>> Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I've recently been looking through our blog's archive to find things that we've neglected to post about, and I was shocked to realize that we've never devoted a post to Eskimo. Eskimo (pronounced eskEEEmo) is Nicaragua's main brand of ice cream. What Eskimo lacks in quality or tastiness, it makes up for in availability; I imagine that every town, no matter how small, has at least one cooler with Eskimo popsicles for sale in some pulpería somewhere.
Even my small training town had an Eskimo freezer and it was the perfect way to relax and gossip after a long day of Spanish classes. We frequently ate Eskimo after our bigger group trainings, and when we moved to Masaya it was easy to keep the tradition alive since there was a full Eskimo ice cream shop just a block from our house:
Though poor service and melty popsicles in the States would certainly earn a place on my blacklist, Eskimos here know I have no alternative and that I'll keep coming back for more. Here's our newly-remodeled Eskimo: