Gelato Messina has created a bucket list of your most-loved specials – the ones that had you going back for seconds (and sometimes thirds) – and are dedicating one week to serving them all up. To keep things on the safe side, the team has changed things up from last year’s greatest hits celebrations, pivoting from in-store cabinet takeovers to pre-ordered, pre-packed tubs. From Thursday May 21, you can pre-order 500ml tubs of your favourite limited-edition specials, which can be picked up anytime between Friday June 5 and Thursday June 11 from Messina’s South Brisbane store. Individual tubs can be filled with just one flavour (so choose wisely) and will set you back $16, or you can get three for $45 and six for $85. If you’ve managed to save some sweet cash during lockdown, you can score nine flavours for $125 or — if you’re a total baller — you can lock down 20 flavours for $260.
Now, you just have the difficult decision of what flavour you favour. There’s Twixed (milk chocolate with shortbread and caramel), Mr. Potato Head (peanut butter gelato with white chocolate-covered potato chips), Messina’s Momofukup (cereal-milk gelato smashed with Momofuku crack pie) and the Milomisu for those who go and go and go (malted chocolate mascarpone gelato with Milo-soaked biscuits and Milo crumble). If you prefer your frozen concoction jam-packed with fruity flavour, then the Duke of Earl (earl grey tea and lychee gelato) or Mango Pancake (mango gelato with vanilla cream and pancake crunch) are for you. This is just the tip of the (very tasty) iceberg – there are 40 delicious flavours to choose from all up.
The countdown to pre-order is on, so we suggest you take a gander at the full list of flavours here and set a calendar reminder for Thursday. You will thank us later.