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Spotlight Piece: R N A Ice Cream

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Slices Concession interviewed Ralph from R n A Ice Cream, a popular ice cream truck in New York City. He searched online and found out about Slices Concession due to seeing the great reviews. Ralph states that Slices Concession is the fastest company to get in touch with. Ralph's main point of contact was with managing partner, Chino Leong. "The buying process was very smooth," says Ralph, "even though Slices Concession is located states away." Ralph got into the ice cream industry while working in a school district where he realized the local area had no ice cream trucks. Ralph...

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Lloyd's of Pennsylvania

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If you are new to the ice cream industry, a brand to look out for is Lloyd’s of Pennsylvania. They produce top-quality frozen dessert mixes as well as flavors and extracts. Lloyd's ice cream mix has reduced raw material cost and it has a cleaner taste than other mixes. They also have freeze-thaw capability and their company has reliable machine adjustment recommendations and support. Lloyd's of Pennsylvania also has a 150 day refrigerated shelf life from date of manufacture as well as price protection in the case of periods of increasing dairy prices. They have been family owned for over...

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Dole Whip!

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If you are familiar with Dole soft serve, you are sure to have tasted their iconic pineapple whip. Dole Pineapple Whip mix has proved to be a cult classic, with true fans even cementing their love for the frozen treat with tattoos. But Dole soft serve has many more flavors to choose from that our readers might find even more intriguing. Adding Dole soft serve can help with an increase in sales due to it being very popular and also being dairy-free, meaning vegan and lactose intolerant customers can indulge. Other great aspects of Dole soft serve mix include the...

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SPOTLIGHT: Merrill Beverage

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We sat down with Joel Tharp, owner of Merill Beverage. For the past 24 years, Merill Beverage has provided frozen drink and dessert mixes to convenience stores, bars, restaurants, night clubs, and schools. In the world of frozen drink mixes, there are many companies to choose from but what sets Merill Beverage apart from the competition is the quality of their premium products which range from slushie mixes, cocktail mixes for bars, frozen cappuccinos, and even fruit juice slushie mixes that have made their mark in school districts. The fruit juice slushie mix is made from 100% fruit juice with...

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Sweet Ritual

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Sweet Ritual has become a staple in Austin. This dairy free parlor has a wide assortment of products that cater to people with dietary restrictions. They first opened in 2011, Amelia was working at a toy store that offered frozen desserts. Fellow owner Valerie was working at Amy's Ice Cream Store. The start of their venture was very serendipitous. After the toy store closed Amelia was left with equipment as well as product. They decided to join forces in their love of ice cream and set up shop in a local juice bar.They attended Malcolm Stogo’s Ice Cream University in...

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