Sunset Slush cooling off the county


Local teachers scooping up success

Jessica Edwards - [email protected]



Chrysta Carroll | Bladen Journal Allison Kirby, left, and Grace McDuffy run the Sunset Slush cart at the Summer Sounds Concert Series on Thursday.


With a year of growing pains and sharpening their customer services skills under their belts, Jennifer Marlowe and Allison Kirby have become the Elizabethtown and White Lake area’s favorite folks during the hot summer months.

It all started on June 10, 2015, when the teacher tandem first introduced a new, icy treat to the masses. That treat, known as Sunset Slush, has brought smiles to young’uns and sighs of relief from the heat to adults.

Easily recognizable under the big black and yellow umbrella, the Sunset Slush cart has been a regular vendor at the Summer Sounds Concert Series, out at Camp Clearwater, local parades and more.

“We do all sorts of events. Private or public. We have done VBS, birthday parties, weddings and family reunions to name a few,” said Marlowe.

The cooling slush is a classic Italian ice that is scoop-able like ice cream and has a velvety smooth texture with lots of flavor. It has its origins in the North, where it is called “city ice” because it’s sold from carts on most every city corner in the summer months.

“We do all sorts of events. Private or public. We have done VBS, birthday parties, weddings and family reunions to name a few,” said Marlowe.

The topic of most favorite flavor is always up for debate, but Marlowe did narrow it down … a little.

“It is hard to narrow it down, but if we had to I would say the mango, strawberry lemonade, cherry, blue raspberry, and lemon-lime,” she said.

Prices range from $3 for a small; $4 for a medium; and the koozie is $7. You can refill the koozie for $5 at any Sunset Slush vendor locally or those at Holden Beach, Sunset Beach and other individual cart owners.

A Sunset Slush cart can be found at Camp Clearwater every day during the summer — as long as the weather permits — Sunday through Thursday from noon to 9 p.m., Fridays from noon to 10 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. A cart can also usually be found at Yia Yia’s Gifts in Elizabethtown on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 .pm.

“We would like to thank the citizens of Bladen and Columbus county for supporting our business. We are both in education and this is our summer adventure,” Marlowe said.

Sunset Slush can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sunsetslushofbladen; on Instagram at Sunsetslushofbladen; and on Twitter: @BladenSlush.

Jessica Edwards can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.

Chrysta Carroll | Bladen Journal Allison Kirby, left, and Grace McDuffy run the Sunset Slush cart at the Summer Sounds Concert Series on Thursday.
http://bladenjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Slush1.jpgChrysta Carroll | Bladen Journal Allison Kirby, left, and Grace McDuffy run the Sunset Slush cart at the Summer Sounds Concert Series on Thursday.
Local teachers scooping up success

Jessica Edwards

[email protected]

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