Mother’s Day will definitely look a little different this year. Brekkie in bed or brunch probably aren’t on the cards (unless you live with mum, then you’ve really got no excuse). For everyone else out there still pondering how to celebrate your mum from afar next week, Messina’s here to save the day.
Messina traditionally creates limited-edition gelato bon bons each year for Mother’s Day—delicate, bite-sized hits of Messina gelato encased in brilliantly coloured chocolate—available to order and pick-up from Messina stores (to be refrigerated until gifted, of course).
This year, however, Messina wanted to ensure mums in iso across Australia could be treated to a bon bon or two, so they fired up the “Messina Chocolate Department” (actually a thing) to create something that could be shopped and shipped Australia-wide. And so we have Messina’s very first set of chocolate-only bon bons—and let’s just say, they look incredible.
The box of nine features a rainbow of fruit salad colours—apple green and red, orange and banana yellow—but the flavours are not at all fruity. For example, the “Milk Choc Chew” is milk chocolate ganache and coconut chew with a white chocolate shell, the “Gianduia” is hazelnut praline, gianduia ganache, roasted hazelnut in a dark chocolate shell, and “Coffee and Dulce” is coffee ganache, dulce de leche, caramel crunch in a milk chocolate shell.
Messina certainly aren’t novices in the choccie game either—their chocolate is made from scratch from a single origin bean imported from Ecuador.
And because Mother’s Day would hardly be Mother’s Day without some flowers, your Messina bon bons will come with a bouquet of blooms from Floraly, packed in an illustrated box with a personalised gift card and flower styling tips for mum.
The bon bons and flowers are available to ship Australia-wide, with deliveries landing on the 7th, 8th and 9th of May. Go on, beat your siblings to it and order a box here.
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