The ultimate Father's Day gift: Messina gelato cigars

The ultimate Father's Day gift: Messina gelato cigars

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It's that day of the year when no-one knows what to buy

Admittedly, shopping is one of our areas of expertise, but Father's Day has us stumped. Unless your dad is a designer-savvy culture vulture with a taste for gold-plated razors and obscure objet d'art, the gift guides that come out at this time of year aren't much help either.

But we're not ones to settle for socks and chocolates: enter Messina's Juan Hernandez Big Smoke - gelato-filled 'cigars' wrapped in chocolate paper. Named after Messina's head chefs, Nelson Hernandez and Juan Carmelo, the hand-rolled cigars come in two dad-friendly flavours: Sugar Daddy, a concoction of salted caramel and orange gelato, maple syrup honeycomb and whisky cream; and Fidel's Fatty, chocolate gelato, rum anglaise and coconut biscuit.

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The gelato cigars are $39 for a box of four and are strictly limited edition - you can order yours online now for pick up this Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Visit for more details and participating Messina stores. 

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