Orlando, FL, USA (November 19, 2013) — Today, Chilly Ribbons, creators of an entirely new frozen dessert food category in North America called ‘shaved snow’, introduces its mobile kiosk opportunity to International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo attendees at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, November 19-22. Chilly Ribbons is now making it’s kiosk franchise model available to serve amusement parks and attractions looking to give their guests a unique frozen treat that brings new flavor and added entertainment value to the theme park experience.
Chilly Ribbons will have one of their ’ski chalet’ mobile kiosks on site, where attendees will get a taste of this latest frozen treat and ‘sense’ all aspects of the entertaining customer experience as they enter a warm and inviting wintery booth, complete with snow flakes falling, chimney smoke and icicles.
A popular frozen dessert enjoyed throughout Asia for centuries, Chilly Ribbons is NOT ice cream, shaved ice, frozen yogurt or gelato. It is light and fluffy, like real snow, and most often likened to frozen cotton candy. Guests can enjoy this delicious, low calorie frozen dessert while being entertained watching long ribbons of shaved snow flying into their bowls at high speed from blocks of creamy, flavored ice.
“Chilly Ribbons presents a fresh opportunity for amusement parks that’s as much about the show as the taste,” said Chilly Ribbons CEO Scott Colwell. “We are thrilled to share our mobile kiosk with Expo attendees looking to provide their guests with a new and exciting frozen dessert that makes its own lasting impression within the theme park experience.”
Unlike shaved ice and other frozen desserts that are topped with syrups for flavoring, Chilly Ribbons is infused with high quality ingredients, all natural flavorings and real fruit purees during the proprietary pasteurization and freezing process. The shaved snow comes in a wide variety of flavors, ranging from mango, coconut and butter pecan to green tea, chocolate fudge and strawberry. In all, Chilly Ribbons offers more than 40 flavors. Toppings include exotic fruits and the more traditional sprinkles and candies.
Chilly Ribbons’ shaved snow products have been available in Asia for many years in small venues, but because of meltage and handling issues, no one had been able—until now– to develop the delivery system to bring it to North American markets on a commercially viable scale. Through Chilly Ribbon’s innovation, the world’s first self-refrigerated multi-flavored ice shaving technology has been developed, making the delivery of shaved snow frozen treats possible worldwide and on a scale for operators of locations where not possible before.
The Chilly Ribbons Mobile Kiosks provide a full turnkey operation, keeping with the distinct branding theme of a beautiful ski lodge. Each one resembles the outside of a ski chalet, complete with light-up icicles, smoke coming out of the chimney, and falling snow. The kiosks are ideally suited for any location where people gather; an amusement park, a museum, at a resort or a tourist attraction. Being designed with mobility in mind, each kiosk is easily lifted and transported on a custom trailer to its new destination, whether it’s for a special event or the entire season.