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Authentic New Orleans Snoballs in New York

When people think of New Orleans as a food destination, immediately thoughts of decadent savory

dishes like gumbo, shrimp and grits, etouffee, fried chicken, and red beans and rice come to mind. 

And when it comes to dessert, who can forget the old standbys like Bananas Foster and beignets? 

However, as a native New Orleanian, my favorite local sweet treat since I was a little girl has always

been the snoball, our version of shaved ice made with machines patented in New Orleans. 

Softer, more powdery than traditional snow cones, fluffier than Italian ice, and lacking the fresh fruit toppings of Hawaiian ice, snoballs pack in all the chilly, syrupy, sugary goodness that screams ‘summertime.’  Sweetface Snoballs offers classic flavors like Strawberry, Ice Cream, Lemon Lime,

Nectar Cream, Bubble Gum, Pralines-n-Cream, and Dreamsicle, along with some experimental flavors and sugar-free options.  As always, since snoballs are essentially just ice and simple syrup, they are gluten free.  For added decadence, snoballs are often topped off with condensed milk to make this sweet even sweeter. 


When I moved to New York in June 2015, I quickly realized that New York and New Orleans are inextricably linked—both are world-class cities renowned for their rich history, beauty, music, and

diverse culture (which is probably why I instantly felt comfortable here).  Both are also major foodie hubs. 

From my own personal experience as a transplant to New York, the connection to and fascination with

New Orleans is very real and alive in New York, which is why I chose to start my business here.  

I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and positive feedback I have received since

I launched Sweetface Snoballs in April 2016, including being nominated for a

Vendy Award for Best Dessert.


                                                                  Sweetface Snoballs was borne out of my own personal

                                                                  nostalgia for my hometown and the foods of my past.

                                                                  I cannot think of a better place to launch Sweetface

                                                                  Snoballs than New York City and I am excited to share

                                                                  my favorite NOLA treat with my new home.


                                                                                                   Rebecca Duckert

                                      Founder/Owner/Authentic New Orleans Lady


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