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Profitability of a Shave Ice Business?

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Profitability of a Shave Ice Business?

Money talks.  The weather has been heating up lately.  I'm sure everyone's getting very busy.  How much money does a shave ice business generate?  that's an important question for anyone who wants to start a business full time, or possibly want to supplement with a secondary income.  Shave ice is actually a very profitable niche business if you do it right.  I recently read a article that's very informative, so I want to share it here.  There are many types of shave ice business: kiosk, push-cart, food trucks and brick-and-mortar store. The truth is Shave ice business has a very healthy...

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Which Shave ice to love - Part Deux Taiwanese shave ice with Taro balls

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Which Shave ice to love - Part Deux Taiwanese shave ice with Taro balls

Taiwanese shave ice with Taro balls Welcome back to my journey of shave ice tasting - today, we eat Taiwanese Shave ice with Taro balls.  This is a Taiwanese dessert shop called "meet fresh".  It features handmade taro balls made from fresh ingredients.  Rumor has it that the taro balls are directly shipped from Taiwan!  I ordered the almond shave ice. But they ran out of the almond jelly, so I was given mango jelly pudding instead. In addition to the taro balls (they are the light purples balls in my picture), I have sweet potato balls, mochi (rice cake) sticks, vanilla...

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Which Shave Ice to love?

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Which Shave Ice to love?

Living in the digital age we are now where food porn pictures are shared instantly, our taste buds can barely keep up! I, for one, am always making mental notes of what I want to try next because I had seen a photo of the "it" food or dessert that's hard-to-resist, want-to-bite-into-it, but will take-a-picture-first. Shave ice wins me over easily. There are Hawaiian shave ice, sno cone, Taiwanese shaved ice, snow ice, Bingsu (Korean shave ice), Halo-halo, and the list goes on.  My quest is to eat all the shave ice, and then repeat.  So please join me on...

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Ready-to-use Simple Syrup vs. Flavor Concentrates?

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Ready-to-use Simple Syrup vs. Flavor Concentrates?

As Shave ice business owners, one of the things you have to decide on is whether to use ready-to-use simple syrups or flavor concentrates.  There are advantages and disadvantages to each.  I'm biased towards flavor concentrates because I know it'll generate more profit at the end of day for a shave ice business.   But, let's be diligent and break it down...   Ready-to-Use simple Syrups: Advantages are it's already made, so it's convenient!  All you need to do is to put it in a pour bottle and add a pouring spout, and you are ready to go!  Disadvantages are you...

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