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The magic of this ice cream scoop is the curved handle. It makes it much easier to scoop hard ice cream...watch!
The magic of this ice cream scoop is the curved handle. It makes it much easier to scoop hard ice cream. Learn how it works and purchase your very own by going to the link below...
The magic of this ice cream scoop is the curved handle. It makes it much easier to scoop hard ice cream. Learn how it works and purchase your very own by going to the link below...
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Midnight Scoop - The Easiest Way to Scoop Hard Ice Cream

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The Idea  

Everyone has been scooping ice cream wrong! Current ice cream scoops are designed in a way that forces you to use weak wrist joints to scoop ice cream. When you are scooping ice cream with standard ice cream scoops, you are doing a prying motion. This prying motion puts tremendous amounts of stress on your weak wrist joints. Your brain then tries to save your wrists by not letting you pry very hard--thus making scooping ice cream very difficult.

The Design

Through an engineer's understanding of ergonomic design and mechanical force, I came up with a design that protects the wrist when the Midnight Scoop is held. If you're using the Midnight Scoop properly, you're not using the small weak muscles located inside the wrist. Instead, you hold the curved end with the palm of your hand and "push" into the ice cream. This allows you to keep your wrists straight and protected while you use large muscles like your arms and chest – which are significantly stronger than your wrist. This – to me – is how to scoop ice cream properly.

The Midnight Scoop protecting your wrist from strain
The Midnight Scoop protecting your wrist from strain

The Facts

  • Hot-Forged From Solid 6061 Aluminum
  • Multiple Industrial-Strength Coatings
  • Ergonomic Design
  • Laser Engraved Logo
  • Patent Pending!
Solid Aluminum - This is Bomb-Proof!
Solid Aluminum - This is Bomb-Proof!

The Handle

The magic is in the handle. The ergonomically shaped curved of the handle lets you push the Midnight Scoop with your palms. Your wrist are kept straight and protected. The handle is also long enough to help you reach all parts of a giant container of ice cream yet narrow enough to fit inside small pint size containers just as well. The Midnight Scoop works exceptionally well with hard-frozen ice cream. No more waiting to thaw – no more bending spoons – and no more hurting yourself. 

The Scoop

The front scoop section is thin enough to cut through ice cream like butter, and thick enough to last. The base of the scoop design forces ice cream to curl into that appealing ice-cream-advertisement look, every time. 

The Midnight Scoop's Advantage

Sure, there are heated ice cream scoops out there. However, who wants melted ice cream? The Midnight Scoop allows you to serve the coldest/hardness ice cream. Don't let your brain tell you not to scoop harder because it is afraid to hurt your wrists. Scoop through hard ice cream easily and correctly by using the beautiful, Midnight Scoop!

About Midnight Scoop, Inc.

Our company is built on the same principles as the Midnight Scoop – start with the right components, and build something to last. We are a close, tight-knit group that all share the same dream. We are based in South Lyon, MI – about an hour west of Detroit. At no point was this handed to a world-class design firm with thousands of products that look slightly different. It's a homegrown grass-roots dream.

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Kickstarter, between our video and the description above, you should have a pretty good idea on what we have to offer, and where we are with our project. This Kickstarter campaign will allow us to move forward with production tooling and packaging, with expected delivery (barring significant hiccups) slated for the end of December 2014 (before Christmas!--great gift idea!)

All we need now is you. If you want to see this purpose-driven and quality-focused project and company get off the ground, become a backer of Midnight Scoop! 

Production Colors - Natural, Ebony, Graphite, Moonstone

Colors Shown: Natural, Ebony (black), Graphite, Moonstone (white)
Colors Shown: Natural, Ebony (black), Graphite, Moonstone (white)
 

The Pledges

Our pledges are fairly self-explanatory. The early adopter specials have the best prices – and limited quantities. We have complete packages (all four colors) available in both early adopter special and standard Kickstarter pricing. No-one will ever get a Midnight Scoop for the price we are offering right now! Once our backers have all had their Midnight Scoops delivered, we will open our e-commerce store, selling each scoop for $50. We have plans for expanding our product line, but right now the Midnight Scoop is the one and only thing on our radar!

