Substitute for snow cones

Yesterday, I went into the supermarket to buy the ingredients needed for a chili. Walking into the fresh vegetable stands in search of two large green bell peppers, I found it littered with signs warning that Florida had frozen and therefore there would soon be no vegetables or fruit in the whole of Canada. The suggestion seemed to be that such items could be substituted by snow cones.

Well, ok, what the sign actually said was that, in the case of no vegetables, customers should check out the frozen food aisle, but since this largely consisted of ice cream and snow cones I maintain that my paraphrasing is accurate.

I bought four bell peppers and left.