Pelican’s SnoBalls opens for summer!

Pelican's SnoBalls is located at 8009 Fairview Road next to Mint Hill Animal Hospital.
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Pelican’s SnoBalls of Mint Hill re-opened for the summer season on Friday, February 24. Pelican’s had planned to open for the summer in March but made the decision to open a week early due to the beautiful weather and customer demand.

Pelican’s is a family friendly location that features $2.00 kiddie cups and a fenced in play space.

Pelican’s serves “real New Orleans style” SnoBalls in over 100 flavors ranging from simple fruit flavors like orange, strawberry and banana to exotic and unusual flavors like red velvet cake, tamarind, and toothpaste. For the really adventurous, Pelican’s offers mysterious choices like “Skylite” (We can’t describe it, wanna try it?) and “Wild Thang” (Spontaneous favor mix of almost everything!).

Mint Hill resident Barbie Tallent thinks “all the different possible flavor combinations” are the best thing about Pelican’s. Employee Ashley Gildersleeve says, “The SnoBalls are great because they hold the flavor all through the cup, even the top, so you aren’t digging for syrup at the bottom of the cup.”

Pelican’s prices are reasonable ranging from $2.00 to $5.00. They even offer a “pup cup” for dogs for only $1.00! Local mom Terri Paquette appreciates that “prices include tax and come to an even dollar amount, so it’s easy to pay for your goodies, and you do not have to deal with any change in return.”

Find your flavor at Pelican’s this summer! Pelican’s is open 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sunday.

Pelican’s is an especially kid-friendly location, offering kiddie sized cups for only $2.00. They also offer fun-named, two-flavor combinations for kids like Butterfly Kiss, Shark Attack, Frogger, Dinosaur and Gone Fishing with the option of an added $.50 gummy candy. Local Mom Ellee Wallace says, “They have dye-free choices, which I like for the kids. Less messy!” If the heaping scoop of fluffy, flavored ice proves a little too messy for your little ones, you can ask for your kiddie cup “to go:” they’ll put a “kiddie” in a “regular” so the whole SnoBall is contained in the cup rather than spilling out the top. Erica Larter calls it “perfect for a small play date” due, in part, to the fenced in area behind Pelican’s with cornhole and a sand table to keep kids occupied.

Pelican’s is a locally owned small business, part of a franchise that features over 100 different stores nationwide. They pride themselves on being a community organization happy to participate in fundraisers and spirit nights. They also do school and church events and birthday parties.

“The thing I am looking forward to this summer at Pelican’s is the atmosphere,” says Gildersleeve. “It is always a happy place to be. The people I work with are like a family, and although it is work, we still have a great time making SnoBalls and putting smiles on people’s faces!”

This summer will mark Pelican’s second season in Mint Hill. They are currently open from Monday through Saturday from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

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Mary Beth Foster
Mary Beth Foster works part time as an essay specialist at Charlotte Latin School and full time as a mom to her eight-year-old daughter Hannah and her six-year-old son Henry. Prior to having children, she worked as a high school English teacher for nine years. Most recently, she chaired the English department at Queen's Grant High School. She and her husband have lived in Mint Hill with their children and their cats since 2011. Email: