Pelican’s SnoBalls a great way to beat the heat

Durham Mabry, left, and Lindsay Swing make sno cones for customers at Pelican's SnoBalls recently. / Kaitlin Gillespie, Times-News correspondent

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie
Times-News correspondent

   With the rising heat comes rising thirst, and while water is all good and dandy, sometimes there is the undeniable urge for a little more flavor than what water can offer. When you’re on the quest for flavor, there is a place that provides more than 100 hundred flavor options, and its name is Pelican’s.
Pelican’s SnoBalls has locations in both Burlington and Mebane.
Owner Steve Wilson said he started the business because “it looked fun and everyone who came through had fun.” He enjoys seeing everyone who comes through the line at Pelican’s, and it is a considerable line at times, with people of all ages smiling and enjoying their sweet treats.
   The price is enough to make anyone smile with the kiddie size being plenty to curve a sweet tooth, and at only $1.50 it’s hard to beat. The largest size is $4 and it is of considerable girth and would possibly make a great sharable date snack.
Pelican’s is at 1172 St. Marks Church Road, Burlington, and 408 West Center St., Mebane, and is open from noon to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.
From toothpaste, tiger’s blood and Grim Reaper-flavored sno cones, there’s no way to go wrong with the multitude of different varieties. With no size more than $5, it won’t break the bank, either. This family friendly sweet spot is sure to satisfy a sweet tooth and possibly cool people down a few degrees, too.

 Kaitlin Gillespie is a rising freshman at Western Carolina University and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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