Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Luigi’s Italian Ice, a sweet summer treat that your family will love. Made with real fruit juice!

Do you love sweet frozen treats? Well my family just loves them especially in the summer, and a local favorite Italian Ice (or water ice as we call it) is one of the best. I would like to introduce you all to J&J Snack Foods Corp, makers of Luigi’sItalian Ice

J&J Snack Foods Corp. is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of an expanding variety of nutritional, popularly priced, branded niche snack foods and beverages for the food service and retail supermarket industries. Their growing portfolio of products includes frozen soft pretzels under SUPERPRETZEL®, Pretzel Fillers® and other brand names; ICEE® frozen beverages; LUIGI'S® Real Italian Ice, Whole Fruit®; frozen juice bars under the Minute Maid®, Barq's®, SHAPE UPS® and CHILL® brand names; TIO PEPE'S® churros; The Funnel Cake Factory® funnel cakes; and cookies under the Mrs. GoodCookie® and CAMDEN CREEK® brands.

I was very fortunate to be able to try an assortment of Luigi’s Italian Ice flavors, including the Limited Time Only Cotton Candy & Sour Apple, Cherry, Mango, Blue Raspberry & Watermelon, and Strawberry & Lemon.

 LUIGI’S Real Italian Ice may not date back to ancient times; however, we have got a pretty cool history going.   Although we only date back to 1989, LUIGI’S Real Italian Ice is now the world’s #1 Italian Ice Many debate the folklores around the creation of Italian Ice.  Western historians believe the refreshing treat was discovered accidentally under the Roman Emperor Nero’s rule.  It was when Nero’s servant was up in the hills, chilling the emperor’s wine, that mountain snow was mixed with the drink.  The quick-freezing effect caused a liquid ice consistency.  Others believe the Chinese gave Marco Polo the treat.  Marco Polo enjoyed it so much that he took the idea with him when returning to Europe, thus becoming “Italian Ice”.  Although it is not clear exactly who to credit, one thing is clear, Italian Ice has come a long way.

 Growing up in Philadelphia something you eat from an early age is water ice or Italian ice, it's part of the fabric of our city like cheese steaks and soft pretzel's. I remember when I was a kid and I would go to the corner store for my mother one of the snacks I'd like to get for myself was a container of Luigi's Real Italian Ice. LUIGI'S® Real Italian Ice is naturally flavored with real fruit juice and is packed with a refreshing taste. This delicious and nutritious treat is loved by kids and adults alike.

Luigi's has been around since 1989 and have been a part of my life ever since, I grew up eating them, my husband grew up eating them and now my daughter is enjoying Luigi's as well. The only difference is when we were growing up our flavors were limited, now? 
Well besides the staples of lemon and cherry we now have mango, blue raspberry, watermelon, orange, and my daughter's personal favorite cotton candy & sour apple. New flavors are great but if they don't taste good what good are they? I can honestly say that Luigi's taste great, eating one of them instantly sends me back to when I was 11. It's like a little frozen time machine.
 I love being able to share the things I loved as a kid with my daughter and when she comes home from school or from playing outside and she wants a snack to cool off with she just goes to the freezer and grabs a Luigi's Italian Ice....the only problem is deciding what flavor she wants!

Choose between a sweet or sour treat, either way you cannot go wrong with Luigi’s the water ice treats are all delicious and they are Fat free,  Gluten Free, Naturally flavored with real fruit juice and Most flavors are 100 calories. Can’t beat that, so if you are looking for a tasty cool summer treat make sure to pick up a box or two of Luigi’s Italian ice, and be sure to pick up the limited edition flavors Cotton Candy & Sour Apple, they will not be around forever, so enjoy them now.

Now on the Luigi’s site you can vote for their next water ice flavor, hmmm what would you choose from:
Which flavor would be the best addition to the LUIGI'S Real Italian Ice family?

Cookies & Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip

I voted for Cappuccino, I think that would make a great summer treat! What would you like to see as a flavor next? What sounds yummy to you?
Make sure to sign up at Luigi’s for some money saving coupons 

Buy it:
You can purchase this delicious treat at your local supermarket

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions .  I received water ice to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .


LaVonne said...

Susan, these look good. I have not tried them before, but I'd like to. Your photos make me want them now!

Liz Mays said...

I tried this with their very first flavor, but I had NO idea there were all these new additions. I'm SO on it!

The Mommy-Files said...

Ok - these look and sound amazing! I would love to try these out with my family! Thanks for sharing!

Jeannette said...

I say Cookies & Cream! Wow these look good! I'm going to look for them next time I'm at the store.

Michelle said...

I haven't had Italian ice in a long time and it was at a baseball park. We loved it, but I think we spent a good $10 on one cup. I am putting this on my list, cant wait.

Jennifer S. said...

I love this stuff!!! Going to have to hunt down these new flavors, though... didn't realize how many there are now!!!

tm said...

What? What? When did they come out with Mint Chocolate Chip? I can't think about anything else but the new Mint Chocolate Chip flavor that I want to try! :)

Stefani @ said...

I love this stuff, especially on a hot day.

A Mom's Take said...

I vote for Mint chocolate chip! That's ALWAYS my favorite ice cream flavor. Peach might be the best fit for them, though.

Unknown said...

Haha, I think the expression of bliss on her face says it all!

Oriana from Mommyhood's Diary said...

My boy will LOVE these. Thank you so much for sharing

Oriana from Mommyhood's Diary said...

My boy will LOVE these!! Thank you so much for sharing.

Pam said...

I had no idea they had the new flavors. My kids will be all over this!

Marina@EBMR said...

Mint Chocolate Chip for me too!! Think we need a stash of these at home. The Texas heat is HORRID!

Marybeth from said...

I'm thinking peach would be delicious! I've never tried Luigi's, but your pictures definitely make it look delicious. Now, if only the weather would warm up enough to justify any sort of frozen treat :)

BrettBMartin said...

oh i love Luigis- I had no idea they had that many flavors though?? WOW!!

Your daughter seems to be 10000% enjoying her blog work too :)

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