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We are gearing up to create the world's first mass produced edible cutlery. This has huge potential to prevent plastic waste.
We are gearing up to create the world's first mass produced edible cutlery. This has huge potential to prevent plastic waste.
We are gearing up to create the world's first mass produced edible cutlery. This has huge potential to prevent plastic waste.
9,293 backers pledged $278,874 to help bring this project to life.

Update on the current situation

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Hi Everyone,

First of all, thank you for your patience. I know how frustrating this has been. I also apologize for not being responsive over the last weeks. I have been desperately trying to figure out how to fulfill the US orders. I also can let you know that I have absolutely NOT run off with any of the Kickstarter funds. I know that many of you may have received an email from Bakeys stating what his issues are. The situation is more complex than the email makes it seem. Having said that, prior to launching this campaign, the agreement was that I would be the distributor here in the US and he was to send me the spoons in bulk so I could ship them out. That is how we came up with the shipping pricing. Having said that, I have yet to receive these spoons. In addition, prior to sending any more funds to Bakeys, I had asked for a detailed outline of what the $150K I did send him was spent on and I do not have this accounting from him as of yet. Therefore, as soon as he responds to the email I sent him, (no response yet) and we discuss what needs to happen in order for him to ship the spoons so that I can start fulfilling orders. I will come back with a full update as soon as I get a response. He said that I won't answer his calls but I want you to know that I specifically asked him to email me, not to call. That way we will be able to be held accountable for what is said to avoid misunderstandings. I think this is key to resolving everything with integrity and accountability as quickly as possible!

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    1. Monica Baum Lee on

      Great scam! They get $300K, split it 50/50 and that's that! I believe in karma. And she can be a super bitch!

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      Doris Lo on

      Please everyone join and share this group i made for us all to unite to take action against this campaign. we are all in the same boat and either want our spoons or a full refund due to this failed project.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/432459550473532/

      PLEASE spread the awareness of this group! whether we backed $1 to $2,300 we deserve a response of what is happening with this project and ways to access a full refund.

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      Dennis Shay on

      I guess I've been scammed again. It is a great concept, though.

    4. Holly Maguire on

      When will we receive our orders? This hasn’t been updated in over a year now, what an absolute joke.

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      Tiffany on

      Anything going on with this?

    6. Carol Phillips on

      I am VERY sad there have been so many problems fulfilling this campaign, as I am so looking forward to trying them. I suppose this is the risk with Kickstarter, as you may never really get the products.

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      Murali Padmanabha on

      Where is my edible cuttlery ??

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      Khanh Tran on

      This girl is a scam artist, anyway we can hunt her down and get our money back! Kickstarter must do something about this! Not cool, I will never back anything again after this horrible experience!

    9. Christopher Gross on

      What is happening with this project?!???

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      Howard Bloomberg on

      People backed you because they want you to succeed.

      If you whine instead of getting up and doing something to save this project. You will deserve the hate that's embedded in all these comments.

      You need this to succeed more than we need the spoons. Find a different supplier , involve the law to get your money back from the first supplier or force them to deliver. . DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO FIX THIS.

      Deliver something even a compromise or else you will always be that person who promised failed and stole the money. The ball is in your court. I hope for your sake you make the fight decision.

    11. Jordan Lowe on

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    12. Jeff Baird on

      You all do realize that this is an investment in a project and that most projects do fail, right? You won't get your money back because you didn't "buy" anything. You donated/invested, I'm not sure how Kickstarter officially considers it, you aren't guaranteed anything.

      Sorry things didn't work out Sarah. Don't be too hard on yourself. Failure is a great teacher. Take the lessons you need from this and move on to the next thing. Don't internalize the comments of the people posting here.

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      stacey Daigneau on

      So so very disappointed, another scam!!!! Never again, give me my money back....all I can say is KARMA is a BITCH

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      Doris Lo on

      Please everyone join and share this group i made for us all to unite to take action against this campaign. we are all in the same boat and either want our spoons or a full refund due to this failed project.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/432459550473532/

      PLEASE spread the awareness of this group! whether we backed $1 to $2,300 we deserve a response of what is happening with this project and ways to access a full refund.

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      S.E. Wheeler on

      18 months; nothing.

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      S.E. Wheeler on

      I m so disgusted, you should be returning our money.

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      S.E. Wheeler on

      I m so disgusted, you should be returning our money.

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      Doris Lo on

      Please everyone join and share this group i made for us all to unite to take action against this campaign. we are all in the same boat and either want our spoons or a full refund due to this failed project.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/432459550473532/

      PLEASE spread the awareness of this group! whether we backed $1 to $2,300 we deserve a response of what is happening with this project and ways to access a full refund.

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      Sue Crawford on

      Where are these spoons????
      Send me my spoons or refund me my money.

    20. leia on

      So upsetting as this seems to keep "rarely" happening at KS. This platform needs more oversight in order to protect customers money. Money is being stolen due to lack of accountability it would seem.

    21. Toni Harris Wade on

      Update requested. Where are the spoons? "Accountability as quickly as possible" that was on January 1, 2017. Kickstarter where are you to insure other projects get backing. I will not support anything else. My son supported another project and they just stole the money and said sorry.

    22. Jorge Loebl on

      Have been patient, considerate and respectful for along time. But without any update for many many months, nor reaction, mind DELIVERY, what are we supposed to do? I am about to start blogging that you and your initiative seem to be a rip off, just as kickstarter, that seems to content itself to cash their part and look the other way providing ZERO SUPPORT whatsoever. Hope you prove me wrong ... but I am ready to take you on. Your decision as I have nothing left to lose .... but suspect that you and kickstart do .... .

