Hawaiian-style shaved ice franchise Kona Ice is catering to health-conscious consumers with its new FruitFirst lineup. Since the inception of its USDA Smart Snack initiative, Kona Ice has been committed to developing healthy products that adhere to the federal requirements for school nutrition. The brand's newest product lineup is its most innovative yet and provides a healthy option for schools to serve in cafeterias, vending machines and snack carts.
The new FruitFirst lineup consists of shaved ice treats made with a fruit base that has been fortified with vitamins C and D, as well as potassium. The drinks are then sweetened with all-natural Stevia instead of sugar. Unlike many other sugary drinks sold in schools, the shaved ice beverages contain no high-fructose corn syrup, GMOs, fat, gluten or dairy. The drinks also have far less sugar and sodium than traditional snow cones.
With a growing number of schools looking for ways to provide kids with healthier options, the Fruit First drinks provide a nutritious alternative that parents can feel good about.