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Posted on 06.28.09
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  • Posted on 06.28.09


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.