We have sweet and savory cookies for pairing with wine. A party in a box! We're going "green" and need new packaging!
How this works:
•We need some $$$ so we can start making eco-friendly boxes for our fabulous wine pairing cookies!
•Kickstarter gives people with great ideas a chance to execute them with help from supporters like you, i.e. a small donation. The more supporters the better so please spread the word.
•Kickstarter will only charge your card and disburse the money to us if we reach the $6,000 goal by the deadline.
•WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!
•It's quick and easy:
STEP ONE: Sign into Kickstarter - enter an e-mail address and create a password, that's it
STEP TWO: Sign into Amazon (if you already have an account you're good to go)
STEP THREE: Kick us $5 or more, your card will only get charged once we reach that $6,000 goal! (And get some cool stuff like free gourmet cookies, cookie and wine pairing advice, shout outs on our website and fan pages, or even a party hosted by us if you pony up!)
Who is Cookies & Corks?
A perfect hostess knows how to effortlessly make a party stand out. Cookies & Corks’ sweet and savory cookies are that something special that keeps people laughing, eating…and enjoying all night long!
Leah Kuo and Laura Englander, the duo behind Cookies & Corks, are always searching for ways to showcase the possibilities of their cookies. Not too long ago, at their local wine shop, they suggested pairing wine with cookies as a way to inject some fun into the typical wine tasting. The owner quipped, “Ladies, the only thing you pair with wine is a baguette.” Taking the challenge head-on, Leah and Laura sought to show him what cookies could do. They quickly realized they were on to something and began perfecting daring flavor combinations uniquely tailored to pair with wine varietals.
Cookies & Corks is much more than a display or extra plate at the table, it’s a conversation starter, engaging everyone as guests experiment with different cookie and wine combinations...we've even been trying out (and enjoying) pairings with beer and spirits!
We offer nine sweet and savory flavors of cookies that we encourage people to try with wine. Our gourmet, artisan cookies are baked using only the finest ingredients like kosher salt (yes, they're also Kosher!), dark chocolate, lemon, apricot, and sage. Our easy to use pairing guide is the perfect starting point. For instance, pair the Zesty Lemon Cookie with Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot, or pair the White Cheddar Rosemary Cookie and Sea Salt Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie with a Cabernet Sauvignon. The combinations are endless!
Check us out at www.cookiesandcorks.com to see testimonials, reviews, and recommendations!
Why the need to go "GREEN"?
As Cookies & Corks grows, we also recognize that our strength and success is based on our ability to remain relevant by continuously evolving to meet the tangible and emotional needs of our consumers. Whether it is refusing to use artifical preservatives, colors, or partially hydrogentated oils in our cookies (which we have always done--our cookies are trans fat free), or changing the exterior of our product to match our interior...we're ready to make this world better one cookie at a time...one box at a time.
We want to print 20,000 eco-friendly boxes to present to over 17,000 specialty food buyers at the 2012 Summer Fancy Food Show this June in our own backyard, Washington, DC. The goal to get the buyers to purchase the product so we can distribute it to the masses and people can bring the joy of Cookies & Corks into their own homes or give as a special gift.
Each new box will be made from recycled newsprint coated with a clay based product. Vegetable based inks will be used for printing (no GMO's here!). Our new boxes will be 100% recyclable and biodegradable.
Going "green" also means leaving less of a carbon footprint. Our box printer believes in efficient production which means puting the right box on the right machine in the right place. They are not tied to using just one manufacturer, so they can take our box and make sure it is being run as locally as possible to reduce carbon emissions from freight. They will also use machines set up for short runs (500-5,000 boxes) and medium runs (5,000-25,000). This helps keep costs down by lowering the amount of time, money, and energy it takes to print the new boxes.
Think you know how to throw a great pary? Support us and we'll send you everything you need to ensure your party is the talk of the town! Bloggers, celebrities, book clubs, wine educators, and moms-night-in groups know that your party is better when Cookies & Corks is involved. Even Mr. Big agrees!
Here's the challenge, if we don't make our goal by the deadline, we won't receive a dime, you won't be charged, and no rewards will be sent. Please help us reach this goal and spread the word to your friends and family. Any amount will help and will be very much appreciated!!!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Apr 30, 2012 - May 30, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
A shout out on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages as a Thank You.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $30 or more
A box of Cookies & Corks so you can be on the way to creating your own Cookie Pairing Party! A shout out on our website, FB & Twitter pages too. International --- please e-mail for additional shipping info: firstname.lastname@example.orgEstimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Two boxes of Cookies & Corks - enough for a Cookie Pairing Party for 15 people! Free consultation on pairings and setting up your bar and a shout out on our website, FB & Twitter. International - e-mail email@example.com for additional shipping.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Three Boxes of Cookies & Corks - enough for a Cookie Pairing Party for 20 guests! Free consultation on pairings and table set-up, and a shout out on our website, Twitter and FB. International? - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional shipping.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $200 or more
Four Boxes of Cookies & Corks - enough for a Cookie Pairing Party for 25 guests! Free consultation on pairings and table set-up, and a shout out on our website, Twitter and FB. International? - e-mail email@example.com for additional shipping.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $350 or more
Cookies for your party of up to 40 people! We will consult with you for pairing the cookies and setting up the party. We will provide signage for your event too...and of course give you a hearty shout out on our website, FB and Twitter.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Cookies for your party of up to 60 people! We will consult with you for pairing the cookies and setting up the party. We will provide signage for your event too...and of course give you a hearty shout out on our website, FB and Twitter. International? - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional shipping.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
DC Metro Area? We will come to your event of up to 150 people, provide cookies, trays, signs and recommend pairings. We'll set it up, chat it up and clean it up! You will get a hearty shout out on our website, FB and Twitter too!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Not in DC Metro area? We will ship the Cookie Pairing Party to you! A complete plan - cookies, layout, signage, glasses (plastic!), trays, tongs - everything you need to set-up your pairing bar. Want us there?? Pay our travel and we're on the way! A hearty shout out on our website, FB and Twitter pages. International --- please e-mail for additional shipping info: email@example.comEstimated delivery: May 2012