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Jun 14, 2013

Frozen Friday: Fruttare Coconut and Milk Popsicles

Fruttare is Unilever's worldwide brand for juice- or milk-based popsicles that was just recently introduced here in the U.S. Coconut and Milk Fruttare bars are mostly milk, sugar, water and coconut in frozen form.

A box of four bars typically costs about $3, but I received these courtesy of Unilever.

These are basically Unilever's version of paletas or Latin American ice pops. Growing up in Southern California, I could usually find a paletas carts at many a park during the hot summers, where a number of different popsicle flavors could be had for about a buck. Along with more standard flavors like lime and strawberry, they would also carry more novel flavors like walnut (really good!) and guava.

Coconut was a common milk-based flavor and Unilever's version features a decent milky taste paired with a solid coconut flavor. To add to the feel, coconut flakes are mixed into the popsicle. The texture is like frozen ice with a touch of creaminess (i.e. it's like a milky popsicle). It's just slightly sweeter than I like, but otherwise very enjoyable.

Size-wise it's quite a bit smaller than the paletas from a cart and about the size of a Popsicle-brand popsicle, which is probably better for portion control.

Overall, Coconut and Milk Fruttare "frozen fruit & milk dessert bars" are an ice cold mix of sweetened milk and coconut that packs a good amount of coconut flavor with some flakes thrown in for effect. As long as you're a fan of coconut, they're worth a try.

Nutritional Info - Fruttare Coconut and Milk frozen dessert bars (72g)
Serving Size - 1 bar (72g)
Calories - 140 (from Fat - 45)
Fat - 5g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 65mg
Carbs - 22g (Sugar - 18g)
Protein - 2g


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2 comments :

  1. looks like there's a lot less coconut shred in it and it costs more. I'll stick to the mexican popsicles

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  2. Haha, yeah. It's also a lot smaller, but I imagine in some parts of the US, you can't get the Mexican popsicles.

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