Dippin’ Dots files for bankruptcy

Dippin' Dots Files for Bankruptcy

CNN Money is reporting that Dippin’ Dots, manufacturer of the self-proclaimed Ice Cream of the Future, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The Kentucky-based company, which mostly sells its ice cream in malls, stadiums, theme parks and movie theaters, owes about $10 million to Regions Financial. The bank sued Dippin’ Dots in February, saying the ice cream maker had defaulted on its debt.

But if you’re a fan of those futuristic treats, there’s no need to panic yet. According to Dippin’ Dots spokesperson Steve Heisner, they’re still going to be available. The bankruptcy affects only the manufacturing and national sales arm of the company. The franchise end of the firm will not be affected by the proceedings, Heisner said.

Do you like Dippin’ Dots? I haven’t had Dippin’ Dots in a really long time, and I cannot recall what those colorful ice cream beads taste like.