Friday, March 20, 2009
Spring has Sprung!
The mercury may only be in the low 50's today, but we won't care. We will be zipping the jackets and heading out to our nearest Rita's for our annual free water ice.
For the past 16 years, Rita's has been giving away a free, regular size Italian Ice to each and every guest to mark the first day of spring! This is a sweet date for Italian Ice lovers, as each year, hundreds of thousands of our guests visit Rita's in search of the first taste of spring.
A Philadelphia-born springtime tradition, the 17th annual Rita's giveaway will be held on Friday, March 20, 2009 from noon to 10 p.m. at participating Rita's locations.
Rits's has added a few things to their menu this year, including a "slenderita" which is a non fat custard in addition to their already established sugar free water ice. The flavors of the sugar free are:
Cherry, Chocolate, Mango, Peach, Pineapple, Pink Lemonade, Root Beer, Tangerine. The pineapple is new this year, so I'm excited to try that one.
In addition, Rits's launches new flavors every year and this year the flavors are: a mystery flavor (March 20th), strawberry margaRITA (May 1), Blue Raspberry (June 5), Pineapple (July 3), Swedish Fish (July 31), Caramel Apple (September 4).