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Crocx Biscuits 100% Natural, 70% Organic for dogs and horses gives back to shelters in cookies and need to be more effecient!

About this project

(version française après les photos)

(sorry for my english, my first language is french)

WHAT IS IT? 

Crocx Biscuits is making 100% natural, 70% organic cookies for dogs and horses. 

At the end of each month or two months, in ratio with sales a donation is made in cookies to shelters. 

There is 5 flavors big cookies

  • Carrot Orange, 
  • Apple Honey, 
  • Peanut Cranberry, 
  • Banana Pear (cereal free), 
  • Delicious Apple (no sugar added).

3 flavors mini cookies

  • Apple Honey, 
  • Peanut Cranberry, 
  • Banana Pear (cereal free).

HOW IT STARTED?

It started with one of my dogs having severe allergies problems to animal proteins. So, I started to read the pet food labels products and analyse everything since i was working for 10 years in R&D food (for humans). Then, i made him cookies and i wanted them to be so perfect that I couldn't stop to work on the recipies until it was like a commercial/artisanal product. 

I told a friend who has a horse stable that since there was no animal proteins, I should formulate them so horses can eat them too. I did so! and there it was; a cookie for horses.

With time, friend's were asking for some for their dogs. A boutique owner contact me to have some bags to put on shelves. I found myself searching for a name, just for fun. My old lady dog called Croquette alias Crocx came up!

Adopted in a shelter at 7 years old, there was the idea of giving back. Two weeks ago my perfect dog, my life; Crocx joined the angels. But she has a legacy now! 

For a year I worked Crocx on week-ends and evenings of the week. Came a moment where i had to choose between my 10 years job and Crocx ... I choose Crocx since we have just one life! ;)

WHERE IT'S AT NOW and WHAT's MISSING!?

With a lot of help from friends and family, for 6 months now, Crocx has a production local (photo below). Around 50 boutiques later you can find those cookies in pet stores, groomers places, equestrian boutiques. Everything you see, i bought myself but that's it ... i cannot go further to buy more on my own!

A distributor even approach Crocx. In fact, there's a lot of possibilities with this company. 

I would also like to export to United States and outside my province. 

But to be able to anwser this kind of demand and to be able to live from cookies you have to sell A LOT! 

And to sell a lot, I need to produce A LOT! 

And to produce more, I need to have  physical and financial help and to go ask a bank to have a huge interest rate is not my prefered option. 

THE NEEDS??

*A full time employee making cookies so i can go more on the road get new boutiques, 

*Better organisation with industrial shelvings, 

*Cookies dispensers, Rolling flour bins. 

*A wall needs to be built, 

*Aeration/air conditionning will be an issue soon. 

*I want to get food certifications and some government papers.

*I have several products ready, but publicity, labelling are too expensive right now for launching them.

  • Another dog product is ready and tested
  • A cat product is ready and tested
  • A rabbits/parrots/hamster is also ready and tested.

Those cookies are appreciated by dogs , horses and theirs owners!

www.crocx.ca

https://www.facebook.com/crocx.ca (There' a lot of pictures here!)

You can also Instagram and Tweet Crocx :)

The beauty of this project is : More i will be able to produce, more dogs and horses in shelters will be able to enjoy those cookies! :)

QU'EST-CE QUE C'EST?

Les Biscuits Crocx sont 100% naturels, 70% organiques pour chiens et chevaux. À la fin de chaque mois ou deux mois, en ratio avec les ventes un don est fait en biscuits aux refuges.

Il y a 5 sortes de gros biscuits:

  • Carottes Oranges, 
  • Pomme Miel, 
  • Arachides Canneberges, 
  • Bananes Poires (sans céréales), 
  • Pommes Délicieuses (sans sucre ajouté). 

Minis biscuits 3 sortes:

  • Pomme Miel, 
  • Arachides Canneberges, 
  • Bananes Poires (sans céréales).

LE COMMENCEMENT DE L'HISTOIRE?  

Tout à commencé avec un de mes chiens aux prises avec des allergies graves aux protéines animales. J'ai donc commencé à lire les étiquettes nutritionnelles des produits et analyser tout puisque je travaillais déjà depuis 10 ans en R&D (pour humains). 

