Started in 2013, frozen fruit bar Paletas is owned by Rohto Pharmaceutical in Japan, and it serves ice pops made with fresh seasonal fruits, gelato and yoghurt. The idea came about as Paletas wants everyone to be able to eat fresh fruits harvested during the season. As real fruits are used, and no artificial sweeteners or flavours are added, customers are able to taste the natural sweetness of the fruit juice, as well as the texture of the fruits.
As the ice pops are made with lots of fruits and are extremely colourful, they are well-loved by many Japanese. Within a short few years, Paletas has opened several stores in Japan, namely the Kamakura store (2013), TOKYO MIDTOWN store (2015) and GINZA SIX store (2017). The top five flavours in Japan are Paletas Mix, Milky Mix, Strawberry Milk, OKINAWA Mango Sorbet and Blueberry Yogurt.
A local flavour, Singapore Sling, has been concocted specially for Singaporeans, and is available exclusively at GOCHI.
Not only are these fresh colourful ice fruit bars healthy and tasty, they also make for great drool-worthy snaps for your Instagram feed!