I'm a dialysis patient and all the patients in our unit are pretty hooked on ice. I used to like the flakes ice. I actually bought a Scotsman flake ice machine for 3,000 and that wE years ago. Now I am trying to sell it on craigslist for 500.00, since I do not use it anymore. I am onto the nugget/cubelet ice. I want to buy a nugget ice maker, but my boyfriend is trying to discourage me since I take as much as I want from our dialysis unit. It's like going through horrible withdrawals when I am out of ice. I literally have to ask my noufruend to take me to the closest hospital near our house and I ask for ice there. The ice there is the rabbit turd ice (it takes about 3 hours before the ice melts)!
I think ice stays fresher and longer in the paper cups I'd foam cups with a small hint of water. This is when you're using the nugget ice, sonic ice.
I am anemic and it's strange when I received a kidney transplant, I lost all cravings for ice and could not stand the sight if it, now I can't get enough, but I do have to watch my fluid intake. I catch so many patients take bags and bags home. It's quite an addiction, but tastes so good. I'm very picky with the ice I chew. I just think nugget ice is the best! Vince Gill is an advise ice lover. His wife, amy Grant bought him his own Scotsman ice machine for their anniversary!