Fool your taste buds by eating Veggie chips that are healthy but also actually taste delicious. All natural, handmade goodness.
The Ott Family Farm presents Wunder Chips!
Ask anyone who knows me what my downfall is when it comes to food, and they will tell you potato chips. I can just hear the chips' little voices. “We are crunchy and salty. We taste so good.” What they forget to say is, “We will load your bloodstream with fat. We will clog your arteries and you will feel like crap shortly after you eat us.” I know all of this but the only thing I seem to hear is the little chips saying "eat me".
So I set out to find some alternatives that still satisfy that chip craving but aren't going to put me into an early grave. Thus, Wunder Chips were created. These chip alternatives still have all the crunch and deliciousness you crave but won't leave you swimming in a pile of fat and oil. See the potato chips go running, run little chippies, run.
What are Wunder Chips?
ah haa. So if you are reading this, you didn't watch the awesome video, which is your choice. (however, I do suggest watching it. I bribed some local actors and a videographer with chip & swag to help me with the video. Support the arts. Plus I must be super camera shy or something because it was super hard for me to tape and I made a complete fool out of myself at the taping and possibly drove the rest of the crew bonkers)
Are these fried/baked? How the heck are we making the chips?
Excellent question. These chips are neither fried nor baked. They are dehydrated. Why dehydration? It preserves more of the nutrients from the veggies. They still get nice and crispy.
Hundreds of hours, many unbiased taste tests with potential customers, and countless veggies were sacrificed in name of testing and perfecting recipes and finally we have our five initial Classic Flavors:
Go Squash Your Sauce
a zesty BBQ Squash Chip.
Flax Your Tomatoes
Imagine salsa in chip form. Tomato, garlic, bell pepper, onion all blended together with flax seed to make up a hearty, tasteful chip.
(available in mild or spicy)
Twanged Up Carrots
Carrot slices loaded with that unmistakenable twang that only a good mustard can provide.
For the more traditional tastes:
Fuel Your Body
A more classic Ground Corn and Bell Pepper Chip. Perfect for dipping.
I am not a Yam
All the classic flavor from Thanksgiving side dish rolled into a mouth-watering chip. Maple infused Sweet Potato Chips.
Hmm I'm interested, Tell me more about your ingredients...
I'm so glad you asked! We are partnering with some local CSAs (community supported Agriculture) to grow our tasty produce.
It's all from the state of Wisconsin. Organic when available.
Everything is hand picked peaked at the peak of freshness. Right down to tapping the trees to get the freshest Maple for our sweet potato chips.
You won't find anything closer to the actual farm unless you went and picked it yourself.
Let's not forget the bags!
We believe that the bags make the chips. We have sourced 100% biodegradable bags. Unlike most chip bags, these are resealable with a ziploc like closure.
Raise your hands if you've ever opened a chip bag and rolled it down when down and put it in your chip drawer. Umm me definitely. And then when I go back later to eat some, I typically find that the bag unrolled itself (magically, or possibly gremlins) and the chips inside are gross, soft and basically uneatable. Not with these bags!
You mentioned something about swag?
Okay yes there is swag, I couldn't resist. For those people who don't want chips but want to support us, or those who want chips and show their support!
We have 2 designs, designed by a good friend/great artist just for this Kickstarter rally.
You can choose either design and have it on a t-shirt or a tote bag, or both!
Shirts are available XS-3X. In either Women's fitted or Unisex (mens) sizing
The tote bags are 15"Wx16"Hx3"D.
And let's be serious here, of course both the shirt and the tote bags are 100% Organic Cotton.
Alright this sounds like you have it all together, why are you on kickstarter?
Help us grow! Literally.
Our Kickstarter pledge is 2 fold.
We need to reserve spots with the local farms to grow our veggies. It's a lot to ask a farm that usually grows a little of a lot of stuff to adjust to a lot of just a few items. It takes a LOT of vegetables to fill just 1 bag. The end result is totally worth it though. Tasty.
2: Commericial kitchen rental fees. No I'm not just whipping these up in some back room in my house. We are only legit here at Wunder Chips, and as such will be renting an awesome commerical kitchen space to create our little chippy friends.
Allergies? Food Diets? What are you using?
