There is something about the flavors of Mexican paletas (popsicles) that makes them both exotic and delicious. In fact, the flavor options have American varieties beat hands down. On a recent visit to Mexico, we felt it our obligation to sample several of these delicious icy fruit pops on a stick.
A plethora of Mexican paletas ready for sampling (photo courtesy of eatmexican.com)
I mean, who wants a boring old Missile when you can slurp on one of these favorites:
- mango with chile
- cucumber with chile
- creamy pistachio
- chunky pineapple
- coconut milk
- dulce de leche
- Mexican chocolate
- jamaica (hibiscus flower)
Making tough choices in the Mexican paletería
There are literally dozens of other flavors we have yet to try. Back home in San Diego, a local paletería called Viva Pops caught our eyes at the Little Italy Farmer’s Market one Saturday morning. They do make a very delicious salted caramel paleta, yet still our family likes the traditional Mexican ones better.
Guess we’ll just have to travel back to Mexico to keep sampling all the favorites! Oh darn.