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Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
The Creative range of arts and crafts sets is a unique and inspiring range suitable for most ages of children and those young at heart. All of the kits in the range are made of quality materials and each kit is self contained meaning everything needed for the activity is contained in the box. A fantastic addition to any summer, the Super Slush Snow Cone Factory. Use this great kit to create an avalanche of tasty , frozen treats then flavour with the syrup of your choice. The finished frozen deserts can then be served in the cones provided and for greater effect eat with the magical colour changing spoons. The kit can be used over and over again and doesn't require batteries. Contains full instructions.
The Creative range of arts and crafts sets is a unique and inspiring range suitable for most ages of children and those young at heart All of the kits in the range are made of quality materials and each kit is self contained meaning everything needed for the activity is contained in the box A fantastic addition to any summer the Super Slush Snow Cone Factory Use this great kit to create an avalanche of tasty frozen treats then flavour with the syrup of your choice The finished frozen deserts can then be served in the cones provided and for greater effect eat with the magical colour changing spoons The kit can be used over and over again and doesn t require batteries Contains full instructions
There's no denying this does come equipped with all the necessary paraphernalia to make it look like you could open a Slush Puppie franchise in the corner of your kitchen but there are one or two problems on that score. The main one for me is obviously attributable to a major difference of opinion I have with the blurb in the product description as to what may, or may not, constitute an 'avalanche of tasty, frozen treats'.
To me, an avalanche is something you would actually notice. It would make some kind of icy impression on you, right? See now, that's the problem I found. There was no 'avalanche'. There was a pathetically small amount of ice crystals, that's what there was. And you have to work damn hard to get even that. I tried to impress an eight year old and a five year old with this machine and they simply laughed at me. I didn't even notice at first, so determined was I to grit my teeth and really put my back into actually getting something decent from this machine. But that is totally counterproductive, for the more energy you put into trying to grind the stuff, the quicker the completely paltry amount of slush you do get simply decides to melt on you anyway. It's all very well having a plethora of cups and magical spoons... but if you haven't got the ice, what have you got? My little relatives already think I'm old enough to have served under Captain Mainwaring, without me getting all excited about a gadget which was supposed to remind me of my childhood but which instead made me look like I was more than a little familiar with the concept of rationing. What little street cred I had left went straight out of the nearest window, I can tell you.
That sort of effect is in no way helped by the fact there are no syrups included. These youngsters of today, with all their gadgets and gizmos... they'll be right up for a pathetically small amount of rapidly melting water-flavoured crushed ice, right? No, exactly. Fortunately I had a bottle of grenadine at the back of my cupboard. I poured a bit onto the, by this time, even more rapidly dwindling crystals and the children got a taste of my own childhood that was even more watered-down than that grenadine.
This machine was used once. The cups live on, as do the spoons. The grinder though, continues to serve no practical purpose of any description. And the worst bit? It turns out you can still get Slush Puppies anyway. Proper ones, in those amazing colours that turned your tongue all different colours. Which does beg the question... what on earth was I doing with this machine in the first place?Read more ›