The Dippin' Dots Political Scandal You Totally Forgot About

By their very nature, Dippin' Dots are far from anything resembling an enemy. Made with the help of liquid nitrogen at minus 300 degrees Fahrenheit during a process known as cryogenic encapsulation, Serious Eats explains that the tiny ice cream spheres can be found at a variety of locations, including theme parks, shopping malls, and stadiums.

In addition to the ice cream's diminutive size, it would seem strange to make an adversary of Dippin' Dots, given its wide assortment of flavors. Dippin' Dots' website displays a number of options to cater to different taste buds, including birthday cake, cotton candy, and Liberty Ice (a mix of strawberry, lemon, and blue raspberry, representing the red, white, and blue of the American flag).

However, not everyone has always been impressed with Dippin' Dots — once dubbed "the ice cream of the future" (per the Smithsonian Magazine). One person has consistently taken issue with the ice cream brand: Sean Spicer, best known as the former White House Press Secretary for President Donald Trump (via Harvard Kennedy School). Spicer took to Twitter on multiple occasions to chide Dippin' Dots, but the company refused to be insulted.

Sean Spicer battled Dippin' Dots for years

Sean Spicer's apparent issues with Dippin' Dots seem to be deep-rooted, as his strong opinions go back many years. According to his official Twitter account, Spicer appeared to mock the company's historic slogan in 2010: "Dippin' Dots is NOT the ice cream of the future." Before sharing news of the business's bankruptcy filing in 2011, he repeated those feelings again. Finally, Spicer criticized Dippin' Dots once more in 2015, this time for a lack of vanilla ice cream at a ball game.

Adweek explains that no explanation for Spicer's Dippin' Dots opposition has ever been found. Dippin' Dots did attempt to bury the hatchet in 2017 (per CBS News) by offering ice cream to the White House, adding, "Running out of your favorite flavor can feel like a national emergency!" Spicer countered with a request to offer treats to veterans and first responders — something that Dippin' Dots was more than happy to accommodate, giving away 500 vouchers for its products. Adweek notes that Spicer never commented on the company's response.

Spicer may have bitten off more Dippin' Dots than he could chew though, as, according to CBS News, a website was created to send Dippin' Dots directly to him. If he really did hate Dippin' Dots that much, ending up with a large, sticky puddle outside his home is hardly something he would welcome.