At Hawaiian Shaved Ice, you may have noticed that we certainly have no shortage of flavored shaved ice and snow cone syrups. You may even be a little overwhelmed with the options available—with so many varieties of strawberry, cherry, raspberry and more. To ease your decision-making process, we are spotlighting different flavors and literally giving you the inside scoop. Today we are taking a look at the key differences between two immensely popular flavored syrups—Blue Raspberry and Raspberry. The names may sound much too similar but once you taste them, you will quickly see what sets them apart.

Raspberry VS Blue Raspberry

Blue Raspberry Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Syrup
Blue Raspberry just happens to be our third most popular, ready-to-use shaved ice and snow cone syrup flavor. What does it taste like? This is probably a question you will frequently get, especially if you run a shaved ice stand of your own. Well, when you first pluck a fresh raspberry right off the vine and pop it in your mouth, you taste a burst of sweetness, which quickly turns to a strong tartness. Similarly, this mouthwatering flavor has the sweet kick of a juicy raspberry with far less tartness. This means that the kids and grown-ups who usually shy away from regular raspberries will be more inclined and maybe even excited to have some blue raspberry shaved ice!

Our blue raspberry flavored syrup is available in individual quart size or gallon size containers, or even as a part of assorted flavor pack.

Raspberry Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Syrup
Raspberry flavored syrup is also one of our most popular flavors. If refreshingly fruity snow cones sound truly tempting, then you should definitely give raspberry a try. Unlike blue raspberry, this has the true tartness that you would expect from the real fruit. It has even taken that raspberry essence that you have come to love and elevated it to a more complex flavor profile. To really make it as authentic as possible this syrup also shares the same rich, red color of freshly picked raspberries. Obviously, this is in stark contrast to blue raspberry, which has a vibrant blue color. If the powerful combination of sweetness and tartness really hits the spot for you, then classic raspberry will be a much better fit for you in comparison.

You will find our classic raspberry flavored syrup in quart size, gallon size or a add it to a custom three pack.

Hopefully, now you have a much better idea about the qualities of these two favorite shaved ice and snow cone syrup flavors. Please visit us again, as we delve deeper into the key characteristics and flavor profiles of even more of our scrumptious shaved ice syrups, from the old classics to the ones with a modern twist. We will equip you with our handy buyer’s guides to help you make the best purchase choices. What is your go-to syrup flavor? Do you have a favorite between raspberry and blue raspberry? Visit our Facebook page to share your thoughts and ask any questions.