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Paletas as Los Jarritos, Sacramento

jen maiser | Dec 3, 200310:32 AM

I knew that I was going to be in Sacramento yesterday, and read through a bunch of Taco Ramble posts in preparation.

I ended up at Los Jarritos for a couple reasons: 1) the location was the most central to where I was and 2) nja's mention of paletas made on-site intrigued me.

Los Jarritos offers many varieties of paletas. I remember: Lemon/Lime, Cantaloupe, Guayava, many other fruits. Also - walnut and vanilla/rice.

Having already eaten a full lunch, I decided that I only had it in me to try two different paletas. I ordered vanilla/rice and walnut.

The vanilla/rice tasted like rice pudding on a stick. I tasted cinammon and a caramel-y flavor from the vanilla. The main ingredients in both paletas I ordered were milk and cream. The paleta tasted like homemade in that it's texture wasn't uniform. Some bites were all rice, and some bites were all popsicle. I enjoyed the taste, but realized through the different bites I had, that I preferred when the bites had a little less rice.

The walnut was good and reminded me of something from my childhood (I still haven't quite put my finger on what that was). It was basically cream and walnuts, and there wasn't as much subtlety as with the vanilla/rice but it was enjoyable.

I would like to go back and try the fruit paletas as well - preferrably with friends so I can try lots of flavors before they melt!


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