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Shaved Ice & Snow Cone Syrups and Concentrates FAQ


Syrups & Concentrates FAQ

What flavors do we offer?

What are the differences between ready-to-use syrups and flavor concentrates?

Do you ship free flavor samples?

What size containers are your concentrates and syrups available in?

Do you have any specialty recipes? What are creamers and mixers? Where can I find the recipes?

What toppings are commonly used in shaved ice businesses?

How can I get a recipe for simple syrup?

What are your 20 most popular flavors?

What is the shelf life for your ready-to-use syrups and your flavor concentrates?

How much syrup do I need to use for a serving?

Does your syrup need to be refrigerated? What is the best way to store syrups and concentrates?

I have your concentrates. Where can I get a recipe for making syrup using your concentrates?

If I make my own syrup from your concentrates do I have to add preservatives?

Are your syrups and concentrates Kosher?

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Syrups and Concentrates FAQ

 


 

What flavors do we offer?

 

Visit our flavor list for a complete description of all our flavors.

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What are the differences between ready-to-use syrups and flavor concentrates?

 

If you are just starting out or if you want to test the market before jumping in, then head to our ready-to-use syrups first. They are a great way to begin your shaved ice or snow cone business. Available in all flavors, our ready-to-use syrups require no special mixing. We do all the work for you. All you have to do is open the syrup bottle and dispense. No long hours will be spent mixing or measuring. You don’t have to worry about preserving the syrups! Our ready-to-use syrups are made to our exact specifications. 

 

If ready-to-use syrups are not preferred, all of our flavors are available in concentrate form. This is a much more economical way for higher volume business to operate. When using flavor concentrates, you can cut your syrup cost by about 70% to 80% by making your own snow cone or shaved ice syrup at home. Simply purchase the desired flavor concentrates, add simple syrup, and you are ready to go. A quart of shaved ice or snow cone concentrate will flavor 8 gallons of syrup (32 quarts). A gallon of shaved ice or snow cone concentrate will flavor 32 gallons of syrup (128 quarts). 

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Do you ship free flavor samples?

 

Unfortunately we do not ship free samples at this time, but you can purchase 4 ounce samples of our concentrates. Feel free to visit our ready-to-use syrup page to purchase quarts of ready-to-use syrup. By doing this, you will be able to taste our flavors before purchasing a large amount.

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What size containers are your concentrates and syrups available in?

 

Our ready-to-use syrups are available in long neck quart bottles, one gallon jugs, and 5 gallon pails. Our concentrates are available quart bottles and one gallon jugs.

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Do you have any specialty recipes? What are creamers and mixers? Where can I find the recipes?

 

Visit our recipe page for additional specialty recipes.

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What toppings are commonly used ice shaved ice businesses?

 

Visit our Shaved Ice Toppings for more information. 

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How can I get a recipe for simple syrup?

 

Visit our Simple Syrup recipe page.

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What are your 20 most popular flavors?

 

Listed below are our twenty most popular flavors in no particular order.

 

• Bahama Mama
• Banana
• Blueberry
• Blue Hawaiian
• Blue Raspberry
• Bubble Gum (Blue)
• Cherry
• Cotton Candy
• Dreamsycle
• Grape 

• Granny Smith Apple

• Hawaiian
• Lemon Lime
• Root Beer
• Strawberry
• Strawberry Cheesecake
• Tiger’s Blood
• Watermelon
• Wild Cherry
• Wild Strawberry

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What is the shelf life for your ready-to-use syrups and your flavor concentrates?

 

Our ready-to-use syrups will have a 6 to 9 month shelf life for all of the flavors. A "use by date" will be found on the label in the lower right corner. To maximize shelf life, we suggest storing syrups at room temperature, out of direct sunlight. The syrups do not have to be refrigerated.

 

Our concentrates have a shelf life of around 2 years from the date of purchase. A "use by date" will be found on the label in the lower right corner. To maximize shelf life, we suggest storing concentrates at room temperature, out of direct sunlight. The concentrates do not have to be refrigerated.

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How much syrup do I need to use for a serving of shaved ice or snow cones?

 

The amount of syrup used per serving will vary depending on the size of the serving, the texture of the ice, and the setting of the ice shaver blade. Coarser ice will take less syrup than fluffy ice. Below is a chart of the average amount of syrup used per container of shaved ice. Please remember that this will vary. For Snow Cones, you will usually use much less syrup. For example, a 6 ounce ounce snow cone will only take around 1.5 ounces. 

 

Cup Size 8 ounce cup 12 ounce cup 16 ounce cup 20 ounce cup
Shaved Ice 2-3 ounces 3-4 ounces  4-5 ounces 5-6 ounces

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Does your syrup need to be refrigerated? What is the best way to store syrups and concentrates?

 

To maximize shelf life, we suggest storing our syrups and concentrates at room temperature, out of direct sunlight. The concentrates do not have to be refrigerated.

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I have your concentrates. Where can I get a recipe for making syrup using your concentrates?

 

To make ready-to-use syrups with any of our liquid concentrates, follow these instructions:


1. Shake all flavor concentrates well before using, this is extremely important.
2. Add 1 ounce of concentrate to an empty quart bottle. 
3. If making a gallon of flavor, add 4 ounces of concentrate to an empty gallon jug.
4. Fill the quart bottle or gallon jug with simple syrup.

5. Cap and gently shake.

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If I make my own syrup from your concentrates do I have to add preservatives?

 

Preservatives, such as sodium benzoate and citric acid should be added to the simple syrup batch in order to increase the shelf life. Unpreserved simple syrup will have a shelf life of only 7 to 14 days. Adding the correct amounts of sodium benzoate and citric acid to your syrup can extend the shelf life up to six months.


To add preservatives, first add one ounce of Sodium Benzoate for every gallon of simple syrup that you plan to preserve. Next, stir the simple syrup thoroughly. Now, add Ό ounce of Citric Acid for every gallon in the container. Finally stir well. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT EACH PRESERVATIVE IS ADDED SEPARATELY. BE SURE TO MIX THE SYRUP THOROUGHLY BETWEEN ADDING INGREDIENTS. Adding both ingredients at the same time will cause the preservative to solidify!

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Are your syrups and concentrates Kosher?

 

Unfortunately our flavor concentrates and ready-to-use syrups are not Kosher certified.

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