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We created a delicious RAW, gluten-free granola bar to give you the nutrition to face what's ahead. Stay out and enjoy the sunshine! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on January 12, 2014.

We created a delicious RAW, gluten-free granola bar to give you the nutrition to face what's ahead. Stay out and enjoy the sunshine!

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THE WHAT...

Yello Sunshine granola bars are delicious, raw granola bars made with simple ingredients. Our original bar is made with peanuts, cashews, gluten-free oats, dates, raw coconut, and chocolate chunks. We chose a natural sweetener that keeps our bars soft and chewy. We add cinnamon and two other natural ingredients to finish the bar. 

I first brought these bars on a mountain bike ride last season. Once we got to the top of A-Basin before heading down Lenawee, my husband Steve and I stopped for a bite. He noted that these bars were the very first that didn't hurt his stomach. I chose to leave out all soy ingredients which he attributes to the great taste and ease of digestion. Yello Sunshine original bars TASTE GREAT.

Yello Sunshine Granola Bars logo
Yello Sunshine Granola Bars logo

THE WHO...

We love to be outdoors. It makes us happy. We are lucky enough to live in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Summit County. We mountain and road bike, ski, run, raft, love a great game of stick-n-cup. This means that we have eaten a bunch of bars, and we hadn't ever found the right one. Our years of experience outdoors led us to this bar. We needed something that we could stomach at mile 50, would fuel us to 100, wouldn't need a gallon of water, which we never had, to digest, and was made with great ingredients. We decided that since it did not exist, we'd create it. With your help, Yello Sunshine granola bars will be available in your local market soon. Join our community and help us reach our goal.

Amy Prosise - Yello Sunshine founder
Amy Prosise - Yello Sunshine founder

THE NEEDS...

We need to raise funds for our first production run. That means approximately $7,500 to cover ingredients, packaging, labels, insurance, nutritional analysis and UPC codes. In addition, we need to purchase minimal equipment - a heat sealer and a few other items that will help us to get our kitchen gold-medal ready which can be done with $600. We will use $1,000 to get our website up and running. Add in the Kickstarter and payment processing fees, and we are asking for a total of $10,000.

We also need your help getting our product out there to all of the people like you and me who see the need for a granola bar like ours. We are pumped to do our part to promote eating good, unprocessed food. We know you don't have anymore time for anything other than the best. We are so excited for the opportunity to bring our product to the athletes like us, the pros we look up to, the elementary lunch boxes and most importantly, YOU. We need people like you to stand behind us and help us reach our goal.

We'd also love your feedback. Once you get your granola bars, let us know what you think. You can suggest new flavors and recommend retail locations close to you where you think Yello Sunshine granola bars should be.

Together we can STAY OUT and ENJOY the SUNSHINE.

Risks and challenges

We face a world of challenges. To begin, we know that there are loads of granola bars already out on shelves. With that being said, we believe there still is a demand for our product. We've been stuffing the orignal Yello Sunshine bar in our packs for over a year and think if you give us a chance, you will be, too.

We don't anticipate any challenges with fulfillment of rewards. We will, however, need to rely on outside efforts to move forward. We have to go through the FDA food guidence regulations to obtain nutritional analysis of our bar. We need to get a UPC code approved which will make it possible for retailers to carry our product. We plan to use a local company for packaging and labels but even that could result in possible delays. Product development could take longer than we expect, which could delay shipment. If that occurred, the expecting shipment dates could be pushed back. We have committed to February 2014, allowing ourselves room for possible setbacks while still dedicating ourselves to our commitments to you, our backers. We look forward to this opportunity! You are going to LOVE our granola bar...

Amy

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    30 backers

    Be the very first to try Yello Sunshine raw, gluten-free granola bars! We are happy to ship you a half dozen of the bar that started it all. We'll cover all shipping within the US but add ten bucks to all international orders.

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    22 backers

    Yah for you! You will be one of the first to support our granola bar company by wearing a Yello Sunshine t-shirt. Show the world that you're proud to support us. We are also happy to send you a half dozen original Yello Sunshine granola bars. Thank you.

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    We want everyone to know that YOU care and contribute to help us get OUR small, Colorado business get on out there. Your name will appear on our next label as our most honest attempt to show you our appreciation and love. We would be honored to see you rally our Yellow Sunshine t-shirt and, of course, enjoy a half dozen of our original raw, gluten-free granola bars.

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    Come play in our backyard! Plan your trip to one of the most beautiful places in both the US and CO this year, and live like a local. Our founder, Amy and husband Steve will be your guide for a day. Whether you love the snow and ski or ride, or if it's the warm summer sun shining down on your bike that gets you, we will show you the trails that even take our breath away...literally, haha. We will also help guide you with where to eat, best spots to grab a drink, and everything else you need to make the most of your Summit County adventure. We will bring all the Yello Sunshine granola bars you need to make the most of your day and can most likely be talked into a t-shirt as well. We really look forward to this opportunity...So what are you waiting for? Book your flight today!

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    Your next ski vacation is well on its way! Enjoy up to three nights in our 2 bedroom ski condo in Summit County, Colorado! We sit in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and are minutes away from Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, the best resorts in all of CO. You're in charge of getting here and lift tickets but we got your lodging covered!

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    Come on out and enjoy a two-day mountain bike adventure in some of our favorite spots in Summit County, Colorado. You and your plus one join Amy Prosise, our founder, for two days of riding some of the country's best singletrack and two nights of camping. You cover the flight to Denver, and then we do the rest. We will pick you up at the airport and get you to camp, provide all camping gear you'll need, rent your bikes, make your meals and, of course, provide all the Yello Sunshine granola bars you need to get on with it! You're in charge of packing warm clothes because camping and riding at 10,000 feet gets cold even in July!

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