Recent write-ups

Jul 29 2011 | By

We’ve been getting a lot of great press lately. Here are some recent articles about Hansen’s that have been published online.

The 21st-Century Snoball

“In New Orleans, people have a sno-ball like other people have a coffee,” says Ashley Hansen, who runs Hansen’s Sno-Bliz, the legendary Uptown sno-ball business her late grandparents Mary and Ernest Hansen started in 1939. “You see fathers and daughters coming in together, people come from the office, it’s an outing where you get a sno-ball and you catch up. Sometimes you look around and there isn’t a single kid in line here.”

Photos: Summer Means Sno-balls! – Great set of pictures from the Tulane New Wave.

Tour of the New Orleans’ sno-ball stands nets chilly samplings – The Houston Chronicle

Unlike most shops that pack the top of their sno-balls using a mold to create a tidy helmet, Hansen’s are shaggy, free-form tops – call it the “natural” look. I decide to try the much-loved nectar flavor and discover why it is a city favorite. It tastes like a luxurious, milky cream soda. After seeing a woman top hers with a sticky cap of marshmallow cream, I decide to copy. It’s an extravagant sno-ball that I take my time to enjoy.

Dining Out: Hansen’s Sno-Bliz – OffBeat Magazine

In a city whose weather makes it difficult to notice the change in seasons, the opening and closing of Hansen’s Sno-Bliz is as reliable an indicator of the temperature as the fluctuation in our electricity bills. Since 1939, the Hansen family has provided New Orleanians with a budget-friendly respite from the sweltering heat. Crossing the threshold of the door transforms every grown man and woman into the giddy, sugar-seeking children they once were. It’s a Field of Dreams experience, with an un-air conditioned shack on Tchoupitoulas substituting as the role of a corn field in Iowa.

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