At first, an avocado popsicle might sound gross, like frozen guacamole on a stick, but luckily, it's nothing like that. An avocado is, after all, a fruit (that has nutrients similar to a vegetable) and therefore is both sweet and savory.
Luckily for our tastebuds, Pete's Pops focused on the sweet aspect of the avocado and made a pop that's creamy, avocado in flavor, but with a subtle candied finish. The thick consistency made us think it would also make a good custard flavor.
We spontaneously drove to the original location on Vliet Street in the Martin Drive neighborhood – a second location opened in June in Bay View – and found the scene extremely joyful. From the colorful facade to the upbeat staff to the ensured safety of a walk-up shop, the experience was fun and stress-free.
Pete's Pops is a local brand owned by Pete Cooney that started out as a mobile cart at Milwaukee festivals and events in 2014. Flavors range from classics like red berry or chocolate fudge to adventurous like pear goat cheese, sweet corn and blackberry, Vietnamese iced coffee and, of course, the avocado pop.
Pete's Pops, 3809 W. Vliet St., is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.