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TNR Logo designed by Josh Stebbins
TNR Logo designed by Josh Stebbins

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 ~NEW UPDATE~ GREAT NEWS!!! PLEASE WATCH SHORT CLIP- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o5Wv1yvQdA

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Coming soon to a store near you…

That Nutty Redhead Praline Gourmet Nuts!!!

That Nutty Redhead has created the most mouthwatering, all natural, Praline gourmet nuts. "Go nuts" with our ‘European’ process - almond & cashew - blends, in 4 delicious artisan flavors, based on my Great Grandmother's recipes... 

New England Praline w/ Sea Salt (Madagascar Vanilla) - New England Smokehouse (Bacon-y!) - Breakfast in New England (Toffee-Maple) - New England Spice (formerly 'Cajun Hug-Nut') - essentially an 8 spice Gingerbread w/Cayenne.

Don’t believe me? A few of our Customer Comments follow for your review: (I LOVE seeing the reactions when people pop them into their mouth for the first time Generally it starts with "OMG!!!")

"YOU HAVE HIT A HOMERUN! I just opened my package, and they are truly addicting. The vanilla Praline are so sweet and cinnamon-y with a great glazed crunch. The Cajun is unexpectedly warm & spicy. Super yummy, I can't wait to try the other flavors." ~ Sandra

"OMG they are all FANTASTICAL! I told everyone, "They're ALL MINE. I warmed them a few minutes in a dish in the microwave like you said and OMG!!!!!!!!!!" ~ Vicki

"I have to order more nuts, and my order just arrived, to get these wonderful treats! One of my sons grabbed the bag, popped some into his mouth, pronounced, "These are great...order more" and disappeared with the package to his room! I will have to start hiding mine." ~ Margaret

"Latest order received. Latest order eaten. We may have to move in with you." ~ Meg

My Mission:

To provide delicious tasting, high quality, all natural snacks with wholesome ingredients that you can feel good about eating. Numerous studies show that Tree Nuts are especially healthy! I put my heart and soul into every ‘hand made to order’ batch of almonds & cashews.

Note: Pecan blends not in stock, they are a special order only.

People said I was crazy for not roasting my nut product. That's okay, call me nuts, but I prefer to take raw almonds & cashews and ‘steam cook’ them. You steam vegetables to keep the nutrients in, so why not nuts? My scrumptious gourmet Praline nuts are a softer, fresher nut and, frankly, easier on your teeth. Try That Nutty Redhead all natural Praline Nuts today. With one bite you will taste the goodness!!

FYI – There are no - GMO's, Corn Syrup, Dairy, Soy, Wheat, Peanut; No Artificial Flavors, Colors or Preservatives in any of my products!!! 

With that, I say: "Live a Little, While You Live a Little Longer"

The Nuts & Bolts:

Mock-up of new package design
Mock-up of new package design
I need you to help me make this happen! Whole Foods has expressed an interest in my product, as have a fair number of other grocery store chains and boutiques. Having the proper pro-packaging will open endless doors of possibilities for That Nutty Redhead Praline Nuts.
(Since this writing, Whole Foods sent me the paperwork for inclusion of my product line in their extraordinary inventory. I am so happy!!!)
With the above noted, That Nutty Redhead created professionally designed packaging including a UPC code, and the required nutrition label. I must now produce manufacture this professional packaging. I have elected to go with standuppouches.net for this purpose, as they are the best! I have also decided to go with the design work of Josh Stebbins because, he, too, is the best! Also, as noted in my video, I will require another steam/glazing machine to keep up with the demand, “A Mrs. Tin-Man?” First, though, I need great people like YOU on my team. Your financial support will, likewise, be used to secure the continual nut and spice supplies needed, as well as costs for marketing the product to other stores and boutique shops nationally and worldwide.

Here's the breakdown of what is needed:
Manufacturing - Package price - $5000
Color cylinder printing charge - $1000
Art design fee - $800
UPC fee – $500
Nutrition Analysis - $400
A second nut steaming/glazing machine & stand - $3400
T-Shirts & Mugs – $400
Nut Product - $1500
Bakers Racks - $300
Taxes, Fees, Other (shipping, postage, etc) - $3200

Should we, jointly, go beyond the goal, I will be the most grateful woman on the planet!!! It will also allow me to add additional yummy items, and, believe me, the ‘YUMMY’ list doesn’t stop with my current product line.
And if your continued support should extend beyond my absolute wildest imagination, I will invest in a larger commercial kitchen/manufacturing facility capable of manufacturing and packaging the products in order to meet the growing demand. That would be, as they say in New England, wicked awesome!!!!! 

But, with all that said, if we do not reach our goal, we get nuttin!


Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow:

Once upon a time, my grandparents owned a candy factory in Pennsylvania called, “Swanky Chocolates.” It specialized in making delicious, hand made, confections. My nut recipe is based on my grandmother's recipe from her circa 1890-1900 turn of the century cookbook. In the Victorian era cooked nuts, such as almonds, were called ‘Burnt Almonds’ because of the praline flavor when the sugar reached a certain temperature.
That Nutty Redhead at work.
That Nutty Redhead at work.
I make my European process, Praline gourmet nuts in small batches, in a large kettle in New England. I never use artificial ingredients and there's no dairy, wheat, soy, gluten, or oils in my recipes. I don't roast the nuts, which is a form of deep-frying. My process steam cooks raw nuts, bringing out their flavor. You get a softer, fresher nut product that retains its nutrients & antioxidants and, if I may say so myself, they're easier on your dental work, too. FYI, they're not just awesome snacks either, they're great topped on salad, in yogurt, cereal, and topped on ice cream and frozen yogurt.
A Delicious Topping
A Delicious Topping
I'm totally committed to using all-natural ingredients/spices, locally sourced when possible to support my community, and I will never use preservatives. Period. For example the New England Praline with Sea Salt, my top seller, consists of simply almonds, cashews, pure cane sugar, cinnamon, pure Madagascar vanilla (certified Gluten Free), and sea salt. That's it! There's never anything that you can't pronounce in my nut products. My ingredients come from respected American companies. Quality is very important to me, as I’m sure it is with you. I believe you are what you eat, study after study proves that tree nuts are healthy.

Currently, That Nutty Redhead is in a combination of 20+ shops, farm stands & farmers markets around Massachusetts, 1 winery in Virginia, & growing weekly! (complete list at ThatNuttyRedhead.com)

Bio, aka, my other "Nutty" side:

That Nutty Redhead, aka Lisa Griffiths, began catering back in 2002 and has now evolved to specialize in the market of all natural gourmet nut products.
Victoriana Lady Lisa
Victoriana Lady Lisa
Lisa is also an author/historian, aka Victoriana Lady Lisa, who has a passion for the 19th century, and is a published author of the book "International Steampunk Fashions."
Lisa at the Steampunk World's Fair in NJ
Lisa at the Steampunk World's Fair in NJ
She is currently co-producing, with John Thomas Grant, a non-profit program for local cable TV entitled, “All Things Victorian”. "It's a way that I can give something back to the community that I love. Cape Ann is my healing place."
FYI - "All Things Victorian" just won First Place in Talk Show, in the Northeast Region (New York & New England). This annual award is presented by the Alliance for Community Media. It's a rather prestigious award that will place her show to the forefront of attention in TV programming. That said, everything else she does, including That Nutty Redhead, will receive additional attention. That's cross marketing! 
Victoriana Lady Lisa
Victoriana Lady Lisa
Victoriana Lady Lisa had the privilege of being featured nationally on the popular Science Channel program, "Oddities". It was filmed in Manhattan at Obscura Antiques, where she wore her antique Mourning clothing and jewelry.
Victoriana lady Lisa on the set of "Oddities."
Victoriana lady Lisa on the set of "Oddities."
Also featured media wide twice in Victorian Homes Magazine, a PA B&B magazine, as well as numerous newspaper interviews.
In 2007, she portrayed the highly respected nurse Esther Tinsley, circa 1900; in a DVD film entitled "Haven On The Hill.”
Lisa as Esther Tinsley in "Haven on the Hill."
Lisa as Esther Tinsley in "Haven on the Hill."
She was a nationally acclaimed professional speaker for 12 years where her persona Victoriana Lady Lisa specialized in the Victorian & Edwardian era.
Victoriana Lady Lisa speaks at a recent event.
Victoriana Lady Lisa speaks at a recent event.
She accomplished this with authentic antique clothing and artifacts from her own personal collection, circa 1840-1919. It was a literal traveling museum and an exciting peek into Grandmother's attic!!
Victoriana Lady Lisa
Victoriana Lady Lisa
Lisa enjoys many aspects of entertaining. As a caterer of afternoon Victorian style Tea Parties for women and children, she created wonderful homemade pastries, candy, and gourmet nuts, all presented on family heirloom China and lace linens.


A Holiday Open House
A Holiday Open House
Her dream is to continue the Victorian recipe family tradition of making delicious all natural nut snacks with her business That Nutty Redhead Praline Gourmet Nuts. She will use all of her talents, prior experience, and her notoriety/fan following to successfully market her Praline gourmet nut products. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support to make this dream a reality.”
At Home
At Home

 
Marketing:
A stronger package of talent and resource you will not find. Product, Brand, TV, Magazines, Books, Personal Appearances, and a Strong Social Networking presence, all united in one focused and determined direction. I suspect that, by now, you have come to understand that there is more to That Nutty Redhead, than That Nutty Redhead! Recognition, through years in the public arena is a strong force in the marketing of anything. I wish to assure you that all my experiences will be brought to bear in the marketing of my That Nutty Redhead Product line. Promise… Please feel free to contact me with any other questions that you may have. I want you to be confident in my product. Thatnuttyredhead@gmail.com
Wow!! Thanks for staying with me until the end! As you can see, I bring a lot to the table with my various endeavors, all which are instrumental in successfully marketing That Nutty Redhead. Personally, it's been a long road getting here. I've had to overcome some major obstacles in life. I'm grateful for this second chance, and I'm truly grateful for your support!! Together we can make this a real success story!!!
Warmest regards, Lisa Griffiths aka That Nutty Redhead :)
At Home in Rockport, Ma.
At Home in Rockport, Ma.

