This is an Island Breeze, a glorious combination of lime flavored syrup and the ever popular Blue Raspberry flavored syrup! This can can only come from one place and that place is known as Sno-Biz.
I. LOVE. SNO-BIZ.
At one point in my life I went through a phase where I was trying to find the perfect flavor, out of the 100,000,000 that they offer, and I tried over 230 flavors from April to August. I even helped make up some new ones.
For you unfortunate souls out there who have never gotten to experience the sheer ecstasy that is Sno-Biz, let me lay it out for you.
First of all, Sno-Biz is CHEAP. I mean dirt cheap…an extra large cup of Sno-Biz is $3…Yup $3!!! I would pay $20 but I don’t have to because this ish is just $3.
“So what exactly is this Sno-Biz you speak off Jon?” you might be thinking.
Sno-Biz is essentially a Hawaiian shaved ice, but exponentially better, like I mean you cant beat it.
The ice is shaved so thin and is so powdery you would swear that they have a direct connect to the snow covered mountains in Colorado in that little shack somewhere.
So now lets talk about the flavors! Good God the flavors…its borderline overwhelming!
They have so many combinations that you’ll just about go cross-eyed.
Frog-in-a-blender, Godzilla, Ninja Juice, peach cobbler, blackberry cobbler, strawberry shortcake, fuzzy navel, island breeze, sucker punch, chunky monkey, island breeze, Georgia peach, sweet tart, margarita, apple pie, big red, chocolate cake, banana pudding, and they’ve even got one that tastes like a freaking wedding cake, and I know from experience that it tastes JUST LIKE WEDDING CAKE!
I caught up with former football auburn football player, Colton Wingard, at one of the two local Sno-Biz shacks and Asked him what flavor he had gotten and how it was. He informed me that he had gotten an AU Cyclone and this was his description,
“It’s like tiny little magical flavor fairies covered in ice dancing around in your mouth making you all happy and stuff.”
…..and that’s pretty much the most accurate description I have ever heard of how Sno-BIz makes a person feel. It is truly magical and takes me back to summers as a teenager!
This frozen concoction is basically Margaritaville for the underage beach bum and sometimes for the legal beach bum on the wagon.
For me, nothing, no shaved ice anywhere can compare to Alabama Sno-Biz and it is a tradition that I hope to carry on in the future with my family.
I have never seen Sno-Biz anywhere but Alabama and so until proven otherwise I will consider it to be unique to us!
Well until next time Ladies and Gentlemen, enjoy the weather and War Eagle!