Have you found us through Facebook, Google, or Instagram? And are looking to order grain-free, gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free bread & cookies?
Place your order by selecting a "Reward" under the "Support" column on the right side of the screen! All pledges are rewarded with our products equal in value to the amount pledged. So this, in effect, is a way to place an order that also helps us build up capital to move into our new commercial space and begin shipping to you and others nationwide!
The Loaf is bringing bread back, but this time it's PALEO.
We have made eating bread as convenient and enjoyable as it ever was. In fact, we have made it better: grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free, and delivered right to your doorstep!
With a pledge, you are placing an order as part of our first round of production from our new facility. Back us now to be among the first customers of The Loaf!
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The Loaf delivers convenience and nutritiousness. Founder Johanna Dasteel likes to say that eating her products is 'cheating without cheating.' "We can eat bread and cookies without falling off the paleo wagon!"
More than 100,000 internet searches for grain-free bread are made every month, but only a handful of grain-free breads are on the market. Also, none of them are certified organic or non-GMO, which is important to the majority of paleo consumers; we have identified an underserved market.
It takes about $15 worth of ingredients and at least an hour for an at-home baker to make a single loaf. But that same baker will have to spend at least $50 at the grocery store just to have all of the ingredients on hand.
And making a loaf of grain-free/dairy-free bread is nothing like baking from a box mix. The behavior of the ingredients is different enough from baking with all-purpose flour that it will take several loaves until the at-home paleo baker has made something enjoyable.
Why not let The Loaf save you time and money by doing the baking for you!
The Loaf's founder, Johanna Dasteel, eliminated gluten and dairy from her diet in 2000, but it wasn't until 2010 when her doctors advised a drastic reduction of her sugar intake by eliminating grains entirely that she found real and dramatic relief from migraines, chronic fatigue, weight gain, hypoglycemia, acne, and inflammation.
Throughout this dietary journey, Johanna found that regularly baking and keeping paleo bread and cookies in her home is key to sticking to the diet. However, she longed for the convenience of just picking them up at the store.
The Loaf was born out of Johanna's dissatisfaction with the availability and quality of the products on the market, and out of her discovery that she wasn't alone in her search!
Johanna is motivated by being in solidarity with the customers she serves and is thrilled to dive deeper into the paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free communities with The Loaf.
The Loaf is only carrying Johanna's recipes that have passed the taste tests of non-paleo picky eaters (like the little girl in the above picture!). She doesn't want her customers feeling like they're eating a sad alternative to a lost food group!
Not only are there too few companies serving this market, and not only do most paleo breads fail the taste test, but none of them - except for The Loaf - are making organic and non-GMO products. And they actually taste great!
Keeping our products fresh and free of contaminants is very important to us. What good would it be to produce organic and non-GMO products if we were to package them in BPA and toxin-laden plastics?
That’s why our products are wrapped in a protective layer of unbleached natural parchment paper before being vacuum sealed in BPA-free plastic. This keeps the plastic from touching the product, which prevents leaching of any toxic elements that might remain in the plastic.
So, your bread and cookies will be delivered fresh and safe!
We also offer subscriptions and variety packs.
The formulas and online store are ready to go, and this campaign will:
- cover our move from a home-based operation into an industrial kitchen;
- and it will move this operation from planning to production.
Those costs include:
- ingredients to stock our storeroom;
- industrial kitchen rental
- packaging and shipping systems and materials;
- insurance (I want to be able to guarantee the products!);
- fees for gluten-free, dairy-free, organic, paleo, vegan, and non-GMO certifications.
We will begin production as soon as this campaign is funded, so we are excited to have your support!
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Risks and challenges
Size | We are small now, but our goal is to - within a year - grow out of our commercial kitchen and reach a volume of orders large enough to engage a copacker for production and packaging, and a distributor for shipping. Until then we are managing our own production, packaging, and distribution.
Shipping | Estimated delivery of our bread and cookies to your table is August 2018. You will be the first to know of any changes to our schedule!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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