And that one and only thing is GORGEOUS!
And that one and only thing is GORGEOUS!
Pushes through any container of ice cream easily
Pushes through any container of ice cream easily
When something is designed right, it just looks right
When something is designed right, it just looks right
Limited Edition - Gold
Limited Edition - Gold
Limited Edition - Pink
Limited Edition - Pink
Limited Edition color - This is the color of the exclusive Kickstarter-Green Edition
Limited Edition color - This is the color of the exclusive Kickstarter-Green Edition

Please share this project with your friends and families – anyone who may be interested in a better way to scoop ice cream. Don't forget to find us on social media!

Sincerely,  

Michael Chou

Risks and challenges

Here at Midnight Scoop we have a firm grasp and understanding on the risks and challenges present in any manufacturing project--especially in a revolutionary new product. Working as an engineer, I have solved many quality/design/manufacturing issues. All of those projects have been completed successfully. I am confident that we will deliver a quality product to you.

We have already gone through countless small tweaks and 38 official prototype iterations in order to get the scooper just right and ready for production. We even have a worthy package that we will send the scooper in. We are ready to launch this product - and have chosen Kickstarter to help us!

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FAQ

  • The Graphite and the Ebony (Black) are anodized aluminum. This process converts the metal surface into an oxide finish. Unlike paint or plating, this process is fully integrated with the metal so it will not chip or peel. For a colored option, this is the best/safest/most durable out there we know of. Obviously our natural finish (just a polished piece of aluminum) takes it a step further.
    As for the the moonstone color (white), the process is an industrial strength coating. The coating is safe per FDA regulations. But upon abuse, it could chip or wear.

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  • We do not recommend putting the scoopers in a dishwasher. The aluminum material may react with other metals in a dishwasher environment.

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  • If you double your pledge, we would gladly send you double the scoops. Just message me which colors you want!

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  • Heated spoons/scoops melts ice cream. The Midnight Scoop will allow you to serve the hardest/coldest ice cream possible!

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    For your help in funding our company, I, Michael Chou, will personally send you an email thanking you for your pledge. We will be friends forever!

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    You get ONE (1) Midnight Scoop - from our first production run - in Ebony!

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    You get ONE (1) Midnight Scoop - from our first production run - in Graphite!

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    You get ONE (1) Midnight Scoop - from our first production run - in Moonstone!

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    You get ONE (1) Midnight Scoop - from our first production run - in Natural!

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    Exclusive Midnight Scoop in - Kickstarter Green!
    You get ONE (1) Midnight Scoop in Kickstarter Green. We will not sell this particular color/shade on our website afterwards so it will be exclusive for our Kickstarter supporters. Still at an amazing price. Shipping of this particular color will be made AFTER delivery of the other colors because development of this color is still currently in the works.

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    You get ONE (1) Midnight Scoop - from our first production run - in Ebony!

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    You get ONE (1) Midnight Scoop - from our first production run - in Graphite!

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    You get ONE (1) Midnight Scoop - from our first production run - in Moonstone!

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    Early Adopter Special!

    You get FOUR (4) Midnight Scoops - one of each of our first production finishes!

    Ebony
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    Moonstone
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    Not only are these Scoops coming to you at a heck of a steal - they'll also make great gifts!

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    You get FOUR (4) Midnight Scoops - one of each of our first production finishes!

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    Not only are these Scoops coming to you at a heck of a steal - they'll also make great gifts!

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    You will be the ultimate Midnight Scoop Supporter -
    You get 1 of only 3 Gold Anodized Scoops we will make. I personally have 1. One of our best supporters has the other, and you could have the last one that we will make in this particular shade of gold. We call this Heavy Gold. It's a very dark gold (almost 24K looking). Note: this is not actual gold but anodized in the color of gold. This is our actual prototype so it's already made and you will receive this the week after kickstarter ends (way earlier than anyone else)! Plus you will be our best supporter and we will love you! See picture of this exclusive gold colored scoop here: http://goo.gl/3hXlHW

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    You will be the ultimate Midnight Scoop Supporter -
    You get 1 of only 2 Pink Scoops we will make. One of our founders personally has 1 and you could have the last one that we will make in this particular shade of pink. This is our actual prototype so it's already made and you will receive this the week after kickstarter ends (way earlier than anyone else)! Plus you will be our best supporter and we will love you! See picture of this exclusive pink colored scoop here: http://goo.gl/yHMAbW

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