Sunday, December 6, 2015

Ho Ho Hunsperger: Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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Now days, the Easy Bake Oven has been converted to make it more unisex.  When I was a kid it was pink and touted as a girl's toy.  Back then the closest a boy could get to receiving a "cooking" toy was the Snoopy Snow Cone Machine.

And one Christmas my brother and I got one.  Despite the fact that it was cold outside, we were eager to crunch up some ice cubes and coat the shavings in a sugar solution.  Who needed the sno-cone man to drive by anymore?  Certainly not us.

The machine was put into overdrive during the summer months of course, as we'd make treats for our friends as we splashed around in the pool.  Too bad we didn't have a more entrepreneurial spirit, we could have started our own business.  The classic is back with a bit of an updated look, but it still embraces the retro features that made it so popular.

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