Nelson’s Flavorades is a beverage business established in August of 2018. It was established to provide a variety of great tasting beverages for all in the greater Kansas City Area and beyond. Although we offer several beverage options, our claim to fame is our flavored lemonades. We want to provide a variety of great tasting beverages for all. The goal for Nelson’s Flavorades is to develop a loyal customer relationship by offering beverages and beverage service to individuals, groups, businesses, churches, etc. We eventually want to expand to drink mixes, hot beverages and catering services and a unique mobile beverage experience!
The idea for Nelson’s Flavorades started in 2018 when I was 8 years old. My mother was organizing the annual flea market at our church. I wanted to do something to make money and the thought of selling lemonade came to me. “It’s an outdoor event, and it will be very hot! Who wouldn't want to quench their thirst with a refreshing lemonade or an Iced tea?” We started experimenting right in my mother’s kitchen. Mixing and blending flavors was only natural because my great grandmother, my grandmother and my mom always did. So, you could say I am a fourth-generation mixologist. Once we identified that thirst quenching formula, we tested them on friends and family and got great feedback. They loved the flavors and so did our newfound customers at the flea market.
The thought of taking the business to the next level began in the fall of 2020 with research, experimenting and participating in E Ship Rising, a youth entrepreneur program. E-ship Rising helped me understand running a business takes a lot of work. It showed me how to break down pricing and helped me understand more about marketing my business! I also learned to always press forward.
We currently host our own pop-ups and participate in various pop-up events in Kansas and Missouri including "We Buy BlaKCK" and "First Fridays" at 18th and Vine.
We are pleased to start our partnership with HyVee and look forward to providing you a nice quality, hand crafted, refreshing drink.