Rare cause to enjoy instant coffee: a Nescafe paleta ($1.25). In addition to ice pops, ice cream, and the ice cream sandwiches called galletas, on occasion this Mexican shop and cafe also prepares chamangos. In name and in conception, a chamango combines chamoy, a Mexican salty-sour-spicy-sweet sauce, and mango in both chunky and slushy form. Like many chilled hybrid drink-desserts, a chamango is served with both a spoon and a fat straw — though likely as not the straw will be swaddled in tamarind candy.
Paleteria El Paleton
114 Market St. (Mercer-Bergen Sts.), Passaic, New Jersey