Messina Milk Bar at the Spectrum Now Festival

A True Love of Mine: Messina Milk Bar

I hate waiting in lines. Most often if I turn up somewhere and there is a big line I just turn around and go somewhere else, even if it’s something i’ve been waiting to try. So when it was cold and rainy on Friday afternoon, I figured that it would be the perfect time to take a wander around the Spectrum Now festival currently set up in the Domain. I had had my heart set on sampling some of the nostalgic ice cream chocolate bars at the Messina Milk Bar since seeing them on instagram earlier this week. With ominously dark clouds overhead our quest was rewarded with a mostly empty Domain and no lines at any of the food stalls.

A True Love of Mine: Messina Milk Bar

Rumbarrr $6

Hubs tried the Rumbarr which was a homage to the calyppo from our childhood. This was an adult version with caipirinha flavoured sorbet swirled with a mint sorbet. It was sweet and cool and tangy. All the things you want in an iceblock really.

A True Love of Mine: Messina Milk Bar

The Bounty Hunter $9

Of course I had to go for a chocolate bar and chose The Bounty Hunter which was a stick of coconut gelato, passionfruit gel and lychee mousse coated in chocolate and coconut.

A True Love of Mine: Messina Milk Bar

This was a mouthful of creamy tropical goodness. The chocolate was a nice addition to the smooth coconut gelato and the passionfruit gel was strong in flavour. It got a little bit too much for me by the end and I couldn’t quite finish it but you certainly get your moneys worth. I couldn’t eat dinner after that! As much as I wanted to try some pizza or baos, this icecream left me very satisfied.

The festival is on until 29th March and there are a bunch of other exciting things to do if icecream isn’t quite as important to you as it is to me. For example, if you can, you should definitely get your butt down to the Golden Age Cinema and Bar for some mac n cheese or a screening of Labyrinth. I have to go to uni that night but someone needs to go so that I can live vicariously through them.


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By Katie

What can I say? I love sweets, in all shapes and sizes! You only live once, so why not indulge once in a while? Or, in my case, most of the time...


  1. interesting idea Helen. I have no idea about trademarking but I imagine that these were different enough that they would make it through?

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