Where there’s luxury, there’s not enough social responsibility. And where there’s social responsibility, there just isn’t enough luxury. With Cissé Trading Co., you never have to decide between the two!
Our mission is to bring gourmet, pastry-chef-quality, baking and hot cocoa mixes using Fair Trade, organic cocoa powder to market. In doing so, all of us will be doing our part to support small cocoa growers in the Dominican Republic by purchasing cocoa harvests at a premium price—which will give them the ability to live a sustainable life. Do you need any other reason to justify eating more brownies?!
So here’s the deal:
There are a lot of steps involved to make a packaged food. With the seed capital we’ve already invested, we were able to secure an amazing graphic designer to help us with our packaging, travel to the DR to source the best Fair Trade cocoa powder we could find, buy lots of ingredients to spend countless hours perfecting our recipes, print a ton of boxes for our mixes, find a company that will help us package our products, and shop samples of our mixes around to natural food retailers (like Whole Foods). Lucky for us, they LOVED our products and want us in their stores this Fall!
Uh…now what do we do??? We need funds to fill our orders…. YIKES!!!
This is where you come in:
By contributing now, you’ll be a helping bring delicious, all natural, Fair Trade, baking and hot cocoa mixes to grocery stores on the East Coast. (For all of you in other areas of the country, don’t fret—we’ll be selling online, too!) BUT even more importantly, you’ll be helping our farmers in the Dominican Republic have access to things like clean water, new roads, community centers, and a way of life that we want to help them be able to afford in exchange for all their hard work.
Sound good? Great. We’re really glad you’re still reading.
Our goal of $20,000 may sound like a lot, but this will allow us to complete our first run of production. That means our boxes will no longer be empty—hooray! And this means you will have made a huge impact on thousands of lives—those of us who like to bake yummy desserts at home, our farmers, and Diana and Jenny will remain employed!
STOP READING and CONTRIBUTE NOW!
Check out our awesome rewards—ranging from $5 to $10,000. Grab your debit cards and get in on the fun. Seriously, you will not be disappointed—all your friends need new tote bags, nothing is better than baking mixes for your early holiday gift purchasing, oven mitts are really cool (on your hands…), and if you really want to go for the gusto, get yourself and your BFF a Private Baking Lesson with Jenny! And tell ALL of your friends about our project!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don’t forget...Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing model. If we don’t make our goal within 30 days, we don’t get any of your contributions! So spread the word. If you are contributing, I'm sure your friends will want to as well. (Please note, you will not be charged unless we make our goal.)
A MILLION THANKS in advance for all your support. If you’ve gotten this far with us, we know we love you already. And one more time, pass us along to your network—your fans on Twitter, Facebook, and your blog are dying to hear about us. Mwah!
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