Saturday, July 17, 2010

Beat the Heat: Hawaiian Shaved Ice at Blue Blizz


With temperatures reaching 106 in the valley this week...Samantha, Blue Blizz Frozen Yogurt employee, makes a Hawaiian Shaved Ice for customer Robert. When we were kids we called them Snow Cones and my favorite place to buy one was Helvetia Park!
Trivia:
In Cuban neighborhoods, they are known as "granizados"
In Puerto Rican neighborhoods, they are named "Piragua"
In Mexico, California, Texas and the Southwestern United States,they are called a raspado.
In the Dominican Republic they are called "frío frío"
In Guatemala(Central America) they are called "Granizada"

3 comments:

Christy Jourdan said...

A tidbit - I spoke to Marla, owner of Blue Blizz, and found out that the Davis Farmers' Market was interested in having shave ice, but that they didn't want any imitation colors/flavors. Marla has created four all-natural flavors from scratch that she'll feature at the Farmers' Market and at Blue Blizz:

A lime/mint (because she likes mojitos!), a watermelon/basil, a fresh strawberry, and something else that I can't remember.

NOTE TO WEST SACRAMENTANS: Blue Blizz Frozen Yogurt is the Sponsor of the 2010/2011 Westmore Oaks K-8 School PTA! Every PTA membership purchased will come with a free 3oz Fro-Yo from Blue Blizz!

Another reason to support your local businesses - they support the community!

Anonymous said...

Where R they? I remember Helvetia. I think it's owned by the County now?

Anonymous said...

Where is blue bizz? In my mom's neighborhood (broderick) the guy comes around pushing the cart -- shaved ice for one dollar.

I swam at Helvetia too, I think it is owned by the County now -- lots of trailers last time I took a spin through the place