Monday, August 3, 2009

Snow Cones

Summer time means many different things to many different people. One of the things it means is snow cones. Snow cones, unlike their older cousins ice cream and frozen yogurt, do not get the same respect that other chilled treats do. They are only available during 1 season of the year. And the places that they are available are tiny temporary roadside shacks (often on wheels), that are barley big enough to fit a person in. Ice cream and frozen yogurt have entire, permanent, national store chains devoted to them, but not snow cones. Why, you ask? The answer is simple: flavors and flavor names.

Here's an example. Go to almost any roadside snow cone business and you will find that you can order a Tiger's Blood snow cone. First of all, since tigers are on the endangered species list, I'm pretty sure that hunting and killing a tiger so that you can put it's blood into a summer time drink is probably illegal. Secondly, the health concerns of drinking the blood of a tiger are many. So many that I won't go into all of them here.

And there are other similar flavors out there. Like Bahama Mama for instance. I find it hard to believe that with this cannibalistic flavor, more people in the Bahama's aren't taking precautions to guard their mothers.

And as lax as the Snow Cone Flavor Approval Association is with flavors and flavors names, there are some that have not been approved. Here are a few examples of snow cone flavors that did not make the cut.

Sugar Booger- just what it sounds like, a mixture of sugar and boogers

Rattle Snake Venom- test cases for this flavor sent most subjects to the hospital

Mustard Mushroom Mango- just plain gross

Roadkill- while popular with roadside snow cone stand operators due to it's low cost, the focus groups did not respond well to this flavor for some reason


  1. bahahahaha! you are so funny! came over from myolderbrothers. you guys are hilarious! thanks and keep it up!

  2. One of my favorite things ever, the snow cone, or hawaiian shaved ice as it was called in Athens, AL growing up. Tiger's Blood has been my choice at least 20 times in my life. Also, Ninja Turtle. Not sure what flavors that is, but the name is hardcore.

  3. Where can I get the recipe for that Mustard Mushroom Mango snow cone? Sounds yummy!