Sonic's menu has a total of 12 different "Slushes" in it's 3 categories Real Fruit Slushes, Juice Slushes, and Famous Slushes.
Slush Puppie is a slush beverage marketed by Slush Puppie that started in 1974, which is a division of The ICEE Company, and through its Slush Puppie Distributors in the U.S. Slush Puppie was acquired by ICEE on May 30, 2006. A Slush Puppie has two major components; the base and the flavoring. The base is made from a special syrup that is mixed with water and then frozen. This creates a mixture resulting in pellets of ice in a sweet liquid. The taste is simply that of the flavored syrup.
The original owners, Will Radcliff and his sister Phyllis, came up with the name while sitting on their front porch in Cincinnati, Ohio. The unique spelling of "puppie" was added to bring attention to both the name and the product. The business started from a home address in Cincinnati and progressed to a single door small warehouse, to a manufacturing plant/warehouse, to a candy & tobacco distributor to finally a showplace building that overlooks the city of Cincinnati. The business has been under the ownership of Will Radcliff, Cadbury Schweppes and now the ICEE Company.
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A slush, sometimes known as a slushie or slushy, is a flavored frozen drink.
There are a number of different kinds of slush drinks:
Frozen uncarbonated beverages are made by freezing a non-carbonated juice or other liquid. Machines for producing these do not require a pressure chamber, and so are much cheaper and easier to maintain. These machines usually have more attractive clear product hoppers, and can fit on a counter top. They make a slightly wetter slush. There are variations including frozen carbonated beverages, typified by the Slurpee or ICEE, are made by freezing a carbonated drink. Machines for producing these are complicated and expensive, and notably require a carbon dioxide supply. They make a very fine and 'dry' slush. There are also frozen coffee beverages and frozen alcoholic beverages. There are also conventional slush drinks, typified by the Slush Puppie, use a single slurry made by freezing a sweetened base, similar to apple or grape juice. This slurry is mixed at serving time with a flavouring syrup of the buyer's choice. These drinks are notable in that the flavored syrup can be drawn out of the drink, leaving a relatively unflavoured base ice behind. There is also "Instant" slush drinks formed via supercooling. Several examples include Slush.ie which allows consumers to make beverages that turn to slush upon opening using a conventional freezer, the Chill Chamber which allows businesses to store beverages at below freezing temperatures that turn to slush upon opening, and supercooled Sprite from Coca-Cola (briefly marketed in the UK) which required special vending machines to store the bottles in a supercooled state so that they would turn to slush upon opening.
Chipped ice in water is the standard for the freezing point of water, 32 °F (0 °C). Ice made from water can be 32 °F, or a much lower temperature. The agitation of the machines is partially to keep the water from freezing solid. Some of the drinks have additives to make the freezing temperature of the mix lower, so that the drink can be much colder than a water slush drink.
Slush is made by a mixture of sugar and water. To prevent the mixture from freezing solid there must be between 12% - 22% of sugar present in the solution. The sugar acts as an anti-freeze in the solution. The slush machine stirs or rotates the mixture at a constant speed so that the sugar and water molecules bond together before the water gets a chance to freeze. In this way a soft wet slurry mixture is formed.
The ICEE Company is a beverage company located in Ontario, California, USA. Its flagship product is the ICEE, which is a frozen carbonated beverage available in fruit and soda flavors. ICEE also produces other frozen beverages and Italian ice pops under both the ICEE and Slush Puppie brands. The company's mascot is an anthropomorphic cartoon polar bear. It has been a division of J & J Snack Foods Corporation since 1988.
The ICEE Company has over 75,000 ICE machines across the US serving 300 million ICEEs per year. McDonald's and Subway restaurants inside Wal-Mart stores sell ICEEs. Burger King in the US and Canada sell ICEEs and ICEE Floats. Target and Wawa also sell ICEEs inside their stores. In Mexico, ICEE is widely available at department stores such as Sears and Wal-Mart, and inside movie theaters and convenience stores. ICEE is also the primary frozen beverage sold in Wawa and Quick Chek, two convenience store chains in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. Valero gas stations co-branded with their CornerStore marts (except for those independently owned) sell the ICEE.
Circle K licensed the ICEE in 1998 as their ThirstFreezer prior to 2003 (after the merger with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the ThirstFreezer was replaced with Couche-Tard's Froster).
