Last week I had some ice cream pops in Santa Fe NM from a Mexican place (people from Mexico) south of town. Helado, I guess. They were pretty good, vanilla pop, dipped in chocolate, rolled in colored sprinkles.
As I was finishing it, the "center" was different: the wooden pop-stick was darker wood than I was used to and it ended in squared rather than rounded corhers. It somehow "tasted" better, although maybe it was the power of suggestion.
I guess the wood was from Mexico. (?) Does anyone know, or know of variations in the US? I usually "hate" the stick part in the US pops…..