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post #21 of 42
noooo dippin dots!
post #22 of 42
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Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
Another person here who thinks that their demise is due to pricing.

I've only had it once or twice due to a tiny bowl costing as much as a half gallon of decent ice cream.

I wonder how much it actually costs to make / ship the "Dots" to resellers. If they had a big enough cost/profit margin then they really should have lowered their prices. I bet that rising ingredient costs didn't help either.
they actually cost like a ton to make/preserve

They need to be kept below something like 50c, and require Liquid Nitrogen to make.

That+huge theme park markup.

I was at this place once, and they had a vending machine with them. He was talking about how they have to read this training manual to sell dots, and it explains the manufacturing process.
Edited by reflex99 - 11/4/11 at 11:44pm
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If it were $1.00 a bowl, I'd be all over it like a fat guy on Ben and Jerry's.
You can actually buy it from their website at $30 a gallon, with each gallon being 30 servings.
post #24 of 42
Expensive ice cream.

Die.
post #25 of 42
Love them, not really sure how people haven't tried them before. Moving to Mars.
post #26 of 42
I liked Dippin Dots...but I could buy a whole gallon of regular ice cream for the same price as one of their little cups...
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Who cares? What are dipping dots anyway, if I haven't had them they can't be good. Right?
Edited by Mygaffer - 11/5/11 at 1:32am
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Who cares? What are dipping dots anyway, it I haven't had them they can't be good.
Or you're sheltered.
post #29 of 42
I happened to catch an episode of a show called Top Secret Recipe, and coincidentally the next episode is this guys attempt to copy dippin dots.

http://www.cmt.com/show/top_secret_r...isodeID=186077

The host of the show is socially awkward (and thats being nice).
 
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post #30 of 42
One of the federal reserves primary dealers exploded MF Global and another is very close to ignition. Complete with co-mingled funds, fraud and euro exposure.
But the ice cream company that owes 12 million bucks is big news.
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