We Are Spiceologists. Help Us Change The Way People Flavor Their Food. Freshly Grind Your Spices At Home, It's Way Better!
Why I Started SAVORx Spice & Flavor Co.
SPICES AMAZE ME! They can turn otherwise bland foods into delicacies. There are so many, each one equally unique. Spices intrigue me. I’ve studied spices, experimented with them, roasted and toasted spices, made blends, rubs & marinades, and even made some pretty good teas with them :)
I guess you could call me a Spiceologist. I understand spice. I know how to extract the most amount of flavor out of spices. Spices are very delicate. They have essential oils in them that contain all that crazy-good flavor and aroma that we love. Those essential oils are super volatile, which means that the oils can vaporize when they are exposed to light and heat. Once those essential oils are exposed, your spices start to become less flavorful. As time goes by, more and more flavor & aroma will be lost, and finally you will be left with dust in a jar. Here’s another spice fact: Spices start to lose their flavor soon after they are ground. Sounds a lot like coffee beans, heh? That’s why coffee tastes so much better when you grind the beans right before you brew. That’s why coffee is packaged in non-translucent packaging, so the light won’t ruin the beans. People should treat spices the same way they treat coffee! Have you ever heard of someone buying enough coffee to last at least a couple years? No, people buy enough coffee to last them a couple weeks, so it stays flavorful. People should buy spices the same way they buy coffee. If we all know that light & spice don’t mix, then why do other spice companies sell their spices in clear containers? If we know spices start to lose their flavor and aroma the moment after they're ground, then why are we buying all of our spices pre-ground? The big ole' spice companies have hoodwinked us! Think about it.... They grind the spices, bottle them in clear containers, send them to a warehouse, then to the store shelf before we finally see them. I wonder how long it takes (after grinding), before we are able to purchase them.... Months....Years? No wonder they are so flavorless.... And, why is it so hard to find whole spices at the store? If you DO find whole spices, why are they MORE EXPENSIVE then buying ground spices?! Does this make sense?
Time For Change!
I knew things had to change. I knew I had to start a movement. I wanted to let people know how much more flavorful their spices could be. I started SAVORx in an effort to supply foodies with quality spices in their NATURAL format, WHOLE! (We also sell the tools you need to freshly grind them). We are different. We don’t sell dulled-down spices in attractive clear jars, WE provide our customers with AMAZING SPICES, IN NON-TRANSLUCENT PACKAGING! We empower YOU with the spices, and tools you need to experience TRUE FLAVOR. BIG FLAVOR. BOLD FLAVOR, and we’ll show you how to do it! Stay tuned for our "Spiceology 101" video series, where we teach you the best ways to buy, store, grind, and use your spices. Yah, you'll be a Spiceologist before you know it!
Recipe Spice Packs
Not only do we sell whole spices, and the tools you need to grind them, but we create Recipe Spice Packs that contain the perfect amount of spices to make a gourmet meal for 4 people (that way you don't have to go out & buy an entire jar of Green Cardamom, Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks, Whole Cloves, and Juniper Berries just to make Baklava). Our packaging includes a QR Code, which when scanned, supplies you with the shopping list, recipe, and a video of me making the dish. The short 4-6 minute video will go over all of the critical steps of the dish, and provide tips to executing the dish perfectly.
Scan this QR code with your smartphone so you can see our Baklava Recipe Spice Pack in action! (If you do not have a QR reader I recommend the browsAR App, it's free)
Here is a Recipe Spice Pack Video on how to make Paella:
SAVORx was just launched a few months ago. It has taken a tremendous amount of time, thought, effort, and money to get to this point. WE ARE SO CLOSE! With your help, we can really impact the way people flavor their food. Here is what we have so far, followed by what we need:
What We Have (So Far):
- A Website! Check it out: www.SAVORx.com
- Licensing and Legalities… We operate under SAVORx LLC at our FDA approved processing facility in Liberty Lake Washington. We have obtained all of the required certifications, permits, and licenses needed.
- Labels, mail order packaging, and packaging equipment.
- Small spice inventory.
- 7 professionally filmed and edited Recipe Spice Pack Videos. Check them out! www.youtube.com/spiceologist
- Film & audio equipment (DSLR video, wireless mic, sound interface, computers, editing software, lighting, etc...)
- Marketing materials (Brochures, cards, etc.).
What we need:
- Spices, Spices, Spices!!! We have a limited amount of spices right now, but with your help, we can increase how many different spices, rubs, and Recipe Spice Packs we offer! Cost/$3,000
- Thermal Printer…. We already have our generic labels, but need a thermal printer to add the specific product details… Cost/$1,000
- Retail Packaging…. We have already created and sourced our online/web-order packaging, but still need to develop & buy our retail packaging. We plan on using stackable, square spice tins to help keep your kitchen cabinets CLEAN & ORGANIZED. I don’t know about you, but I hate fishing through the cabinets looking for a bottle of cumin…. EERRGGHHH! Cost/$2,000
- Spice Grinding Tools…. We will offer all sorts of Mortar & Pestles, manual spice grinders, and electric spice grinders. Plus some really cool kitchen gadgets/equipment. Cost/$2,500
- Film, Film, Film…. We love sharing our passion with others. That is why we create Recipe Spice Pack Videos that show you how to make that dish you really want to try! Cost/$3,500
Above and Beyond:
Once we have reached our goal of $12,000, please don’t stop there! We have some awesome ideas we would like to make realities:
- India Documentary: We will embark on an EPIC journey to the spice capital of the world, India, to film spices at their origin. We will capture India’s spice-centered culture from a Spiceologist’s P.O.V. Not only will we source the spices for our company (so we can get them into your hands), but we will document every meal/adventure we partake in. Cost/$8,500-$10,000
- Hiring the key people…. In order to change the way the world flavors its food, we need help. I need to find key employees to aid in the development of SAVORx. Cost/D.O.E
- Mobile App Development…. Ever wonder what spices are in a dish? Well, we will create an App that will help you figure that out! This will serve as a guide to spices, flavor, and so much more. Cost/$15,000-$30,000
- Spiceologist inspired line of Oils, Vinegars, and Marinades…. Yum!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We can all be Spiceologists, it all starts here...
