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Creativity plus imagination

Good old fashioned shave ice will never go out of style. But a little creativity never hurts anybody.  For kids and for those who are kids at heart, Disney is the ultimate place of happiness.  That's what makes summer special, cold treats plus lots of imagination!  These special Mikeys are available at the Aulani Disney resort in Hawaii.  For those lusting for these in the Los Angeles area, I heard they may be available at the Snowopolis Anaheim location sometimes.  Rainbow colored Mikey in a flower cup!  Say no more, call me a fan.  Unleash my inner child!   photos credit, https://www.pinterest.com/katiefara/

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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 profit margin, which makes it an ideal business to dive into.  Read the full article here: http://foodtruckempire.com/shaved-ice/profitability/ I took some charts...

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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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