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Friday, June 15, 2012

Dessert: G-Stick @ Ben's Independent Grocer, Publika

For awhile it seemed like the gelato craze was hitting our shores what with the reemergence of Gelato Fruity as FreezyFreezy, the arrival of Bruno Gelato, Stickhouse in Sunway Pyramid and Citta Mall, and the smaller, not so wide-spread G-Stick by none other than the BIG Group.

While some of the other brands mainly do scoops of gelato into cups or cones, G-Stick focuses only on gelato on sticks! While this is also like what Stickhouse does, we're pleased to say we enjoyed the gelato here a lot more.

We stumbled upon the little corner the G-Stick occupies in Ben's Independent Grocer in Publika, after our double date dinner at S.Wine. You can't really miss it especially if you're walking back to the main entrance/exit from S.Wine. :)

Pretty gelato creations all lined up
Once thing I love about G-Stick is the cute designs that makes the gelato so visually appealing. Each flavour has different toppings, the fruity ones came in hearts and the Black Sesame (at the far left corner in the picture above) came in a cute chocolate bar shape.

That night, I tried the Pistachio and it was exactly what I imagined it to be. Thick and creamy with a tinge of nutty richness. The chocolate coating and pistachio bits were the perfect complement. So much better than Baskin Robbin's Pistachio (which I just tried last night) but then again, I suppose that's not a direct comparison :p

Being a fan of banana, Adam made a beeline for the Banoffee. We expected this to be a tinge of banana with a sticky toffee taste, but was surprised instead to taste coffee! This was again very rich and creamy, but a bit too frozen. We had to wait for it to defrost a little and all was right again. :)

On our next visit, I knew exactly what I wanted to try - the Oreo! This was by far my favourite though Adam thought it a bit too sweet. Anything cookies and cream or white chocolate wins by default for me, so cookie and cream gelato with white chocolate coating was like heaven for me! The gelato was dense and rich and although there wasn't much cookie flavour from the gelato, the two crunchy cookies on the white chocolate made up for it. Attempt only if you have a sweet tooth through and through. You'll either love it, or have to share for fear of overkill.

Everything costs RM 8.90 at G-Stick. This may feel pricey to some, but based on the cut-throat prices (based on weight!) at Freezy Freezy or Stickhouse who is comparable in price but loses out in quality/quantity, I'd say G-Stick is my pick for a gelato treat, hands down.

But only once in awhile - that way, you don't break your bank, and you don't indulge in gelato sin too often as well. Win-win! :p

G-Stick @ Ben's Independent Grocer | Site
UG-1A, Level UG,
Publika, No. 1,
Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6 03 6209 1700
Opening Hours: Daily, 9am-10pm
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