We’re voting YASSS!

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We’re voting a massive YASSSS to marriage equality.
This weekend we want to support our mates at Equality Weekender and do our bit to raise awareness that the deadline for making sure you’re enrolled to have your say in the Marriage Equality Postal Plebiscite is 24th August – that’s next Thursday.
It’s pretty unbelievable that the government have decided to do a POSTAL vote in 2017, but let’s just get on with it.  Make sure you’re registered and let’s get this discussion put to bed (with whoever you want). We just think it’s weird that a bunch of straight people might get to decide if same sex couples can marry! Do we support same sex marriage? Sure, but we think everyone should have the right to make their own decisions. Its not rocket science is it…

It’s about time Australia joined the 30 countries that have already legitimised marriage equality and lets stop talking about it!

You can visit any Messina store this weekend and ask them for a paper form to register for your vote or update your details. Fill it out, hand it back to a staff member and we’ll make sure we post it for you on Monday. That in itself is a pretty old school way to do it, so you can fill out the form online right here right now or print your own.

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PRINTED FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ALL MESSINA STORES UNTIL CLOSE ON SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST. We promise to post any completed forms on Monday 21st August via Australia Post.

We really like this artwork by @lukejohnmatthewarnold – see more of his stuff here

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SMOOTH FESTIVAL OF CHOCOLATE

Our gelato chocolate bars are back and on steroids for this years Smooth Festival of Chocolate.  Leading the line up is our mammoth sundae – made to satisfy two, or one very very hungry person – CHOCTIMUS PRIME is not one for the faint-hearted.

For the kid in all of us, or for your actual kids there’s three decadent chocolate bars to choose from and you’ll have just as much fun pronouncing their names as you will eating them. Only available at SMOOTH for TWO DAYS or until stocks last. We will be in 2 sites – one in First Fleet Park where we’ll be making CHOCTIMUS PRIME fresh to order + we’ll have all 3 choccy bars available.   If you want to have a squiz at our van (CHOCCY McCHOCFACE)  and avoid the park queues, we’ll be parked up by the Overseas Passenger Terminal with our 3 choccy bars.

*You might notice a difference in our chocolate*.  We’ve been quietly ploughing away in our factory with our brand new chocolate machine – learning the ins and outs of making our very own chocolate in house.  It’s here, it’s delicious and it’s currently in all of our stores and in all Smooth festival products.

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CHOCTIMUS PRIME – $15 each
Dark chocolate custard, choc chip gelato, salted caramel cream, chocolate mud cake, toasted white chocolate crunch, blackcurrant jelly, dark chocolate sauce and salted dark chocolate shards

THIS LITTLE PIGGY  – $10 each
Red velvet cake, raspberry gel, white chocolate & cream cheese gelato, almond praline crunch covered in Messina white chocolate & raspberry glaze

THE SMOOTH CRIMINAL – $10 each
Milk chocolate gelato, malted nougat semi freddo & chocolate mud cake covered in Messina dark chocolate

CHOKITOUTNOW – $10/$8 each
(Available in 2 sizes: full or “lite”)
Caramel gelato, caramel fudge, rice bubbles & biscuit crumb covered in Messina milk chocolate

WHEN: Saturday + Sunday 12th & 13th August

WHERE: The Rocks

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SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS – POP UP

We’re pretty excited to be popping up at Splendour In The Grass this July and we’ve tuned into the line up to get the best kind of flavour inspo.

You’ll find us in The Very Small Suburb along with AllPress Coffee, The Unicorn  (who are doing some epic BBQ classics), as well as a heap of beauty and fashion drop in zones – ready to pamper the glamper inside of you.

When you’re in need of a little pick me up or wanting to make your experience even sweeter, drop in for a melodic scoop of:

FUTURE SHOES 
Strawberry and rose gelato with caramelised filo pastry and whipped vanilla cream
QUEENS OF THE CONE AGE
White chocolate hazelnut gelato with white chocolate hazelnut chip and crushed wafer clusters 
BITTER SWEET END 
Dark chocolate gelato with with dark chocolate fudge and cocoa nib nougatine 

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WE’RE COMING TO TENERIFFE, BRISBANE (not Spain)

Come on down and pay us a visit at Teneriffe Festival this Saturday, we’re bringing along one of our best gelato sundaes to date.

THE VANILLA VAN WINKLE – will be available all day and consists of: Vanilla gelato, creme caramel, blood orange puree and caramelised slithered almonds.

