Thanks to Marcia's post (see link below), I tried Paleteria Fernandez today. I am pretty sure that it will be a regular stopping point on the route between MA and NYC from now on! For people traveling, it is conveniently close to 95 and the Merritt Parkway.
I went there with one friend at about 10:30 AM today (friday), and not surprisingly, we were the only ones there. I was impressed by the flavors they had. They had ice pops made with fresh fruit, some with milk and some with just water. My friend had a chongo ice pop (made with milk), which was creamy and delicious, tasted sort of like rice pudding. I had the mango and chili pepper ice pop (made with water) which I didn't love. It was quite peppery and the mango wasn't super sweet, but rather a bit green (I assume this was on purpose). For people who like this kind of thing, it's great, but I wished that I had ordered something sweeter. Luckily, I had another 2 dollars in my wallet so I got another pop to go, this time raspberry, which actually tasted more like mora (blackberry). It was not overly sweet and it was very good.
This is a GREAT place. All of the pops have bits of fruit in them, they all look great. As Marcia said, they have lots and lots of flavors: melon, guava, passion fruit, banana, watermelon, strawberry, mango, lemon, kiwi, pineapple, coconut, tamarind, etc. etc. There are probably about 35 choices total. Ice pops made with water are 2 dollars, 2.50 for the ones with milk. At 10:30 AM I was able to ask lots of questions and chat with one of the co-owners who was very nice and helpful (see Not about food board for related post). If you are anywhere nearby (or driving on any of the nearby highways) it is totally worth it! It's a great business and I am looking forward to stopping there in the future, so hopefully lots of customers go so it stays open!
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