Thursday, July 31, 2008

Reflections on the Snow Cone

I found this clip from an NPR radio broadcast that I thought was pretty entertaining. You know, you're never too old to enjoy a good snow cone or shaved ice treat!

Take a couple of minutes and enjoy Nancy Baggett's description of a recent trip to a local snow ball stand. Her journey down memory lane is also a lot of fun as it brings back memories of my own involving snow cones and hot, lazy summer days.

Then, as soon as the radio clip is done, go find a local shaved ice or snow cone stand and order up your favorite!


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Crathco Grindmaster Slush/Granita Machines now carries the Crathco Grindmaster Model G23-2B Granita Machine. This two bowl slush/granita machines features an electronic touchpad, dedicated individual compressors and two large capacity 3.17 gallon bowls. The Grindmaster offers back-lit displays on the top lids as well as the rear of the unit. This unique light design will help maximize your slush and granita sales.

Check out the rest of the details about this great machine here. If you are considering the addition of a slush machine to your business or are looking to replace an outdated machine, order now while our summer sale is still in progress and save $200!

Slush Machine Owners: Our Flavor Syrups make Excellent Frozen Drinks!

Did you know that all of the flavored syrups from may be used in slush machines to make delicious frozen drinks? It's true! Our excellent line of flavored syrups are completely safe to use in slush drink machines! Here is an excerpt from our Slush Machine Manual:

"For unrivaled taste and quality, mix three parts water to one part flavored syrup. To make the syrup go a little farther you can use a 4 to 1 ratio but flavor quality is diminished. Depending on your slush machine, you may have to adjust the freezing temperature or thickness of your slush. See your slush machine’s owners manual for additional information."

If you are thinking of adding a couple of new flavors to your slush drink lineup, then check out all of the flavors offered by! The quality and taste of our syrup flavors is unrivaled!

Add Ice Cream to your Shaved Ice Menu!

At, we have always referred to these tasty treats as "dipped delights." However, you can come up with your own creative menu name for this delicious dessert!

Dipped Delights – These shaved ice treats are very popular at neighborhood stands across the country. Simply add a scoop of ice cream to the bottom of any cup, add shaved ice, and top off with your customer's favorite shaved ice syrup. Your customers can now enjoy eating the shaved ice and ice cream at the same time! Encourage your customers to try one...they will be hooked!

We suggest charging at least $1.00 in addition to your regular shaved ice pricing. This is a great way to create additional sales and boost revenue for your stand.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Looking for a Unique Birthday Gift?

Do you need to purchase a gift for an upcoming birthday? Are you out of ideas? Let us help! Visit the Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Gift Center at Our Gift Center lets you search for great gifts using 4 different methods:

1. Family Gifts
2. Individual Gifts
3. Gifts Listed by Price
4. Gift Certificates

Navigating the Gift Center is quick and easy. We know that you'll find a great gift on our site! If you aren't able to choose one, then creating a gift certificate is an excellent alternative!


Thinking of Expanding the Flavors on Your Menu?

As you already know, the quality and taste of the flavored syrups created by is unmatched in the industry. Our award winning flavors have been creating loyal customers all over the nation for many years. If you are interested in adding additional flavors to your menu, we encourage you to review the master list of flavors that we offer.

With 75 flavors listed, we are confident that you will find a flavor that you would like to add to your menu. Our master list gives you a description of the flavor and its color. Most of the snow cone or shaved ice flavors listed are available in ready-to-use syrup form or concentrate form. Gallons or quarts in both forms are available. A few of our flavors listed are available only in ready-to-use form.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Snow Shakes are a Great Addition to Your Menu!

Add Snow Shakes to your menu and create additional sales with this unique offering.

Snow Shakes – Instead of a milkshake try a snow shake! Fill a 16 ounce cup full of shaved ice. Add 3 to 4 ounces of your favorite shaved ice syrup along with 3 to 4 ounces of evaporated milk. Stir or blend well! Add more ice for thicker snow shakes. Snow shakes are a great treat year round!

This type of shake is much healthier than an ice cream based milkshake, which is another benefit that you can use to promote this new product. Our suggestion for pricing would be to price is slightly less than milkshakes found at your local ice cream shops.

To Put It Simply...Our Flavors are the BEST!

