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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 my journey.   Today, we eat Hawaiian Shave Ice.  The rainbow colored syrup permeates through the fine snow-like ice.  I...

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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 don't have control over its sweetener. Most syrups on the markets use high fructose syrup.  Secondly, syrups are heavy, so...

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