Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

From all of us at,,, and, we wish you a happy and prosperous new year! We hope that 2010 will be a year filled with success for you personally and for your businesses.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you during 2009. We look forward to working with you all this year and for many years to come.

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Save Hundreds of Dollars on a New Swan Block Ice Shaver!

The Swan SI-100e is one of the best block ice shavers available on the market today. This easy to operate machine produces fine flakes of snow that absorb our delicious, award winning flavors to make a perfect shave ice treat for your customers.

Machine operators can easily adjust the texture of the snow with a single knob. This block ice machine comes complete with a strong revolving shield to protect the operator from the spinning ice. It's an ideal machine for high volume locations.

It will hold up to a 7 pound block of ice (max: 6" square or 8" diameter by 6" tall) and features almost 10 inches of space under the shaving disc, making for easy access when filling the cup. For mobile stands or for overseas operation, the Swan block ice shaver is available with 115 volt, 220 volt, or DC 12 volt motors.

During our End of Season sale, you can save over $500 off the regular price of this top of the line Swan machine. Order now and save! If you're a new startup that will be opening up in the Spring of 2010, this is an incredible opportunity to get a high end machine at an excellent price!

Order now so you can practice with it before opening your stand up in the spring. Invite your friends over and let them be your "taste testers"! They get free shaved ice and you get good feedback about how to properly operate the machine to ensure you give your customers a great, consistent product.

If you have any questions about this machine, please feel free to contact us through our website, or give us a call at 1-800-Shaved-Ice. We'll be happy to talk to you about choosing the best machine for your business!

Syrup Flavor of the Week - Margarita!

At we feature one flavor each week and offer it at a reduced cost as a way of saying thank you to our great customers. Purchasing the Flavor of the Week is a great way to sample some of the 80+ flavors we feature. All of our flavors are created in our own production facility after rigorous testing. Our flavors also only contain the finest ingredients available. No expense is spared when it comes to creating flavors for our customers. Our dedication to this fact is evident in the awards we have won over the years!

This week's flavor is Margarita. Now you can enjoy the taste of this great adult beverage in your own home. "Straight from the bar but without the alcohol." Give it a try. Experiment. Give yourself some time during the winter months to create some of your own custom concoctions that you'll be able to serve to your friends and family this next summer!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Snowie 1000 Shaved Ice Machine

The Snowie 1000 Shaved Ice Machine is considered a 'best buy' on our website. As a cube ice shaver, it is one of the fastest, yet economical commercial shaved ice machines available on the market today.

The Snowie 1000 has many great features:

*Creates up to 12 fluffy shaved ice services per minute
*Compact design which is great for carts, small stands, or businesses where shaved ice is an add-on to other products
*The custom designed topper allows the operator a quick, efficient way to shape cups of shaved ice.
*Has the ability to be operated with a foot switch (additional cost) allowing the operator to use both hands for shaved ice production

These are only a handful of the benefits attached to the purchase of a Snowie 1000 machine. has sold many of these units to pleased customers.

If you are planning to open a new shaved ice stand in the Spring of 2010 or if you're looking to upgrade or replace an older machine, check out all of the great features that the Snowie 1000 offers. If you purchase your machine during the off season, you will also enjoy a $200 savings over the normal cost of this machine at 1-800-Shaved-Ice.

Purchasing a machine now during the off season gives you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with it and get comfortable using it prior to opening day for your stand. To see this machine in action, check out this video from the manufacturer. It will allow you to see firsthand how quickly and easily it produces fluffy shaved ice. Check it out and then order your machine from and save!

Shameless Promotion

It's time for some shameless promotion. Actually, it's just time to let our products and the great customers who purchased them to lend their support to the fact that the products we feature at are simply the best!

We enjoy hearing from customers about how much they like our products. Whether it's a machine or our syrup flavors, we always like to hear from them!

Here is some feedback we've received from several of our customers:

This machine is the best thing that we have ever bought. Ease of ordering, choices, flavors, shipping.....everything is perfect! Now we can enjoy a little bit of Hawaii every day, not just on vacation. I highly recommend this seller. I look forward to buying from them again in the near future!
Josephine, CA

I was very pleased with the entire transaction. The order was received, processed, and shipped immediately. Even though I live in Florida, ice flavors are seasonal. I am excited to know I can now receive ice flavors any time during the year. Keep up the good work and thanks to all who made this transaction so easy.
Mike, FL

The Shaved Ice Machine that I recently purchased was a gift for my sister-in-law. I always rant and rave about the first one that I purchased from the company. I love this little machine and wouldn’t trade my machine for the world.
Dianna, FL

Delivery time was EXCELLENT. Packing was good, and items arrived exactly as expected. Price was very reasonable, more per bottle than the off-the-shelf stuff you get at Wal-Mart, etc., but the Hawaiian Shaved Ice bottles are bigger, and ounce-per-ounce it is about the same cost. However, you are getting a much better quality product from HSI. Syrup flavors overall were excellent, same quality as what you would find at fairs and carnivals. In fact, I suspect these are the same syrups used by the professional vendors. A great buy.
David, VA

These are just a few of the positive responses we've received from our customers. We have the BEST customers! At we're serious about customer service and offering our customers only the best products at the best prices possible. We hope that you will find everything you need while shopping on our site! Thanks!