Ensuite, je lui ai fais des biscuits maison et je ne pouvais arrêter de travailler les recettes jusqu'à ce qu'elles soient parfaites comme un produit du marché.

J'ai ensuite dis à une amie qui avait une écurie que vu l'absence de protéines animales, je devrais formuler les biscuits pour que les chevaux puissent aussi les consommer. Ce que j'ai donc fais!

Avec le temps, les amis en demandaient pour leur chien. Une propriétaire de boutique m'a contacté pour avoir des sacs sur les étagères et je me suis retrouvé à chercher un nom de compagnie juste pour le plaisir! 

Ma vieille doudoune de chien qui s'appelait Croquette avait souvent le diminutif de Crocx sur le web... ainsi est né Crocx! Adoptée dans un refuge à 7 ans, l'idée de redonné en biscuits venait aussi de là. Il y a 2 semaines ma chienne parfaite est allée rejoindre les anges, mais elle m'a laissé un bel héritage.  

For a year I worked Crocx on week-ends and evenings of the week. Came a moment where i had to choose between my 10 years job and Crocx ... I choose Crocx since we have just one life! ;)  

OÙ EN SUIS-JE? ET CE QUI MANQUE?  

Avec beaucoup d'aide d'amis et de la famille, Crocx a maintenant un local de production. Environ 50 boutiques plus tard, vous pouvez trouver ces biscuits dans les animaleries, endroits de toilettage, boutiques équines.

Un distributeur a même approché Crocx. En fait, il y a beaucoup de possibilités. J'aimerais aussi exporté aux États-Unis et à l'extérieur de ma province.  

Mais pour être capable de répondre à cette demande et vivre des biscuits il faut vendre BEAUCOUP!  

Et pour vendre beaucoup, il faut produire BEAUCOUP!  

et pour produire plus, il y a un beasoin physique et financier.

LES BESOINS?? 

*Un employé temps plein, 

*une meilleure organisation physique avec des étagères industrielles, chutes à biscuits, 

*contenants roulants. 

*un mur doit être construit, 

*aération/air climatisée sera un besoin bientôt. 

*Plusieurs produits sont prêts, mais les coûts de l'étiquettage, la publicité sont trop élevés présentement pour les lancer.

  • Un autre produit pour chien est prêt et testé. 
  • Un produit pour chats est prêt et testé,
  • Un produit pour lapin, perroquet, hamster est prêt et testé.
  • www.crocx.ca
  • https://www.facebook.com/crocx.ca (Beaucoup de photos ici!) Y
  • Il y a aussi Instagram et Tweet Crocx :) 

Ces biscuits sont appréciés par les chiens, les chevaux et leurs propriétaires!   

La beauté de ce projet est que plus il y a de ventes de cookies, plus de chiens et chevaux dans les refuges peuvent en profiter! :)

Risks and challenges

The risks and rewards of running any small business are great, navigating the ins and outs of permits and regulations complex and challenging. I'm loving it.

Slowly but surely I'm getting it all figured out. I spent the past year honing thoses products while building loyal followers. I have had to turn down a distributor offer to sell Crocx products because I simply cannot make the products fast enough.

Now I've got the place, I'm all fired up to get going and fulfill that demand. Your help will make it happen - your donation will go directly to getting outfitted and buying these pieces of equipment and all is listed is the key!

Don't be shy! Look at the Crocx facebook page! I know there is a lot in french. I didn't started with bilingual posting! :)
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    2 x 3kg bucket of cookies for the shelter of your choice.
    Plus a futur product for dogs that i would like to launch this fall.

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    A Very cute Basket of all Crocx cookies.
    2 x 500g bag each months for a year.
    3 x 3kg bucket of cookies for the shelter of your choice.
    Plus a futur product for dogs that i would like to launch this fall.
    Plus a product for parrots and birds that i would like to launch soon as well.
    Plus another product for rabbits, ferret, hamster that is also ready to launch.

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    All of the above (1400$) and i'll make a custom flavor cookie (bag of 1kg) for your dog or horse! You can invent it! Flavors of your choice or if you prefer i'll choose and invent one!
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