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Spotlight: Tony's Daiquiri and Vape

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We sat down with Tamara Saba from Tony’s Daiquiri and Vape in Bernice, Louisiana. “We had daiquiris before, so getting new machines was a way to add new flavors,” says Saba. “We serve alcoholic frozen drinks and now feature a lot more flavors.” They feature flavors such as strawberry, margarita, hurricane, and watermelon to name a few. The public’s response has been extremely positive, with a favorite flavor being suicide. “Everyone loves it,” says Saba. She also has advice for restaurants starting up during this time. “Be careful, make sure you keep cleaning. Make sure you are going through the...

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Icicle Tricycle

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We interviewed the successful frozen dessert cart company, Icicle Tricycle. With clients using their carts, for boardwalks, weddings, and have even been featured on the hit show, Shark Tank. We spoke to Ryan Hashagen, who started the business very young, while he was still in high school! “During the last twenty years, I’ve become a business consultant to our clients,” says Hashagen. “While we work with national and corporate brands, we also pride ourselves on working with small businesses that are just starting up.” What got Hashagen into the industry was being able to help inspire and get people involved...

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Chicago Vegan Foods

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We sat down with Dan Reed from Chicago Vegan Foods, who are also the producers of Temptations Vegan Soft Serve and Dandie’s Marshmallow’s, a vegan marshmallow line. “The company started in 2001, our founder Ryan Howard, was a long time vegan, who is actually celebrating his twenty-sixth year in veganism. Vegan has always been extremely important to him. At that time there weren’t a whole lot of vegan options. In short, we got started through activism, which led us to where we are today.”   Current establishments that feature Temptation Soft Serve and Dandie’s Marshmallow’s is a pretty healthy mix...

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Check Out Joy Cones!

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In this video, our lead technician Evan Waldt shows us how many cones our quality used Stoelting E111 can crank out. Evan uses Joy Cones to hold the soft serve product. Joy Cone is a quality brand of ice cream cones that was started over 100 years ago by Lebanese immigrant, Albert George. They make a wide range of cone products, such as your standard cake cups, sugar cones, and our personal favorite, their waffle cones and waffle bowls. An added perk is that much of their cone products also come in gluten-free options! Pair with product from our quality...

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Lotus Energy Drinks

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