Special Christmas Shaved Ice Gift Package at!

At we have put together a very festive, Christmas Shaved Ice Gift Package! There's still time to order it and receive it before Christmas day (only 8 days away now...YIKES).

Our Christmas Shaved Ice Package Includes:

S-660 Shaved Ice Machine (Electrical, 120 Volt)
Choice of 1 Red Colored Syrup Flavor and 1 Green Colored Syrup Flavor.
2 Bottle Pourers
25 Spoon Straws
25 Sno Cone Cups
Set of 3 Ice Molds (not needed if snow cone machine is chosen)
1 Hawaiian Flower Lei (artificial)

This is a great last minute gift idea. It's ideal for that person you know who wants to enjoy an "endless summer". Give them this package and they can enjoy a shaved ice treat any time of the year! It's affordably priced as well! This package is on sale right now for the holidays for only $54.95. Order now!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

9 Shopping Days Left!

It's almost here! Christmas is only NINE days away! So, how's your shopping list? I know I still need to go shopping for a couple more people on my list and I'm sure you do too. It's not too late to order products online at one of our great websites: - We have the best shaved ice and snow cone machines, syrups, and supplies available anywhere on the Internet! Our award winning syrup flavors are sure to please your friends, family, and coworkers. Check out all of the great gift ideas in our Holiday Gift Center. - Stickers, keychains, dog tags, static clings, and much, much more...all easily personalized right from your computer! Create and order some great stocking stuffers today! Order ASAP to get your gifts in time for Christmas. We are still running our $0.99 shipping special too!

How to Successfully Market Your Concessions Business, Part 1

We have talked about marketing many different times over the past couple of years. It's topic that will always be on the forefront of any conversation about business until the end of time. Marketing and business are really inseparable.

Over the course of previous posts, we have also recommended various methods and resources to aid you in marketing your business too. The Small Business Administration's website has been mentioned more than once...and it's going to be recommended again now.

The SBA website ( is full of great, free resources to business owners and people who are considering going into business for themselves. I would urge you to spend some time digging through their website and see for yourself just how much valuable information is there.

Right now, my recommendation would be for you to take a look at the many different articles available there that are directly aimed at giving you (a business owner) tips and ideas on how to effectively market and advertise your business. This list of articles can be found by clicking here. One of the articles that I found most interesting so far is entitled, "15 Foolproof Ideas for Promoting Your Company". While every one of these points is not applicable to someone who owns a shaved ice or snow cone business, many of the points are very relevant and contain good suggestions.

So, during the offseason (for those of you who own seasonal shaved ice and snow cone stands), I would encourage you to take some time to read these articles. Print them out and read them when you're offline.

There are some "good tools" on the SBA website for your business operation "toolbox" that will help you operate your business more successfully.

Look for Part 2 in How to Successfully Market Your Business in the coming days!

Take care!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Need a Family Gift? Order a Big Kahuna Kit!

Family gifts are sometimes the most difficult things to find and choose. At, we understand that completely and it's why we have created many of the gift packages featured on our Gift Ideas page!

The Big Kahuna Shaved Ice or Snow Cone Package is perfect for families. It's perfect for those who enjoy entertaining groups of friends and family at their home too. The Big Kahuna comes with a huge amount of supplies! One of the great things about giving a gift like The Big Kahuna is that it is something everyone will enjoy for many years to come.

During our holiday sale, you can save $100 on this great package!

The Big Kahuna Shaved Ice or Snow Cone Package includes:
S-660 Shaved Ice Machine or the S4950 Dual Snow Cone Machine (add'l $5.00)
10 quart bottles of Hawaiian Shaved Premium Flavor (your choice)
200 Spoon Straws
200 Snow Cone Cups
4 Sets of Ice Molds (not included if S4950 chosen)
10 Bottle Pourers
12 Hawaiian Flower Leis (artificial)

This package will give the recipient family everything they need to crank out great tasting, enjoyable shaved ice or snow cone treats for their family members and friends.

Just one piece of advice here...when you give this gift, make sure you stipulate that you are to receive plenty of tasty snow cones or shaved ice treats whenever you visit throughout the dog days of summer!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, December 7, 2009

How to Easily Create Customized Products at

We have mentioned several different times here in the blog - in articles about branding and advertising and articles recommending them for their unique gift ideas.

Now, we're pleased to be able to share their "How To" video. This great video showcases the ease and flexibility that you have as a customer when you go to and begin to design your own products. Please take a moment to watch the video. After viewing it, we encourage you to visit their website. With only a couple of weeks left before Christmas, you'll be amazed at how many different products are available at great prices throughout the website. Enjoy!

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Yikes, there are only 18 days before Christmas is here! To ensure that you receive the items you have ordered from us at, please be sure to check out our Holiday Shipping Guidelines.

If you haven't ordered your gifts from us just yet, there is still time! Order now while everything at is on sale. Syrups, snow cone machines, shaved ice machines, and some excellent packages are all on sale. Save a few bucks shopping online from the comfort of your home!