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Shaved Ice, Twice as Nice

Photograph by Ashley Gieseking

The kings of the summertime shaved-ice scene are Mr. Harry’s Carnival Foods, with wild flavors like cherimoya, and Tropical Moose, serving treats to people and liver-flavored ice to grateful dogs.

LOCATIONS

Mr. Harry's Carnival Foods: One in Ballwin

Tropical Moose: One in Webster and two in Kirkwood, including a new concession stand at Kirkwood Park

 

SEATING

Mr. Harry's Carnival Foods: Seats 32 inside, 10 on the patio

Tropical Moose: Benches for about 50, plus a huge plaza to stroll

 

ICE SOURCE

Mr. Harry's Carnival Foods: Block ice in a Southern Snow shaver; Frigid Frog flavors

Tropical Moose: Block ice in a Japanese shaving machine; mostly Rio flavors

 

NUMBER OF FLAVORS

Mr. Harry's Carnival Foods: 40 regular, 10 sugar-free

Tropical Moose: 54 regular, 6 sugar-free

 

POPULAR FLAVORS

Mr. Harry's Carnival Foods: For adults, Big Red (strawberry cream soda); for kids, rainbow

Tropical Moose: For adults, cherry; for kids, Monkey Snot (see below) or wedding cake

 

EXOTIC FLAVORS

Mr. Harry's Carnival Foods: Barbie (wedding cake and cotton candy), Bananas Foster, Red Velvet, Tootsie Roll, Dreamsicle, Fuzzy Navel, and cherimoya (a tropical fruit that Mark Twain once called “the most delicious fruit known to men”)

Tropical Moose: Motor Oil (blackberry), Monkey Snot (sweet green apple), Wapple (watermelon plus apple), Fruity Pebbles (strawberry, orange, peach, and Tom Collins), and Georgia Sunrise (peach and orange)

 

ADULT OPTIONS

Mr. Harry's Carnival Foods: Snowtini cocktails (which are “shaven, not stirred”) in flavors like piña colada, cotton-candy vodka, strawberry rum, and margarita

Tropical Moose: None

 

LAGNIAPPES

Mr. Harry's Carnival Foods: Complimentary sweet cream, sour shots, sprinkles, and gummy bears

Tropical Moose: Complimentary Nerds and sprinkles; The Volcano features a topping of exploding Pop Rocks candy

 

MAGICAL INNOVATION

Mr. Harry's Carnival Foods: Shaved-ice fresh-squeezed lemonade with strawberry flavoring is addictive.

Tropical Moose: The Hawaiian Dream Cone, with shaved ice over ice cream, doubles the pleasure.

 

OTHER FOOD

Mr. Harry's Carnival Foods: Turkey legs, chili pie, funnel cakes, nachos…

Tropical Moose: None

 

DOG TREATS

Mr. Harry's Carnival Foods: None

Tropical Moose: The Canine Cooler is shaved ice pressed with a decorative paw print, filled with a “puréed liver-based juice.”

 

DECOR

Mr. Harry's Carnival Foods: Circus theme includes posters, clown dolls, and free popcorn

Tropical Moose: Shack is festooned with plaques honoring the winners of the one-day, 54-flavor Marathon Challenge, which requires a minimum of nine consecutive hours of eating shaved ice

 

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