Published: Sunday, June 30 2013 4:15 p.m. MDT
.Ah...the smell of burned wood in my s'mores.
Unbelievable. I would have never thought something so simple would win $48,000
in prizes and sell even hundreds of copies. Perhaps they are very convincing in
It's a fancy slug stick! We've been doing the biscuit dough on the end
of a long dowel for years in the NW. We can them slugs. My favorite fillings are
chocolate pudding or cinnamon and sugar.
The story on the kids is inspirational.However, I felt like the
story itself could have been structured better. I, as a reader, had to wade
through 70% of the article before you even told me what the product was, but you
teased me with the product in the headline. Maybe that was your tactic, but I
found it extremely annoying. Come on D-News! Get your A-game back. Please! Your
newspaper means a lot to Utahns. Please deliver. Please.
This articles doesn't state what the product is until about 17 paragraphs
in. That's really poor construction. It should have been stated in the
first two paragraphs. Good for the boys. I wish them well.
The idea's been around for years... This is a common enough activity in boy
scouts all over utah. I went to round table last month and they had folks doing
their own versions, these boys just capitalized on a trend by providing
equipment for it.
Thank you for sharing this amazing story! Congratulations Tanner and Spencer! I
found it amazing how you had an idea and ended this success story by creating a
product and a business! You both are an inspiration! Last month I graduated from
NAU with B.S. in Elementary Education. We have five daughters ages 13 to 32, and
three grandchildren ages 1 to 6. I will share your "American dream"
story with my family and future students. Thank you!Sincerely, Debbie
Pretty impressive, like people in the Northwest I wouldn't have thought you
could make a business of it, but I would have been wrong. Congratulations.
Way to go young men!I'm mostly impressed with their ingenuity,
dedication and entrepreneurial spirit; especially at their age.Instead of wading themselves through the typical teenage doldrums of fast-food
vending or sitting at home playing mind-wasting games for hours on end they are
developing business plans, websites and contracts, as well as working their own
manufacturing assembly line. These two get it, and I wish them all the best!Don't be surprised if you eventually see these two on the cover of
Mr. Forbes' magazine one day.
I forgot to add, please be careful using campfires. Perhaps, you could encourage
your product even in a kitchen stove setting. Again, congratulations on creating
a product and business. You have inspired many!
To "Daddiooh", I had the same problem with the poorly structured story.
I eventually resorted to skipping to the end, like reading the end of a
whodunnit novel without a good enough plot to wait to find out.Jason's bio states he has received some rewards for good journalism, so
maybe he wrote this one on a bad day and pushed it out without enough
editing.Nevertheless, the story was good even if the writing needed
I also want to complain about the story structure. It was annoying.
This shows valuable initiative. This is a quality I look for in the employees I
hire for the business that I built. I applaud these young men.
Yay for these boys. Our country needs inventors and entrepreneurs. It needs kids
who are visionary and motivated. In short, it needs more up and coming citizens
like these two. The only problem I had with the article was the need to wade
through so much verbage to find out what the guys created. Disappointed with the
journalistic style, but was crazy about the kids. I wish them every success.
wow when i saw this i thought they ripped off the people in San Diego, they put
on the pioneer days in old town to commemorate the arrival of the Mormon
battalion . they cook up dough and put real cream in it and fresh honey and
fresh churned butter. they have been doing it this way for years. I wonder if
they applied for a patient. and will the Santee ward have to pay a royalty to
Old idea that probably does not deserve a patent. (Unless there is something
unique in the way the handle is attached to the cooking end.) Interesting that
it won great idea awards; maybe we have moved too far away from our roots so
that old time cooking methods are new and interesting. Also wondering how many
would be sold. It is not something I was waiting for.
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