Buzz Word…a weekly feature designed to increase interaction among Little Rock foodies! I will post a “buzz word” on The Mighty Rib Facebook page. The word could be anything food related (ie… steak, cheddar cheese, Swiss chard). I will then ask for reader suggestions on one dish that includes the “buzz word” of the week. All suggestions go into a hat, one is picked, dish is eaten, review is written…all within a week’s time.
Our latest “buzz word” was lime. Unfortunately, “lime” wasn’t able to generate the high number of responses as with previous entries.
In the end, Erin’s Ninja Turtle from Cajun Sno was randomly selected.
I honestly can’t remember the last time I had a snow cone…20 years, maybe. My memories of the treat go back to elementary school, when every Friday afternoon we could plunk down a quarter for the much anticipated end-of-the-week treat. I could remember that coin burning a hole in my pocket throughout the day.
And although the excitement has waned a bit, I still was very much looking forward to trying out the Ninja Turtle snow cone at Cajun Sno.
The snow cone is a lemon, lime, and grape flavor combination. Get it? Green, yellow, and purple are the primary colors of the late 80’s comic book/cartoon/movie fictional heroes.
Don’t get me wrong, the snow cone was excellent, but a heavy hand with the grape syrup definitely drowned out the lemon and lime flavors. The shaved, soft ice had a perfect texture and held its form longer than I anticipated. Unfortunately, I felt the snow cone’s appearance came up a little short, due to its lack of vibrant colors. The same cannot be said about my daughter’s rainbow snow cone, thus leaving me just a tad bit jealous.
Truth be told, I could only polish off half of my medium-sized ($2.50) snow cone. I may have the brain of a child, but the stomach of a 36-year-old—just too much sweet syrup for this guy to handle.
Cajun Sno also offers: kiddie ($1.50), small ($2), and large ($3). The quant hut on the side of Kavanaugh is open every day from 2-9 p.m. during the hot months and is “cash only.”
I’ve tried out Cajun Sno twice and been disappointed twice. In fact I’ve not had a good snowball in Little Rock since moving here in 2001. Cajun Sno lacked a sufficient amount of syrup for me and they don’t have marshmallow creme to add to a snowball.