Sean Spicer, President Trump’s newly minted and already embattled press secretary, has been under fire this week for attacking one of this nation’s most beloved and innovative food products—Dippin’ Dots. But now, there appears to be a thaw in relations between Spicer and the company that produces the delicious spherical frozen wonders.
As far as we can tell, Spicer’s public feud with Dippin’ Dots began in 2010 when he mocked the brand’s well-known tagline in a tweet:
Dippin dots is NOT the ice cream of the future
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) April 8, 2010
Many fans of the delightful frozen confection would take exception to that. According to the company’s website, “In 1988, microbiologist Curt Jones used his knowledge of cryogenic technology to invent Dippin’ Dots – an unconventional ice cream treat that’s remarkably fresh and flavorful, introducing the world to beaded ice cream.” What do you get when you combine sugar and cream and give them to a microbiologist who understands cryogenics? You get the “ice cream of the future,” that’s what, Sean!
But remarkably, Sean the science-denier doubled down on his claim in 2011:
I think I have said this before but Dippin Dots are notthe ice cream of the future
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) September 22, 2011
And then in 2015, apparently at a Washington Nationals game, Spicer got a little salty because they were out of his favorite Dippin’ Dots flavor—vanilla. He felt the need to let the world—and the Nats—know about his bitter disappointment.
If Dippin Dots was truly the ice cream of the future they would not have run out of vanilla cc @Nationals
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) September 7, 2015
But then, good news! Perhaps after reading news reports about Spicer’s one-sided feud, the good folks at Dippin’ Dots, headquartered in Kentucky, extended a hand of friendship to President Trump’s new press secretary:
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.
Scott, CEO of Dippin’ Dots
No way I’d pass up an offer like that (although I’d want to make sure they were bringing plenty of banana split Dippin’ Dots because…well…everyone knows they’re the best!).
When Dippin’ Dots didn’t hear back from the press secretary (who’s been a little busy lately), they followed up with a tweet so the whole world would know how awesome they are:
— Dippin' Dots (@DippinDots) January 23, 2017
How could Spicer say no to that?
Well, he didn’t. Not exactly. He dashed off a quick counteroffer (so quick there was no time for punctuation):
Sorry for the delay How about we do something great for the those who have served out nation & 1st responders https://t.co/G9BPmVAXKS
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) January 24, 2017
Of course, Dippin’ Dots had to agree to those terms—and they did it will all the emojis you’d expect from a company that produces tons of frozen happiness every year.
— Dippin' Dots (@DippinDots) January 24, 2017
So President’s Day it is! Hopefully, Sean will get his vanilla Dippin’ Dots, the troops and first responders will get a well-deserved treat, and the rest of us can finally put this long national nightmare behind us.