Immersion in sprinkles

Just a few days ago, on Dec 24, 2019, Maryellis Bunn of New York, NY received patent no. 10,513,862 B2 for a “system, method, and apparatus for simulating immersion in a confection.” The specific confection she had in mind was candy sprinkles. Although the patent extends to include Hershey’s kisses and popcorn.

In other words, what she’s patented is the idea of a pool full of fake sprinkles, which people can immerse themselves in.

This makes more sense once you find out that Bunn is the founder of the Museum of Ice Cream, and apparently one of the activities you can do, if you visit her museum (in either New York or San Francisco), is swim in a pool of fake sprinkles. See the video below.

Bunn's Museum of Ice Cream business is reportedly worth around $200 million, and she only started it in 2016. So, while some are mocking her sprinkle-immersion patent as frivolous, she's laughing all the way to the bank.

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Jan 08, 2020
     Category: Business | Inventions | Patents | Candy

A clear cut case of false advertising. Plastic is not sugar.
Posted by KDP on 01/08/20 at 10:59 AM
Have to agree with KDP.

Also, earlier this year safety experts advised agritourism sites not to create cornboxes (play bins filled with dried corn) because it sent the wrong message. My daughter loved them when younger. The safety message is a properly set up cornbox can be fun to play in but playing in corn storage (silos) is very dangerous. I wonder what these safety people would think about the message playing in sprinkles or colored plastic would
Posted by Floormaster Squeeze on 01/08/20 at 12:31 PM
Wouldn't it be better to replace the sprinkles with sand and up the cycling pressure so we could all experience the feeling of being in quicksand, a sensation promised to us in thousands of cartoons when we were kids but which is sadly lacking in the real world.
Posted by Phideaux on 01/08/20 at 01:27 PM
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