We have told you about the outstanding quality of our flavors many different times. We have also touted the fact that our flavors have won several different awards too. But, we thought we let some of our customers tell you about their reaction to our flavors!

"I recently purchased some of the flavored syrups and I was extremely satisfied with the product as well as the customer service. I would highly recommend 1-800-Shaved-Ice to anyone looking for this type of product and also anyone looking into a business venture."
Janet, VA

"I've had very good experience from this company. Their follow up on orders is excellent. My customers love their flavors. I'll continue to order my supplies from them since they have the best prices."
Mari, CA

"The flavors I have tried so far have been outstanding, can't wait to taste the others. Customer service was great and pleasant to deal with. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone searching for an excellent product."
Sylvia – MN

If you have not tried our flavors're missing out! What are you waiting for? Order a few bottles of our Ready to Use Syrups today! We know that you'll immediately be satisfied and order more!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Organic Cotton Candy

I found this press release today on Reuters and thought it was an interesting development for owners of cotton candy operations. It will definitely be a topic that should be followed in coming days. With the rising popularity in organic products, I'd strongly suggest keeping an eye of further developments.

Here's a snippet from The Bernod Group's press release:

""This new product is not just the only Certified Organic Cotton Candy that
provides an all-natural, deliciously decadent treat, at the same time it
satisfies even the sweetest sweet tooth," declared John Mularky, a Principal
and Co-Founder of the Bernod Group. "People ask me how it's possible, and I
tell them that this is an example of exactly what makes us unique," he added.
Manufactured in the USA, it will initially be available at leading natural
food retailers in Southern California in convenient natural grape-flavored
1-ounce Ready-to-Eat packages for home snack use. Without chemicals, dyes,
pesticides, cholesterol or sodium, the product is vegan and a real treat for
kids of all ages.
"Spun without a gram of fat or the slightest trace of artificial color or
flavor, our SpunCity Certified Organic Cotton Candy is practically perfect.
In fact, people tell us it has more taste than traditional products," said
Jerry Gonzalez, also a Co-Founder and Principal of the company."

To read the entire press release, click here.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Do You Offer "Snow Caps" at your Shaved Ice Stand?

Instead of offering cream flavors some shaved ice businesses will offer what they call a “Snow Cap.” This is where a cup of shaved ice is made and flavored as normal. However, after the final pour of shaved ice syrup, the prepared cup of shaved ice is again lightly topped and layered in fresh snow This unflavored layer is then covered lightly in evaporated milk to form a white “Snow Cap” on top of the shaved ice. As your customer eats the cup of shaved ice, the milk and the flavor will mix together to provide a creamy treat.

This is just another creative way to boost the average sales price on a cup of shaved ice for your stand. We suggest charging an additional 50-75 cents for this option on top of your regular shaved ice price.

Have fun!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Great Looking Cart for Shaved Ice or Snow Cones!

This is a great looking cart that is a sure fire way to increase your visibility! This cart is just over 6 feet long and comes in four different eye catching colors (red, blue, green, or black). Due to its polyethylene construction, it is also low maintenance and will remain professional looking for years. It also is a snap to clean as well!

To find out more about all of the great features and specifications for this cart, please visit

Thursday, July 3, 2008

We Hope You Enjoy the Fourth of July!

Everyone at, and, wishes you a happy and safe Fourth of July! We hope you are able to spend time with friends and family celebrating our nation's Independence Day.

We also want to thank all of those men and women who have served in our country's military. To those of you who are currently serving, thank you for continuing to protect our freedom!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Looking for a Way to put on Great Parties this Summer?

Are you looking for a way to make your summer parties a hit with your friends, family, and coworkers? We have the perfect solution for making any party a great party this summer! Order a Little Snowie Shaved Ice Party Package from The Little Snowie Package includes the following:

Little Snowie Party Package Includes

* Little Snowie Cube Ice Shaver (Electrical, 120 Volt)
* 10 Quarts of our award winning, ready-to-use syrup (your choice)
* 10 bottle pourers
* 10 night caps/dust covers
* 200 Snow Cone Cups
* 200 Spoon Straws
* 12 Hawaiian Leis
* Recipe and Instruction Sheet

This rugged little shaved ice machine is designed to make 30-50 servings of shaved ice per day. With that kind of volume, you will more than satisfy the guests at your next party! Everything you need for your event is included in this package. Order today and save over $100.00 while it is on sale!