Summer Snow!/アメリカのかき氷

Happy Thursday Everyone! Hope you're having a great week!


  Megan here. I'd like to tell you about one of my favorite places in my home city of Tuscaloosa.  It's a place called "Summer Snow". Isn't that a refreshing name? The two starting "S" sounds make me think a cool summer breeze. It's also a funny name because it's hard to imagine snow on a hot summer day.  Summer Snow sells shaved ice, which is also known as "snow cones." Shaved ice is very much like kakigoori, but I think the number of flavors and kinds of flavors differ from the ones found in Japan. One popular flavor is "Tiger's Blood." Blood doesn't sound very appetizing, but rest assured: the only thing that is similar to blood is the red color.  My favorite flavors are pina colada (a mix of pineapple and coconut) and blue raspberry (a tart raspberry flavor with a beautiful blue color).


Here's an article about Summer Snow:

This page has a map that shows where Summer Snow is, but it doesn't show the (tiny) building (it must be an old photo ^^;). Still, you can navigate around the map and get a tour of my town ^_^



Do you often eat kakigoori? Where do you usually eat it? What kinds of flavors have you found (and what's your favorite flavor)?


Until next time--take care and stay cool!