Food and Beverages

Hey, it’s Beverage o’ clock!

People think that drinking beverage is bad for them, so some just gave up thinking!


When it comes to beverages, a lot of us prefer the frozen ones. It is alright to be fond of them. It’s all chill. So, let’s talk about the same.

Let’s see what Frozen Carbonated Beverages actually are –

Frozen Carbonated Beverages (FCB) is a mixture of some flavored syrup, carbon dioxide (CO2) and water, which is frozen into a drink that comprises of fine mush of suspended ice crystals, with liquid.

You need to know of how it all began –

The famous and luscious FCB machine was the brainchild of Omar Knedlik, the owner of the renowned Dairy Queen franchise in Kansas. Knedlik in the late 1950s stored soda in his freezer because of its restaurant that lacked a soda fountain machine. His customers were very much in love with the constancy and taste of the semi-frozen bottled soft drinks. This acceptance of these icy drinks drove Knedlik to try and capture them with the help of a machine. It took him almost 5 years to imitate the consistency in those mushy and icy soft drinks and after a lot of grinding, about 3000 machines had been manufactured by the mid of the 1960s and the first ICEE machines were sold in the United States.

See how this FCB machine works –

An FCB machine works very similarly just like a regular soda fountain machine and the syrup in it is mixed with filtered water and is then carbonated. This mixture is later inoculated into a cylinder, which is surrounded by freezer coils and it freezes against the wall of the cylinder.

Summing it up –

Depending on the foot traffic and sales, a frozen beverage machine with a frozen carbonated drink package can pay for itself in 12 to 18 months – in channels such as movie theaters, in as quickly as 3 – 6 months.