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The Dunkin' Buddy is a product which allows you to dunk cookies without having to hold them, with the use of magnetic attraction. Read more

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The Dunkin' Buddy is a product which allows you to dunk cookies without having to hold them, with the use of magnetic attraction.

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People of All Ages Love Dunking Cookies, BUT can't someone come up with a way to get around the problems of losing the cookie to the bottom of the milk from either dropping the cookie or the cookie breaking, and the need to hold each cookie until it is soft enough to eat?

The Problem:  It's terrible when you lose cookies to the bottom of the cup.  It's a pain when you have to squeeze your hand into the bottom of the cup when the milk level gets low.  It's frustrating to have to hold every cookie for the amount of time needed to get your cookie soft enough to eat.  You may get lucky and not drop your cookie if it doesn't break by itself, but wouldn't it be great if all these problems were solved?

The Answer:  The answer to this Age Old question is - The Dunkin' Buddy!  Designed by 2 people who like to dunk cookies in milk just like you.

This URL is a link to our Dunkin' Buddy project on crowdfundfusion.com, and we are 1 of 5 featured projects on their website's homepage too!!

Any cookie will work with the Dunkin' Buddy.  Even 2 at a time!

BPA Free: Safe for you and your kids to use, and Easy to Clean.

What's Next: If we reach our goal, we will immediately be able to pay for the very costly Steel Molds that the manufacturer uses to produce the Dunkin' Buddy.  

The Team and Our Business Associates:

  • Dunkin Buddy Partner/Dunkin' Buddy, LLC: Jason
  • Dunkin' Buddy Partner/Dunkin' Buddy, LLC: Kiana
  • 3D Printing: DankerDesign.com
  • SLA Prototype: www.InterProModels.com
  • Manufacturing: www.MarlboroughPlastics.com
  • Packaging: www.AtlanticPackagingGroup.com

  Process To Date:

  • First set of diagrams drawn
  • Created Clay prototypes
  • Filed the Patent (currently are patent pending)
  • Had 3D printed prototypes made
  • Ordered and tested different neodymium magnets for size, shape, strength.
  • Tested magnets with 3D printed prototypes
  • Had SLA prototype made
  • Tested SLA prototype
  • Met with various plastic manufacturers, received quotes from all of them for making the Steel Molds and 1st batch production.  Decided to use Marlborough Plastics Inc., once we have reached our funding goal, to make the Steel Molds and manufacture the 1st batch. 

A REVOLUTION in COOKIE DUNKING:

The Dunkin' Buddy is the World's First Hands-Free cookie dunker.  It allows you to dunk one or more cookies of different shapes and sizes in your milk at the same time.  The Dunkin' Buddy is easy to clean, safe, and makes multi-tasking a whole lot easier!

Dunkin' Buddy in a thick clear cup
Dunkin' Buddy in a thick clear cup
Dunkin' Buddy in a thick green mug
Dunkin' Buddy in a thick green mug

 Dunkin' Buddy Company:

  • Jason:  Has worked as an employee and contractor for various types of companies in CAD, Heat Treating, Steel Fabrication.
  • Kiana:  Inventor / Mother of a 3 yr old

 10,000 Dollar Goal:

If we can reach our goal of 10,000 dollars, the Dunkin' Buddy Revolution will be on it's way.  This is the least amount possible to get the very costly 2-cavity Steel Molds made, which are used by the manufacturer to make the Dunkin' Buddy.  The Steel Molds will take about 6 weeks to get made, which is why we are estimating the delivery date for you to get your rewards sometime this June.  We will work as fast as we can to get you your rewards sooner if possible.  The manufacturer will be able to produce the 1st batch very quickly once the Steel Molds are finished.

Risks and challenges

My partner and I work very well together. We are working with a very professional manufacturing company located less than an hour from us, who has great faith in our invention, the Dunkin' Buddy, as well. As we don't anticipate any production delays and/or mishaps once we are fully funded, we have prepared for such a thing happening just to be safe by allowing an extra 4 weeks time for our delivery of your rewards. There is absolutely no obstacle too big or too small for us to ultimately fulfill our dream of getting the Dunkin' Buddy into your home. We use it, love it, and know that WITH YOUR SUPPORT, we will see many happy customers in the near future!!

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    For your support, you will receive 1 Dunkin' Buddy from the 1st manufactured batch in the following color of your choice (Blue or Pink), and our most sincere Thanks for Your Support!

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    For your support, you will receive 1 Dunkin' Buddy from the 1st manufactured batch in the following color of your choice (Blue or Pink), and recognition on our Contributor Hero List at www.DunkinBuddy.com
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    For your support, you will receive 1 Dunkin' Buddy from the 1st and only manufactured batch of the Limited Edition Kickstarter Neon Green color, and recognition on our Contributor Hero List at www.DunkinBuddy.com

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    1 backer

    For your support, you will receive 1 Dunkin' Buddy from the 1st manufactured batch in the following color of your choice (Blue or Pink), with a custom inscription of your choice (a name would be a cool idea! hint hint), and recognition on our Contributor Hero List at www.DunkinBuddy.com

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    3 backers

    For your support, you will recieve 1 Dunkin' Buddy from the 1st and only manufactured batch in the Limited Edition Kickstarter Neon Green color, with a custom inscription of your choice (a name would still be a cool idea! hint hint), and recognition on our Contributor Hero List at www.DunkinBuddy.com

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    3 backers

    For your support, you will receive 1 Dunkin' Buddy from the 1st manufactured batch in either Blue, Pink, or Limited Edition Kickstarter Neon Green color, with a custom inscription of your choice (a name or a slogan or anything you would like within reason), 2 Dunkin' Buddy T-Shirts, (you get to tell us what sizes you would like), and recognition on our Top Contributor Hero List at www.DunkinBuddy.com!!

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    1 backer

    Dinner and Manufacturing In-Person!!
    For your support, you will receive 1 Dunkin' Buddy from the 1st manufactured batch in either Blue, Pink, or the Limited Edition Kickstarter Neon Green color, with a custom inscription of your choice (a name or slogan once again would still be a very cool idea! hint hint). 2 Dunkin' Buddy T-Shirts. You will also get listed on our Top Contributor Hero List at www.DunkinBuddy.com!! But that's not all! If you are local to the CT area, we will take you and 1 guest, 2 guests if children, out to a nice meal and on the way there we will stop by the manufacturer, so that you can be a witness to history in the making, and see the 1st batch of Dunkin' Buddy's made.

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