Let’s talk dollars. Cows milk contains 87% water, that’s right water. When liquid mix is manufactured, many companies use dry ingredients to complete their product along with milk. A gallon of liquid ice cream mix weighs 10 pounds. Our case of FreezePoint® Gourmet Soft Serve and Frozen Yogurt weighs 36 pounds and yields 15 gallons. With FreezePoint®, you mix in 12 gallons of water to obtain the 15 gallon yield. 15 gallons of liquid mix contains 13.05 gallons of water. You purchase this water at a premium price.
Let’s compare. FreezePoint® Gourmet Soft Serve and Frozen Yogurt Mix weighs 36 pounds and yields 15 gallons. 15 gallons of liquid mix would weigh 150 pounds. You don’t need a calculator to add this one up!
Let’s do the math. First you are purchasing 87% water at the price of ice cream mix. Depending on who you purchase from, there is a freight cost of that water to ship it to your distributor and then to you. If you purchase from a local dairy (which there are not many left), they still have a freight cost to you. Besides paying an astronomical price for water, you can estimate $1.00-$1.30 per gallon* freight for the water you are purchasing in your liquid mix.
So you are paying for water in your liquid mix (87%) and the freight to carry the water in your mix to your business.
If this has not convinced you yet, rest assured the technology today in formulating our mixes is exceptional. Desert “Cool” Foods, Inc. participated in a side-by-side cutting with our FreezePoint® Gourmet Soft Serve and 15 other soft serve mixes both liquid and powder. We were awarded business by a chain account based on a number of superior points along with price value.
*Estimate – your freight could vary based on individual means of purchasing