WATCH the movie, eat a Messina Wonka Bar, and be in with the chance of winning a years supply of Messina! Interested? Make like Charlie Bucket and get to OUR GOLDEN AGE to get your ticket for the screening.

UPDATE: TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT, but you can still WIN some HERE

Charlie and Chocolate Factory - Messina Golden Ticket

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Our Golden Age in Surry Hills to guest present Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. We often feel like we could be Charlie, here in our gelato factory, just not quite so young (we all look a bit more like Grandpa Joe in real life). We’re screening the original 1971 version (sorry Jonny Depp fans). Included in the ticket price is our own tribute to those scrumdiddlyumptious Wonka Bars, one of which will contain a MESSINA GOLDEN TICKET!

23RD MARCH @ 8.30PM – there’s only 55 seats in the cinema so get in quick.

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TASTE BONDI – we’ve made the most Bondi flavour we could think of

QT Bondi X Messina


a combi van, a whole freezer full of gelato, all we need is you to eat it

Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Sunday 24 and Tuesday 26 (Australia Day) of January 2016

When the QT Bondi came to us and asked to make a flavour to celebrate their opening in Bondi, we moved our next marketing meeting to the grassy knoll, got ourselves a green smoothie and a skinny almond milk rice semi soy latte and got our thinking caps on in the sunshine.

The result? The “2026” – roasted coconut and yoghurt sorbet with Messina trail mix, quinoa & chia seed choc block

Sounds kinda healthy doesn’t it? We can’t claim it is, but it’s pretty tasty

Named after the area postcard, we delivered a little taste in the ‘Messina Mail’ to some of those media mogils…here’s what they got in the ‘post’:

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Edible Life Scents – fully edible, no air freshener flavour in sight

Winter Moments - Airwick X Messina

A project with AIR WICK? That same bemused look might be passing over your face right now, but hear us out. No, there is not an air freshener flavoured gelato flavour.

When Air Wick first approached us a few long weeks ago now with info on their ‘Life Scents’ range and asked us to work with them, you could say we were reserved at the least. BUT the science behind their new range of scents is pretty damn cool. Basically, they have developed fragrances, which change in the air as you spray them. And they asked us if we could do the same thing with desserts.

Challenge accepted, and here we are. It wasn’t easy – we have new snazzy machines, have worked our chefs pretty (very) hard and also have enlisted the help of a food technologist who helped us figure out how to suspend flavour bubbles at different levels.

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OITNB pic blog

Prison doesn’t look so bad, if this is what’s for lunch.

Series 2 of Orange Is the New Black is now being served up on DVD… so what better reason than to get into the spirit of the slammer and Piper’s big mouth by making our very own “disgusting” prison lunch.

No thanks to Neptune Produce, and with a little help with the prep from Red, we’ve made a special edition gelato lunch for the lovely ladies of Litchfield.  The nutritious meat and two veg (including dem creamy mash potato’s) has been designed to delight and surprise the lucky inmates.

Snatch yourself 1 of 50 MESSINA’S MAX SECURITY LUNCH’S at the Messina Dessert Bar in Darlinghurst from Wednesday at 12pm.

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To celebrate the launch of –
True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season
we were asked to come up with a suitably blood-drenched, vampire delicacy..

We knew there had to be blood and lashings of it.. so we created a burnt caramel & pear gelato heart with a centre oozing with blood plum syrup. When you buy this little sucker of a kit, you get to inject the liquid blood into a 70% fleur de cao (barry callebaut) chocolate shell at the centre of the heart, which sits upon a white chocolate and malt feuilletine base. Once filled, rip it open and let the feeding frenzy begin.

its $28 and is available in store only from our Creative Department in Darlinghurst (no pre-orders).. It’s super limited so be quick.. seriously, its killer..

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the heart attack 2013Our limited edition Valentines Day special has returned.. Our Heart Attack is back and pappa’s got a brand new bag!!

A heart shaped monoporzione filled with dark chocolate gelato, our own raspberry goo, freeze dried raspberries rolled in popping candy, all encased in a white chocolate and rose water ganache.

You could buy this one if your girlfriends name is Shazza, or alternatively we’ll write the name of your loved one on it for you! Just let us know the name when you order.

Single Serve/Monoporzione
PLEASE NOTE: this cake is not customisable in any way.

These are only available IN STORE or BY PHONE –
call 02 8354 1223 and choose the option for the creative department.


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Late last year we received an email from a 2012 MasterChef finalist by the name of Kylie Millar, asking if she could come and do some ‘work experience’ with us..

To which we replied – ‘Aren’t you the chic that split the parfait mixture whilst making Guillaume’s Nougat Glace dessert which ultimately lead to your tragic departure from the show?’ Apparently, this was the very same Kylie. How embarrassing..

A conundrum unfolded.. How could we possibly take on someone that had ‘gone out’ on a dessert? Was she out of her mind? What would the public think?

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