The Paleta Man

 

The Paleta Man     

 Coconut PaletaPaleta is the spanish word for popsicle. The Paleta Man is like your neighborhood ice cream man, but instead of having a truck he has a kinda bicycle. You might see him at parks or outside of schools when the kids are getting out. I found the Paleta Man in the picture above on the busy streets of Jefferson. The guy didn’t want his picture taken for some reason.

     I remember when I was a little kid hearing the ringing of the bells and  running with dollars out and ready. Now if you haven’t tried mexican paletas, then you are missing out. They come in all kinds of flavors, like strawberry, coconut, and mango just to name a few. And in case you are in the mood for something else, they carry bags of chips with salsa ready to go too.

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3 responses to “The Paleta Man

  1. Coconut and mango ice cream? Oh man, I sooo want some now.

    I’m pretty much addicted to homemade frozen mango smoothies in the summertime.

    How much is a paleta?

    • They’re only still just a dollar. The economy has gone to hell, but a dollar will still get you a nice, cool treat!

  2. I remember back in el barrio in Puerto Rico, practically every morning a truck drives by the neighborhood selling groceries out of his truck while telling the specials thru the loudspeaker.

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