Mini Poll: A Rite of St. Louis Summer: Snow Cones


Sno cone or snow cone?


"Sno":
 19%
"Snow":
 81%

 


Snow cone or snow ball?


Cone:
 98%
Ball:
 2%

 


Italian ice or snow cone?


Italian ice:
 3%
Snow cone:
 97%

 


Slush or snow cone?


Slush:
 4%
Snow cone:
 96%

 


How many snow cones do you eat a year?


1 - 5:
 56%
6 - 10:
 6%
11 - 20:
 7%
More than 20:
 29%
None, but I am going to have at least one this summer:
 1%
None:
 1%

 


Finely shaved or chopped ice?


Finely shaved:
 96%
Chopped:
 4%

 


A traditional paper pointed cone cup, a plain foam cup, or a fancy Hawaiian flower cup?


Traditional:
 13%
Plain foam:
 86%
Fancy flowered:
 1%

 


Stand, store, or truck?


Stand:
 47%
Store:
 0%
Truck:
 52%

 


Fruit flavor or something else?


Fruit flavor:
 77%
Something else:
 23%

 


Generally, same flavor every time or different flavor each time?


Same:
 60%
Different:
 40%

 


Cream or no cream?


Cream:
 3%
No cream:
 97%

 


Sour shot or not?


Add the sour:
 70%
Skip the sour:
 30%

 


A flavor on the “wild side” that sounds most interesting?


Herb, like basil or rosemary:
 1%
Exotic, like lychee or rose:
 2%
Hipster, like cucumber or PBJ:
 76%
Wild for me, like cherry:
 22%

 


Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Orleans, or Hawaii?


Baltimore:
 3%
Philadelphia:
 1%
New Orleans:
 16%
Hawaii:
 81%

 


Chain or local stand?


Chain:
 0%
Local:
 98%
Doesn't matter:
 1%

 


Which of the following stands serves the best snow cones?


The Igloo:
 0%
Snow cone stand at Soulard Market:
 0%
Murray's Shaved Ice (St. Louis Hills):
 1%
D&M Sno Cones (St. Louis Hills):
 0%
Tropical Moose (Webster, Kirkwood):
 72%
Souther Sno (Brentwood):
 0%
A Big Chill (South County):
 4%
Sno Stop Snow Cones (Arnold):
 0%
Glaciers (Forest Park, Marlborough):
 0%
Cup of Sno (Maplewood):
 0%
The Snow Sled (a snow cone food truck):
 21%
CJ New Orleans Style Sno-Cones (South County):
 0%
New Orleans Sno-To-Go (Affton):
 0%
Some other place:
 0%

 


How do you generally get to a snow cone stand?


Walk to it:
 62%
Bike to it:
 1%
Drive to it:
 8%
Bus or metro:
 0%
Wait for it to drive by me:
 29%
No snow cones for me:
 0%

 


What’s the most you’d pay for a great snow cone?


$2:
 63%
$3:
 11%
$4:
 10%
$5:
 2%
$10:
 0%
$12:
 13%
More:
 1%

 


Tip the maker/server or not?


Tip:
 85%
No tip:
 15%

 


Have you ever heard of the St. Louis-based Rio Syrup Company?


Yes:
 92%
No:
 8%

 


Which of the original Rio Syrup Company flavors is your favorite?


Banana:
 1%
Black Cherry:
 1%
Blue Bubble Gum:
 0%
Blueberry:
 6%
Blue Rasberry:
 1%
Cherry:
 42%
Fruit Punch:
 0%
Grape:
 24%
Lemon:
 0%
Lemon Lime:
 0%
Lime:
 1%
Orange:
 7%
Orange Pineapple:
 1%
Piña Colada:
 3%
Pineapple:
 0%
Pink Bubble Gum:
 0%
Pink Lemonade:
 0%
Red Rasberry:
 1%
Root Beer:
 1%
Simple Syrup:
 0%
Strawberry:
 1%
Strawberry Daiquiri:
 1%
Tiger Blood:
 8%
Vanilla:
 0%
Watermelon:
 1%

 


Do you own a Rio Home Ice Shaver Kit?


Yes:
 16%
No:
 82%
No, but I will click through to the link and look at them:
 2%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.