Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

The most sought after toy among my circle of friends was not a Megatron, a Castle Grayskull, or any number of Mobile Command Units. It was, kind of inexplicably, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine. I never got one, none of my friends ever got one, and today, as an adult who has the $15 to spend, I still don’t have one. There was just something really alluring about it. Was it because anything with Snoopy on it is instantly wholesome and wonderful? Probably, because the fact of the matter is I never really liked sno-cones. And I hear the sno-cones it made were less than stellar.

Man, I still want one.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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5 thoughts on “Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

  1. Dude, I had one of these. It was so awesome. The sno-cones were fab! It literally shaved the ice… which is what sno-cones are anyway.

    I think the reason everyone wanted one was the stinkin’ commercial. It was awesome. I can still recall the tune.

    We also had a Snoopy Playmate. Played with it for hours and hours. But that was nothing compared to how much play I got out of my Merlin.

  2. brayv says:

    My sister had one – and I remember this being one of my first experiences of being disenchanted with a product verus its advertising. What you don’t see on the commercial is the crazy amount of time that it takes to shave enough ice for even the tiniest of sno-cones. Although, if they packaged it as Snoopy’s workout machine, with bonus sno-cone feature…..

  3. We had one, didnt use it too much, took too much time. But recently my brother bought the new one and we made some at christmas. Still takes a while though.

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