Frozen Dessert Roundup, Pt. I


Shearwater sends summertime props to the paleta and to Loco Pops of Durham, NC (where, in this photo, JM is conspicuously two-fisting) -– yet another culinary import from down south that, to us, ranks up there with tomatillos, cilantro, Serrano peppers, and horchata.  These juice- or cream-based frozen treats kick any kool-aid-on-a-stick American popsicle'’s ass up one side of the street and down the other.  In Austin these critters are plentiful but they can be scarce on tour;– Loco Pops is a little oasis north of us and is just as good.  They have about a zillion hand-made flavors including blueberry buttermilk, pear, pistachio, mojito, and good old pineapple and coconut.  Touring bands may want to skip lunch.