I favor eating ice cream from a cup with a spoon over licking it from a cone. But I’d take a cone anytime than having it on a stick, which I find to be needlessly complex. This is why I have never been fond of popsicles, they look cute alright but when you eat them you really have to be quick because it melts easily and when it does it breaks apart, and you know what comes next; you realize you are not as agile as you thought you were while looking at the frozen treat, melting on the floor… or your shirt for that matter. So when my friend Rhoda suggested we try the gelato-on-stick offered by Stick House I wasn’t too keen about it (but of course, I tried my best to mask it). But what the hey, might as well give it a try.
So we did. They got gelato, fruit sorbet, and stick merenda. I tried the pistachio with chocolate dip. It’s PHP 80 per stick, you add another 20 bucks if you want it with dip, you add a few more if you want it with toppings. It is served on a small paper tray, which I think is genius ’cause at least if the gelato melts it won’t be dripping on my shirt or end up on the floor.
It is so good too, ’cause hey what do you expect, it’s gelato baby! And surprise surprise it doesn’t melt easily. Also, it is not hard to bite down to, which means it is frozen but not so much that would induce tooth-edge pain or what we call in Filipino as “ngilo.” And this is coming from a person born with sensitive teeth.
I don’t remember enjoying a cold treat on a stick until now. So whatever Stick House did with their products, I am all for it.
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