Today we’d like to introduce you to Kaleya and Kelani Laigo.
Kaleya and Kelani, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My twin sister and I moved to Las Vegas from California because our parents retired out here. Well, I had just got out of the military and my sister just wanted a fresh start at new career. Me and her are definitely foodies, we love all kinds of food especially desserts. One day we stumbled upon a big food truck festival called The Great American Foodie Fest. It was at that festival we tried a new unique frozen dessert from the Fluff Ice food truck. It was definitely love at first bite. I immediately asked the Fluff Ice employee who helped us if the owner was in the food truck, luckily he was. He came out of the truck and I personally wanted to tell him how great his product was and where I can get more of it. Unfortunately, he told me if I wanted more Fluff Ice I’d have to go to his stores in LA or wait for his food truck to come back to Vegas. I was thinking to myself well that’s inconvenient hehe but seriously, I asked the owner if I could open up Fluff Ice in Las Vegas. I figured it’d be perfect, who wouldn’t want a new delicious frozen dessert in the desert?! To date, we currently have two store locations, a food trailer, and a food truck.
Has it been a smooth road?
I wish it was smooth like butter, but with anyone starting a business, there has definitely been some struggles. The main struggle for us is introducing a brand new product in the market that has never been heard of. People are familiar with ice cream and snow cones but Fluff Ice sets itself apart from those two known products. Its texture is so unique. Getting people to try this “frozen cotton candy” – like frozen dessert has definitely been a challenge.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Fluff Ice – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
We specialize in serving Fluff. What Fluff Ice is, we start by having this flavor-infused cylindrical block of ice (we currently have 13 flavors), we put it on this specific ice shaver so we can shave it very finely so the ice comes out with a light and fluffy texture, kinda like eating fresh snow but it’s already flavored, then we add toppings and drizzles on it. This shaved snow ice is what we are known for even though we sell boba drinks at our stores too. What we are most proud of as a company is definitely all the mobile events we do. Fundraising for schools, organizations, and charities is the most gratifying part of our business. Giving back to those in need and the community has definitely made this business worth having in the Las Vegas area. Also catering for corporations, birthdays, graduations, weddings, and other special events has also made us feel good as a company, making a positive impact and making people smile through Fluff Ice has been an awesome experience. What sets us apart from other frozen dessert companies is number one the texture of the dessert itself, it’s not as creamy as ice cream but not as crunchy as the ice in a snow cone, but also, it’s a healthier alternative because of the low calories, we do have vegan and gluten-free options, and our mobility factor, we have the ability to bring Fluff Ice to you!
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
What I like best about LA is the weather, diversity, and open-mindedness for new products. Which is very similar to the city of Las Vegas! Except we slightly get hotter in the summer haha. I guess the least liked thing about the city is that undisputed traffic.
- Mini 3.95/Regular 4.75/Large 5.65/XL 9.00
- Catering is $5/per cup with a 15% service fee
- We give 15% back of sales to the organization of the fundraiser
- Address: 6825 W. Russell Rd Ste 135
Las Vegas, NV 89118
325 N. Nellis Blvd Ste 110
Las Vegas, NV 89110
- Website: www.fluffice.com
- Phone: (702)722-6465
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @fluffice
- Facebook: Fluff Ice LV
- Twitter: @flufficelv
- Yelp: https://yelp.to/qTKq/QJPpZ70s30