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$8,235 pledged of $65,000 goal
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By Paul Schneider
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About this project

Bramosia Chocolates started when the owners of the Dickens Christmas Fair (www.dickensfair.com ) asked us to  make and sell chocolates at their fair in 2005. We had won 1st place in a Food Network Christmas Sweets competition and they wanted us to be involved in their show.  In the past 11 years we have seen our sales grow every year and have created an almost cult following with our chocolates.

We are always asked "where can we buy your chocolates the rest of the year?", and have disappointed everyone when we tell them we're only at the Fair. Now we are ready to open a year round store and you can help!

We've spent over a decade acquiring much of the equipment we need, and we have secured a great location in Oakland, CA. We just need to build a certified kitchen to put all the equipment in it. Unfortunately, this is an expensive endeavor.  We have a good start on the funds we need, but not all the money to do this before the end of 2016. With your help you will have the chocolates you crave much sooner!

An advantage we have is that one of the principal owners is also a Lic. General Contractor and has built several restaurants in the area. We will therefore get more bang for the buck with him providing much of the labor for the project. Your pledges will go much further.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge will be getting permits issued in a timely fashion. The Oakland building department is notorious for taking its time. Once we secure permits the project should move forward rapidly.

The next big hurdle will be getting word out to the community that we exist. It's one thing to have a loyal customer base at a Christmas Fair where you have a captive audience, it's quite another to entice the local community.

We plan on doing a lot of outreach to the local community with flyers and grand opening sales that will run for the first month. Then, we will continue to advertise locally and have weekly promotions. We hope to create a positive space in the community that is very inclusive, welcoming and playful.

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    10-16 count box's of our premium truffles, 10 pounds of our famous Rocky Road and Toffee. Pick up at our shop or any event we're at. An invite for you and three guest to our grand opening party with a tour of the kitchen plus a chocolate making class for the four of you with at least 10 pounds of chocolates made for you to keep.

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    20-16 count box's of our premium truffles, 20 pounds of our famous Rocky Road and Toffee. Pick up at our shop or any event we're at. An invite for you and three guest to our grand opening party with a tour of the kitchen plus a private chocolate making class for the ten of you and your friends, with at least twenty pounds of chocolates made for you to keep. Plus five pounds of chocolates a year for as long as we're in business.

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