Thursday, March 3, 2011

Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

What was better than toys or snacks? Toys that made snacks!

I adored the Easy Bake Oven, but I think even more than that I loved the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine.

Somebody in our neighborhood had it, but I don't think it was me. Maybe a cousin, maybe a neighbor. I remember that turning the crank to shave down the ice cube was much harder than advertised. I also remember that we would sometimes consume the syrup packets without bothering to shave the ice. (In Minnesota, where I grew up, you could just squirt it on snow.)

It's also awesomely designed. Look how cute that doghouse is! So classy compared to some of the versions they have today, like the nightmade-inducing Sponge Bob Square Pants Sno-Cone Maker.

Also, I think even if I lived to be 101, on my deathbed I will still be able to sing the damn jingle. "It's yum-yum fun, that is cool and keen! And its name is the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine!"

What about you? Did you have one of these, or covet one?


Anonymous said...

My childhood best friend had one and I always wanted one! Finally a few years ago I bought a vintage model on Ebay. The blades are rusty and it would break if used. It's more of a conversation piece!

Brian said...

As a kid I was obsessed with all things Peanuts, so of course I had the Snoopy snow-cone maker. It was serious work grinding up those ice cubes... and when you were done you had just a tiny bit of ice! I think I only used it once or twice. I also had the Snoopy battery-operated toothbrush, which didn't work well either.