Shaved Snow at Vampire Penguin (Up to 30% Off). Two Options Available.

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In a Nutshell

Traditional Taiwanese dessert trimmed from ice cream-like blocks in variety of fruity flavors

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 120 days. Limit two vouchers per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid on pre-packaged food items such as cookies, macaroons, brownies, cheesecakes, etc. Not valid with any other discounts, coupons or promotions. Valid only at Berkeley location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $7.50 for $10 worth of shaved snow and treats
  • $14 for two Groupons, each good for $10 worth of shaved snow and treats ($20 total value)

Vampire Penguin

Since opening on Halloween in 2013, Vampire Penguin has enjoyed an avalanche of success thanks to its addictive shaved snow. Not to be confused with shaved ice, shaved snow is a traditional Taiwanese dessert trimmed from ice cream-like blocks. At Vampire Penguin, these blocks typically don't contain dairy—instead, they're made of fruit concentrate, non-dairy cream, and sugar, and when that mixture freezes, a machine shaves it down into ultra-fine ribbons.

Much like a slumbering invisible friend, the resulting treat is airy and a prime target for toppings, such as fruits, syrups and candies. Vampire Penguin's founders, brothers Leo San Luis and Paolo Angelo San Luis, have parlayed their original location's success into numerous other shops, including one on K Street in downtown Sacramento. As for the name: "It's cute but not cute," Paolo once told the Sacramento Business Journal, alluding to how shaved snow is kind of one thing, and kind of another thing, too.

Customer Reviews

Love the mango shave ice, not too sweet and very fresh. So far it is the best I have try in Bay Area
Patrick K. · July 21, 2017
Delicious, creative and fun! Great place for teens
Ashia I. · March 25, 2017
It was great and combine with Uji time which makes it even better!
Nai S. · January 31, 2017

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