When I think of an ICEE, The store 7-11 automatically pops into my mind. It’s the first place I ever experienced a frozen ICEE as a kid. Can you believe they have been around since 1967? This year ICEE is celebrating 50 years of America’s favorite frozen beverage and will debut various new flavors and limited-edition packaging throughout the year, INCLUDING a new mystery flavor!
ICEE lovers will have the opportunity to sip new flavor blends in limited-edition 32 ounce cups with a golden spoon-straw. Flavors include:
- Fanta Sour Grape
- Dragon Fruit
- Mango Strawberry
- Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade
- Laffy Taffy
- Mango Chili Lime.
- The ICEE Company began as ICEE of Los Angeles in 1967.
- Over the next two decades, the company expanded in the western United States and eventually became ICEE USA
- The ICEE company was acquired by J&J Snack Foods in 1987.
- The ICEE Company sells approximately 500 million ICEE drinks each year – enough to fill 141 Olympic-size swimming pools.
- ICEE’s first flavor ever was Cola.
- Carbonation makes ICEE fluffy. The mixture of syrup, water and CO2 gets combined and frozen in a chamber within the equipment. Then the equipment makes and dispenses the product.
- Diet or sugar-free ICEE’s are currently not available. Sugar actually plays two roles in the production of ICEE. First, it helps make ICEE taste great and second, it acts as a “freezing control.” Without the exact amount of sugar, ICEE would freeze up too hard and would not dispense from the machine to your cup.