This summer, there were few things more refreshing than a Pelican’s SnoBalls. The sweet treat provided sweet relief from the hot and humid days.
Now, as the warm weather gives way to cooler temperatures, the franchise is preparing to close its doors for the season. You have until the end of October to sneak in a few more treats.
“March through May, we’re slammed,” said Matthew Marcom, owner of the popular Rosewood location. “June through August, we stay steady, but a lot of the college kids are gone, so we heavily rely on families in neighborhoods. But the second school goes back in, we slowly calm down till we close up.”
But that doesn’t stop the steady stream of customers who can’t help but find themselves waiting in line for the cold confection.
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“The kids’ flavors are popular with everyone,” said Marcom. “They’re really solid combos. The kids see them and the parents ask, ‘Can I get that or is it just a kids’ thing?’ And when I tell them they can get it, they’re so excited.”
The franchise has 114 flavors at its disposal to mix and make just about any flavor you could possibly imagine.
We didn’t have a caramel frappuccino so I just went out and made one. Generally we can hit just about everything. Its tough to think of something we don’t have.
said Matthew Marcom, owner of the popular Rosewood Pelican’s SnoBalls
“We make all our flavors in-house,” said Marcom. “It’s a unique product. A lot of people think of water ice or Italian ice, which is a lot more dense and heavily packed. We’re a lot lighter than that.”
But what you may not see on the menu anytime soon is an adult version.
“We promote a very family-friendly atmosphere, but we find little single serving caps on the property all the time, so I know what goes down,” said Marcom. “For my personal stash at the house, Bahama mama and tigers blood with a little bit of rum is a great combo. Also peach with a little peach Schnapps goes very well together.”