Good question. We have food allergies in our family as well, so it's always great to ask. There is no dairy or nuts used in any of our products.
Recipes are also gluten free. Vegan/vegetarian friendly.
Why are these chips all different sizes?
Chips are made from actual out of the ground or off the plant veggies. No one piece is the same shape or size. So that yields chips of various sizes. Don't worry, they all are equally tasty!
Reward Breakdown Summary:
Because a picture says a thousand words...
STRETCH GOAL- $10,000
Just confirmed with the farm, if we reach $10,000 all backers at the $40 and higher Reward levels are automatically signed up to receive a Brown Sugar Radish Sampler, free of charge with their order!
Alright, if you read this far you must be interested! Thanks for your support and let me know if you have any questions!
Have a Chip-er Day!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Challenge: as with every other food item, the main challenge is actually growing the produce. I don't know if everyone is aware but we had a huge drought this year up here in WI and that significantly affected availability and price of produce. That is why you aren't seeing my delish brown sugar apple chips on the menu. There are pretty much no apples to harvest this year.
Solution: I'm starting out with some drought sturdy veggies. Even in the rough weather of this year, these items flurished. I've also reached out to several farms in the state. While we are choosing to work with a select few that we were able to visit and verify their growing procedures, if there was ever a shortage of the crop, there are other farms around the state that are willing to chip (hehe) in an help us out with produce. Worse case scenario is sourcing outside the state (still in the USA) to find our product.
Nada! There are no oils used in the making of these chips!
Excellent question everyone. I know the delivery of next year seems like ages away (for us too). However the chips are made from real veggies, and as such, they actually need to be grown! The snow is already starting to fly here, preliminary items like garlic need to be started now, but the other crops like Tomatoes won't grow until next year. We will try to get these to you as soon as possible to fill your bellies, but we can't rush nature!
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Oct 18, 2012 - Nov 17, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Hand written Thank you card with real seeds in the card!. Read it, then plant it and watch it grow!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Thank you card and your choice of 1 bag of chips in any of our Classic Flavors.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
Pledge $30 or more
Love the idea, but don't eat chips! That's alright, we designed this reward just for you. Show your fruit and veggie love wearing your new t-shirt. Or go shopping with your new tote bag. Your choice of either of our fun designs. You get either a tote bag or a shirt with this reward!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012Add $10 to ship outside the US
Pledge $40 or more
5 bags of chips in 1 each of our Classic Flavors.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
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1 T-shirt or Tote Bag in your choice of design. Plus 2 bags of chips in your choice of any of our classic flavors.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
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1 T-shirt or Tote Bag in your choice of design. Plus 5 bags of chips in your choice of any of our classic flavors.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
Pledge $80 or more
NEW REWARD BY REQUEST: Double Down. Double the $40 reward levelEstimated delivery: Sep 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
Pledge $150 or more
You are a Chip Lover! 2 T-shirts or Tote Bags in your choice of design. and a dozen bags of Chips. Plus: Samples of our next 2 future product lines for tasting before debuting them to the world!Estimated delivery: Sep 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
Pledge $300 or more
Chip of the Month Club Just the Chips Please! A monthly delivery our chip goodness. 3 bags of fresh from the farm chips delivered monthly for one year.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013Add $20 to ship outside the US
Pledge $1,000 or more
You are hereby a member of the Chip family. We will create a custom Veggie or Fruit Chip Flavor of the Month with YOU in mind and send you a dozen bags from the first batch. The possibilities are endless: Feeling adventurous? Maybe a Pickled Onion or Brown Sugar Radish? Like the traditional? How about a cinnamon apple chip? What flavor are you going to pick? Plus you join our chip of the month club. (see $300 reward) Eat them while wearing a t-shirt or shopping with your new tote bag. Get one in each design (2 shirts and 2 bags total) And hey, just for kicks we'll throw in an autographed copy of our cookbook The Foods' Fool.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
Airfair and hotel for 2 to WI (continental USA). Come tour one of our CSA farms (you can get dirty and help out on the farm if you want) Homecooked dinner with recipes direct from our cookbook. Plus: take home a suitcase of chips and swag for later enjoyment (you want this reward and are international, no biggie, you get to a main US airport and we'll get you here)Estimated delivery: Sep 2013