Most of the syrups and ice machines are sold by the locally owned supply house Koldkiss, which has been in the game for more than 40 years. (The company's brewmaster is even credited with the invention of Skylite's secret recipe.)
Koldkiss manufactures its own snow cone syrup that’s thicker, more flavorful, and higher quality than your average commercial brand.
The roadside snowball stand isn't the only industry to arise with our invention of the snowball, however. Koldkiss, a Baltimore-based company, creates ice shaver machines and dozens of syrup flavors that are used all over the area and beyond. In fact, they sell everything you could need to start a snowball stand, including long spoons and styrofoam cups (two iconic staples of the Baltimore Snowball). They also invented (and fiercely guard the secret to) the highly popular flavor Skylite, which most area fans simply describe as "blue flavor." Most, and likely nearly all, area snowball stands use at least some Koldkiss flavors at their stand, including many of these top stands in the Baltimore area.
Today, the Baltimore-based Koldkiss company creates hundreds of flavored syrups and electric ice shaving machines, making it easy for snowball stands to pop up almost anywhere – and homemade snowball stands are a familiar site in Baltimore.