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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 Joy ice cream 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...

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Check Out Frostline!

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Looking for a great soft serve mix that will get you through the summer and beyond? Here at Slice’s Concession, we are committed to helping you find the best products possible to use in our used soft serve ice cream machine. With multiple ice cream machines in our inventory, its no surprise we have done extensive research on quality mixes. With nearly 40 years of history, Frostline definitely has proven to be a reputable brand. They not only make soft serve mixes but they also delve into frozen yogurt mixes and beverage mixes. Bring quality products to your venue! On...

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Spotlight: Mami's Gelato

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  We interviewed Phanor Komoda, the marketing rep for Mami’s Gelato. We discussed in detail their upcoming product Oatragous as well as their popular classics Froconut and Almondice. Komoda got his start in the frozen dessert industry while working at a restaurant with the daughter of Naomi Posner-Horie, the founder of Mami’s Gelato. They were looking for a salesperson, and with Komoda’s sales background, as well as becoming a vegan, it seemed like a perfect fit!  “The perks of vegan gelato is your body is going to receive it well. I’m lactose sensitive so I can digest it a lot...

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SPOTLIGHT: Sweet. Dude.

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We spoke with Donni from Dude. Sweet. ice cream truck. Dude. Sweet. is currently based out of Bend, Oregon and has seen much success with its assortment of ice cream sandwiches. However, their menu features a wide array of frozen treats. Some include, classic soft-serve cones, dipped bananas, and Hawaiin shaved ice.  Once she decided she wanted to own a food truck, she started her journey by designing the layout for her food truck and creating a plethora of menu items that were both original and easy to customize. Her favorite part of being in such a niche industry is...

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