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Artisinal Flavored Pastas made with all-natural ingredients, available in over 20 tasty flavors!

What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta 

What is the opposite of pasta? Futura 

Those who forget the pasta are doomed to reheat it 

This project will help us bring our pasta to your door through our Pasta Club, and just in time for the Holidays! 

*All regular Reward levels include free shipping anywhere in the United States, and can be sent as gifts or enjoyed on your own!

Quotes from people who tried Pasta Pappone pastas at local farmers markets: 

"This is the best pasta I've ever had!" 

"I don't typically like pasta, but having the flavors makes cooking more fun!"

"This pasta is great to give as a gift!"

"You can really taste the flavors and ingredients!" 

"I didn't know you could even make pasta with flavors INSIDE it?!" 

"You aren't going to post these comments on the internet, are you?"

"Why are you writing down everything I am saying?" 

Yes, the pasta is awesome. 

While traditional plain pasta can be very enjoyable, Pasta Pappone looks to take a fun, flavorful twist on this classic cuisine. One of the best parts about cooking pasta is matching the flavors of the sauces and paired foods, so why not make it even more exciting by infusing these exciting flavors right INTO the pasta?! 

We believe that we can sell a delicious, profitable product without compromising the integrity of either the pasta itself or the people making and eating it.  We are committed to using only 100% all-natural ingredients and choosing organic whenever possible. Our pasta does not contain artificial flavors, dyes, or preservatives of any kind. For example, our Spinach flavored pasta uses real, Illinois-grown spinach.  Our handmade pasta uses Durum Semolina wheat flower, infused with only the most fresh, natural ingredients obtained from sources throughout the Midwest. Our pasta is also low in sodium and fat.

Over the past two summers we have been selling this amazing pasta at farmers markets around the Chicagoland area. We have loved meeting customers and building a steady following of "Papponers" who come back each week to their local market to buy more of their favorites or try a new flavor. 

However, as the cold Midwest winter has brought the outdoor markets to a close, many people have been reaching out about opportunities to buy Pasta Pappone outside the farmers markets. That is where Kickstarter comes in.  

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We are looking to send our flavored pasta right to peoples' doors through online ordering of our pasta packs. So...what will the Kickstarter funds be used for?

The majority of the funds will go to product ingredients and packaging. We have a new partner in Chicago to help us produce the pasta, but we still need to continue to source the all-natural, Midwest grown ingredients to give Pasta Pappone pasta its signature flavor.

In addition, while we love bagging the pasta right in front of you at the farmers market, we need something a bit more stable and complete in which to package the pasta. This will also allow us to address recent inquiries by local gourmet food stores about placing our products on their shelves. Exciting times for Pasta Pappone!

In order to do all these fun things, we need your help! But don't worry, your support will yield a bountiful harvest of pasta upon your door.

As with any project, the will be challenges. If our project is successfully funded, one risk is producing enough pasta to fill the demand of rewards. In order to address this risk, we have contacted extra sources for ingredients, and have talked with additional production facilities to use their capacity should the need arise. More than anything, we intend to keep all backers informed and up to date during every step of the process, good news or bad.

The greatest challenge we face is in the packaging process. While we have tested several methods of packaging and shipping, this new element to our pasta could experience some hiccups. We will continue to perfect our methods prior to the funding date to ensure reliability and timeliness, and as always, keep all funders in the loop every step of the way.

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    Thanks! You will receive a hand-written thank you note, an e-mail with a hilarious joke, and a high-five the next time I see you.

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    A thank-you note and first dibs on our inaugural pasta pack! You get to choose any two half-pounds of our classic tasty flavored pastas, packaged separately so you can give them as gifts or keep and enjoy yourself!

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    You are pasta-rrific! For being such a fan of our pasta, we will send you any three of our classic flavored pastas, each in separate half-pound packages. All the pesky shipping is included. You will also receive an awesome Pasta Pappone custom T-shirt, and a special pasta measuring tool!

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    The perfect gift! Two months of the Pasta Club, in which two flavored pastas will be sent each month. Sign up for yourself or tell us who it is for and we will ship right to them. The Holidays are here, and the way to the heart is through the stomach!

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    Let's make it four! Four months of the Pasta Club, sent right to your door. Each month a new exciting flavor arrives, accompanied by great recipes. You also receive the Pasta Pappone T-shirt and Pasta Measuring tool, along with an invitation to our exclusive pre-launch tasting event for new pasta flavors. Ay! Now you are like familia!

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    Just the pasta, sir. No t-shirts, no clubs, no difficult decisions, just plenty of pasta. You get six different flavored half-pounds of our pasta, along with our great recipes for each flavor. If you like to cook or know someone who does, just imagine the pasta-bilities! (Seriously, no more pasta puns.)

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    HOLIDAY SPECIAL!! Four Pasta Packs (each with 2 flavors) sent to any four special people you choose AND an additional Pasta Pack sent right to you! Come on...you deserve it! (Holiday notification card will be sent in time for Christmas, and all shipping charges are included in the pledge total)

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    Pasta for You...Pasta for Me!! You receive EIGHT of our amazing flavors to enjoy AND you get to GIVE a 2-month Pasta Club gift to TWO separate lucky people. You will also receive an invitation for you and your friends to our exclusive pre-launch tasting event for new pasta flavors. The season of giving is upon us!!

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    Congratulations. You are now officially a Pasta Rockstar. You get a One-year membership into our monthly Pasta Club (all shipping included), the invitation to our tasting event for you and five guests, the amazing PP t-shirt, a bottle of gourmet olive oil to use with the pastas. You also get a free half-pound of pasta sent to you every time we launch a new flavor, as well as a hearty handshake when we see you at any event. Come on, you know you want that hearty handshake.

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    Woooo Hoooo now you are cooking....for this generous pledge you get the One-year Pasta Club membership, and you ALSO get a 6-month Pasta Club membership (all shipping included). You can give one or both as gifts, or keep one for yourself. In addition, you get a vote in naming any new flavor, and an invitation to our pre-launch tasting event. You also receive the super bad-ass Pasta Pappone t-shirt, which is worth $200 in style points alone.

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    Pasta for years. Pretty simple. You get a Pasta Pack sent to your doorstep every month, for THREE YEARS! Want it sent to a friend as a gift one of the months? No problem. Want a specific flavor? You got it. Want a t-shirt in addition to this flood of Pasta? That's cool. You will also receive invites to all events, and votes in the naming of our new flavors. I mean, you ARE part of the Pasta Pappone family!

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    Let's EAT!!! At this elite reward level, you get a private dinner for 5 people prepared by an award-winning professional chef. Six of our tasty flavors will be prepared for you in full tasting courses, paired perfectly with vino, vegetables, meats, cheeses and more! Each guest will also leave with their own Pasta Pack, along with a feeling of happiness, and YOU also receive a One-year Pasta Club membership, for you or to give as a gift. So get a few friends to pitch in, put on your elastic-waist pants, and enjoy a decadent meal of artisinal flavored pasta prepared the right way. Bon Appetit! (Local to Chicagoland)

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    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    VIP, now we are talkin'! For being such an amazing supporter, you get the same meal above, but we will come to you anywhere in the 48 states! OR you can have the same meal as above (for 6, locally), but with 10 people, along with a year of the Pasta Club. And a t-shirt. Don't forget the t-shirt. Ok, 2 t-shirts.

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