Thursday, June 9, 2011

Goat Milk Lollipops At El Patio In Jessup

Imagine a dulce de leche lollipop -- sweet, but with the adult flavors of caramel and goat milk.

The Coronado lollipops hang just across from the cash register at the El Patio market in Jessup.  They're Mexican, and they could be a gourmet item if they were sold in a fancy joint.

First, they're delicious.  It's basically a disc of caramel that melts in your mouth.  (This isn't the durian candies that I said would be an acquired taste.)  Second, they're all-natural with just goat milk, sugar, corn syrup, salt and sodium bicarbonate.  I love a candy made from ingredients that I have in the pantry, except of course that my milk is a species more mundane.

The Coronado lollipops come in a string of 10 for $2.  They'd be great for a packed lunch and unique enough that I'm trying to imagine how they'd fit in a dinner party.

If you go to El Patio, definitely try the empanadas that they sell from the counter.  They're part of the taste test planned for later this month, and they're delicious.  Check out all the posts about El Patio.

El Patio Market
7968 Washington Boulevard (U.S. 1)
Jessup, MD 20794

NEAR: Just south of Rte 175 on U.S. 1. It's on the east side about a block south of the intersection. Very convenient from I-95.  This is a great place to check out if you shop at Mom's Organic Market or Frank's Seafood in Jessup.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This caramel is called Cajeta. While I was in the Yucatan area of Mexico in May I picked up quite a lot of this caramel. It is indeed unique and has a distinct flavor that separates it from more traditional cow milk caramels.

If you have had goat cheese before it definitely has that distinct flavor family mixed with sugar and cream that just melts wonderfully in your mouth. Thanks for the tip I was wondering where I could get Cajeta. I am still on a quest for Cajeta-filled cookies.