Is It A Slushie or a New Orleans Sno-ball?

Sometimes selling a treat is all about repackaging it so that it seems so much more special. For instance, the treat in the photograph above looks just like any neon green, laden with chemicals garden-variety Freezie or Slushie type treat that can be sold at any all-night Quickie Mart or gas station grocery store.

However even though it looks like a lime or melon ball slushie of some kind it is actually a New Orleans Sno-ball.  Like a slushie, a New Orleans Sno-ball is just ground up ice and a bit of condensed milk. It is a great example of how you can concoct something a little bit ordinary in your store using slushie equipment and give it a name that is a bit more exotic so you can charge a bit more.

In New Orleans Sno-Balls are served everywhere, in cafes, on the sidewalk and on the beach.  Authentic Sno-Balls are actually served in Chinese Take-Out Food Cartons although you could serve it any type of cardboard or edible cone. It is the perfect treat to serve on Halloween or in celebration of Mardi Gras.

Photo By Matthew (originally posted to Flickr as 5/6/2009: 293/365) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


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