If that doesn’t quite tickle your fancy, we’ll also have scoops of LAMINGTON GELATO – Milk chocolate and coconut gelato, annihilated with house-made lamingtons as well as SALTED COCONUT AND MANGO SALSA sorbet.

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TWIN PEAKS – DOUBLE R DINER STORE TAKEOVER

Who would have thought a little bit of David Lynch would make it’s way to our humble abode?  For the first time in the history of GM, two of our stores will be taken over by the TWIN PEAKS – Double R Diner.   No regular scoops, gelato cakes or deep house tunes will be present, not even a drop of Salted Caramel White Choc – this is a wonderful and strange special agent operation.

Together with Pedestrian.TV and Stan, we’ve put our Dale Cooper gloves on to take you back in time to the warm and grainy realms of 90’s film.  As our stores transform in every way possible into the Double R Dinereach of you will be able to get a taste (literally) of Twin Peaks.  With three custom made flavours inspired from key scenes – you can re-live your cult fiction fantasy + the first 50 fans at 12pm & 5pm will get a slice of Norma’s Incredible (gelato) Cherry Pie.

The brand new Twin Peaks season will be released exclusively through Stan on May 22nd.

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CALLING ALL AUSSIE EXPATS IN LA!!

A little taste of ‘STRAYA is coming at ya…

For those of you who have left the sunny shores of Sydney and Melbourne and set up shop, home or mansion in LA, we know the MAIN thing you miss about your home town (apart from a decent cup of coffee, overuse of the C word (in the politest possible manner), more smashed avo than you can poke a stick at (with a smattering of Vegemite) might just be your weekly scoop of MESSINA.

For 5 days only, all your gelato dreams, hopes & prayers are going to be answered. The Messina bosses are upping sticks and popping up in downtown LA to bring a little bit Messina lurve to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!

Enter, LA FOOD BOWL, the host of your Messina eating extravaganza for FIVE DAYS ONLY.

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FISH LANE FESTIVAL BRISBANE

ROBERT BROWNIE JNR ON CRACK - FISH LANE FESTIVAL

Brisbane is bringing back their banging laneway food fest; Fish Lane Festival on the 13th May & we’re pulling out all the stops.

Seeing as it’s just round the corner from our brand new site, we thought we’d bring you a truly ridiculous offering… not one for the faint hearted.

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Two scoops of milk choc gelato with warm chocolate brownie, dark choc sauce and cocoa nib nougatine

Yes that’s warm oozy, fudgy chocolate brownie, draped over two scoops of creamy milk chocolate gelato, with just the right amount of sauce and crunchy cocoa nib nougatine bits – for a bit of texture.

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EASTER SPECIAL!

WATCH how our HOT CROSS BUN gelato is made.

It’s been a busy week of baking at Messina HQ; we’ve made thousands of fresh hot cross buns in house, buttered them and then smashed them all up ready to be freshly churned into our gelato in your nearest Messina store.
AVAILABLE from today for one week only (and once in the whole year), this spiced, buttery, extra chunky gelato is sure to get you in the mood for Easter eating… and an extra long weekend!
WHAT’S THE EASTER SPECIAL?

HOT CROSS BUNS: Hot cross bun gelato smashed with buttered hot cross buns

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VERUCA SALT 2.0

This year, the golden geese have been busy! On loan from Mr Wonka himself, our Easter Egg this year is for spoiling yourself rotten, whether you’re a good egg or a bad one.

There’s no oyster stew or steak that no one else would chew in our golden egg.  Just like Willy, we’ve opted for salted caramel gelato, milk chocolate crunch and passionfruit caramel ganache; sealed with the Oompa Loompa’s approval.

Avoid a Veruca worthy temper tantrum and get the golden egg your inner spoilt brat deserves.

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BRISBANE STORE: NOW OPEN!

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Brisbane, the wait is over. No more trawling through the the inner city markets and pop ups to see where we’ll be frantically scooping for a day – we now have permanent gelato digs, so you can come and visit us whenever your heart desires.

With the potential to be our flagship store, this beauty is one of our designers proudest moments.  Nick Palumbo; Messina’s founder and self described ‘frustrated architect’ has created quite the masterpiece, along with Vie Studio – amping up his design specs to do justice to The Melbourne Residences brand new retail space.  The vibe is juxtaposed somewhere between an Apple Store and your (cool) grandma’s retro living room – with 9m high concrete walls and ceilings, 70’s mahogany panels and geometric wooden built in cake cabinets.  It wouldn’t be a Messina store without polished concrete floors, an expansive bright red cabinet filled with 35 flavours and 5 specials and a whole lotta light streaming in from the floor to ceiling glass.

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