Dippin’ Dots, the self-proclaimed (and confirmed) “Ice Cream Of The Future,” has officially filed for bankruptcy, possibly jeopardizing that very future and forcing us to search elsewhere for something to eat every other year when we’re at an amusement park (but love!):
Dippin’ Dots Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Paducah, Ky., near its headquarters, after fighting off foreclosure efforts from Regions Bank for more than a year, according to court documents. At the time of the filing, the company owed about $11.1 million to the bank.
NOOOOO!!!!! Ok, ok, easy — I have picked up some financial knowledge from high schoolers’ Facebook statuses, so I do know that “filing for bankruptcy” doesn’t mean you instantly disappear, they’re likely only reorganizing their finances (our 2011 Hu-man Earth Dollars can confuse any time traveler).
However, I also know that Dippin’ Dots must be stored at -40 degrees to remain frozen, so they are EXTREMELY FRAGILE. Can something so delicate and delicious possibly survive the harsh financial realities of our primitive 2011 A.D. culture? Or perhaps their business model of only being sold in one tiny cart located within two massive public attractions per U.S. city wasn’t financially viable?
Whichever it is, here’s one cold-hard spherical icefact: Dippin Dots, you truly were ahead of your time.