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      Marcus McKay on

      qu'est-ce qui ne va pas? Je veux mon argent ou mon cuillère!

    24. Catherine Lee Kim on

      It's been over 6 months since your last update. Any news?

    25. Denise Korb on

      7/24/2017 - 6 months have passed since the last update... where are my spoons?!?!?!?!

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      Pim on

      This is ridiculous. We've been more than patient, and they've already went and spent the money probably. Can't believe we got scammed for wanting a product that would be beneficial to the environment.

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      Heather Singkeo on

      First and last time I'll ever back anything- especially through kick starter. Can't believe they don't have our backs in this. $51 I wasted! Anyone know if there's any hope of recovering our money??

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      Ellen Chan on

      It's been 16 months since my initial pledge. Will this ever be fulfilled? Why are there no updates on the status of this project? This was my first kickstarter pledge and because of the way it's been handled, I have yet to feel confident in the system to pledge to another project. Feeling cheated.

    29. Katy Hui on

      Please update the status or arrange refund.

    30. Melissa Yearsley Harper on

      I'm s pretty patient person but 6+ months without an update is kinda ridiculous. I'd ask for a refund, but if I can't get communication I'm never going to get a refund.

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      Doris Lo on

      Please everyone join and share this group i made for us all to unite to take action against this campaign. we are all in the same boat and either want our spoons or a full refund due to this failed project.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/432459550473532/

      PLEASE spread the awareness of this group! whether we backed $1 to $2,300 we deserve a response of what is happening with this project and ways to access a full refund.

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      Flying Buttonz
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      Is there any updates? What a scam!

    33. Dayo on

      No update after 6 months? You guys are frauds

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      Sharon Stone on

      Update please. You have a lot of people who supported this campaign and all they want is an update and ETA of our spoons. If you aren't going to supply them then tell us and refund our money. Because of your lack of communication/sending spoons, I will never, ever support a project on any of the crowdfunding websites again. Please update.

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      Jodie Agee on

      Will never support kickstarter again! It's a scam and nothing is done about it!!! Not true? Prove otherwise!

    36. Johanna Brown on

      It has been like 6 months since the last update? What in the world is going on?!

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      Doris Lo on

      Please everyone join and share this group i made for us all to unite to take action against this campaign. we are all in the same boat and either want our spoons or a full refund due to this failed project.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/432459550473532/

      PLEASE spread the awareness of this group! whether we backed $1 to $2,300 we deserve a response of what is happening with this project and ways to access a full refund.

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      Rhonda on

      Would love an update!

    39. Chelley Campbell on

      how can this project be moving into making edible containers for everything from cupcakes to everything else and backers still haven't received any of the spoons ordered over a year ago?

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      Gabriele on

      Please provide an update, it has been too long!

    41. Dixie L Vincent on

      Any updates to share? Still looking forward to the Edible Cutlery...... Have seen a version here in Colorado....

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      Seetharamaiah yerra on

      What a great scamming episode? I thought of helping the starters. Lesson learned. Thanks scammers. Hope you enjoyed the stolen money?!

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      Scott A on

      What absolutely f*****g scumbags. You guys are a joke. I put in $40, Sarah, I hope you and your entire "team" eats s**t. F**k Kickstarter for not taking action, their users have gotten robbed and NOTHING has been done. Authorities should be contacted for embezzlement. Interpol needs to take action as this is an international scam.

    44. Diane D. Miller on

      Please provide an update. I remain fully dedicated to the cause. But feeling shafted. Those who sent money in good faith deserve a response.

    45. Aaron Smyth on

      Can you give us another update? What is the status, and when can we expect any spoons? Please, we want to believe you haven't fleeced us in this regard, but it's starting to be hard to trust that we'll ever receive our promised spoons...

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      Doris Lo on

      To be honest, i completely forgot i have funded this project until 3 days ago.
      Cant believe it been well over a year along with an update over 6months old.
      I have emailed both the creater awaiting a response.
      I emailed kickstarter for help in hopes they can at least speak with the creator to give us an update. Instead i got a small essay of nothing but how they can understand issues will arise with the project etc. And yes i understand there will and has been issues however i dont think they understand the last update was over 6 months ago...
      I will be patiently waiting for any updates and responses on the creator and kickstarter too

    47. Lisa Jennings on

      This is the second Kickstarter I have contributed to and the second time I have been left waiting for over a year and ultimately burned. I wrote Kickstarter and they offer absolutely no help in resolving the issues but "are hopeful I will continue to grow with them as they kick off new ideas". I think not! Not only will kickstarter no longer receive my support I will actively call them out to friends, family and others on social media that to contribute to a Kickstarter is akin to taking your money and throwing it in the trash. You should be ashamed of yourself guys, both Kickstarter and the horrible people who come on this site to steal money from people. I am reporting the organization to the BBB and filing a report with the police. Perhaps someday this site will be fixed or taken down. Way to ruin a great idea...

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      Vishnu Shriram on

      Does Kickstarter not step-in in such situations? This is not only destroying the credibility of your product, its also ruining the credibility of Kickstarter. We have been quite patient I believe, and the least you guys can do is regularly update people of the situation. People who have contributed thousands of dollars. Its really despicable.

    49. Debbie Earley on

      We're coming up on six months since the last update, and well over a year since this project was financed. Please update us on the situation!