Below are some questions and answers to some of Snowie Shaved Ice’s frequently asked questions:

What is the profit margin with shaved ice?

(Based off an 8oz size) Your cost of an 8oz size is 0.11 cents. That includes: cup, straw, napkin, flavoring, sugar & ice. You should sell an 8 oz size for at least $1.00 to $1.50, which would give you a minimum mark up of 85% (your profit from $1.00 is $.89 & $1.50 is $1.39 each).

What is Tigersblood, Bug Juice, & Godzilla?

Strawberry & Coconut, Strawberry & Banana, & Tropical Fruits

Are your syrups concentrated?

YES

4 oz concentrate = 1 gallon syrup

16 oz concentrate = 4 gallons syrup

1 gallon concentrate = 32 gallons syrup

What is the measurement for sugar water?

5 to 1 example:

5lb bag of sugar to make 1gallon of sugar water

25lb bag of sugar to make 5gallons of sugar water

How long do our flavor concentrates last?

They have a 3 year shelf life.

What advantages do I have by preserving my sugar water?
  1. Keeps your jugs clean from mold
  2. Keeps your sugar water from molding up to 1 year
  3. Makes your flavors taste fresh.
How do I find out about locations or events?
  1. Newspaper
  2. Chamber of Commerce
  3. Network with other vendors on upcoming events
How do I find financing?
  1. Snowie has two 3rd party leasing companies that are aware of our products. You can get their information on our web page under “leasing”.
  2. Many of our customers use credit cards, since the interest rate is so low these days.
  3. Small business loan from the bank.