Trits, or Why I Will Always Love Costa Rica

Costa Rica will always have a special place in our hearts.

Some of our experiences were both eye opening and surreal, like watching an endangered leatherback turtle lay her eggs on a moonlit beach at Playa Grande.  Some of our times there were more carefree, like the amazing afternoons spent lounging by the pool and boogie boarding at the Langosta Beach Club.

Some were simply exhilarating, like gliding down a zipline head first as your feet just barely clear the treetops. Some were also ominously relaxing, like swimming in a natural hot pool on the slopes of a still active volcano.

Even more profound and memorable, however, is that Costa Rica was the place where we first discovered Trits.

Trits - Ice cream of the gods. Photo by

Trits – Ice cream of the gods. Photo by dakine kane

Oh. My. God. Trits. Which should formally be known as the most delicious ice cream concoction in the world.

To belittle and simplify what it is you could call it an ice cream sandwich.

To my taste buds it’s what dreams are made of. For whatever reason it comes in a little plastic container which almost seems wasteful however if it came wrapped up in a gold leaf box I would still buy it.

It’s essentially a generous portion of melt in your mouth vanilla ice cream lovingly embraced between two cookie like amalgamations of graham crackers and sugar cookies with a small dollop of yummy chocolate sauce thrown in for good measure.

We bought one for each of us almost every time we walked into a convenience store and even had a small collection sitting in our freezer on those days we just didn’t feel like braving the afternoon heat. They were only a dollar and a bit each and if they made them in Canada I would probably be overweight within a few months because they are just that good.

They’re made by Dos Pinos and until very recently they were only available in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. I read somewhere that they were slowly being introduced to the U.S. so I either have to wait patiently until they come out up here or just jump on a plane and head south. I wonder how fast I can buy a ticket…

Trits - The Best Ice Cream Sandwich Ever!

Trits – The Best Ice Cream Sandwich Ever!

6 Responses

  1. Nedra

    I’m staying in Tamarindo currently for a month so your blog info has been very helpful, thanks! I will have to seek out “Trits” as I was lamenting the lack of ice cream stores in Tamarindo.

  2. paz kandero

    my name is paz kandero and i’m a millitary veteran at the IDF currently living in israel.
    4 monthes ago during a surf trip to costa rica with friends i discovered the ice cream called “trits”.
    the first time i tasted it i instantly loved it and soon came to find out that a lot of israely travellers at costa rica love it just like me.
    i contacted you because im interested to import “trits” to israel.
    im sure it will sell big time here and will turn out as a succesful business deal for the both of us.
    israeli people are big fans of ice cream and the hot climate helps on that matter also.
    it will be great if you can contact me back.
    thanks a lot,

    • Charles Kosman

      Hey Paz, sorry I don’t have that information. I wish Trits were available in Canada as well. I’d pay double what we did in Costa Rica just to be able to have one on a hot summer day here. Trits are made by Dos Pinos who are based in Central America. You can check their site out here but I don’t think you’ll find the information you want. I think for now it’s only a Costa Rican luxury and a just another reason to head back there regularly. 😉

  3. Jillian Miranda

    Hi, my name is Jillian and I’m a proud costa rican. I stumbled upon this article and I’m glad you liked our country so much, but specially I was amused with your love for Trits, which I have to agree: it’s great. So, since you like Costa Rica and that ice cream so much, you have to know: That link is from a local newspaper, it’s in Spanish but what I wanted to show you is the new presentation of the ice cream, you can see a picture in it. I bet you’d love it.
    Sending you the best wishes, and hoping you keep traveling, specially to my homeland. Pura vida 🙂

    • Charles Kosman

      Hola Jillian! That is awesome news. I just wish Dos Pinos would expand their company into other countries so the world can also enjoy the greatness that is Trits.


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