Rita’s Italian Ice Flavors and More

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Rita’s Italian Ice Flavors and More

Are you new to the Philly area? Well then, you are in for a treat—a sweet treat that is! Rita’s Italian Ice (or, as they say, Ice Custard Happiness) is the local sweet spot that has taken Pennsylvania by storm. It began in 1984 by Bob Tumolo. Bob was a retired firefighter who had an elderly neighbor that would make this delicious “Water Ice”. He bought the recipe from the neighbor, added in some real fruit to his Water Ice, and opened the first Rita’s in Trevose, Pennsylvania. The fire was lit, and it began to spread. A few years later, a second location was opened in 1987. Then in 1989, a franchise was born, with Rita’s popping up all over the United States.

So what makes Rita’s so popular? Is it the 39 different flavors of Italian “Water” Ice? Maybe it’s the frozen custard that has people coming back. Or, could it be the Gelati and smoothies? The only way to find out is to try it for yourself!

With over 39 different Italian Ice flavors, it can be hard to choose which one to go with. You have everything from cherry, to honeydew, to chocolate peanut butter and everything in between. The best part is the real fruit blended in, which adds a special punch of flavor. If you’re not into fruit flavors, they have other varieties to try. You want a tropical punch ice? No problem. Want to try a Swedish Fish flavor? They’ve got that too. They even have a Sour Patch Kids ice! It’s easy to see how you can get sucked in coming back to try all the different flavors.

If you like Italian Ice, but are looking for a way to kick it up a notch, then try Rita’s best-selling treat: the Gelati. The Gelati is an Italian Ice with a helping of frozen custard on top. You can choose whichever flavor ice and whichever flavor custard to go on top. With a whopping 68 different combinations, you’ll be in dessert heaven. Imagine—chocolate chip cheesecake with a dollop of chocolate custard on top! Oh my! Or, the key lime with vanilla custard for a fun spin on key lime pie! Can you taste it yet?

Rita’s also makes it easy to keep watch on the calories. They have the nutrition facts of every treat on their website, so you can be conscious of what exactly you’re eating.

Plus, Rita’s caters! They love to come out to businesses, venues, and parties of any kind to spread some happiness.

Families are the center of the business. It always has been and always will be a family oriented spot. It’s an obvious choice for kids, and don’t worry mom and dad—they make kid-friendly sized portions as well, so they’ll still be hungry for dinner. Make sure to download the Rita’s Rewards app so that you can get your free dessert on your 8th visit!

You can always make a quick pit stop to cool down with Rita’s. The service is fast and friendly every time. It makes for the perfect summertime treat for everyone. What flavor is your mouth watering for?

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