Nutrition Clubs’ Best Kept Secret: The Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice Machine
Veganism. Plant-based alternatives. Sustainable choices. There are a vast amount of new trends on the horizon in 2021 for the food and beverage industry. Among those trends is the desire for healthier, more nutritious drinks. Healthy alternatives to fast food smoothies have spiked all across the nation. The Midsouth is no exception.
These nutritional hubs offer a supportive community for health advocates looking for a place to grab a healthy bite or sip with like-minded folks who enjoy a protein-packed smoothie. It’s not too difficult to see why nutrition clubs are so popular: some shakes are just 200 calories with 11 to 15 grams of carbs! There’s no better place to get your day started, meet new people, and make healthier food choices.
But as everyone in the food industry knows, you have to offer much more than a welcoming atmosphere; your offerings need to taste good! For nutrition clubs, that means food needs to taste good and be healthy—this can be a tough nut to crack!
So, we’re going to break it down a bit and explain how the Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice Maker is a great choice for launching and sustaining a spectacular nutrition club.
Sustainability is here to stay. A study conducted by Nutrition Hub found that 55% of surveyed experts identified a climate-smart and sustainable diet with little impact on the environment as a trend for 2021. It’s important to acknowledge that our diets don’t begin or end with the source, but also the machinery required to prepare it.
Unfortunately, not all ice machines have the shiniest reputation as an environmentally friendly option. From refrigerants that produce ozone-harming greenhouse gas to gallons upon gallons of water wastage, there is still progress to be made for some ice machines.
However, our partner and the creator of the Pearl Ice ice machine, Ice-O-Matic, has made great efforts in breaking that mold. With the simple slogan, “It’s a small planet. Treat it with respect,” Ice-O-Matic is committed to making a positive impact on our environment within their business operations.
They’ve demonstrated this with a recycling initiative that increased recycling by 30%, reducing water runoff and wastage, and administering a focus on greener manufacturing. This is just one of the many reasons we are a proud partner of Ice-O-Matic.
To have a successful nutrition club, first and foremost, you need high-quality ingredients. Quality ingredients have the greatest impact on the taste of any food or drink. If you’ve ever enjoyed a great cocktail at a restaurant, only to go home, recreate it, and find it severely lacking, chances are, the culprit is your ingredients.
Remember: ice is a vital ingredient to any chilled beverage. High-quality ice means high-quality food. If your food’s a hit, the customers keep coming back. It’s as simple as that.
A common misconception is that ice isn’t food; in fact, the FDA does consider ice as food. Just like meat or vegetables, there are varying degrees of quality, chances of foodborne illnesses to linger, and opportunities to offer the best of the best.
That’s where the Ice-O-Matic ice machines come into play.
The Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice Machine
Quiet. Compact. Quality. The Ice-O-Matic Pearl ice machine offers nutrition clubs the best ice in the industry. Here are the quick facts that you need to know:
- Some machines create up to 85 pounds of ice per day
- Slow melt rate (no watered-down drinks)
- Ice that soaks up the flavor — a fun, guilt-free treat!
- Pearl ice is soft, chewable, and gentle on teeth.
- Comes in a variety of sizes
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