Sweet snow com­ing to the roads this sum­mer

Sweet snow com­ing to the roads of south­ern Ch­ester County this sum­mer

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Chris Bar­ber cbar­ber@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com Email the Daily Lo­cal News at news@dai­ly­lo­cal.com, or fol­low us on Face­book and Twit­ter: www.twit­ter.com/wcdailylocal, www.face­book.com/dai­ly­lo­cal­news.

Lisa Brown’s Kona Ice truck will travel the streets of south­ern Ch­ester County.

WEST GROVE » Mr. Sof­tee is go­ing to have some com­pany this sum­mer in the form of a Kona Shaved Ice truck.

Lisa Brown, 46, of the West Grove area said she has al­ways been in­ter­ested in food trucks, and the idea of get­ting a fran­chise for one that sells a re­al­tively health­ful prod­uct ap­pealed to her.

She said she will make the rounds of south­ern Ch­ester County as soon as the cold weather breaks and the av­er­ages go above 50 de­grees. She also wants to make ap­pear­ances at Lit­tle League games, school fes­ti­vals, open­ings, wed­dings, fes­ti­vals and even pri­vate par­ties

The prod­uct, she said, is not ex­actly like wa­ter ice. She de­scribed it as fluffy like snow.

When the chil­dren pur­chase a cone, they have the op­por­tu­nity to add a va­ri­ety of fla­vor­ings that spew from spig­ots on the side of the truck. Those fla­vors in­clude “tiger blood,” pina co­lada, Godzilla pur­ple, blue­berry-ras­berry, lemon-lime and cherry, among oth­ers.

“Wait till you see the truck,” she said. “It’s col­or­ful with Kona char­ac­ters, Ca­lypso mu­sic, flashes and LED light­ing. I can’t wait,” she said.

Brown’s ter­ri­tory for Kona ice goes from Ox­ford to Kennett Square and a lit­tle area south of West Ch­ester. She said shew would ride around in evenings and week­ends with a lit­tle help from her daugh­ters and hus­band, Den­nis.

One of the fea­tures of Kona ice is that they make a habit of giv­ing back a per­cent­age of prof­its to wor­thy causes. An­other ben­e­fit that Brown likes is that is has only 40 per­cent of the sugar of regular wa­ter ice and has earned the stamp of a “smart snack,” which trans­late into be­ing al­lowed in schools.

Brown said she bought into the fran­chise with a loan and hopes to con­tinue the sell­ing Kona Ice into fu­ture years. “I’ve al­ways had an in­ter­est in food trucks, and I have a back­ground in nu­tri­tion. It’s go­ing to be fun,” she said.

“Wait till you see the truck. It’s col­or­ful with Kona char­ac­ters, Ca­lypso mu­sic, flashes and LED light­ing.” — Lisa Brown, Kona Shaved Ice truck owner

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The Kona Ice truck will be cruis­ing south­ern Ch­ester County this sum­mer.

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