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We want to make pints available!! AND Little Baby's Ice Cream is committed to sourcing materials responsibly and ethically!!!

Hey Babies! Let's cut to the chase!

The purpose of this Kickstarter campaign is to enable Little Baby's to sell pints in grocery stores. We would like to use containers that we as consumers can re-use in our homes and not just throw away into a trash can! READ ON!

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! Listen to Music For Ice Cream and BE EASY! Melting your mind is free!

We've been profiled many places! From philly.com to zagat.com to the American Hipster Youtube Series to the ever popular Yelp.com (ps -- at last viewing, we are a Top 10 restaurant on yelp! thanks everyone!)

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.

Desired Pints, Top-Front View
Desired Pints, Top-Front View

This handy pint can be repurposed in the consumer's home in an endless variety of ways! Put M&Ms in it! Use it to drink water! Plant a beautiful flower in it! Use it as a Bathtime Buddy!

Think about what would go inside this! X)
Think about what would go inside this! X)

Once integrated into Little Baby's Ice Cream World Headquarters of Ice Cream Making (2311 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123), these containers will complete Our Arsenal of Ice Cream preparing and serving equipment and machines for the already-upon-us Summer of 2012 (yikes!)

Read the Rewards Section to see what we are willing to do for the money! Donors can choose rewards that contain Ice Cream! Some rewards are marked by that personal touch that we are famous for. Some rewards contain Immortal Glory. Your name could live on forever!

The "Infinity Cone of Honor" will not look exactly like this trophy produced by a Ben & Jerry's franchise for a different contest, but it gives you an idea of what we're talking about.
The "Infinity Cone of Honor" will not look exactly like this trophy produced by a Ben & Jerry's franchise for a different contest, but it gives you an idea of what we're talking about.

No Rules on Planet Earth!

Stay Cold!

Wild Wishes!,

-- Pete, Martin, Jeffrey

No Mess. No Fuss. Just Pure Impact.
No Mess. No Fuss. Just Pure Impact.

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    Here's where you give if all you want is to throw a few coins in the ol' hat and receive a "Hey Thanks!" on the Internet. Also you can come into our shop and claim a free Little Baby's Ice Cream 1" button. No Mess, No Fuss, Just Pure Impact.

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    Give us your telephone number and we will call you up and tell you a joke! Also you can come into our shop and claim a free Little Baby's Ice Cream 1" button! Notes: a) Joke will be from a bound volume of written jokes or we will just make one up. b) We will not give out your telephone number, remember it afterwards for any reason or call it again for any reason.

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    Give us your telephone number and we will call you up and read you a Shakespearean sonnet! You can choose the particular sonnet (provided it is available in Sonnets by William Shakespeare, Complete and unabridged; the text conforming to the latest scholarly editions, G.P. Putnam and Sons, New York and London.), or you can let us decide. Note: We will not give out your telephone number, remember it afterwards for any reason or call it again for any reason.

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    We will compose a custom Ice Cream-themed poem and tweet it at you on Twitter.com or write it on your Facebook.com profile or e-mail it to you if you aren't on either of those social networking sites. The Little Baby's Ice Cream organization is littered with honors English students and college degrees, so you know it will be great! Note: We will also call you and read it to you via the telephone or SMS message it to you, but again: We will not give out your telephone number, remember it afterwards for any reason or call it again for any reason.

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    Give us your telephone number and we will call you up and play you a song over the phone! We are a company founded by musicians, so this prize is actually cool and will be good! 1 and 1/2 Jazz performance degrees between the three of us! Almost definitely, the chordal accompaniment will be via an acoustic guitar. Notes: a) You can choose a song three (3) times. We reserve the right to decline if it's too hard to figure out or too long. After that, you get a song of our choosing. b) We will not give out your telephone number, remember it afterwards for any reason or call it again for any reason.

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    A Pint w/ Certificate of Authenticity -- The reward here is simple: we're doing this Kickstarter to kick-off our wholesale operation, so one of the rewards should be: pints. For those that need a very direct tangible reward for their backing. So come on in and claim a pint, customized with autographs of the Owners and Founders of Little Baby's Ice Cream and with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity commemorating the occasion of your individual pint as a member of the inaugural run. Also claim a 1" button while you're at it.

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    Pin-Up Photo -- You will receive, via plain, unmarked envelope in the United States Postal Service, one (1) glossy 8 1/2" x 10" (or comparable portrait-size) pin-up photo of Little Baby's Ice Cream co-founder Jeffrey Ziga. Dating(-ish) website ShmittenKitten.com confirmed him a "mega-babe", calling him an Ice Cream vendor so sweet looking that you should "[s]crew the sprinkles and cherry on top, he doesn't even need it!". This pin-up photo is a Kickstarter Exclusive and will not be sold in stores or be offered at any other point in time ever. source: http://www.shmittenkitten.com/2011/06/flippin-our-shades-at-jeff-ziga-from.html

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    Custom Ice Cream Song CD -- Everyone has a little bit of the majesty of song in them, but some don't have the means to hear their dreams come true. Here's the Scoop: 1) You write a title and some lyrics for an Ice Cream-related song and we will interpret your vision into reality and post the song on our SoundCloud page. Need a title? We will provide one. Need lyrics? We will write them. Just want a custom song delivered to you and you don't care what it is? We will provide those too if you like. There is no accounting for taste, so we will arrange and style the tune as we see fit. But wait! There's more! You will also receive a Totally Custom CD of Your Song! By that, we mean that your song will be burned onto a CD and we will make some Cool Ice Cream Art for a cover and mail it to you. Also we will include handwritten liner notes and probably also a custom ice cream themed poem in the packaging. But wait there's Even More! You mail us back the code written in the liner notes along with your phone number and we call you up and sing you the song live (acoustic)! Also you can come into our shop and claim a free Little Baby's Ice Cream 1" button. note: We will not give out your telephone number, remember it afterwards for any reason or call it again for any reason.

