There's a Delicioso Coco Helado cart every couple of blocks in my neighborhood. On hot days there are usually two carts in front of my building. The carts have four or six flavors. Coconut, mango, cherry and rainbow seem to be the most popular. I get coconut or mango, or for a rare treat I'll go for a tamarindo, but I was in a pineapple-lemon mood today.
Prices went up this year. A small cup is now 75 cents! Yesterday I had a small raspberry sorbet from Grom. It was about the same size but cost $5.14 with tax. That's 6.85 times more expensive than Delicioso Coco Helado. The Grom sorbet was certainly not 6.85 times more flavorful.
More importantly, the Delicioso Coco Helado frozen treat is scooped into a Dixie cup. If you ever want to discretely bring out social class distinctions amongst a group of people, serve frozen desserts like this in Dixie cups. Make sure there are no spoons. The reactions and adaptations people have are fascinating to observe.
Speaking of class, I was saddened to hear that the Weekly World News was ending their print edition. I used to read it often and enjoyed articles about a space alien endorsing Bill Clinton for president, an Ohio teacher with a third eye on the back of her head, and of course Bat Boy. Comedy genius! Last week's issue was pretty unfunny. The articles were so jokey as to be lame. The preposterous premises were written as jokes rather than straight and therefore possibly believable. It was as if they weren't even trying. The tabloid will continue to exist online, but it is not the same as reading in public about twelve U.S. Senators being revealed as space aliens and having someone say "Joe, I can't believe you're reading that".