If you live in New York City you know what Delicioso Coco Helado’s are. Thats basically how you know summer is here! They’re so delicious and creamy and refreshing and I honestly cannot remember a time when I haven’t seen lines of children and adults alike waiting in front of the Delicioso carts for some ices.
The company was founded by Alfredo Thiebaud, a Honduran immigrant, in the1960’s and since then has been a staple of New York city culture. He was is an amazing example of what luck, dedication and hard work can do for someone and he said to be a kind, hardworking man with an amazing talent of being a great and effective businessman.
My boyfriend would actually visit the Delicioso factory (its in the Bronx) when he was younger with his mother and they would buy huge jugs of ices for so cheep and they’d eat it and have so much fun and he says that that was one of his favorite memories growing up. Its times like that where you see how impactful small companies can be I mean I’m in my 20’s and I still get excited when I see a green umbrella and a small cart.
Recently (today actually) Don Alfredo passed away. He was crushed by a electric metal gate while leaving his factory. He is said to have had passed doing what he loved. There was a massive outpour from the community as people mourned his death.
I just wanted to make this post, not to make anyone sad at this tragic death, but to bring attention to latinx owned companies and how AMAZING and INFLUENTIAL they are. I also wanted to pay some homage to this man who honestly was a huge part of my childhood and I didnt even know it!! Thanks so much for your amazing product and for idk its one of those little things that you value so much but are so small to others that you just cant explain it. I mean everyone I know loves these! They’re delicious and a family thing like I buy them for my cousins after school in the Spring and its such an event to get Delicioso ices, even though they’re like $1, cus when you have one EVERYONE wants some!!!