Belizean ‘Pops’ – it’s a Belizean frozen treat similar to a popsicle, ‘ideal’ or push pop. What makes the Pops such a great frozen treat is that it's usually made with condensed milk and is very sweet, packed with flavor. Well let me tell you more about the delicious POPS and how the Angels have gotten addicted to them.
Growing up I remember running across the street from my house to the neighbor’s where I would buy pops for 25 cents. They were usually prepared in the size of ice cubes or sold in small containers. It was very typical for every neighborhood to have that one lady who made pops and sold it from home. Either that or they were taken to the corner store for sale.
But you know what the cool thing is? There is still that one neighbor who keeps making POPS. When you want to cool down on a very HOT day or are in the mood for a sweet treat, you can still run to the neighbor or the corner store to get some POPS. It might not be as abundant as back in the days, but once you know where to get them you have hit gold.
This is exactly what has the Angels going Goo Goo Ga Ga! We have found this one person who is making the most delicious Belizean POPS that we have ever tasted and she is making them in some of the most amazing and unique flavors.
Angel Perlita and Zinnia Gomez
Zinnia Gomez has found the golden mixture of ingredients and producing some delicious POPS. Of course she has the regular fruit flavors that everybody loves, but because she is inventive and creative, Zinnia's POPS have become very popular. Besides the regular flavors like Chocolate, Strawberry, Coconut, Orange, Sugar Corn she is making Soursop, Rasberry, Mango, Peanut Butter, Oreo Cookie, Pina Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, Lemon Iced Tea, Tamarind, Jamaica and Horchata Frappe!
And get this, she also experimented with the spicy Mexican chile Chamoy and Rum & Coke which have taken off in popularity; we wonder why? LOL! Plus you can also get the Strawberry Daiquiri and Pina Colada with rum but these are done on special order.
Popular Rum & Coke Pops
So the Angels are inviting you to visit Zinnia at Mash Company Ltd. located on Pescador Drive because her Belizean POPS are a must have treat. Once you find your favorite flavor, trust us, you will be going back for more and even making special orders. Her POPS go for a reasonable $1 ($1.25 for the Rum POPS) but are available in pints for $6 and quarts for $12. You can call 226-2089 for orders or special flavor requests. We are sure Zinnia is capable of pleasing your cravings for Belizean POPS! - By Perlita Zapata
Chocolate, Strawberry, Coconut, Orange, Sugar Corn, Soursop, Rasberry, Mango, Peanut Butter, Oreo Cookie, Pina Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, Lemon Iced Tea, Tamarind, Jamaica and Horchata Frappe!