My friends really are the best. I received information on the most current version of the Snoopy Sno-Cone Maker from a Facebook friend:
The description reads:
For nearly 30 years, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine has symbolized summer fun. First introduced in 1979, this nostalgic toy lets children create treats to help them beat the heat. Just place an ice cube in the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, and watch it transform into a delicious dessert with a few turns of the handle. Kids can even flavor their creations with the included Flavor-Aid or with their favorite juice or soda.
What? Favor-Aid or with their favorite juice or soda?
No more ordering of Favor-Aid packets?
No more trips to the toy store to pick up the necessary cherry flavoring?
No more concerns about parents balking at the additional expense?
You know what this means? I can make Diet Coke Snoopy Sno-Cones.
And cranberry-apple Snoopy Sno-Cones?
Maybe even vodka-flavored Sno-Cones for my father-in-law?
Or beer-flavored Sno-Cones for my next Super Bowl party?
Genius. I'm in. What a wonderful world we live in.
Though another friend pointed out that her mother was using juice to favor her sno-cones as a kids, which means this was probably possible in 1982 had I possessed half a brain.