Dessert Alert: Gelato Messina Is Slinging Limited-Edition Honey Joy Sticky Scrolls This Weekend
The gelato chain's limited-edition sweet treats normally need to be ordered days in advance — but this time it made too many, so you can nab across the weekend.
September 22, 2023
Spontaneity and Gelato Messina's special desserts don't usually go hand in hand. Normally when the ice cream chain drops a limited-edition dish, you need to order it days or even weeks in advance, then collect it at an allocated time. And, that was indeed the case with its new honey joy version of its bake-at-home sticky scroll, which was announced earlier this week. The key word: was. Messina baked too many, so now you can also nab one across the weekend of Friday, September 22–Sunday, September 24.
This brand, nostalgia and limited-edition desserts go together quite nicely. The cult-favourite ice creamery not only loves making one-off specials in general — it adores whipping up delights based on the dishes you loved as a kid.
Scrolls — or snails, as Messina calls them — are no strangers to the brand's range. Neither are honey joy treats, after it made a honey joy cookie pie in 2022. But combining the two is indeed a new development. Yes, it'll take you all the way back to your tuckshop days, and ensure that you can skip your next cereal breakfast.
So, what exactly is a honey joy sticky snail? It's a scroll-like dish that's made to feed several people — four-to-six is Messina's recommendation — as filled with vanilla crème pâtissière. On top, you'll find honey joy clusters and honey caramel. And to go with it, because Messina is all about frosty desserts, is cereal milk gelato.
This is another of the chain's Frankenstein's monster-style indulgences — and the entire pack includes the snail and a one-litre tub of gelato.
If you're keen to get yourself a piece, you can order online to collect in store over the weekend, get it brought to your door via Uber Eats or try your luck by heading into your nearest Messina in person.
Apparently the scroll serves four-to-six people, but whether that proves true or not is up to you.
You can order Gelato Messina's honey joy stick snail packs online to collect in store over the weekend of Friday, September 22–Sunday, September 24, get it brought to your door via Uber Eats or try your luck by heading into your nearest Messina in person.
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