Which shave ice flavors are your favorite? Well, there are so many to choose from! I think this question depends on where your store is located, and which kind of clientele do you cater to. People from different parts of the country will probably have different taste preference and also prefer different flavor trends. Sometimes, more doesn't always mean better. Of course, the flavors you offer need to be delicious.
Most stores have the classics: Strawberry, Cherry, Vanilla, Raspberry, blueberry. Think common flavors and also refreshing flavors people like on a hot summer day (like your childhood memories of your favorite ice cream!). For stores starting out, these flavors are your stables. Also for parties, it's easy to win over the crowd with the classics.
Now, layer on the twists. There are exotic, fun flavors. There are flavor choices for the health conscious. Li-hing Mui is a popular one, sometimes acquired taste for some. Hawaiian locals love the sour plum taste and they also add the li-hing powder to their fruits. Passion fruit is another delicious exotic fruit flavor. People also make fun flavor like "tiger blood". So the choices are limitless as you can see. I personally love Lychee, which is a great tropical fruit flavor to add to your list. Green tea is an Asian inspired, yet healthy choice for your menu. It's full of anti-oxidants, and green tea is known to promote digestion.
Sugar free flavors are another great add on to your menu. They are also very easy to make when you make your syrups using flavor concentrates. Imagine the joy when the little kid can enjoy his or her shave ice just like everyone else because your menu offers that sugar free option.
As your build your business, and get to know your customers' preferences, you'll be able to have a great line up of flavors that work for you. So, try out flavors, and experiment. Good flavors travel fast, and customer will love what you offer.
We offer many flavor concentrates (both natural and standard) for you to choose from. Request free samples to try out if you are interested in any of them. https://www.icy-sky.com/collections/shave-ice-flavor-concentrate As always, free feel to reach out to us if you have any questions, we'd be happy to explore the flavor options with you.