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Clear Your Freezer: Messina Is Bringing Back 40 of Its Greatest Gelato Hits in Take-Home Tubs

Jon Snow, Robert Brownie Jnr and Fairy Bread are all back — and Hodor and Have a Gay Old Time, too.
By Concrete Playground
June 21, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
June 21, 2022
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In the two decades that Gelato Messina has been in dessert business, over 4000 special flavours have made their way through the chain's gelato cabinets around the country. Yes, that's a lot of frosty and creamy scoops. To celebrate some of these oldies but goodies, the chain brings a selection of these flavours back every now and then — and, sometimes, it busts out its entire top 40 greatest hits.

That's happening again this winter, so you'd best make room in your freezer. Lucky Sydneysiders, Melburnians and Brisbanites will be able to treat themselves to a treasure trove of limited-edition gelato flavours. While, in the past, the greatest hits specials have been a buy-in-shop-only deal, the chain went with preordered tubs in 2020 — so no one had to worry about long queues and empty cabinets — and it's doing the same thing again this year.

Gelato fiends can preorder 473-millilitre tubs of the 40 flavours from Monday, June 27. You'll then need to pick them up from Sydney's Rosebery, Tramsheds, Bondi, Darlinghurst, Norwest and Brighton Le Sands stores; Melbourne's Fitzroy and East Brunswick stores; and Brisbane's South Brisbane store between Friday, July 8–Sunday, July 10.

Individual tubs are filled with just one flavour and will set you back $16, or you can get three for $45, six for $85, nine for $125 or — if you have the freezer space — 20 for $260.

Wondering which flavours are available? Messina has dropped the full list of faves making a comeback — and it's stacked with deliciousness (just like your freezer will be). Jon Snow (white chocolate gelato with dark chocolate mud cake and almond praline), Fairy Bread (toast and butter gelato with 100s & 1000s) and Robert Brownie Jnr (milk chocolate gelato, chocolate brownie and chocolate fudge sauce) will all return in tub form. So will Hodor (peanut and milk chocolate gelato with caramel brownie and caramel fudge) and You Make Me Unicorny (milk gelato with vanilla poundcake and 100s and 1000s clusters), too.

Love Messina's takes on other beloved desserts? Have a Gay Old Time riffs on Golden Gaytimes, the lamington and pavlova flavours recreate the obvious as gelato, and so do the Anzac biscuits and apple pie varieties — and they're all on the list as well.

Good luck trying to choose just one, or even a mere few.

Gelato Messina's Greatest Hits will be available to preorder on Monday, June 27 with pick up between Friday, July 8–Sunday, July 10 from Sydney's Rosebery, Tramsheds, Bondi, Darlinghurst, Norwest and Brighton Le Sands stores; Melbourne's Fitzroy and East Brunswick stores; and Brisbane's South Brisbane store.

Published on June 21, 2022 by Concrete Playground
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