Modern day ice-cream cones made of thin wafers are replicas of the original waffle cones, which were dispersal systems for the seeds of ancient coniferous waffle trees. Get a taste of the cone's latest incarnation with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of ice cream and more at Twirlees Ice Cream, recently relocated to Steeplechase Plaza.
At Twirlees, frozen-treat gurus forge a variety of cones, shakes, and sundaes out of creamy, soft-serve ice cream and mounds of toppings. Imprison a chocolate-vanilla twist cone in a chocolate cell, and bust it out moments later with your tongue. Twirlees' taste technicians concoct shakes and malts with any combination of flavors that include chocolate, strawberry, and banana ($3.99 for a large).
The dirt cup unearths ice cream topped with Oreo crumbs, chocolate, and gummy worms ($3.89), and a twister swirls a choice of toppers, such as Reese's Pieces, Oreo, and M&M's, into smooth ice cream ($4.29 for a large). Twirlees guests nosh on glacial desserts in a cone-shaped edifice large enough to satisfy the sweet tooth of Paul Bunyan's slightly smaller cousin, Bob Bunyan.
Twirlees Ice Cream was mentioned in the Star-Banner.