Although I tried to willingly embrace frozen yogurts in the name of healthier eating, I have to admit that nothing still beats ice cream. However, one slightly healthier option is growing on me these days -- gelatos.
Gelatos are richer, creamier and thicker than regular ice cream but contains 30 percent to 50 percent less fat. It's a denser version of the latter, with a more intense flavor since it's not quite frozen. I totally dig this sweet and creamy Italian treat that I've been going around trying out various flavors at different stores. And one unique gelato presentation that I came across is Stickhouse's.
Stickhouse is a gelato stall that has been around for quite a while. I have tried their Pistachio (P80) gelato with a half Hazelnut coating (P15) over a year back. But although it has been quite long ago, I can still remember liking their sticked gelato for its lovely taste.
Although I'm not really an avid banana fan, I totally love the chocolate and banana combination. Stickhouse's Choco Banana gelato was a beautiful creamy mix of the two flavors. It felt like I was eating a rich but frozen banana covered with chocolate.
Impressed with the Bambini Gelato I've sampled, I bought another one during my recent trip to Trinoma. This time though, I got a Nutty Choco flavor.
As enticing as this particular flavor sounds, I felt otherwise when the lady manning the stall gave me my sticked gelato. I totally love how the gelato comes with a paper plate for eating convenience. However, my Nutty Choco was a little too soft for my liking. Fortunately though, this sticked gelato tasted good. The nutty flavor is really rich. And if you are a big fan of peanut butter, I'm sure this will easily become a favorite.
There are 2 other flavors of Stickhouse's Bambini Gelatos that I have yet to try -- Kid's Delight which I think is of a bubblegum flavor, and Cookies 'n Cream which holds the top spot in my favorite ice cream flavors list during my childhood.
Stickhouse's Bambini Gelatos are quite fun. But if you find them too childish, there is always the regular line of gelatos on a stick, as well as sorbets on a stick at Stickhouse.
Being in a gelato phase, I'm sure that this won't be my last visit to a Stickhouse stall. With the easy accessibility, enticing gelato flavors, as well as the convenience of eating this Italian sweet treat on a stick and not to mention the very convenient and nicely thought-out free paper plate, I'm sure I'll be seeing Stickhouse again very soon. Hopefully, my next sticked gelato wouldn't be too soft though.
Service - 4/5
Price - 4/5
Overall Value - 4/5
Trinoma Activity Center
Trinoma 4th Level (near the Carousel)
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SM Megamall G/F Building A
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