*Any one interested in the India trip please message prior to pledging. This will be an EPIC adventure! We will be filming a documentary (you will be in it), so now is your chance to be famous :)
*Anyone interested in having their name/business name tattooed on my body, please message me. We can put a great PR plan together.
*Sorry, most rewards cannot be shipped internationally (Canada is ok + $10 in shipping). Continental U.S shipping is paid by sender.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jan 16, 2012 - Feb 19, 2012
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Receive A Private Link To Pete's Ghost Pepper Reaction! It is Well Worth it! Make Sure To Read All Of The Rewards, They Get Crazy.....Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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"Spiceology 101 @ Nectar" Hosted at Nectar Wine Bar on 2/15 from 7-9pm. Learn the Science of Spice!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Receive 1 Recipe Spice Pack Filled With The Perfect Amount Of Spices To Make A Gourmet Meal For 4 + Reaction LinkEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Receive An Exclusive Kickstarter Spice Rub. + 1 Recipe Spice Pack Filled With The Perfect Amount Of Spices To Make A Gourmet Meal For 4 + Reaction LinkEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Receive A 3 Month Subscription To Our Recipe Spice Club (You Will Receive 3 Recipe Spice Packs Filled With The Perfect Amount Of Spices To Make A Gourmet Meal For 4) + Exclusive Kickstarter Spice Rub + Reaction LinkEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Private 1 on 1 cooking lesson! We will meet via Skype and explore whatever culinary endeavors your heart desires. Whether it is proper cooking technique, how to make the perfect crème brûlée, or hone in on your knife skills. 1 hour or pledge more than 1 for a longer lesson. Available worldwide!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Receive A 6 Month Subscription To Our Recipe Spice Club (You Will Receive 6 Recipe Spice Packs Filled With The Perfect Amount Of Spices To Make A Gourmet Meal For 4) + Exclusive Kickstarter Spice Rub + Reaction LinkEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Receive A Granite Mortar & Pestle + 1 Year Subscription To Our Recipe Spice Club (12 Recipe Spice Packs) + Exclusive Kickstarter Spice Rub + Reaction LinkEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Extreme Makeover "Spice Edition"! Let us swap out your old dull spices with our fresh whole spices! Makeover includes a granite Mortar & Pestle, spice demo, and a selection of Recipe Spice Packs. Limited to the Spokane/Cda area only....Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Exquisite Dinner Party! Enjoy all the perks of having a private chef. First, we will discuss and design your ideal menu (up to 5 courses). Next, gather the family or invite a few of your closest friends. Finally, relax while I take care of all of the dinner arrangements.... I will do all of the shopping, cooking, and clean up while you and your guests sit back and feast! Food/Beverage not included. Limited to the Spokane/Cda area only....Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Receive An Electric Spice Grinder (Very Nice) + 2 Year Subscription To Our Recipe Spice Club (24 Recipe Spice Packs) + Exclusive Kickstarter Spice Rub + Reaction LinkEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Culinary Boot Camp!!! Don't worry, I am not as brash as Gordon Ramsay, but I will get your skills into tip-top shape! Over the course of a month, I will teach you how to cook like a professional chef. (4) 1.5 hour in-home classes. Food/Beverage not included. Limited to the Spokane/Cda area only....Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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We Will Name A Spice Blend After You! + Electric Spice Grinder + 3 Year Subscription To Our Recipe Spice Club (36 Recipe Spice Packs) + Exclusive Kickstarter Spice Rub + Reaction LinkEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Receive ALL Of Your Spice Packs In Stackable Spice Tins. Keep Your Cupboards Organized! + We Will Name A Spice Blend After You + Electric Spice Grinder + 4 Year Subscription To Our Recipe Spice Club (48 Recipe Spice Packs) + Exclusive Kickstarter Spice Rub + Reaction LinkEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
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BE A SUPERSTAR! You Will Make Your Signature Dish On SAVORx's Cooking Show! PLUS, I Will Treat You And A Guest To A 7 Course Dinner. Yum! + We Will Name A Spice Blend After You + Electric Spice Grinder + 4 Year Subscription To Our Recipe Spice Club (48 Recipe Spice Packs) + Exclusive Kickstarter Spice Rub + Reaction LinkEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
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YOU ARE AMAZING! That Is Why I Will Tattoo Your Name (Or Business Name) On My Body (Nothing Vulgar Or Inappropriate). This is a win/win for both of us, the viral aspect of this is HUGE, and the person/company would get some amazing publicity! + We Will Name A Spice Blend After You + Electric Spice Grinder + 4 Year Subscription To Our Recipe Spice Club (48 Recipe Spice Packs) + Exclusive Kickstarter Spice Rub + Reaction LinkEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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We Will Travel To The Spice Capital Of The World: Exotic India. This Will Pay For Airfare, Hotel, And Other Expenses. You Will Be Part Of An Epic Documentary Of This Foreign Land, We Will Explore, Eat, Source Spices At Their Origin, And Have A Once In A Lifetime Experience. It Will Be Epic!!!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012