I shouldn’t even be telling you about this. Turn the lights off, close the blinds, and I’ll continue.
Apparently, Nestle is producing a line of frozen fruit bars. They are part of their Delicias line of products and, according to their website, are “made especially for Latinos craving the flavors of home.” Now I am a white, and we all know the classic stereotype about how white people don’t like fruit or ice pops, so I won’t go into it here. Luckily I was able to obtain a box at my local supermarket using the serape, sombrero and fake mustache I had in my trunk from the last Cinco de Mayo.
I must say all of the effort of memorizing the Grocery Store section of my Spanish-English phrasebook was worth it. These things are amazing! They are light and refreshing and filled (filled!) with sweet, sweet pineapple chunks. Unlike a lot of frozen fruit bars, they didn’t leave that sticky sugary film in my mouth for hours afterwards. I tried Pineappple because I’m a pineapple fanatic, but these “paletas” (Spanish for frozen fruit bars) also come in Coconut, Strawberries & Cream, Strawberry, Mango, Tamarind, and Vanilla. I can’t wait to try the rest.
Nestles Delicias also produces a line of ice creams. When my gauchos and poncho are back from the cleaners I’ll be trying those as well.