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Which shave ice vendor to consider?

IcySkyy was founded on our passion for shave ice.  We want to share what we love and what we know with the rest of the shave ice and dessert community. We know there are a lot of choices of vendors on the market.  We are very grateful for the all the positive feedback and support we've received.  All of our customers have been wonderful and we are constantly trying to improve our service and products in order to serve our customers better.  We offer a wide range of shave ice flavors, accessories and supplies.  All of our flavors are FDA registered, and they are locally made with the highest care.  Our machine repair services have been very well received by...

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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 ice cream, and of course shave ice with drizzled condensed milk.  It is my personal belief that condensed milk makes...

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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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