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    Messina take a swipe at Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk with new ‘Berryjiklian’ gelato flavour

    •  Gelato Messina have announced a new flavour named after the NSW Premier 
    •  They mixed berry sorbet has been named the ‘Berryjiklian’ 
    •  Gelato Messina called for Queensland’s premier to open its borders to NSW
    •  Gladys Berejiklian and Annastacia Palaszczuk have been at odds over the border

    A popular gelato chain has named a new flavour after NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to take a swipe at her Queensland rival Annastacia Palaszczuk and her controversial border closures. 

    Gelato Messina shared a picture of the ‘Berryjiklian’ mixed berry sorbet flavour to the company’s social media pages with a pointed message to the Queensland leader. 

    ‘Palaszczuk, if you want a flavour open the border to Sydney,’ the caption read. 

    Gelato Messina announced a new berry sorbet flavour on Tuesday (pictured above) named the ‘Berryjiklian’, after NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian, and took a swipe at Queensland’s borders

    The ice cream chain shared the flavour dedicated to the NSW premier (pictured above) to social media and called on QLD premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to open the border to Sydney

    The ice cream chain shared the flavour dedicated to the NSW premier (pictured above) to social media and called on QLD premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to open the border to Sydney  

    Ms Berejiklian has repeatedly called on Ms Palaszczuk (pictured above) to completely open the NSW-QLD border but Sydneysiders remain banned from the Sunshine State

    Ms Berejiklian has repeatedly called on Ms Palaszczuk (pictured above) to completely open the NSW-QLD border but Sydneysiders remain banned from the Sunshine State  

    Ms Palaszczuk has come under fire for her strict coronavirus measures and ignored repeated calls from Ms Berejiklian to relax the Queensland border.   

    Queensland has opened its borders to regional NSW but kept Sydneysiders out as the city has recorded a small number of community transmitted cases.  

    Ms Palaszczuk has also flagged the possibility that Sydneysiders may remain barred from Queensland when the state reviews its borders on November 30.

    ‘We will be looking very closely at the end of the month at Victoria, and also New South Wales. There may be some hot spots,’ she told reporters on Friday. 

    Messina fans have praised the message behind its new sorbet flavour.     

    ‘This is the bloody best,’ one commenter wrote. 

    ‘Messina’s pushing for us too,’ another user said.

    Other commenters joked about a potential flavour for the Queensland premier. 

    Ms Palaszczuk (pictured above) has flagged the possibility that Sydneysiders may remain barred from Queensland when the state reviews its borders on November 30

    Ms Palaszczuk (pictured above) has flagged the possibility that Sydneysiders may remain barred from Queensland when the state reviews its borders on November 30 

    ‘Annastacia Palastachio,’ one commenter suggested.  

    ‘Can you imagine how sour the Annastacia gelato would be? There’s not enough citrus in the world,’ another user wrote.      

    The relationship between the two premiers became strained as a result of the border closures and has resulted in several public digs.  

    Ms Berejiklian texted the newly re-elected Ms Palaszczuk following her election win in early November but did not receive a response for three days. 

    The NSW premier also admitted she would not engage in a traditional bet with the Queensland leader over State of Origin, saying she was still frustrated by hwe refusal to open the border.        

    Queensland eased its gathering restrictions on Tuesday but the border remains closed to Sydney, Adelaide and all of Victoria.  

    The Sunshine State has gone 63 days without any community transmitted coronavirus while NSW has gone 10 days without locally acquired cases. 

    Ms Berejiklian (pictured above) has claimed Ms Palaszczuk ignored her text message congratulating the Queensland premier on her election win in early November

    Ms Berejiklian (pictured above) has claimed Ms Palaszczuk ignored her text message congratulating the Queensland premier on her election win in early November 

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