The ICEE was invented in 1958 by Omar Knedlik, a Dairy Queen owner in Coffeyville, Kansas. He had been placing bottles of soda in his freezer until frozen, since he lacked a soda fountain. The frozen drinks were popular and he soon realized that he needed a machine to make the product. Knedlik eventually approached the John E Mitchell Company in Dallas to develop the machine. The Mitchell Company had been making cotton cleaning equipment, had diversified to aftermarket automobile air conditioning units, and was looking to diversify further as aftermarket air conditioners were eventually replaced by OEM units. It was natural fit for Mitchell and Knedlik in developing a machine that could handle the rigors of commercial use and had the manufacturing capabilities to make the machines to fulfill the growing demand. After 5 years Knedlik's idea had become the iconic ICEE Machine. He originally wanted his product to be called "scoldasice". However, he asked a local artist and friend, Ruth E. Taylor, to create a marketing name and logo for his invention. She developed the name "ICEE", as well as the idea of the logo's icicles hanging from the block letters, which has remained unchanged. She thought of the Polar Bear, but the actual bear mascot had already been created by the Norsworthy-Mercer ad agency . The "ICEE" word with the snow on it was designed by a Mitchell Company staff artist, Lonnie Williams, as part of a cup he designed. The Mitchell Company instituted a two-tiered franchise plan involving "Developers" and "Subdevelopers. Essentially, the Developers and Subdevelopers both paid fees and rentals for the right to use specified numbers of ICEE dispensers and for rights within exclusive territories to distribute the machines and to promote the sale of the Icee drink. By the mid-1960s, 300 ICEE machines had been manufactured.
Frozen carbonated beverage
Slush is the 1997 debut album by OP8, a band formed from Lisa Germano, Howe Gelb of Giant Sand, and Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico and Giant Sand. The album was released on Thirsty Ear and features covers of "Sand" by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood as well as "Round and Round" by Neil Young. Its generally mainstream, jazz-inflected songwriting is at times counterbalanced by odd sonic details, including detuned melodic fragments and synthetic noises.
The album was a critical success, and MTV invited the band to perform several of the songs from the album on their show MTV's Alternative Nation, in 1997. This gave Germano some much needed exposure, and "If I Think Of Love" became somewhat popular, and she released it on her next album, 1998's Slide.
A frozen carbonated beverage (FCB) is a mixture of flavored sugar syrup, carbon dioxide, and water that is frozen by a custom machine creating The back-end of an FCB machine is very similar to a regular soda fountain. Concentrated flavor syrups are mixed with filtered water, then carbonated. This mixture is then injected into a cylinder surrounded by freezer coils. The mixture freezes to the wall of the cylinder, then is scraped off by a rotating dasher, which also keeps the mixture uniformly mixed. FCB machines will often freeze to a temperature well below the freezing point of water, but the combination of pressure (up to 40 p.s.i.), sugar, and the constant stirring prevent the mass from freezing solid.
FCB machines are distinctive from other slush drink machines in that they require a pressure chamber and a carbon dioxide source. Many modern non-carbonated slush machines use a spiral-shaped plastic dasher to scrape crystals off a freezing cylinder, often integrated into a clear hopper. This product is often much 'wetter' than a true FCB. On the other hand, non-carbonated machines are much simpler and less expensive, and so they are more common. A non-carbonated slush machine can be purchased for well under $2000, and rented for less than $100/day or from £65.00 per day in the UK for a single head machine. By comparison, FCB machines often must have a dedicated service staff.
Slush, also called slush ice, is a slurry mixture of small ice crystals (e.g., snow) and liquid water. In the natural environment, slush forms when ice and/or snow melts. This often mixes with dirt and other materials, resulting in a gray or muddy brown color. Often, solid ice or snow will block the drainage of fluid water from slushy areas, so slush often goes through multiple freeze/thaw cycles before completely disappearing. In areas where road salt is used to clear roadways, slush forms at lower temperatures than it would ordinarily, and only in salted areas; this can produce a number of different consistencies over the same geographical area.
Slushfall or slushing is the action of a wet snow falling from the sky.
Slush can be a problem on an aircraft runway since the effect of excess slush acting on the aircraft's wheels can have a resisting effect during take off, which can cause an accident such as the Munich air disaster. Slush on roads can also increase the braking distances for cars and trucks, increasing the possibility of rear end crashes and other accidents.
Slush refreezing in overnight frost can turn to dangerous slippery ice underfoot.
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A slush flow is a type of snow avalanche that occurs when the snow pack becomes saturated with water. They most commonly occur at higher latitudes in the spring. Because of their high water content they can flow down gentle slopes of only a few degrees. They are a significant hazard in Norway and Iceland and are responsible for the deaths of dozens of people as well as the destruction of buildings and the closure of roads.
Sonic the Hedgehog refers to the video game seriesSonic the Hedgehog, released by Sega, and starring its eponymous mascot, the video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. The video game series is the primary product in a multimedia franchise, include products in a wide range of media.
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Sonic Drive-In is an American drive-in fast-food restaurant chain based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As of August 31, 2011, there were 3,561 restaurants in 43 U.S. states, serving approximately 3 million customers per day. In 2011, it was ranked 10th in QSR Magazine’s rankings of the top 50 quick-service and fast-casual restaurant brands in the nation. Known for its use of carhops on roller skates, the company annually hosts a competition to determine the top skating carhop in its system. It also hosts, with Dr Pepper, an internal competition between drive-in employees. The company's slogan is “America’s Drive-In.”
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth.
Historically, people secured food through two methods: hunting and gathering, and agriculture. Today, most of the food energy consumed by the world population is supplied by the food industry.