I have been unsure about the flavorings used for snow cones, so have never bought one. Finally bought a snow cone maker and contacted one of the flavor makers...can't recall the name of the company but will post that in a day or two. The point is that the company does use nut extracts, artificial and natural flavors. So we made snow cones w/ frozen Orange Juice, lemonade,apple juice, grape gatorade, and mixed berry juice so far. The kids loved all but the berry juice which didn't have much flavor left after freezing.