Recap of Rewards:

'Kind Heart' - Everyone recognized at a special commemoration page at ThatNuttyRedhead.com, receiving a ‘Thank You’ call from That Nutty Redhead, and special consideration on all future orders, pledge rewards are as follows…
➢ $10 ➢ 'KInd Heart'
➢ $25 ➢ ‘Kind Heart’ & 1lb. of almond and/or cashew gourmet nuts in your choice of flavor.
➢ $50 ➢ ‘Kind Heart’ & 'That Nutty Redhead' high quality T-shirt, or a 'That Nutty Redhead Mug', and 1lb. of almond and/or cashew gourmet nuts in your choice of flavor.
➢ $75 ➢ ‘Kind Heart’ & an autographed copy of my book, "International Steampunk Fashions" and 1lb. of almond and/or cashew gourmet nuts in your choice of flavor.
➢ $100 or more! ➢ ‘Kind Heart’ & an autographed copy of my book, International Steampunk Fashions and That Nutty Redhead high quality T-shirt, or a That Nutty Redhead Mug, and 1lb. of almond and/or cashew gourmet nuts in your choice of flavor.
➢ $150 or more! ➢ ‘Kind Heart’ & an autographed copy of my book, International Steampunk Fashions, That Nutty Redhead high quality T-shirt, or a That Nutty Redhead Mug, and 3lbs. of almond and/or cashew gourmet nuts in your choice of flavor.
➢ $250 or more! ➢ ‘Kind Heart’ & a That Nutty Redhead high quality T-shirt or That Nutty Redhead Mug, and a lock of my nutty red hair. Yes, that's right :) In addition, you will receive 1lb. of almonds and/or cashew gourmet nuts in your choice of flavor on alternate months of the year. That's 6lbs. for the year and special consideration on additional purchases. 
➢ $500 or more! ➢ ‘Kind Heart’ & a That Nutty Redhead high quality T-shirt or That Nutty Redhead Mug, plus 1lb. of almond and/or cashew gourmet nuts in your choice of flavor each month of the coming year. Also included, a signed copy of my book - International Steampunk Fashions, and a lock of my nutty red hair!
➢ $1,000 or more! ➢ 'Kind Heart’ – plus a T-Shirt, Mug, Book & lb. of Nuts for each month of the upcoming year. And that's not all! You get the honor of helping me name a future gourmet nut flavor. Your story will be featured on my blog page at the web site for all to see!! FYI, there's no time limit on the naming of a flavor.
➢ $3000 or more! ➢ ‘Kind Heart’ - book, t-shirt, mug, nutty red hair, nuts for a year, and including the naming of a Product. More importantly, though, I will be your ‘Star’ at a special ‘Victoriana Lady Lisa’ live presentation given at a mutually agreed venue. I will present one of my Victorian Shows dressed in my authentic, antique attire. Write me to discuss the particulars. Thank you, Thank you, Thank You!!!
$5000 or more!!! "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up." Are you ready for your closeup? In return for your incredible generosity, you will receive the ‘Kind Heart’, book, t-shirt, mug, nutty red hair, nuts for a year, the naming of a Product, and, a guest appearance on my award winning show, "ALL THINGS VICTORIAN." Please write me to discuss the possibilities. Thanks so very much, Lisa                                                              FYI, production of this show will occur in the 2015 season.

Credits:
A very Special thanks goes out to Ken Bonfield - http://www.kenbonfield.com/ - for his song, “Goodbye Chester Lee”, Rich Wyman - http://www.richwyman.com/ - for his song, “It’s Amazing”, and Rebecca Grant - http://www.rebeccagrantphoto.com/#0 - for her assistance in the production of the video.

Risks and challenges

1. Keeping both feet on the ground is quite possibly the greatest obstacle to any business so young. Though I both thrilled and gratified at the budding association with Whole Foods, it is of utmost importance that I continue to develop organically, a grassroots network of smaller 'Cash-On-Delivery' stores, boutiques and markets. The cash flow must be constant and immediate.
2. Creating accounts with varied sources of the necessary ingredients, i.e. Cashews and Almonds. I will need source flexibility in this somewhat 'sensitive' market.
3. Adjusting to public tastes. Watching trends. Creating trends??? Yes, and I believe that I will have something else tasty, very shortly, that you will all like very much.

Qualified? I'm doing it now. :)

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    "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up." It's the famous line from the 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder. Are you ready for your closeup? In return for your incredible generosity, you will receive the ‘Kind Heart’, book, t-shirt, mug, nutty red hair, nuts for a year, the naming of a Product, and, drum roll please...a guest appearance on my award winning show, "ALL THINGS VICTORIAN." We all either own a piece, or pieces, of history, live in a place of history or work with history. And where would we be without our ancestors? We can talk about them! Please write me to discuss the possibilities.
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