Who doesn’t love Dippin’ Dots, the flash frozen pearls of confection dubbed “the ice cream of the future” which can be found at most amusement parks, stadiums, and other entertainment venues? Well I’ll tell you who — Sean Spicer, that’s who — the newly appointed White House Press Secretary under Donald Trump’s administration, who stood behind the official podium for the first time this weekend to effectively commence gaslighting our great nation over the size off his boss’s inauguration crowd, of all freaking things.
Although the above tweet from the Dippin’ Dots Twitter account from November 7, 2016 suggests that it is the best ice cream candidate for all, that sure as hell isn’t what Spicer would have you think. See, Spicer has been on an anti-Dots crusade for quite some time now, dating back until at least April of 2010 — seven years ago — when he tweeted the following hot take about the ice cream brand’s slogan.
As you can see, a year and a half later, this issue was still weighing heavily on Spicer’s mind:
Just a month and a half later, Spicer gloated at the news of Dippin’ Dots filing for bankruptcy with this subtle dig:
But clearly Spicer seems to have a love-hate relationship with Dippin’ Dots — or as you could say, “Fool me once, shame on Dippin’ Dots; fool me twice, shame on me.”
Spicer has since remained mum on his feelings, however after these old tweets started going viral following his crapshow of a press conference, Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer issued an open letter to the press secretary on Monday.
We understand that ice cream is a serious matter. And running out of your favorite flavor can feel like a national emergency! We’ve seen your tweets and would like to be friends rather than foes. After all, we believe in connecting the dots.
As you may or may not know, Dippin’ Dots are made in Kentucky by hundreds of hard working Americans in the heartland of our great country. As a company, we’re doing great. We’ve enjoyed double-digit growth in sales for the past three years. That means we’re creating jobs and opportunities. We hear that’s on your agenda too.
We can even afford to treat the White House and press corps to an ice cream social. What do you say? We’ll make sure there’s plenty of all your favorite flavors.
With this country more divided than ever, could it possibly be Dippin’ Dots that will finally bring us all together again? Only time will tell.
(Via AV Club)