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HalfShell May 8, 2007 12:27 PM

I'm a New Orleanian in exile. Can someone give an assessment of the snowball situation down there right now? It's getting hot, and school's almost out, so I imagine some of my favorite places are about to open up. What's open? Did any of the best stands close for good? I'm specifically concerned about Plum Street, which was like a second home to me growing up.

  1. malenky May 8, 2007 01:02 PM

    Plum street is open and well. Went there last week and had a nice and tasty raspberry snowball. There were actually opened last summer as well. Most of the snowballs stands are up and running.

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      Hungry Celeste May 8, 2007 01:31 PM

      Yeah, Plum Street is fine, and Hansen's is too, despite a changing of the guard to the younger generation (RIP, Mr. Ernest & Ms. Mary). I'm pretty sure that Pandora's is operating, and that snowball shack on Jeff Highway near St. Agnes is kicking, too.

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        gginnola May 8, 2007 08:36 PM

        Plum St. is up and running and good as always! I guess I'll have to get over there tomorrow, because now I'm craving one!

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          NolaRola May 15, 2007 12:15 PM

          Right before Katrina there was an article in the Lagniappe that contained a list of very popular snowball stands and their signature snowballs. One I'm most interested in is a Red Velvet Cake Snowball. Does any know the name of the snowball stand that makes this? This sounds sooooo gooood!! Also, it would be fun if you guys would share your favorite snowball flavor and where to buy it. ;)

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          1. re: NolaRola
            Hungry Celeste May 15, 2007 12:30 PM

            My absolute favorite: an almond joy snowball from Elaine's in Larose, LA. Fine, fine ice (virtually as fine as Hansen's), topped with almond, chocolate, coconut, and a little evap milk as lagniappe. Worth the whole $1.25 price tag.

            Second favorite is a lemonade sno-bliz, with extra pink special sno-bliz flavor on top.

            1. re: Hungry Celeste
              Hungry Celeste Jul 24, 2007 07:33 AM

              Okay, I have a new favorite: Ashley's experimental flavors at SnoBliz on Sunday were limeade and chocolate-mint. Both were excellent, with the limeade slightly edging the chocomint.

              1. re: Hungry Celeste
                funkjester Aug 14, 2007 05:44 PM

                wow, that almond joy snoball just sounds sinfully delicious...

              2. re: NolaRola
                gginnola May 15, 2007 10:03 PM

                My favorite snowball is chocolate with condensed milk. Yum!

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                localfoodie May 17, 2007 02:28 PM

                Pandora's box on Carrolton towards wisner is fantastic, they have the best creme necter in the city

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                1. re: localfoodie
                  chef4hire Aug 2, 2007 08:36 PM

                  somebody told me Pandora's was selling tamales..is that something new or was I imagining it??

                  1. re: chef4hire
                    klm6242 Aug 14, 2007 04:22 PM

                    Pandoras is definitely selling tamales! i havent tried them yet though

                    1. re: klm6242
                      funkjester Aug 14, 2007 05:45 PM

                      Snoballs and tamales...you gotta love it, only in N'Awlins, bruh...

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                  mle1111 Jul 23, 2007 06:42 PM

                  Found this thread and it got me thinking. I used to be stationed in Belle Chase at the air station some 12 years ago, and we always stopped for snowballs at this stand that was shaped like a train on Belle Chase Hwy, between the front and back gate.

                  We are cruising out of NOLA in Aug and would love to stop for one if they are still there. A chocolate with cream was my favorite...

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                    Overweight Jul 31, 2007 03:05 PM

                    For the Metairie-ites out there, Sal's is still DOMINATING the snowball world. All lesser snow-balls cower in fear.....

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