Main Differences Between 3 Types of Frozen Treats

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It makes sense to feel confused about which desserts to include in your shop. There are a few sweet treats that tower above all others in regards to popularity. Many shops include ice cream, frozen yogurt, and gelato for their customers. You don’t want to feel overwhelmed when trying to explain the differences between treats your company carries. Here are the main differences between three popular types of frozen treats.

  1. Ice Cream

    Many frozen treat shops purchase many flavors of ice cream. Statistics show that 9% of all milk made by dairy farmers in the United States is used to make ice cream. One main difference between various desserts are the churning speeds. Ice cream is churn Continue reading
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The Trend of Craft Beers and Local Wines

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With so many liquor stores around the city, how can you increase your sales and create a demand? Owning a beer, liquor, and wine store can be extremely profitable, as long as you are aware of the best alcohol sales trends and keep up with wine store growing trends. These are some of the most important wine store considerations to keep in mind.

Craft beers are currently trending

People have recently moved away from large named beers. They are focused more on craft beers that are locally made. It is a good idea to begin networking with local breweries and wineries to supply some Continue reading

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The Three Essentials Every Ice Cream Party Must Have

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According to research conducted by NPD Group, 40% of Americans will eat ice cream in any given two-week period. In fact, the average American will eat ice cream 28.5 times per year, making it one of the most sought-after sweet treats in the country.

We eat ice cream and gelato as part of a special occasion and we eat it because we’re bored; no one really needs a reason. Nine out of ten households will indulge in a sweet, frozen treat of some kind on a regular basis. At the same time, ice cream does stand out as something special when it is presented at a birthday celebration or even a stand-alone ice cream party.

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Do You Have a Big Party Planned for the Upcoming Weekend?

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This is the season of tailgates and football, after game parties and beer gardens.
If you are looking forward to a weekend with friends and family, you may have a few trips planned to local liquor stores. With a list of the favorite drinks and seasonal beers that are available, you may find yourself in the situation where you spend as much at the liquor stores on the drinks as you do buying food at the grocery stores.
Whether you are in charge of buying wine and spirits for a wedding or planning beer games for a tailgate, you will likely find that you can get better prices at liquor stores where you can make bulk purchase Continue reading

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How One Man’s Zoo Exhibit Becomes Another Man’s Meat Package

meat packageDoes your meat bounce? According to the BBC, Australia’s ecologists and landholders alike are saying it should — at least, at some point.

One Man’s Zoo Exhibit is Another Man’s Steak
While the rest of the earth may have trouble imagining kangaroos outside of a zoo exhibit, in Australia, they’re far more common. Imagine millions of rabbits (which Australia already has plenty of, by the way) — but these millions of rabbits are wreaking havoc on native plant populations. Already, the kangaroo population has grown from 27 million in 2010 to 45 million as of 2016. For comparison, that’s nearly twice the entire human population of the country. And if you need to put it in further perspective: the U.S. is home to an estimated 98 million cattle, with the majority of these animals confined to farms (the kangaroos are largely unrestricted, living in the outback).

From Eco Disaster to Dinner
Now, ecologists and landholders are encouraging Australians to eat more kangaroo, precisely because there is little demand for the wild meat. Though kangaroo skins are often used for leather, people rarely want to eat the meat itself — the BBC says this is largely due to stigma, since it’s the country’s most recognizable animal. Animal welfare becomes a greater area of concern when it’s an animal that has been so humanized over the years.

In many ways, kangaroo meat is similar to grass fed beef — it’s lower in fat, contributes to less methane in the atmosphere (making it more environmentally friendly), it’s hormone free, and also contributes to keeping the outback full of a variety of different plants and animals. If speed is an important factor, consider that, thanks to less fat, grass fed beef and kangaroo meat have quicker cooker times — by about 30%.

Will Kangaroo Meat Packages be Australia’s Next Big Thing?
Will local meat markets be stocking kangaroo meat anytime soon? It remains to be seen whether Australians will adapt to this new option for sustainability, despite its many attractive attributes. It’s fair to say that Australia is, perhaps, sitting on a gold mine yet to be exploited — considering that America’s cattle farms are worth a combined $60 billion, an enterprising Australian (or several) could make a quick buck off the country’s extra kangaroos somehow… can you say “kangaroo-nuggets”?

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Why Soup Will Always Be a Popular Food Choice

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When it comes to comfort food, there’s one food that always makes the cut — soup. Hot soups like chicken noodle, minestrone, and beef barley are time-honored classics and cold soups like borscht, gazpacho, and chilled cucumber soups are perfect for cooling off during the hot weather. It’s also an easy dish to serve en masse at delis, coffee shops, and other smaller food retailers — you can make a big batch, put it under a warmer, and still offer customers a warm, nourishing meal. And given that Americans eat over 10 million bowls of soup a year, it’s clear that soups are here to stay. Indeed, in 2016, over 30% of delis said they wanted to focus on enhancing their soup stations. Offering food can help draw in more customers and increase revenue and soup can be an inexpensive option for quick eating establ Continue reading

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Ask for the Brunch Menu When Planning Your Special Event

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According to a recent survey, thirty-five percent of weddings are held outside. Further, the average budget for a wedding ceremony and reception is $28,385. There are many ways brides are working to save money while still having the upscale wedding of their dreams.

Eating brunch began in England, and took over 30 years to gain popularity in the United States. A brunch is a simple meal that falls mid to late morning. Brunches tend to be lower cost than dinners, and can easily be catered outside.

There are many wedding venues that now commonly offer a brunch menu as one of their options for a wedding. When looking got places to have a wedding reception, you want to find one that offers all or most of wh Continue reading

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Do You Have a Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?

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There were so many choices, it was difficult to make a decision. From the adorable gelato spoons to the polka dotted dessert cups, the small downtown ice cream store was a hit. In fact, the only problem that anyone could come up with was the fact that it was difficult to make a choice. Your youngest daughter, in fact, never could decide on what kind of ice cream that she wanted, so in the end she settled on one of the tasty chocolate macaroons that caught her attention when she fist walked in the store. At first you were embarrassed, but the two girls working the counter at the locally owned Continue reading

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Coffee Gets Your Morning Going, Keeps Your Day Running, and Does More Than You Think

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We Americans certainly do love our coffee, and we are not alone. All around the world, people drink their coffee at many different times of day, whether that time is first thing in the morning when we are trying to get our day started or anytime throughout the day when we are at work meetings or having a meal. Coffee has become an almost, and many would say a definite, essential thing to have around.

People rely on their coffee. It has become a habit for many to not even really be able to begin functioning at full capacity without it. We have come to rely on it a great deal. Some are as addicted to where they get their coffee as they are to the cup of coffee itself. A certain coffee shop or a certain brand of coffee they buy in order to make a cup for themselves while they are at home.

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Sustainable Food Packaging on the Rise

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One study found that 52 percent of people around the world make purchasing decisions based on environmental packaging decisions a company makes. Recent years have shown that consumers want to purchase from a company that cares about their environmental impact. Many businesses produce millions of prepackaged products each year. Therefore, minimizing waste elements of production is essential. In this post, you’ll learn more about current packaging efforts made to increase sustainability. It’s important to know how these changes face companies using pouch filling machines.

Younger Generations Leading the Charge for Sustainability

Research shows that packaging experts estimate each pound of plastic packaging that is created reduces food waste by 1.7 pounds. S Continue reading

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