Industry News | November 30, 2015

Tikiz Shaved Ice Targets Hill Country, Texas

Get ready to hang 10 with a new food truck in Hill Country. Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream—a fast-growing mobile franchise specializing in Hawaiian shaved ice and ice cream—has partnered with New Braunfels, Texas, husband-wife team Jo and Oline Detavernier to bring the Coolest Truck On Earth to the area. Delivering an inviting and entertaining experience to every destination, the Detavernier’s Tikiz truck now services Cibolo, Converse, Garden Ridge, Live Oak, New Braunfels, Northcliff, Schertz, Selma, and Universal City, Texas, among other nearby communities.

Whether Tikiz’s refreshing Hawaiian shaved ice or ice cream is enjoyed at a birthday party, school fundraiser, or other community event, consumers can expect to be transported to the tropics. With steel drum music roaring, colorful neon lights dancing, and water misters cooling off crowds on warm days, the food truck’s presence provides a vacation-like atmosphere.

“At Tikiz, we’re all about creating a one-of-a-kind experience. We want customers to stop by our truck to grab an icy-cool treat and hang around, enjoying the company of friends and family,” Jo Detavernier says. “Tikiz was inspired by ice cream trucks of the past, and aims to bring back cherished memories while creating new ones for the local community.”

Tikiz’s shaved ice and ice cream products are low-fat, gluten-free, contain no high-fructose corn syrup, and are Smart Snack approved, per the guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Fat-free and complete with a gumball at the bottom of each cup, the Hawaiian shaved ice can be enjoyed in any combination of 10 syrup flavors, including a sugar-free option. Ice cream rounds out the Tikiz’s menu with a wide range of ice cream bars and sandwiches.

Wrapped in a Hawaiian beach-theme, the custom-built Tikiz truck is decked out with traditional surfboard signage and décor. With a patented “Surv-Board” dispenser, guests can customize their own fruit syrup creations. Each unit is based off all-new, heavy-duty and fuel-efficient Ford truck platforms that are built from the ground up with numerous custom components. For example, the self-contained water system and high-output batteries allow operators to produce more than 400 shaved ice servings per hour and eliminate the need for noisy generators so guests can enjoy the fun, tropical tunes.

Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream is available for birthday parties, fundraisers, school events, summer camps, daycares, youth sporting events, church functions, corporate events, carnivals, picnics, barbecues, movie nights, festivals, and more. Tikiz also offers a FUNdraising program, donating 20 percent of the day’s sales back to the event or supporting cause.

“Setting the fun aspects of the business aside, one of the main reasons we chose to open our own Tikiz truck was to give back to our local community,” Oline Detavernier says. “The Tikiz FUNdraising program is an easy way for local organizations to add an entertaining element to their charity event that also drives donations.”

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