The world of snowball flavors is divided into sweet and tart, and I prefer tart flavors. To me, the gold standard of icy tartness is Hansen’s proprietary “sno-bliz” flavor, a pale-pink, mouth-puckering syrup with a barely sweet edge. I’d probably eat one a day, except that Hansen’s is 20 miles from my house. So imagine my surprise to discover a tart, only slightly sweet cherry limeade flavor at Parad-Ice, a bight-yellow snowball trailer on River Road in old Luling….just a few miles from my abode. Thanks, Parad-Ice, for delivering me from sticky-sweet flavors, and thanks for accomodating my special requests (like a larger cup and very little syrup). On the “little syrup” note: it is my firm conviction that almost any ordinary snowball can be improved with restrain in the syrup department….why do so many places drown the ice in a flood-tide of artifical color and flavor? A light hand preserves the ice’s fluffy texture, and light syrup doesn’t overwhelm the taste buds with sugar-shock. Try your next snowball “dry”…let me know what you think.