Arctic Fox Shaved Snow and Desserts
2340 Sunrise Blvd #15 Rancho Cordova,
The owner of Arctic Fox Shaved Snow and Desserts, Tony, wasn't originally headed for the business path. After graduating from Sac State University, Tony got a degree in mechanical engineering and worked as an engineer for over 15 years. However, he noticed no matter how far or high he climbed, he would never get to where he wanted to in life - he wanted to work for himself. After being inspired when his wife Maria, introduced him to boba tea, he opened Arctic Fox Shaved Desserts in August of 2017. And in 2019, Tony was finally able to quit his job as an engineer and focus on his new business.
Arctic Fox Shaved Desserts specializes in making high quality boba teas and shaved ice. Tony noticed that nearly all shaved ice places were using processed fruit concentrates in their products, which is heavily processed, too sweet, and generally unhealthy. Arctic Fox is known for using real fruit in their establishment instead of concentrates. In terms of Boba and milk teas, Tony noticed most stores used dairy creamer and brewed their teas in large vats in the morning. However, boba teas begin to lose their nutrients and antioxidants after 15 minutes of brewing, which means you are essentially paying a lot of money for high fructose corn syrup and water.
Arctic Fox solved both of these problems: They make their teas on the spot, use pure cane sugar, and use a variety of different creamer substitutes (this includes non-dairy creamer, almond milk, soy milk, and oat milk). This way, they ensure that all their customers receive the best quality product possible.
However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arctic Fox Shaved Desserts has had their sales decrease by more than 50%. Arctic Fox has been forced to follow guidelines like limiting the number of people in their establishments, which limits the amount of revenue they receive. The pandemic has also led to increased prices from suppliers, which is making it harder for Tony to keep their items at the same price, which they have maintained for the past three years. Currently, they are relying on curbside pickups and delivery orders, which is extremely difficult with shaved ice.
But keep in mind, customers can also buy lattes, ice cream, bubble waffles, truffle tots and more!
The foods and drinks below are only a few of Arctic Fox's wide selection of desserts. Click on the image to go to their website and view more of their items. In store, you can find everything from coffee to buns and more!