Summertime in Philly. No matter how much you enjoy your games, comics, science projects, and movies, eventually you’re gonna want to get outside, right? Guess what geeks? It’s hot out there. Like, fighting the Prime Evil in Inferno hot. Little Baby’s Ice Cream to the rescue.
For those unfamiliar (or just plain not hipster enough to be caught in East Kenzo), Little Baby’s Ice Cream has been slinging custom Philadelphia style (no egg) ice cream out of their East Kensington HQ for a while. How custom? Think Birch Beer Vanilla Bean and Vanilla Molasses Goldenberg’s Original Dark Peanut Chews. Up until now, this hometown goodness has only been available via one of the team’s mobile Scoop Service Kiosks and at a couple local watering holes, but with your help that’s all about to change:
Little Baby’s Ice Cream produces Handmade, Small-Batch, Super-Premium Ice Creams and Non-Dairy Ice Creams in the East Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! We combine one-of-a-kind flavors with attention towards creating a singularly unique atmosphere for our customers! Melting your mind is free!
This we know and we want to share with you: ICE CREAM IS A FEELING!
Currently, we scoop from a Totally Custom and Tricked Out Tricycle, nicknamed the FlavorBlaster One. This is the Galleon of the fleet!, anchoring operations that also include Scoop Service Kiosks at Union Transfer Concert Hall, Morgan’s Pier Outdoor Riverfront Restaurant and Beer Garden, and our World Headquarters Full-Service Ice Cream Bar (opening this summer!).
“But where can we buy your Ice Cream in stores?”
The money from this Kickstarter will be used to front the cost of the reusable (by the consumer) Pint Containers (top lid and bottom container) that we would like to use and the associated packaging materials (design, stickers, labels, etc) necessary to sell our Ice Cream wholesale to fine groceries in the Philadelphia region.
Just think, next time you’re settling in to work your way through a few chapters of Beyond the Wall, you could be doing it with your own delicious pint of Earl Grey Sriracha by your side, and still have a sweet container left over at the end to store all of your D20. Or pogs. Or, well, you get the picture.
Oh yeah. watch that video up there too. Seriously.
The Project: Little Baby’s Ice Cream Funds for Responsible Packaging
Creators: Jeffrey Ziga (confirmed by Shmitten Kitten to be a “mega-babe”), Pete Angevine, and Martin Brown
The Sweet Spot: Ok, for $5 the dudes will call you up and read you a Shakespearean sonnet of your choice. That may be one of the cooler backer rewards we’ve seen here at Geekadelphia. The real goods though? $13 gets you a pint of ice cream in one of the fancy shmancy new containers. Get moving.
Funding Deadline: July 9th, 2012
More Info: You can find out more on the Kickstarter page, or on any of the various social networks. The Little Baby’s site also seems like a solid bet.
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