Snow cones still are a popular summer treat -- sweet and cold and easy to eat. But some nontraditional flavors might deserve a try.

ThisWeek staffers answer the question: Would you ever eat a snow cone with licorice syrup?

Andrew King: I'm not sure I can think of a worse snow-cone flavor. Do you also want me to eat a toothpaste-flavored one?

Scott Hummel: I'll try almost anything once -- almost anything -- once.

Sarah Sole: I hate licorice.

Dennis Laycock: Sure. Licorice gets a bad rap, it can be tasty.

Lee Cochran: No way.

Lisa Proctor: Licorice has never been an appealing flavor -- not even in a jelly bean.

Nate Ellis: Heck to the yeah.

Abby Armbruster: I think that's better left untried by my mouth.

Neil Thompson: I find licorice cloying, but, as I usually say, I'll try anything once.