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  1. #1
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    Frozen drinks - Recommendations

    Looking to expand my offerings and have some questions/concerns.

    1) on "smoothies" I'm currently using the JetTea line. Love the taste and texture, as do my customers, but they don't have the greatest or most extensive product line.

    Anyone have any other suppliers? Have tried Dr. Smoothie. Not real thrilled with the taste. Prep takes too long, as you have to measure your ice, mix and water (JetTeas are just ice and mix). My exception to Dr S. is the Pineapple.... Now that one is good!!!!!!

    For those of you that do offer Fruit Smoothies, how many offerings do you have available? What are some of the best sellers? For me my best is Jet Teas APB. Supposed to be seriously healthy, I push that and can also charge a premium on it. (Ok, it also helps that the Queen of afternoon talk-shows has had the Acai on her show, and I promote that fact, too...)

    2) Powdered mixes. Do you all use them? For anything other than Hot Coco, and I'm getting away from it there, it seems like such an unprofessional means of making a drink. It looks like one is making a variation of commercial KoolAid... To us, it just doesn't appear professional.

    Most of the concoctions that I make that seem to be the staple of the dry mixes, I make fresh, with the various ingredients. Thoughts, ideas????

    Thanks all......

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    I have used both Big Train and CoolCapp(s?) brands. They're both pretty tasty and offer a nice variety of flavors.
    You can check them both out online at
    http://www.bigtrain.comand
    http://www.coolcapp.com

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    I also liked Big Train!

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    Island Oasis

    IO has worked well for us. Good product, they loan you the blenders, and they''ll make you a custom sign for your shop for free, once a year I believe..

    thanks!
    D

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    Big Train has fruit smoothie mixes?

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    Yes, they have a Fruit Tea Blast line... the following is pasted from their web site (including the typo).

    Avaliable in 32 oz. bottles....
    Mango Madness, Strawberry Sensation, Wildberry Boost, Peach Pizazz, Lemon Cooler, Pineapple Coconut, Passion Orange Guava, Pomegranate Blueberry & Banana Banana!

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    Use neighborhood marketing and expand your cold drink offer

    Let me know if interested, but I can show you a business concept that you can use to expand outside of your store with neighborhood marketing to schools, hospitals, etc to brand your store.

    The drinks are real fruit drinks and recently a distributor with this product placed the product at Oklahoma U and is doing phenomenal.

 

 

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