Imagine Chocolate is a fusion of great chocolate taste and timeless hits. We need to build our kitchen to rock your chocolate world!
IMAGINE CHOCOLATE is the world’s first gourmet chocolate company to combine innovative recipes and superior ingredients with the most popular hits of all time. Come join us in our goal to make gourmet chocolate cool, hip, and fun!
We set out to make gourmet chocolate cool and fun. Let's face it, all the other stuff out there is about as dull as a soap dish. IMAGINE CHOCOLATE is SO cool, it was selected by the GRAMMYs as the chocolate of choice for nominee events across the country as well as for the Paul McCartney MusiCares Person of the Year gala during GRAMMY week 2012.
IMAGINE CHOCOLATE is the brainchild of founder Mitchell Koulouris. With extensive business experience in music, digital music, and social media, Mitch has several Gold and Platinum record awards to his credit. A noted music industry expert, he is a voting member of The Recording Academy (The GRAMMYs) and served on The GRAMMY Board of Governors since 2009. He's a successful businessman and entrepreneur in both music and technology.
Mitch has combined his two main passions — making gourmet chocolate and his love of music and pop culture — to create IMAGINE CHOCOLATE, the coolest, most innovative entry into the gourmet chocolate market in decades. Combining superior ingredients and taste with songs that define generations, IMAGINE CHOCOLATE is poised to rock the world of gourmet chocolate. IMAGINE CHOCOLATE is headquartered in Hollywood, CA.
THE PROJECT AND HOW YOU CAN HELP
We are now at a point where we need to keep up with growth and demand, as well as develop new delicious assortments. A new development kitchen will allow us to develop new receipes and flavors quickly and easily. Also, we need to build inventory and open a small distribution office to keep up with demand. This would allow us to get our delicious, fun, fresh chocolates out to IMAGINE CHOCOLATE customers everywhere, quickly and easily!
We've created a bunch of great Kickstarter packages featuring a bunch of really cool LIMITED EDITION assortments and swag. It's the ultimate project if you love chocolate and music.
Our needs are truly startup needs and for as little as $1 (with our "ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER" pledge), you can get us off and running. The MAMBO #5 ($5) pledge gets us a little farther along, and our BIG TEN INCH RECORD ($10) pledge will start to make you feel like a chocolate Rock Star.
If you can help a bit more, then our 21 GUNS ($21) pledge gets you some of our great chocolate and our I CAN'T DRIVE 55 ($55) pledge puts us in the fast lane toward our Kickstarter goal with one foot on the brake and one on the gas!
At our 99 LUFTBALLONS ($99) pledge level, you get access to our Imagine Chocolate Tastemaker club which includes some pretty cool and unique rewards in return for your pledges!
We need a minimum of $45,000 by mid-November to get our chocolate test kitchen up and running, get our chocolate made, create new recipes and assortments, and be able to ship to all you chocoholics and music lovers!!
HOW ELSE CAN YOU HELP?
Even if you can't give us a pledge but still think this is the coolest thing in chocolate you've ever seen, then "Like" our Kickstarter page, Pin us, Tweet us and email all your friends. While you're at it, visit Imagine Chocolate on Facebook and "Like" our page there too!
We get our chocolate inspiration from the hit songs that define generations. Our products are a unique combination of taste and musical emotion. There's nothing more powerful than biting into a piece of "Sweet Home Alabama" -- our incredible vanilla, maple, pecan and bacon sensation. Or "Pumped Up Kicks", our milk chocolate and KIX cereal treat goodness.
Regardless of whether you donate to our project, YOU can donate to us in other ways by sharing your chocolate flavor ideas in the comments section below. What are some of your favortie songs and what do you think that would taste like in chocolate? Let us know! It's all about the best, most emotional experience of chocolate and music and we'd love to hear your ideas.
THE END GOAL
With the Kickstarter funding from our Imagine Tastemakers, we'll be able to develop and create new flavors and assortments with our new test kitchen, get our product to our loyal consumers quickly with our new distribution office, open new channels for people to get our chocolate, and then invite all our donors to a wine and chocolate event in Los Angeles! So please join us in this tasty and fun quest!!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Our project has very little risk associated with it. Our brand and product has been created and we currently have 10 assortments in production and another 6 planned. Our product is available in retail at select locations in Southern and Northern California. We also currently fulfill online orders via our website at www.ImagineChocolate.net.
However with every project there's always a possibility of unforseen problems or unexpected challenges. Although we will take every measure possible to make sure we deliver our rewards on time, It is possible for us to experience production or delivery delays during fulfillment. In addition, we may incur additional costs in the fulfillment of your rewards. Finally, unforseen or unexpected problems or obstacles in the manufacturing of chocolate may also occur. While we have backup systems in place for such possible occurances, this may still lead to delays in fulfillment of rewards.
