Shave Ice Business – Crystal Fresh, Inc.
Q. Who is Crystal Fresh, Inc.?
A. Crystal Fresh, Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, owns the Sno Biz brand. The experienced Crystal Fresh executive team supports the Sno Biz brand with product development, distribution, network development and marketing. Founded in 1990 we have proprietary rights to all of the true-to-life flavors.
Q. How does Crystal Fresh help me become a successful Sno Biz dealer?
A. We’ve developed a large domestic and international distribution network. Your distributor helps you set up your business on a local level. It’s a turnkey approach that walks you through venue and equipment purchases, sales and equipment training, and even local health code requirements. Crystal Fresh supports the Sno Biz brand with product development, brand promotion, marketing support, advertising communications, point of sale materials and graphics.
Q. How can I find a Sno Biz location near me?
A. Sno Biz is sold at malls, free standing buildings, in-line stores, stadiums, amusement parks, festivals, resort hotels, beaches, flea markets, water parks, zoos, etc. In fact, anywhere there is a gathering or flow of people, there is an opportunity to sell Sno Biz.
Sno Biz Advantages
Q. Why should I join Sno Biz?
A. That’s an easy question! Sno Biz has the absolute best flavors available (sold in smart dry-mix packets), which saves in shipping and handling all with an affordable start-up investment and no franchise fees or royalties in the USA. As an industry leader, Sno Biz has excellent brand awareness and ongoing marketing and advertising support. By becoming a Sno Biz dealer, you’re in business for yourself—but not by yourself.
Q. What business opportunities does Sno Biz offer me?
A. The ability to own your Sno Biz business and be your own boss! We will help you succeed with our turnkey marketing and support and give you the tools to make and sell the worlds best-tasting shave ice, beverages and other fun treats!
Q. Is Sno Biz profitable for dealers?
A. Absolutely. We have current profit breakdown documentation on our products and can promise you terrific profit potential with high margins. Dealers can co-op with other food products such as ice cream, popcorn or hot dogs to add additional value and customer base.
Q. Do you have international business opportunities?
A. We’ve procured business arrangements in much of the world and we’re experienced with international shipping requirements. Sno Biz has proven to be very popular wherever our treats are sold. Please contact Crystal Fresh, Inc., directly at +1-952-890-2788 for a referral to one of our international distributors or CONTACT US.
Q. Does Sno Biz offer protected territories?
A. Yes! We insist on maintaining a protected radius for each dealer to allow for our entrepreneurs to succeed. With a protected territory and full brand support, you can confidently operate your Sno Biz business exclusively.
Q. Sno Biz doesn’t charge franchise fees or ongoing royalty fees in the USA?
A. We operate like a franchise with an excellent support network and cohesive brand marketing, but without the fees in the USA. The more treats you sell, the more money you keep and the more you make!
Sno Biz Products
Q. I’ve tasted Sno Biz and it’s the best shave ice ever! But how is it better than a snow cone or other shave ice?
A. Sno Biz Shave Ice is flaky and light like snowflakes, not chunky or hard. When you compare the flavors and quality of our Shave Ice, you will understand why Sno Biz is the best!
Q. Why are Sno Biz dry-mix flavors better to use than a liquid?
A. First, Sno Biz flavors are the “Flavors that Rock!” Our flavors simply taste the best. Dry-mix flavor packets are proven to be superior to ready-made liquids because they have a longer shelf life, and are easier to ship and store. Simply mix as needed by adding sugar and water according to the instructions. This minimizes waste thereby increasing your bottom line.
Q. What flavors are available?
A. View our flavor list and recipes
Q. What Products can I offer in my Sno Biz Operation?
A. Some of the products you can make from our Sno Biz Flavors that ROCK!
- Shave Ice
- Frozen Dessert
- Super Sundae
- Cotton Candy
- Fruit Drinks
- Iced Tea
- Sno Blended Coffees
- Frozen Cappuccino
- Hot Beverages
Q. Is there any dairy or non-dairy creamer in Sno Biz?
A. All of the Sno Biz flavors have no dairy or non-dairy creamer. We do have a Cream Topping and a Drink Base to make smoothies that do have dairy as an ingredient. All flavors are fat and cholesterol free.
Q. Can I use the same packet of SnoBiz flavor to make other products?
A. YES! In fact, one packet of Sno Biz flavor can make 50 % of our products: Sno Biz Shave Ice, Super Sundae, Smoothies, Shakes, Slush, Frozen Desserts, and Cotton Candy. LEARN MORE NOW
Joining Sno Biz
Q. How do I become a dealer?
A. Get started HERE.
Q. I have never had Sno Biz and want to try it, how do I find a location?
A. We have dealers throughout the US and Internationally. A taste of a Sno Biz treat is all it takes!
Q. Do I need experience in food service?
A. No, but it can be beneficial to your success.
Q. Do you offer training?
A. Yes, you will receive training as soon as you become a dealer. We are always excited to welcome new entrepreneurs and we’re ready to show you the road to success!
Q. I would like to purchase equipment, do you offer financing?
A. Working capital is the heart of running a successful business. Our financing partnerships with several lenders lets Sno Biz Entrepreneurs finance the purchase of larger equipment orders for their Sno Biz operations. If you want to get a new store up and running OR expand a current operation you will appreciate the expertise of Sno Biz financing. For nearly 20 years, our lending partners have been offering innovative leasing programs to businesses that need equipment capital. To begin the application process, contact us at (952) 890-2788.
Q. Does Crystal Fresh Inc control my business operation?
A. No- Crystal Fresh is extremely FLEXIBLE in the way we run our business. If you prefer to run your business in a trailer instead open up a store -YOU CAN DO IT! If you prefer to just order our Sno Biz and work part-time in the summer months-YOU CAN DO IT. There are no limitations; this is your own business. If you are looking for help or suggestions along the way we will provide them to you at absolutely no charge.
Ordering Sno Biz Items
Q. How do I order Sno Biz products, equipment, marketing materials or paper supplies?
A. Simply call 1-800-SHAVE-ICE (1-800-742-8342) to get the most up-to-date pricing and fast delivery.
Q. Are printed Sno Biz cups, napkins and marketing collateral worthwhile to start my business?
A. Independent testing proves that dealers gain more sales with brand-imprinted vending materials than plain cups and napkins. It’s simply the most effective and most affordable way to advertise directly to your potential customers. We’ve been in business for 20 years; our brand is well-known and sells itself.
Q. Can I use the logo of Sno Biz or Bizzy, your mascot?
A. Yes- We encourage that you use our artwork as long as any duplications match the original trademarked artwork and logo. We have colorful logo artwork available for you to reproduce.
Q. Do you have marketing and point-of-sale items?
A. Sno Biz branded marketing materials work to help you build your business. We offer everything from Posters, Cups, Napkins, Banners, Club Cards, Toys, Stickers, Pins, Coupons, Balloons, Decals, Umbrellas, Stamps, Brochures..to name a few!
Q. What does my Board of Health need to know about Sno Biz?
A. Sno Biz dry flavors have a shelf life of three years and 8 weeks after mixing. You must contact your local Health Department and learn of their rules and regulations before starting with Crystal Fresh. Find out from your local municipality if there are any permits or licenses you will need in order to start selling Sno Biz. If you run into any problems or roadblocks along the way, CONTACT US or a DISTRIBUTOR and we can help you solve them.