) add an even more exotic note and a bit of drama and texture to the palate. While the sorbet is sweet it is not overly so, but the flavor and scent do make it an intense mouthful – I felt like I was eating frozen poetry.
In addition to the flavor above, Mashti Malone’s offers other dairy-free selections, including Pomegranate Sorbet (pictured below at right), Non-Dairy Rosewater Ice Cream (made with soymilk), and Herbal Snow Sorbet. I look forward to trying them all.
The Facts on Mashti Malone’s Sorbets
Certifications: We did not note any certifications on these Mashti Malone frozen desserts.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Mashti Malone’s Sorbets are dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free (the non-dairy ice cream is made with soymilk), vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Mashti Malone’s website at www.mashtimalone.com.
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