Great question. Our Founder and Chocolatiere in Chief Mitch knows a lot of people in the music industry but no, that was a joke. Those guys didn't really call him. And we really don't have a patent pending technology on how we pick our flavors and names unless throwing darts at a dartboard can be patented. Now that we think of that, maybe we should look into that....
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ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER -- 80's hitmakers The Fixx said it best in their Top 5 hit in 1983. Do what you say and say what you mean because every $1 pledge leads to another. You'll get a ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER Digital Badge and receive special offers and promotions.Estimated delivery:
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MAMBO #5 -- One Hit Wonder Lou Bega cracked the Top 5 in September 1999 with his Latin inspired dance hit. While you're a chocolate and music afficionado, there's nothing wrong with a little guilty pleasure too! Your name will be prominently featured on our website as an official Imagine Chocolate MAMBO #5 pledge. We will also send you an Imagine Chocolate MAMBO #5 Digital Badge to display on your Facebook page. This special recognition says you're all about the guilty pleasure whether in chocolate or music. You'll also receive special offers, promotions, and early notifications of new product releases.Estimated delivery:
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BIG TEN INCH RECORD -- Just like the Aerosmith classic that closed side one of their legendary "Toys In The Attic" album, you're a headbanging rocker at heart. And your BIG TEN INCH RECORD pledge gets you an Imagine Chocolate sticker confirming your support of our rockin' startup chocolate operation and an Imagine Chocolate BIG TEN INCH RECORD Digital Badge to display on your Facebook page. We'll also display your name on our website as a Charter Imagine Chocolate BIG TEN INCH RECORD, recognizing your knowledge of chocolate and music.Estimated delivery:
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21 GUNS -- Just like the track from Green Day's groundbreaking album "21st Century Breakdown", you're all about a great anthem. Your 21 GUNS pledge means you will receive a Charter Imagine Chocolate 21 GUNS Signed, Numbered Certificate confirming your contribution to our rockin' startup chocolate operation, an Imagine Chocolate sticker, and an Imagine Chocolate 21 GUNS Digital Badge to display on your Facebook page. PLUS you’ll receive a Commemorative, LIMITED EDITION Imagine Chocolate 21 GUNS assortment -- a 4-piece assortment produced exclusively for this project. We'll also display your name on our website as a Charter Imagine Chocolate 21 GUNS supporter, recognizing you as someone who loves a great anthem in both chocolate and music.Estimated delivery:
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I CAN'T DRIVE 55 -- Just like the Red Rocker's 1984 hit, you have one foot on the break and one on the gas. You're all about the tasty lead break and rolling down the highway. Our I CAN'T DRIVE 55 package includes Charter Imagine Chocolate I CAN'T DRIVE 55 Signed, Numbered Certificate confirming your support of our rockin' startup chocolate operation, an Imagine Chocolate sticker, and an Imagine Chocolate I CAN'T DRIVE 55 Digital Badge to display on your Facebook page. PLUS you’ll receive a Commemorative, LIMITED EDITION Imagine Chocolate I CAN'T DRIVE 55 assortment -- a 9-piece assortment produced exclusively for this project. We'll also display your name on our website as a Charter Imagine Chocolate I CAN'T DRIVE 55 supporter, recognizing you as someone who loves tasty guitar licks and tasty chocolate.Estimated delivery:
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99 LUFTBALLONS -- One Hit Wonder Nena reached the top of the US charts in 1984 with her upbeat protest song sung completely in German. Our 99 LUFTBALLONS package includes a Commemmorative 99 LUFTBALLONS LIMITED EDITION assortment -- a 4-piece assortment made exclusively for this project. We'll also send you an Imagine Chocolate 99 LUFTBALLONS Digital Badge, an insanely cool, LIMITED EDITION Imagine Chocolate TASTEMAKER t-shirt or tote-bag made exclusively for this project. We'll also display your name on our website as a Charter Imagine Chocolate TASTEMAKER, recognizing you as someone who has the ear and taste buds for the next big thing.Estimated delivery:
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WHOLE LOTTA LOVE -- Like the artist and the song, you're full of passion and emotion for chocolate and music. Our WHOLE LOTTA LOVE package includes a 3 boxes of our Commemmorative WHOLE LOTTA LOVE NUMBERED, LIMITED EDITION assortment -- a 4-piece assortment made exclusively for this project. We'll also send you an Imagine Chocolate WHOLE LOTTA LOVE Digital Badge, and the insanely cool, LIMITED EDITION Imagine Chocolate TASTEMAKER t-shirt or tote-bag made exclusively for this project, plus a set of 4 Imagine Chocolate coasters. We'll also display your name on our website as a Charter Imagine Chocolate TASTEMAKER, recognizing you as someone who has the ear and taste buds for the next big thing.Estimated delivery:
