Easter eggs come in many pretty pastels, too, but crack them open and all you get is egg, egg, and egg. Pop the plastic tops of Mexican gelatinas ($1 each) and you can also enjoy a variety of flavors, often more than one in a single cup. Inevitably these gelatinas are made from commercially packaged mixes combined with water (for the translucent colors) or milk (for the opaque).
Knowing which colors are which flavors can be difficult to determine unless you ask. I didn't; instead I simply traded a dollar for the two-tone cup at left that, once right-side up, layered pale green over pale yellow. The top layer may have been pistachio, the bottom, rompope, a vanilla flavor often described as eggnog. So, after all, no avoiding the egg.
Near the southwest corner of Westchester Ave. with Elder Ave., below the stairway to the elevated Elder Ave. 6 station, Soundview, Bronx
Hours unknown, but weekday afternoons and early evenings — from when school lets out till when work lets out — are a good bet