Chill out with Handsome Dan’s snocones in NYC!

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Lately all this heat and humidity here in NYC has me thinking of ways to keep cool short of dumping ice down my pants. Yowza! Talk about shrinkage!

There are a few places that come to mind that serve up one of my favorite cold treats – flavored ice. Hidden away inside a decrepit mini-mall off Bedford Ave in Brooklyn lies an amazing find of sweet delight. Handsome Dan’s Snocone & Candy Stand !

Stumbling onto this place one afternoon after seeing the chalkboard sign out on the sidewalk advertising sno-cones we walked into a small candy shop that Willy Wonka would even approve of.

Sparsely decorated but sporting a diverse selection of candies retro-style like a blast from the past, along with an array of present day sugary sweets, Handsome Dan’s delivers. Pop rocks, six pound gummy bears, Pez dispensers, atomic fireballs, Fruit Stripe gum, Chik-a-sticks, gumballs, cow tails, and many other treats. Dentists must love this place!

The two guys working behind the counter are hipster cool and helpful. This place is a definite must visit next time I am near Bedford Ave.

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Oh yeah, I almost forgot. What I am penning this post about. The homemade sno-cones are pretty awesome. No, really, they are worth every cent of the $4 they charge. Large and flavorful, cold and refreshing, these things quenched our thirst during a warm afternoon. They had around five flavors to choose from. One was the Raspberry Lemon in which they actually squeezed a real slice of lemon on, and the syrup was not at all too sugary. Just right!

My choice was the Chocolate Milk sno-cone that tasted like Yoo-Hoo! Oh baby! Pure win all the way! Wish I could get one now, but alas, I am too far away in midtown Manhattan and don’t really want to leave my air conditioned office.

Handsome Dan, one day we will meet again, and you will chill me out!

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Handsome Dan’s Snocone & Candy Stand – http://handsomedansstand.com/

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