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What Are Shaved Ice Concentrates?

What Are Shaved Ice Concentrates?

What are concentrates? Well, like Gary said in a previous article, you can purchase a bicycle already assembled or you can spend less and purchase a bicycle in parts to assemble it yourself. That's the same with ready-to-use syrups and flavor concentrates. Shaved ice flavor concentrates will need some "assembling" but will cut your costs by 70%-80% just by mixing them yourself. Mixing concentrates is an economical way to purchase flavors for high volume businesses.

Mixing your own syrup does take time but think of the money you'll be saving. One quart of shaved ice or snow cone concentrate will flavor 8 gallons of syrup and one gallon will flavor 32 gallons of syrup. Just purchase your desired concentrate flavors, add preserved simple syrup and you're all set.

If you plan to purchase concentrates and make your own syrup, there is some additional equipment that you will need - but we've got you covered. We stock a complete line of mixing supplies that will help you get the job done.