Saturday, July 6, 2019

Those Summer Nights....

"I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket." ~ Kelle Elmore

June has been so much fun! I'm not sure I've ever eaten as many snow cones in one month. Our Ice Hole adventure gives us time to stop and enjoy the summer evenings (even when they are sweltering), plus we get to recap our day and talk about all our summer plans.

I won't lie. Sometimes I'm tired and just want to plop my rear on the sofa. But I haven't regretted going on a snow cone run yet! It's fun - even when it feels like a job. And our followers make it even more fun.

The last group of stands were definitely varied in quality and style. Here's our take:

MeMe's Arctic Sno in the Drug Emporium Parking Lot (45th & Western)

This was the first stop of this set of stands, and it was possibly the windiest day to go! We blew into the parking lot ready for some sweet deliciousness, and found a friendly staff member who took our orders. The prices were higher than we'd seen elsewhere ($2 for a small that is the same size as kiddie at most other places) but the flavor selection was good. 

They have 50 flavors and keep a really clean trailer. They had plenty seating, but the chairs are kind of short for the tables. It felt like we waited a long time to get our orders, but the wind could have played into our patience.

As I've said before, I've never met a snow cone I didn't like, and the flavors were good. Sadie joined us, and I think she was surprised at how seriously we take this adventure!

We tried the following flavors:

Salty Dog (pickle/margarita)
Bubblegum with cream
Yellow cake batter with cream

Some of our comments:

"Nice seating area."
"Flavor is good."
"Customer service was friendly."

When we were leaving, a gentleman that sat at the table next to us said, "Write nice things about us". It seemed odd to us that the owner or owner's spouse didn't stop and say hi if he knew we were there. Was he trying to listen to our conversation? (I'm sure that was disappointing. We talk about pretty mundane things.) 

The Pop Stop on Western (close to American Vengeance Tattoo)

So, in all fairness, this little place is a year-round store that sells snacks and soft drinks. It advertises that is sells snow cones year round, so we decided to try it. Because it's not the main purpose of the place, we suspected it would be a different quality. We weren't wrong. These remind us of the older style, childhood snow cones. They have 175 flavors, a lot of seating, and a great location. But if you're looking for that super smooth ice, this won't fit the bill. Prices weren't high, but the quality wasn't either. I bet it's a great place to grab a drink though!

We tried the following flavors:

Banana split
Irish cream

Some of our comments:

"They need real spoons."
"Flavors don't match the names."
"Nice seating area."
"They don't seem very prepared for snow cone business."

I think if I got a hankering for a snow cone in November or December, I might stop by, but maybe not. 

Uni-Cones at Shoot the Moon Fireworks on Coulter (This one is mobile.)

So, as a special request, we ventured out to Shoot the Moon Fireworks to try a Uni-Cone! We were NOT disappointed. They have our favorite kind of ice, and their flavors were delicious. It was even MORE fun because we had some friends join us AND it was Kerry's birthday

We tried the following flavors:

Watermelon with skittles
Red cherry with a snow cap
Dreamsicle with ice cream
Red Velvet
Georgia Peach

Some comments:

"This ice is great."
"I love the flavor."
"Sizes and prices are good."
"Since they are mobile, it might be hard to find them each time."

The presentation was awesome. The service was quite speedy for the complexity of the orders, and the flavor was amazing! I'd follow this trailer around to get their deliciousness!

P.S. SnoCone at 34th and Western

We happened upon this little neighborhood stand when we were realized the next one on our spreadsheet wasn't open. It's an older stand, that has a lot of great flavor choices. With 140 different flavors, you'll probably find something you like. They serve shaved ice, and would be an awesome place to sit and enjoy a good snow cone if they had seating.

Their customer service was good, and the stand was clean. If I lived in the Paramount area, I'd run by there every day for a quick treat!

We tried the following flavors:

Orange splash
Candy apple
Caramel apple
Butter pecan
OSU with cream

Some of our comments:

"I wish they had seating."
"They need to update their menu into one big one."
"I'd eat this again!"
"The flavors are good."

We all agreed that we'd try it again, but seating is a must for us! We like to hang out and enjoy our snow cones.

Stay tuned for our next set of stands! We'll be back on the road tomorrow. (And go follow our Facebook page: Don't Be an Ice Hole!)


Unknown said...

Great blog. Makes me hungry for a snow cone.

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