What It Is
The Original Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine is back for a new generation of sno-cone fans. This sno-cone maker has the classic look of the original, which was first introduced in 1979, and the same kid-powered fun.
First, you make the flavoring by mixing the fruit punch flavor mix with water and stirring until the powder dissolves. You can make one cup at a time by adding a small amount of powder to one cup of water until the taste is to your liking. Carefully pour the mixed flavor into the squeeze bottle. Then drop one ice cube into the ice chute, and place the Snoopy Ice Pusher into the top of the ice chute. Turn the shaver handle clockwise about six times without applying pressure on Snoopy. Then, while still turning the handle, gently push down on Snoopy and ice shaving will begin. Scoop the ice shavings into a paper cup with the shovel scoop, and squeeze the flavor mix over the ice shavings. Then you're ready to eat!
The mix tastes like familiar fruit punch drinks. It's not as sweet as you might expect, and it gets a little thin as the ice melts fairly quickly and it becomes watery.
The kit contains one Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, one Snoopy Ice Pusher, a shovel scoop, a syrup bottle, three paper cups, and one packet of fruit punch soft drink mix. You can also use any flavored drink or juice to make sno-cones with your favorite flavors. You can also fill an ice cube tray with lemonade or any fruit juice and freeze it. Then grind those cubes in the machine.
Why It’s Fun
Kids will like making their very own sno-cones with The Original Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine. However, parents will need to help young kids grind the ice cubes because it is very difficult and requires a lot of strength. Also, you can only grind one ice cube at a time. One ice cube barely fills up the paper cup, so while you grind a second ice cube (and a third and a fourth) the ice shavings in the cup begin to melt. This can be frustrating. Stopping to place the ice shavings in a bowl in the freezer might help as you continue to grind ice cubes, but the newly frozen shavings might freeze up and become too hard and no longer the texture of a sno-cone.
Who It’s For
The Original Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine is for ages 4 and up. Adult supervision is recommended for younger children.
What To Be Aware Of
Adult assembly is required.
This is a messy toy. Make sure you play with this in an area where it's easy to clean up any spills or drips. This has never been a toy about making a professional Sno-Cone. It's about the play of shaving the ice, and the quantities are not large.
Refill flavor packs are available and retail for about $6.99.
Results will vary if you use your own drink mixes or flavorings.
The fruit punch mix contains aspartame. It is made in a facility that also processes wheat, eggs, milk, and soy.
Before you start, wash all parts of The Original Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine thoroughly in warm water. Do not wash The Original Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine in the dishwasher or hot water.