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Why is crushed ice used for snow cones? a) decreasing the pressure helps dissolve more flavoring b) increasing the temperature helps dissolve more flavoring c) increasing the surface area helps dissolve more flavoring d) decreasing agitation helps dissolve more flavoring

Craig Stewart

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Kevin Sutter on July 23, 2018

The reason for crushing the ice for snow cones is (C) the increase of the surface helps to dissolve the taste. The amount of flavoring agent absorbed depends on the temperature and the surface area of contact. Because the temperature can not be increased without melting the ice, the ice is crushed. This increases the surface area and more flavoring is dissolved.

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