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Say goodbye to Mr. Plate! Dunky Cup is a fun new way to dunk cookies in milk. It has 3 individual pockets for cookies and 1 for milk.
Say goodbye to Mr. Plate! Dunky Cup is a fun new way to dunk cookies in milk. It has 3 individual pockets for cookies and 1 for milk, making it a fun and tasty idea for adults and kids alike!
Say goodbye to Mr. Plate! Dunky Cup is a fun new way to dunk cookies in milk. It has 3 individual pockets for cookies and 1 for milk, making it a fun and tasty idea for adults and kids alike!
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A Delectable Idea 

Dunky Cup is redefining the milk and cookie experience. Heavy-duty, yet sleek and comfortable to hold, the dunking cup was meticulously crafted for various-shaped cookies and milk. Inspired by the inventor's love for Oreo Cookies (TM), the three pockets also nestle a variety of morsels such as Milano's (TM), graham crackers, vanilla wafers, and even your own freshly baked cookies. At center stage, ice cold milk, tea, or coffee is stored and is where the dunking fun and mystique takes place. As an added bonus, Dunky Cup allows you to ditch the plate, elevating you to cookie dunking bliss with a simple, yet innovative approach to cookie dunking.

If you're an expert or inspiring dunker, then you know the importance of taking a few sips of milk between dunks. Who wants a dry mouth, right? With Dunky Cup, you can sip away without worrying about the cookies falling out! The pockets and spout are made so that round sandwich style cookies will stay in place. In fact, with cookies like Oreos (TM), you can drink all of the milk before even biting into a cookie! This even applies to short, rectangular cookies!

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Dunky Cup on a vintage Lucerine milk crate
Dunky Cup on a vintage Lucerine milk crate

 My Story

I've always had a sweet tooth and a passion for inventing. These attributes crossed paths one night as I was sitting on the couch with my milk and cookies. As I stared at the cookie crumbs on my plate and then over at the small pile of dishes from cookies past on the adjacent table, the idea to integrate plate and cup came to me. I tried not to get too excited because I assumed that something this simple probably had already been thought of. After hours of searching, a few other ideas that solved the cookie conundrum appeared, but I was unable to find any similar to Dunky Cup. From this point forward, I began my quest to solve this first world problem. With a background in design, I initially modeled the cup for 4 cookies, but later decided that 3 cookies fit much better and allowed for 8 ounces of milk in the center (it's also great portion control). The overall shape and feel of the cup evolved slightly over the course of its development as I created multiple 3D printed plastic and porcelain prototypes and got feedback from friends, industrial designers, and manufacturers. 

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Image by Blogger Taush.O

More About the Cup's Design

Don't let the term "plastic" fool you. Dunky Cup is designed to go against the grain of your typical plastic cup. It's design is extremely heavy-duty and extra thick, giving it the appearance of white ceramic. This was a huge challenge for most manufacturers, whose expertise did not match the cup's demanding specifications and unconventional design. After scouring the earth for a suitable supplier and much R&D, these hurdles were overcome. The final result; a  product of extreme precision and quality.

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Enhanced Flavor | Science Explains 

A study performed by British chef Heston Blumenthal explains why dunking a cookie (also known as a biscuit in the UK) enhances the flavor. Well-known in England, Blumenthal, is notorious for creating the unlikeliest of foods and scientifically creating culinary masterpieces. Seeking to explain England's passion for biscuits and tea, chef Blumenthal, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, plugged into a device referred to as MS-Nose. Gently inserted into the nose, the super sniffer senses aromas produced when eating food with the skill of a bloodhound. The results: Dunking a cookie in tea (and I assume milk or coffee) creates huge spikes in the aromatic data when compared to sad, dry cookies. So what's going on? As the cookie crumbles, its surface area increases, meaning more stimuli for your taste buds and even more aromas. It's no wonder foodies of all ages enjoy this tradition.  

Source: Dunking Science: "Do Cookies Really Taste Better Dunked in Tea?", Michaeleen Doucleff

Going in for the dunk
Going in for the dunk

 

 

Fun for the entire family
Fun for the entire family

 

 

 

 

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Features

  • 3 cookie pocket design 
  • Interior vessel for milk, coffee, or tea 
  • Extra heavy-duty and strong 
  • Food, microwave, and dishwasher safe 
  • Large, ergonomic handle for comfortable, easy gripping 
  • Reusable unlike paper/foam cups + recyclable = better for planet 
  • Manufactured to high quality specifications 
  • Made for a lifetime of dunking
     

 Specifications

  • Width: 5.4 in (13.6 cm)
  • Depth: 4.4 in (11.1 cm)
  • Height: 3.2 in (8.2 cm)
  • Material: food-grade ABS plastic, BPA free
  • Capacity: 8 fluid oz (237 ml)
  • Weight: .71 lbs (.32 kg)
  • Max. Cookie Size - Round: .61in thick x 2.0in dia. (15.5mm x 21.0mm)
  • Max. Cookie Size - Rectangular: .61 thick x 2.0in wide x 3.0in long (15.5mm x 21.0mm x 76.2mm)
  • Recommended ages: 2+
A versatile solution to the plate + cup dilemma
A versatile solution to the plate + cup dilemma

 

 

Cookies & milk pajamas? How cool!
Cookies & milk pajamas? How cool!

 

Risks and challenges

Beside the long-term risk of your midsection becoming slightly cookie shaped, as with most innovative ideas, risks associated with manufacturing feasibility and delays are always possible. Fortunately, several versions of the Dunky Cup have successfully been prototyped. Additionally, we have worked very closely with the manufacturer who has performed their own feasibility studies and tests prior to the final production run. At this time, no manufacturing hiccups are expected. In the event of unforeseen setbacks, rest assured that we will do our absolute best to remedy the situation, immediately informing you of any design changes or delivery slips.

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    Show your support by pledging $10 and receive a hand-signed letter of appreciation from Dunky Cup's founder, Jim Smith. Plus, receive a badge-style Dunky Cup sticker.

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    1 Cup + Cookies

    For $25 you will receive 1 Dunky Cup plus 4 Oreo (TM) cookies.

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    2 Cups + Cookies

    Dunky Cup makes the perfect gift; share the experience with a fellow dunker. For $45 you will receive 2 Dunky Cups + 8 Oreo (TM) cookies.

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    A new offer, for $100 or more, you will receive 4 Dunky Cups + 16 Oreo (TM) cookies.

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