With the start of scorching weather, I picked up an assortment of paletas (75¢ each) from First Market (840 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale). The paletas de crema (ice cream bars) are 3.5 oz. and a whopping 220 calories or more whereas the paletas de fruta (frozen fruit bars) are 4.0 oz. and a sandia (watermelon) weighs in at only 60 calories with no fat.
Yet the piña colada was worth the calories with good concentration of flavor and creamy texture studded with shavings of coconut. I didnt like the sandia quite as much, as it was not as intensely flavored. The guayaba (guava) got tossed because the mouthful of hard seeds with each bite were annoying, even though the freshness of fruit was delicious.
First Market had a wider assortment of flavors than Id seen last season at other stores. Galleta (oreo), Pepino con chili (cucumber and chili), Eskimo (chocolate-coated), and Arroz con leche (rice pudding) round out the selection of fruit flavors strawberry, mango, pineapple, coconut, etc.
The producers contact info is below to obtain more information on other outlets.
Paleteria La Michoacana
351 N Walnut Rd
Turlock, CA 95380-9432
Northern Calif. 209-632-4037
Southern Calif. 626-965-6001