A note from a frequent reader wanted to set the record straight about an answer in this week’s Mini-Poll. A question asking about “the most painful event of your summer” offers sunburns, heat rashes, mosquito bites, hot car seats, and big utility bills as choices — along with an answer with which the reader good-naturedly disagreed: “Don’t think it’s possible to get a brain freeze from a Sno Cone or Shaved Ice. You must be thinking of slushies.”
The reader ought to know. He is Phil Tomber, president of St. Louis-based RIO Syrup Company, Inc. RIO Syrup manufactures 250 flavors and sends its products to all 50 states and 20 foreign countries to make Sno Cones, Shaved Ices, and yes slushies.
No brain freeze from Sno Cones.