What is Philadelphia Water Ice, and is it different than Italian Ice?
» Good Question, Philadelphia Water Ice is a Super Premium Italian Ice. It has a smoother consistency than other italian water ices, and a more natural flavor. It is fat free, cholesterol free, dairy free, and is enjoyed by both kids and adults as a cold refreshing treat. The closest description we can give it is being a hand scooped smoothie. Shaved Ice, Snow Cones, and Snow Balls are of a lesser quality because you are pouring a flavor over those products. Philadelphia Water Ice is produced in a manufacturing plant where the ingredients are blended in vats, produced in ice cream machines and flash frozen to return to a smooth consistency when served by you.
Do I have to use your cups, or advertise the name "Philadelphia Water Ice"?
» We would like you to consider the following; The original Philadelphia Water Ice owns a name that is named after a city's tradition. Philadelphia Water Ice, Cheese Steaks, Pretzels, Cream Cheese, etc. What we're trying to say is that our ices are not named after someone's first or last name. Philadelphia Water Ice is a product and a brand so if your store is called, Mike's, Joe's, Ann's, Ect., you can still advertise that you sell Philadelphia Water Ice. We want you to succeed and sell more ices and that is why we created a printed cup in three sizes that we will sell to you at our cost along with professional point of sale that we will provide to you free of charge to help you sell Philadelphia Water Ice is you choose that option. The final decision is up to you. We are not a franchise and cannot tell you what to do, and we just want to point you in the right direction.
How do I sell Philadelphia Water Ice, and how much money can I make?
» Philadelphia Water Ice can be sold in Ice Cream stores, other establishments as a bolt on business, restaurants, street vending, special events, and so on. Philadelphia Water Ice can be put in many business environments, (such as Marinas, Sporting Events, Arcades, Corner Stores, Ect.) When sold at an Ice Cream Store, the water ice should be offered in a freezer that is not necessarily in the customers view. (We offer great point of sale to merchandise the product.) After the sales start coming, We have a profit calculator available to guide you on how much to sell Philadelphia Water Ice for and you will see that your profit margins can reach up to 400%.
What kinds of things can I do with my menu?
» Well, Eight to Sixteen flavors should be offered and sold in three different sizes. You can also offer Gelatis if you have a soft serve ice cream machine by layering ice cream and water ice. If you sell Hand Dipped Ice Cream, you can sell Old Fashion Radio Balls (Any flavor dip of hard ice cream on the bottom topped off with any flavor of Philadelphia Water Ice.) Also, Philadelphia Water Ice can make the best tasting smoothies. Restaurants can sell the lemon, mango, coconut, and pina colado as a sorbet.
Is your product peanut free?
» Yes. Our product is produced in a peanut free environment.
Are your Products Kosher?
» Yes. Our Water Ice is certified O-U parve. Flavors that contain dairy are OU-D. All products are under the supervision of the Orthodox Union.
Do you ship your products every where?
» Yes. Our product ships from Philadelphia on a frozen tractor trailer. You need to purchase a minimum of sixty 2.5 gallon tubs and have cold storage or a business that a tractor trailer can deliver to.
Can I purchase just one tub and have it shipped to me?How long does your product last?
» No. We only Ship to commercial addresses with a minimum of 60 tubs.
» If kept frozen at 0 degrees or colder it will stay up to one year.
Is your product available in stores near me? » Our products currently are sold at most Philadelphia and South Jersey Shop Rite and Shop n Bag Supermarkets, as well as area Sam’s Clubs. If you don’t see it in your local store, just ask the manager if they will bring it in.
» Possibly. We are expanding into new areas and markets everyday.
Do you have your own locations?
» Yes. Click on Retail Locations from our home page for a complete listing.
Can I open my own Philadelphia Water Ice or Richman's Ice Cream store?
» Yes. You can find information under our business opportunities tab.
Do I have to use your name?
» No. We sell our products wholesale to over 1000 privately as well as corporate held businesses.
What are the top selling flavors and how do I choose which ones to offer?
» We offer over 40 flavors. Everyone has a favorite flavor! Kids, Adults, Ethnic backgrounds, and different regions of the country dictate which flavors are going to be most popular. We do know that Cherry, Lemon, Blueberry, Mango, Cotton Candy, Pina Colada, Strawberry Kiwi, and Rainbow are our eight top sellers. Candy Fish , Bubble Gum, Warheads Sour Cherry and Apple, Watermelon, and Grape seems to be kids favorite flavors. Flavors like Pina Colada, Banana Daiquiri, Strawberry Lemonade, Pineapple, Orange Cream , Mint Chocolate Chip, Cappuccino, Vanilla, and Root beer are targeted more for adults. Root beer, Chocolate, and Chocolate Chip sell better in some areas than others. We have some great Hispanic flavors that include Mango, Coconut, Pina Colada, and Passion Fruit. Also, Don't forget about the sugar free flavors that are sweetened with sucralose and maltitol, and are available in Cherry, Lemon, and Strawberry Kiwi.
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