The Gelato Messina (Chillax Princess) Story

The Gelato Messina (Chillax Princess) Story

‘Chillax Princess’ was released by Gelato Messina as a weekly special in February 2014, the week of my wedding. (It was then released again in August 2014).

The flavour is White Chocolate and Coconut Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Smashed Through.

Read below how it happened… an email I sent Gelato Messina in November 2013.

I like to be ridiculous…………. :)


Hey Messina people!

Firstly, I’d like to warn you up front… it’s a long email!

Secondly, I’d like to send a big thank you for making me fat…. seriously, thank you, it was worth every single spoonful!

You know, Kate Moss once said “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” … I call bullshit … she never tasted CREMINO (or Bounty!)!

Unlike many addicts, I do actually know I have a problem…  I’m getting married in mid-February (Feb 16); I’m smashing the spin classes three times a week, paying a personal trainer for bootcamp sessions each week, yet… I am still. eating. Messina. every. single. freaking. week. of. my. life. (and more often than not, more than once!)

In fact, it’s not just me with the problem… I’m surrounded by Messina problems:

  • My fiancé: I nailed a business pitch last week… Instead of celebrating with drinks, my fiancé surprised me with a 1L tub of Bounty and Razzmatazz!
  • My brother: He organised 10L of Yom Tov for our Rosh Hashanah family lunch!

Honestly, I finally worked out I needed rehab (getting there quicker than Amy Winehouse), and unfortunately, I need to detox for the wedding. I’ve tried to do this before, and I’ve failed before, but this time….. it has to happen.

It’s time to say goodbye for now. Not for forever, but goodbye for 3 months. Time to shed some kilos (I feel like I’m doing enough damn training to take on Lance Armstrong, even with his pill popping). I’ve put myself on a Messina diet. Well, actually, an ‘ice cream diet’ but Messina is the only ice cream I eat these days.


I’m having a tux made for the wedding…. they say they can make miracles happen…  they can make swish extra hidden inside pockets for an iPhone, but not extra space for another Elvis The Fat Years, Two Stroke or Cremino….. Like WTF?

I promise you Messina, this is the only girl in the world I would actually even contemplate giving up Messina for…. Mel’s incredibly awesome, and I promise it’s only for 3 months…. I promise I’ll be back after the wedding! I’ll then keep paying for your kids to go to school!

A few of your Darlinghurst girls would recognise my fiancé, she works at St Vincents, is completely over the top, prim and proper, and a bit of a regular herself (she’s a Salted Caramel and White Chocolate kinda girl).

To help celebrate our wedding (with all 375 people – no joke) I wanted to have Messina supply the desert ………………..  and then I realised, we’re having a Kosher wedding (have to make the parents happy!) which means unfortunately my dream is not going to happen (unless you miraculously become kosher!)

What’s the next best thing that could happen??? 

….. (and the reason for my really long ridiculous email)

… there’s a tradition with Jewish weddings, where the bride and groom don’t see each other (or speak, or text, or Facebook, whatsapp, viber) for the 7 days leading up to the wedding ceremony. Makes the day even more special.

I was thinking……. during that period….. what do you think about creating and naming a flavour after my beautiful fiancé?!

Yes, this long damn email for one question…. but i had to prove my craziness and love of Messina :)

In fact, you want to see craziness? Check out how I proposed! I like to do things differently!!

I would LOVE to chat with you if you’re interested in making this happen!!! It would be absolutely incredible :)

If you’re still reading…… many thanks for reading this long email!

Get in touch please!

Your biggest fan, Ben

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