This small pale pink plastic spoon from the Dairy Queen in Little Falls, Minnesota, was manufactured by Lind Plastic Products of Chicago, Illinois. The spoon has cut-out letters on the handle – “DAIRY QUEEN” – and a molded image of an ice cream cone at the tip. Based on its length (5¼”), this style was probably only used for certain menu items, such as ice cream sundaes and banana splits. While malts and milkshakes had been available since 1949, two years before the ever-popular banana split was first introduced, this style of spoon was probably not long enough to be used with those famous Dairy Queen products.
There are currently more than 5,700 Dairy Queen restaurants in nineteen countries throughout the world. International Dairy Queen (IDQ), Inc., is headquartered in Edina, Minnesota.