Having waited months upon months for the opening of Gelato Messina, we finally caught wind that it opened at the end of March along Melbourne Street in Southbank. Without further delay, Queen V and I went for an afternoon snack before going to the opening of Eat Street.
Arriving at around 2pm, there was a small crowd of people outside the store.
Descriptions of specialty flavours were listed on the pole and on the wall.
It took me quite a bit of squeezing to get around to see all the flavours. The colours were all very natural and reminded me more of Ben and Jerry's rather than the brighter colours of Gelatissimo or Baskin Robins.
After a long period of indecisiveness, we settled on three flavours, apple pie, gianduja and coffee (no matcha flavours that day). The apple pie really tasted like apple pie, with its crumbly crust and sweet apple paste mixed throughout. Gianduja, which is a hazelnut chocolate from Turin, Italy. It was smooth and rich with a strong nutty fragrance to it. My favourite however, was the coffee. Whilst Queen V said that it wasn't very strong, I found it to be refreshing and creamy, though more of a caffeine hit would have been preferable.