Posted by Jenny L on Friday, November 29, 2013 with 3 comments
The Gelato Messina obsession has hit Melbourne, and boy have they hit us hard. Go on any social media platform and you are bound to see those now ubiquitous green and orange ice-cream cups taking over. If you're a gelato enthusiast, no doubt you would have heard of Messina.
With over 40 permanent signature flavours and a rotation of special flavours, we are spoilt for choice. I've got to admit, I was pretty overwhelmed. Of course, I wasn't the only one impressed. People of all ages were pressed up against the glass - admiring the unique creations, sampling extraordinary flavours and then finally leaving with their very own cone/cup with beaming smiles plastered to their faces.
Peanut Pretzel Brownie & Cremino
After lengthy deliberation, we settled to share 2 different flavours. The Cremino was a lovely salted caramel gelato with Italian meringue, gianduia fudge, amaretti biscuits with hints of hazelnut throughout You can never go wrong with salted caramel, is what I say ! The Peanut Pretzel brownie was heavenly - a peanut butter gelato smashed with hidden chunky pretzel brownie pieces. Both were extremely creamy, full bodied and worth every calorie.
Do expect to queue up for some of Messina's finest. Because sweet dreams are made of these, and who am I to disagree ?