BYU-Idaho Radio · Kioa Delos Reyes Interview

Fans of a local farmer’s market staple can now visit a more permanent location to get their favorite drink. 

Kioa Delos Reyes is the founder and owner of Shaka Juice, a juice shack located in Rexburg. 

Shaka Juice is a fruit juice stand that serves a variety of different fruit flavored juices. There are 19 official flavors, which they rotate through each week. 

Delos Reyes says he started the business at the Rexburg Farmers Market in the seven week summer break when there weren’t a lot of BYU-Idaho students in town, but he had originally just wanted to set the business up for fun. 

“I love drinks and I love sharing culture with others through food,” Delos Reyes said. “I knew that I didn’t want to cook because a lot goes into that, so I just decided to do drinks.” 

His most popular drink is a Hawaiian drink called POG, which has Passion Fruit, Orange, Guava. It's Delos Reyes’ personal favorite drink at the shack. 

Another thing he wanted to do with this business is teach his 7-year-old daughter about money and how it works.  

“She just kept asking me ‘Dad, I want this one toy, and I know you have that one card you just swipe and you can just get it.’ It was just very hard to explain to her,” Delos Reyes said. 

Delos Reyes enjoys making the juice as well. This isn’t a chore for him. He would typically make things for different gatherings with family or friends. 

“I would always make things. I never liked buying things because in my culture if you make food for someone that’s a big deal. That’s really showing love,” Delos Reyes said. 

Shaka Juice is located in the bright yellow shack in the Wolfe Lighting and Accents parking lot. Its hours are from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and then it's open until 10 p.m. on the weekends. You can find Shaka Juice on Facebook here where it posts the menu of the week and what it sells out of daily.