When most people think of Sonic, they think of cheeseburgers, crispy tots or maybe a Butterfinger SONIC Blast.
When hardcore fans think of Sonic, they think of ice.
But if you don’t have a few extra thousand dollars lying around for a nugget ice-making device, you can make room in your freezer and head to the nearest Sonic, where you can buy a 10-pound bag of Sonic’s teeny-tiny crunchy ice for around $2.
The ice won’t be listed on the menu, so you have to ask for it specifically. Also, not all locations offer this secret menu item, so be sure to check with your local Sonic. You can find your nearest Sonic location with this handy Sonic store locator.
Prices may differ slightly per drive-in, but on average they’re $2 for 10 pounds. That’s just 20 cents a pound, which is a solid value (especially for a specialty product).
The price of ice varies drastically based on the size of the bag, where you are in the country and, of course, whether you’re buying ice from a gas station, fast-food restaurant or big-box store.
But if you compare the average price of ice from Sonic with other retailers, tends to be on the lower side. Typically it’s about 50 cents cheaper for 10 pounds than what you’ll see at most grocery stores.
If you want to step up your BBQ or pool party game this summer, the secret ingredient isn’t always what’s on the grill, but rather what’s in the drinks. Bust out the perfectly crunchy nugget-shaped ice from Sonic, and you’ve basically won already.
And be sure to set a Deal Alert to stay on top of any special discounts Sonic might offer.