By Mary Sisk
Rock River Current
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Where: Candy Cloud
Address: 6286 E. State St., Rockford
Owner: Alex and Paityn Edwards
Hours: 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
You have to try: The Summer Collection
Try this too: You Gotta Try This: Vegan quesadilla burger at Pig Minds Brewing Co. in Machesney Park
What’s in it: Summer collection flavors include Apple Crisp Ice Cream, Lemonberry Slush Float, Raspberry Iced Tea Lemonade and Horchata Slush Float
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Why should you try it: The recent heat wave has been intense, but Alex and Paityn Edwards took some of their most popular items and gave them a chilled, summery twist to help everyone cool down.
Bestsellers, like their strawberry lemonade, inspired their lemonberry slush float in the new line.
“We thought if they love it as a drink, everyone would love it as a slush,” Alex Edwards said.
Their other drinks in the collection include an apple crisp ice cream, raspberry iced tea lemonade and a horchata slush float.
Another reason to give their new line a try is that everything in their drinks is made fresh, in-store.
“The apple crisp is baked everyday. The lemonade for the lemonberry slush float, our lemons are squeezed everyday,” Edwards said.
Pro tip: If you try to eat plant-based, get oat milk instead of dairy in your drink.
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