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5:15 -- There's nothing like a great concept album and The Who's Quadrophenia is one of the all-time greats. Our 5:15 package is just about as cool as it gets. You get an Imagine Chocolate TASTEMAKER t-shirt, tote bag, an Imagine Chocolate sticker, a LIMITED EDITION Imagine Chocolate Tastemaker Satin Backstage Pass, and an Imagine Chocolate 5:15 Digital Badge. Plus you'll receive 4 (four) 16-piece SIGNED, NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION 5:15 Imagine Chocolate assortments for your next get together. We'll also display your name on our website as a Charter Imagine Chocolate 5:15 supporter, recognizing you as someone who was instrumental in giving us our rocket ride to the top of the Chocolate Charts!Estimated delivery:
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ONE AFTER 909 -- When you listen to the opening track of The Beatles' Let It Be, it's pure cool and pure fun in music Our ONE AFTER 909 package is just as cool and just as fun! You'll get to select the name of one of our next chocolate flavors by naming it after one of your favorite songs. Our founder and Chocolatier In Chief Mitch Koulouris will create your flavor in chocolate and you will receive credit for the naming of the special flavor on the Imagine Chocolate website and Facebook Fan Page. We'll also ship 12 large boxes and 24 small boxes of your flavor in a specially produced, ONE-OF-A-KIND, SIGNED, NUMBERED collectible box. It's the ultimate Imagine Chocolate collectible delectable. In addition, we'll send you an Imagine Chocolate ONE AFTER 909 Digital Badge, Imagine Chocolate Tastemaker t-shirt and satin backstage pass, and display your name on our website as a Charter Imagine Chocolate ONE AFTER 909 recipient, recognizing you as someone who was key to making our company successful.Estimated delivery:
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1999: The only thing that parties harder than the 1983 hit by Prince is our 1999 package. Our 1999 pledge package parties SO hard, you may go into a catatonic state. Our 1999 ULTIMATE TASTEMAKER Party Package is an amazing party package for 20 people! We'll ship you 24 large and 24 small boxes of our LIMITED EDITION 1999 assortment in a specially produced, NUMBERED, ONE-OF-A-KIND box signed by Chocolatier In Chief Mitch Koulouris. It's the ultimate Imagine Chocolate collectible delectable. PLUS, we'll send you 8 flavors of your choice for your next party of 20 people (144 pieces total). The 1999 ULTIMATE TASTEMAKER Party Package also includes flavor placards, Imagine Chocolate LIMITED EDITION laminate backstage passes and lanyards, Imagine Chocolate Stickers, Liner Notes, and Limited Edition Imagine Chocolate Tastemaker tote bags for the entire group. In addition, we'll send you an Imagine Chocolate 1999 Digital Badge, and display your name on our website as a Charter Imagine Chocolate 1999 recipient, recognizing you as someone who was key to making our company successful.Estimated delivery:
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DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' -- If the 1981 Top 10 hit by San Francisco rockers, Journey, doesn't get you going, nothing will. Your DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' pledge will go a long way to making our test kitchen dreams come true. You'll come to Hollywood and meet Imagine Chocolate founder and Chocolatier In Chief Mitch Koulouris. What's more, you'll get in the kitchen with him in Hollywood and together you will create a unique chocolate especially for you. You'll pick the flavors, the chocolate, and even try your hand at dipping chocolate! You'll do a chocolate tasting paired with your favorite beverage, and a night of dinner and fun with Mitch. You'll take home your creation in a special, LIMITED EDITION DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' box signed by Mitch and we will include your creation in one of our upcoming assortments and give you creative credit on the Imagine Chocolate website. We'll send you an Imagine Chocolate DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' digital Badge, and display your name on our website as a Charter Imagine Chocolate DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' recipient, recognizing you as someone who achieved what most only dream about. Finally, you’ll also receive a surprise goodie bag when you leave loaded with fun rewards and lots of our delicious chocolates!Estimated delivery:
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COMFORTABLY NUMB -- Just like the definitive track from the Pink Floyd masterpiece, The Wall, our COMFORTABLY NUMB pledge package is beyond incredible, You'll get chocolate --- lots of it -- and a t-shirt. Just kidding. Let's talk...Estimated delivery:
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