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    Six Pack of Pints! -- When our store opens, you come in and we'll hand-pack you six (6) pints of the flavors of your choosing -- including flavors that we won't be offering wholesale in pints! BONUS: Your name will also be engraved on the "Infinity Cone of Honor", a trophy to be displayed in our World Headquarters.

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    "Birthday Package" and "Romance Package" -- Tell us the day you want it prepared and we'll put together a special Birthday Theme (or Romance Theme) Ice Cream Package for You! For pick up at our World Headquarters. Do something that your buddy or significant other will actually appreciate! BONUS: Your name will also be engraved on the "Infinity Cone of Honor", a trophy to be displayed in our World Headquarters.

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    A Tour of Our Scoop Shop And Ice Cream Making Facilities -- You and three (3) friends get a guided tour of the space and the place! Ice cream tasting and talking! Have the majesty of Ice Cream explained to you by us! Tour includes a lecture of fake and real history and also Ice Cream at the end. BONUS: Your name will also be engraved on the "Infinity Cone of Honor", a trophy to be displayed in our World Headquarters.

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    King For A Day! -- Here's the deal: You ride your bike (or trike) and Co-Owner Jeffrey Ziga will ride a Little Baby's Ice Cream Tricycle filled with Ice Cream Novelties and pre-packaged goods. You lead, Jeffrey follows and sells Ice Cream. Make him ride the Loop! Take him to Manayunk! Ride with him to your friends' house and make him wait outside! Notes: a) Meet at agreed upon time at LBIC World Headquarters and lasts for a duration of 4 hours. b) In no way can anyone but Jeffrey ride the LBIC Tricycle or handle LBIC product. c) Jeffrey has veto power over destinations / routes if they are deemed unsafe. d) Other than that, game on! BONUS: Your name will also be engraved on the "Infinity Cone of Honor", a trophy to be displayed in our World Headquarters.

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    A Date On A Tandem Bicycle With Jeffrey -- ShmittenKitten.com's favorite Ice Cream vendor and "mega-babe" waiting for you! On the agreed upon evening, Jeffrey will arrive to pick you up on a tandem bicycle and ride you away (with pedaling assistance by you) on an evening for two (2) that lasts for a maximum of four (4) hours. What would you talk about? Where would you want to go? notes: a) Pick-Up and drop off location is subject to the discretion of LBIC b) Cost of the date is subject to reason, defined herein as "within the limits of good taste considering we are a start-up business and this is a fund-raiser. BONUS: Your name will also be engraved on the "Infinity Cone of Honor", a trophy to be displayed in our World Headquarters.

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    One Complete Batch Of The Dream Custom Flavor Of Your Choosing -- Here it is freaks. You name it. You design it. We make it. You get it. One complete batch in our small machine, or, roughly 3 gallons of Ice Cream. Be the envy of any dinner party or event when you show up with the Ice Cream flavor of your dreams. You want Lingonberry Pancake Ice Cream cause you're a Big Lebowski freak? Want Steel Reserve Walnut crunch? Dandelion Cholula? Don't limit yourself. Get weird. No Rules on Planet Earth. notes: a) LBIC will not use any substance deemed illegal by Federal, State, or Local law. b) Product will be made available for picked up at our World Headquarters. c) Cost of ingredients deemed "in excess" will be subject to review and renegotiation of the final donation (e.g. If you want "Lobster Marinated in $5000 Cognac Crunch" or "White Truffle and Matsutake Mushroom Marshmallow Ripple", you should figure the cost of these luxury items into your donation.) BONUS: Your name will also be engraved on the "Infinity Cone of Honor", a trophy to be displayed in our World Headquarters.

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    The Naming Rights to a Menu Item FOR LIFE -- Our World Headquarters is set to be full-service Ice Cream Bar, with a variety of Shakes, Sundaes, Floats, and Desserts. If you've seen Curb Your Enthusiasm episode #5.1 "The Larry David Sandwich", then you know just how important something like this can be. notes: a) LBIC and donor must agree upon the exact composition of the Menu Item. b) Our Menu rotates different items in and out. Your item may rotate in and out. Nothing is permanent. Pending ingredient availability, we will gladly make your Menu Item for you if you happen to walk into the shop while we are currently not displaying the particular Menu Item on our Daily Menu. BONUS: Your name will also be engraved on the "Infinity Cone of Honor", a trophy to be displayed in our World Headquarters.

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    The Naming Rights to a flavor of Little Baby's Ice Cream FOR LIFE -- An existing flavor of Little Baby's Ice Cream will bear the name of your choosing. For Life. notes: a) Final approval of the name is subject to LBIC. b) Our menu rotates in and out. Your flavor may rotate in and out of availability.

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