Snow Factory

Hubby spent the day with our oldest nephew today and we all went to Snow Factory for a treat at the end of the day.

Snow Factory serves up a unique flavored shave ice (I think its origins are in Taiwan) that is different from Japanese kakigori. The blocks of ice are flavored with various flavors and dairy and shaved using a special machine that produces thin layers almost like chiffon fabric or cotton candy. The delicate layers of ice that look like billowing smoke melt away into sweet nothingness in my mouth, much like the snowflakes I caught on my tongue as a child…

Strawberry and blueberry flavors ($4.25 regular) – if you order the regular size, you can mix up to 2 flavors.

Milk flavor ($2.85 small) with toppings.

The free toppings (yup, free!) are all crushed into a powder so as not to weigh down the snow.

A fun, unique and strangely nostalgic experience.

Snow Factory
McCully Shopping Center, Suite 115
1960 Kapiolani Blvd. Ste 115
Honolulu, HI 96826
808.946.7669

Mon-Thu, Sun 11:00a-10:00p
Fri & Sat 11:00a-11:00p

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4 Responses to “Snow Factory”


  1. 1 Er October 11, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I hadn’t heard about this place! How long has it been around? The shave ice looks very unique…and very different than the “normal” shave ice! Looks really good! I’m actually really interested in trying it! And since it’s at McCully Shopping Center, it’s actually really accessible!

    Thanks for posting about this place!

    • 2 honolulueats October 12, 2010 at 10:13 am

      Yes, I read about it on the Midweek I think, and have been wanting to try it for a while. It’s fairly new (a few months) I think. The shape of the ice is just so fascinating to look at… and so many flavors to choose from!

  2. 3 Sister-in-law #1 October 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks for taking Tai out that day–he said it was the best day ever!!! You totally spoiled him! He keep asking to call Uncle because he wants to show him that he finished MarioKart. He also has a thank you card that we need to mail off to you.
    I really want to try this shave ice place–it looks fabulous! We were so sad when Waiola on Kapahulu closed down.

    • 4 honolulueats October 30, 2010 at 7:23 pm

      Awww… he was so great to hang out with! I think the boys had a blast. Uncle had just as much fun as him.


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