Although I have made the journey south of the border many times, I was first introduced to this treat inSan Diego. There is a little Mexican Taqueria in Old Town where they still make their tortillas on site, and the charming proprietors treat me like family. One day, after a delicious lunch on a particularly hot afternoon, the owner brought me an avocado paleta that was unlike anything I had ever put in my mouth. From that moment forward I became fascinated with this culinary delight. After this, I began to seek out Paletas, but never encountered them outside the West Coast. An East-Coaster, I would have to bide my time to satisfy the craving until something or someone placed me there geographically. I moved toNashville in 1994 and joined the ranks of the underemployed musicians who also do something else to supplement their income. My supplement was General Contracting. As the economy started to slow and the construction business came to a grinding halt I decided to follow my passion for food. An appreciation for the culinary arts has been with me for many years. Nothing makes me happier than cooking and feeding people! So it was only natural that in Nashville, I was reintroduced to the paleta by two lovely sisters fromGuadalajara, Irma and Norma Paz, who started a popular local spot called – no surprise –“Las Paletas.” Little did I know that would inspire the next chapter of my life.
After recently relocating back to my hometown of Miami, I decided that this would be a great place to follow another dream. That dream is PopNature, and it is the jumping-off point for what I hope will be many more wonderful things to come.
This product is a high quality, hand crafted, locally produced, natural, organic (whenever possible), sustainable and affordable treat that anyone can enjoy at any time.
My products are gluten free and low calorie. I use no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, corn solids or GMO’s and custom orders and flavors are available per request. I can also provide sugar free selections for those with dietary restrictions with a sweetener of your choice.
I am under Kosher supervision by Kosher Miami (KM / KDM)
I am inspected and licensed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
I am a Certified Food Manager in the state of Florida.