$20 for a box of four
While browsing disinterestedly through an overpriced deli in my local plaza, I happened upon Pat & Stick's Ice Cream Sandwiches.
They looked so dainty wrapped in wax paper and secured by a pastel pink band with Pat & Stick's chocolate brown branding. I simply couldn't resist, but should I go for the pretty box of four or just the one?
After much deliberation, I bought two to share with Jonas: the double chocolate and the amaretti espresso.
Rich Belgian couveture chocolate ice cream with a choc-fudge cookie.
Amaretti and almond lace cookie with a seductive espresso ice cream.
Funnily enough, we swapped in the end because we preferred each other's!
I adored the bittersweet creaminess of the coffee ice cream and the delicious crunchy almond biscuit. Jonas liked the cakey, soft chocolate cookie and the light, milky Belgian chocolate ice cream.
Regardless, in the end we were both more than happy.
They are expensive, but they're special. It's a childhood memory converted into adult decadence and it's not just the edible part that's fantastic. The packaging is equally seductive in it's quaint, retro style.
I am hooked and, since I had a look at all the amazing flavours on their website, I am determined to try more! I love the look of Mango Shortcake (smooth mango ice cream with a delicate shortcake cookie); Peach Party (sweet peach ice cream sandwiched between a vanilla-chocolate cookie); Bananarama (rum flambé banana ice cream and a banana bread cookie) and Christmas Cookie (gingerbread with an ice cream medley of glace fruits, rum, pistachios and chocolate).
If you're interested to learn more about Pat & Stick, I found this great article from the Sydney Morning Herald. I love learning how great ideas transform into success stories, especially when it involves food!
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