Friday, May 16, 2014

Sno Pickle

As soon as the long-awaited Pelican's SnoBalls opened on Rosewood Drive, my daughter made me turn the car around to give it a try. 

On our first visit, she selected a combo of raspberry and cherry.  As you can imagine, she was quite pleased, being the little sweet freak that she is.  While we stood in line, I perused the extensive sno-ball menu.  I was amazed at all the flavors (100 to be exact.)  Crazy flavors like wedding cake, tiger blood (?) and toothpaste.  But one flavor really stood out.  I mean really.

Ever since that day, I can't quit thinking about it.  I've tried to imagine what in the world it would be like. I pondered and contemplated.  After all, I am a huge fan and connoisseur of the real thing. I just couldn't get it out of my mind.  It was quite clear...I had to try it.  There was no way around it.  The flavor?  DILL PICKLE.

I picked up the Wunderkind from school and headed straight for Pelican's. Today was the day.  I told the guy at the window how I've been obsessing about this flavor and he even gave me this look as to say "Seriously lady?  Are you sure?" He handed it over and eagerly awaited my first taste.  As soon as it hit my tongue, I could definitely taste the dill pickle flavor.
Dill pickle in forefront

Wish me luck!
But quickly I noticed that after a few bites, it begins to get sweeter, almost limey.  I learned that if you take a break and then have another bite, you'll pick up that dill flavor again.  It was actually quite good.  Although I must say, I was really hoping it would be more sour, like a real pickle.  You would think that kids would hate it, but Viv liked it.

She chose the "gone fishin'" which is a combo of polar punch, lemon-lime and is studded with gummy worms.  As we got in the car to head home, she asked if we could trade.  So, I ate hers on the way home but once we pulled into the neighborhood, she decided it was time to trade back. 
This is appropriately captioned "the brain freeze"

If you're unfamiliar, the SnoBall is, apparently, a native of Louisiana.  The Pelican's SnoBalls is located on the corner of Rosewood and S. Gregg.  They have a parking lot behind it which is about the size of a postage stamp. But don't worry, you can find a park around the place if the lot is full.  They have 3 picnic tables and umbrella's set up along S. Gregg.  And, if you try all 100 flavors in one "season" you win a T-shirt and bragging rights.  I might be able to do it, but the toothpaste SnoBall could be what stands in my way.

Pelican's SnoBalls on Urbanspoon


  1. I seriously was thinking they were real sno(w) balls! Lol My hometown where I grew up had a place called Snow Biz (similar to this one) and I loved going during the summer. I bet that Dill Pickle flavor was interesting! I'd definitely try it!

  2. What a great find! My girls would definitively love this place. Good luck with that toothpaste flavor one!



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