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Friday, January 20, 2012

Stickhouse: Italian Gelato on a Stick

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.

Just recently, I have checked out their SM Megamall stall and found out they have a new line of gelatos -- the Bambini Gelato (P40) which is aimed at kids, teens and yuppies. And being a kid at heart, I got a Choco Banana with a cute goat at the end of the stick.

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.

THE VERDICT

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.

Taste - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Price - 4/5
Overall Value - 4/5


Stickhouse Branches:
Trinoma Activity Center
Trinoma 4th Level (near the Carousel)
Trinoma 4th Level (inside Ristorante Bigoli)
SM Megamall G/F Building A
Eastwood Citywalk 1 (inside Ristorante Bigoli)
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31 comments:

  1. Thank goodness you did a review. I'm going to try this soon! :D

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  2. judging by the pic, I think it was kinda soft nga, but good thing they have a paper plate for support just in case it fell off the stick. haha :)

    Love the sticks!

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  3. yummmm! enjoyed reading your posts! galing! love all your food shots!

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  4. I've been seeing stickhouse for a long time but haven't tried it yet. Will definitely have one next time I'm in Trinoma.

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  5. Ang cute naman ! :) mas prefer ko yung gelato na malambot kasya dito.. para kasing di na siya gelato pag nasa stick eh. Anyways, Thanks for the review :)

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  6. May bagao pala ang Stickhouse! Ang cute nung stick! Gusto ko din ang sorbet nila specially yung mango.

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  7. Looks sooo yummy! I love cold treats, and I would love to try these! It's too bad their branches are too far away from me :(

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  8. I've never seen a stick house here, but it looks delicious!!

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  9. I've seen this at megamall and haven't got to try it. Now I've decided that I should! lol.

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  10. I tried on ins Megamall but the one I tried has a soapy aftertaste. Dunno why though. =(

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  11. Wow, ang galing...Ang cute ng stick nila... Looks delicious!

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  12. @Tin | The Average Jane: Eek! What flavor did you try? >.< Hope I don't get to have something with a soapy aftertaste on my next visit.

    @anney: I haven't tried their sorbets yet. Will do probably on my next visit.. :) Parang masarap nga yung mango.

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  13. I saw this at Megalmall the other day pero havn't tried it busog na kasi kami ni shobe during that time. =(

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  14. I always pass by their stall at Trinoma but never really got tempted to try their stuff. Will definitely give it a go next time! Thanks for posting this! x

    Bec of http://mygorgeouspinkcheeks.blogspot.com

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  15. this looks like something i will definitely need to try! :P

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  16. my kids would surely love to taste these... and me too. lol. Yahweh bless.
    http://trunklocker.blogspot.com

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  17. i love this. though i've tried it once

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  18. Gelato on a stick... intriguing. I ought to visit the Philippines soon. :)

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  19. I love their gelato!!! I'm a frequent buyer hahaha. Next to Sebastian's, Stickhouse is my favorite.

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  20. Awww bummer medyo malayo sa amin ito ah hehehe. But Gelato is something worth travelling for :P What other restos can complement this if ever you are in Trinoma?

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  21. B would love to have those sticks haha .... super!

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  22. I'm a Gelato lover...and this can surely add zest to a normal and plain Gelato Ice Cream. I wish the stores here would try those things. :)

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  23. haven't tried this, but will be on my list:)

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  24. already been there. their gelatos are awesome!!!

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  25. i would like to try this.. i think my children will love this!

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  26. My son loves the loves the Creamy Gelato in Chocolate flavor.

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  27. my kids gonna love this,looks yummy and it's cute...

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  28. I only tried it once in Megamall, but the gelato sticks were good. I think I would have to try it again! :) :)

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