Food Huggers preserve your leftover fruits and veggies with a tight seal. Keeps your food fresher longer. Save food & save money! Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 13, 2013.
Risks and challenges
The prototypes you see here have been tested over months and we are quite happy with their performance. As as result, we are optimistic about the prospects of meeting the deadline. Just in case something unexpected comes up, the timeline has some built-in cushioning.
Because we have been able to test the prototypes thoroughly, we are not too worried about having any major functional complications when we go into production. Our manufacturing partner is a wonderful woman named Melissa who we have worked with on other projects in the past. Her quality is outstanding and she manufactures kitchen products for some of the top brands like Alessi, Oxo, and Prepara. It is important to us that we collaborate at each stage of the project with established professionals we can rely on.
This is our first time shipping goods ourselves. Usually we do the design work, verify the quality of the production and then the boats, planes, trains and trucks are all up to other people. In order to protect the project from rookie mistakes, we are partnering with industry leader DHL for the transport of the goods from the factory to the distribution center in Los Angeles.
This distribution centre is part of the Shipwire network and our new best friend Steve at Shipwire is going to hold our hand through each stage of getting the rewards shipped out in a timely and organized fashion. (Thank you Steve!)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
What is the deal with BPA and Phthalates? Should I worry about having my exposed fruits and veggies right up against a hugger?
Food Huggers are 100% food grade silicone and nothing else. This makes them totally BPA and phthalate free. Your food is safe with us!
If you like the Food Huggers and want to support our efforts to get them produced, then you (and hopefully lots of other people) can pledge funds to help the project. Everyone who pledges $18 or more will receive at least one set of Food Huggers as our "Thank you" for helping us get started. Kickstarter is collecting all the pledges until July 13 and then, if we have met our goal and only if we meet our goal, the pledges will be collected and we will begin the production process. We hope to be sending everyone's thank you gifts in October.
Yes. We have wrapped a number of onions in Food Huggers and they keep the onion scent from getting into your other produce. On our Facebook page you can see a picture of one of our onion smell tests!
How long the vegetables will last depends on how long they would have lasted if you had not cut their skin. Some tomatoes last more than a week while others only have a few days between when you bring them home, or pick them from the garden and when they start to go bad. The Food Huggers recreate the seal of the vegetables skin which has been removed. Food Huggers prevent leftover fruits and vegetables from dehydrating and also minimize their exposure to bacteria. They help preserve the freshness of your produce, but they can not extend the life of a fruit or veggie indefinitely.
Pledge $1 or more
Every dollar helps! EVERY single one of our supporters will receive our FOOD HUGGERS THANK YOU CARD which includes our own favorite recipes, tips and tricks for using 1/2 fruits and veggies!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $16 or more
100 backers All gone!
EARLY BIRD! This is a special “Thank you” for our early supporters. Each supporter will recieve a set of four (one of each size) Food Huggers in the color of your choice. With these four sizes you will be equipped to preserve and hug anything from the size of a lime to as big as a grapefruit.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $18 or more
BASIC HUGS: One of each size hugger in your choice of our four debut colour ranges. This set has you covered for hugging fruits and veggies sized from cucumbers & limes all the way up to eggplants and grapefruits. US shipping included.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $30 or more
BASIC HUGS & AVOCADO HUGGERS
Each pledge of $30 or more will receive a set of four (one of each size) Food Huggers and two (one of each size) Avocado Huggers as our way of saying "thanks". With these huggers you will be equipped to hug anything from the size of a kiwi to as big as a grapefruit, including avocados (big and small). Many thanks to everyone who supports us. Supporters can select their color from our four food inspired color palettes at the end of the campaign.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $35 or more
BIG HUGS: Two sets in your two favourite colour combinations. Give a set as a gift or enjoy having a "spare" in each size. (sometimes your half onion is the same size as your half tomato) A double set makes sure you have enough hugs to go around. US shipping included.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $47 or more
BIG HUGS & AVOCADO HUGGERS
This reward offers you two full sets of Food Huggers as well as a set of Avocado Huggers (10 pieces total). You will have a "back up" Food Hugger for each size which will come in handy when your tomato is the same size as your onion. Supporters can select which two color palettes the want to receive at the end of the campaign.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $70 or more
HUGE HUGS: Every size and every color! We will send you four sets of huggers in each of our food inspired color combinations. Hugs for you and maybe also some early holiday shopping for your favorite foodies!! US shipping included.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $82 or more
HUGE HUGS & AVOCADO HUGGERS
Every Hugging Size in Every Hugging Color Including Avocados! Supporters who select this reward will receive four sets (one in each color palette) of Food Huggers so that nothing goes un-hugged in your kitchen! You might even have enough Huggers to give some as gifts to your favourite foodie friends. Getting your holiday shopping in June has to be a good thing! Thank you so much for your support.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $250 or more
18 backers Limited (12 left of 30)
HUGS ON A PLANE!! Limited Edition & Express Delivery.
Top supporters will receive four full sets of Food Huggers shipped express from the very top of production. Your Food Huggers will be delivered months before anyone else. You can choose your colors from the main four combinations, or you can receive one of your sets in a special limited edition color. You'll be first and you'll have colors that are exclusive and limited to VIP supporters.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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