Wednesday, June 21, 2023

How Dippin' Dots Survived Bankruptcy

Invented in 1988, Dippin' Dots became a beloved treat for Generation X, up until the company filed for bankruptcy in 2011. Surely you recall that, because the headlines caused worldwide angst among Dippin' Dots fans. But, like me, you may have missed the fact that Dippin' Dots never completely went away. This video from Half as Interesting explains what happened.  

In the first couple of minutes, we learn how they make Dippin' Dots, which is genius and explains why they are relatively expensive compared to traditional ice cream. It was that technology that saved the ice cream, by finding new and seemingly bizarre applications, especially when associated with the name Dippin' Dots. This video is only five minutes long; the rest is an ad.  

1 comment:

newton said...

Dippin' Dots helped with fighting Covid. Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines originally needed to be stored at cryogenic temperatures (below -40°) and they had trouble getting enough equipment that could keep the vaccines this cold. Along came the Dippin' Dots company "Hey, we do that every day with the desserts we sell in amusement parks." The supplied lots of equipment for vaccine storage.