May 6, 2008

The Popsicle That Made Me Warm

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Saturday was cold and rainy. I know. What a shocker. But I went to the Farmer's Market at PSU to check out the fresh produce and to grab some breakfast. I tried to get warm by eating biscuits and gravy from Pine State, which by fat content alone should have been like a wool blanket. But I was still cold. And now I was in need of a drink to wash it all down. I couldn't find anything that looked refreshing. Then. I saw the Popsicle cart. Two guys (who were kind of adorable) hanging out, selling their popsicles, on a cold and rainy Saturday. "How you doing?" said the one behind the stand in a Joey-esque voice. "Is that a Cucumber Lime Jalepeno popsicle?" I asked. "Oh yeah," he said in a voice that believed that this popsicle was absolutely AWESOME. It sounded refreshing. That's what I wanted.

I licked the popsicle and found the taste of cucumber very light and palette cleansing after the heaviness of gravy. The lime gave the popsicle the sweetness that should by all means be in popsicles, but it was not over bearing - it was slight. But then, my mouth warmed as the spiciness of the jalepeno appeared and I was sold. This was the best damn popsicle I have ever had. The ingredient label lists only four ingredients: organic cucumbers, organic evaporated cane juice, organic lime juice, and jalepeno. I think this is one popsicle I can feel good about eating. And I might go back this Saturday and find them again. The guys at Sol Pops. I know I should try the other flavors, but the cucumber lime jalepeno popsicle kept me warm and if it's cold and rainy again, well then... I might just stick with that.


Hey, It's Ansley said...

Those sound amazing. Thanks for the suggestion.

Eden From Sweden said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog. I'm clearly behind the ball, just now trying to figure out what this "Pine State Biscuits" business is that opened up down the street from my house on Belmont. And you have Wordstock linked to your blog twice, so you're clearly awesome.

tommy said...

Wow. That sounds pretty damn remarkable. I'm gonna have to keep an eye out for these guys next weekend!

muddywaters said...

I made a Jalapeno-Lime Sorbet once, but I really like the idea of adding a little cucumber to the flavor mix. The recipe is posted on my blog. Thanks for the suggestion.