Nutritional FAQs

Allergen Information

To view details concerning allergens please refer to our allergen chart, by clicking here.

What does Rita’s use to sweeten the Sugar-Free Italian Ice flavors?

We sweeten our Sugar-Free flavors with a combination of sugar alcohols and sugar substitutes. In addition to sorbitol (a sugar alcohol), we also use the sweeteners Sucralose, also known as Splenda®, and Acesulfame-Potassium, also known as Ace-K.

Why are there carbohydrates in the Sugar-Free Italian Ice?

The majority of the carbohydrates in these flavors come from ingredients such as sugar alcohols and maltodextrin, which is derived from corn. Sugar alcohol and maltodextrin contribute calories and carbohydrates, but no sugar. These ingredients are important in maintaining the consistency and stability of our products during freezing.

Can I eat Sugar-Free Italian Ice if I am a diabetic?

While Rita’s does offer a Sugar-Free Italian Ice, this product is not free of carbohydrates. Sugar-Free Italian Ice contains sugar substitutes as well as carbohydrates derived from sugar alcohols and maltodextrin.  We encourage all diabetics to consider the carbohydrate content of our Sugar-Free Italian Ice before consuming it.  All nutrition information for Sugar-Free Italian Ice can be found on our home page by clicking the Flavors and Nutritional Information under the Sugar-Free Italian Ice section.

Do Rita’s Italian Ice flavors or Custards contain any fiber?

Most of the Ice flavors contain no fiber or only trace amounts of fiber. Please consult the nutritional charts for more specific information.

Do Rita’s products contain peanuts, tree nuts or peanut oil?

Rita’s now offers M&M’s® Minis®, Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups, Reese’s® Pieces® and Heath® English Toffee, Snickers®, and Wonka® Nerds® and nut-based toppings as mix-ins. We take food allergies seriously and make every effort to help prevent the crossover of allergens into other products. However, it is important to understand that through preparation and production, cross-contamination may occur.

For more details concerning allergens please refer to our allergen chart, by clicking here.

Are Rita’s products Kosher certified?

All of our Italian Ice mixes and raw custard are certified at the point of manufacture. The finished product served at our locations is not Kosher unless the store serving the product has obtained certification. Please contact your local store directly for further information on their Kosher status. Please note, Wonka® Nerds® and Mini Gummy Bears are not kosher toppings.

What is Rita’s All-Natural Italian Ice?

Rita’s All-Natural Italian Ice is the same, great Italian Ice our guests know and love, just made with only natural ingredients.

Does All-Natural Italian Ice taste the same?

While All-Natural Italian Ice doesn’t taste exactly the same as the rest of Rita’s Italian Ices, it’s definitely just as delicious!

What is the difference between All-Natural Italian Ice and the rest of Rita’s Italian Ices?

Rita’s All-Natural Italian Ice is made fresh daily, trans fat free and gluten free — as are all of Rita’s fruit-flavored Italian Ices — but is made without any artificial colors or flavors.

Is the All-natural Italian Ice healthier than Rita’s original Italian Ice?

All of Rita’s Italian Ices are made fresh daily, trans fat free and gluten free, but Rita’s All-Natural Italian Ice is also made with only natural ingredients.

What All-Natural Italian Ice flavors are available?

Rita’s All-Natural Italian Ice is currently available in Pineapple and Strawberry, with Orange and Banana joining the lineup by March 2016.

Do all Rita’s locations nationwide carry All-Natural Italian Ice?

Yes, all Rita’s locations across the country will carry at least one All-Natural Italian Ice flavor every day. Check with your local store to see which flavor they’re currently offering!

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