Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Snow Cone Juice

The snow cone guy used to come down our street in the summer, ringing a bell as he drove his station wagon. Kids would come running from out of houses and backyards. They cost a dime back then. The syrup that the snow cone guy used (and which is still used by purveyors of shaved ice in St. Louis) was Rio. I just stumbled across the Rio syrup factory last week. It's located on 23rd Street north of Market.