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Never before available - Smoked Vanilla Beans! We invented it, perfected it, and now we need your help to get it out to the world!
Never before available - Smoked Vanilla Beans! We invented it, perfected it, and now we need your help to get it out to the world!
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Smoked Vanilla - Triple XXX Vanilla - The Big Launch!

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Introduction

Triple XXX Vanilla makes the finest vanilla in the world, and those aren't our words, that's what our customers say! 

We began in 2009 with our flagship product, the Do-It-Yourself Vanilla Extract Kit, it provided the vanilla beans, bottles, and easy to follow instructions to make a renewable source of vanilla extract easily at home. Over the years, our offerings have grown to include small batch, triple-strength vanilla extract, vanilla paste, and pure ground vanilla beans, our vanilla is sought after by discerning home cooks and gourmet chefs as a secret weapon for making standout baked goods and desserts.

Now, Triple XXX Vanilla has invented a NEW product that has never existed** before and will forever change how we use vanilla - SMOKED VANILLA BEANS!!! We have taken some of the world’s finest vanilla beans (Organic & Fair Trade) and smoked them! It has taken vanilla to even greater heights and we want to share this amazing discovery with the world!

That’s where you and this Kickstarter come in.

We’ve spent more than a year planning, experimenting,  in order to perfect our smoked vanilla beans. They are cold smoked, so still raw, and we’ve used a variety of woods to find the ones that do not overpower the beautiful vanilla bean but enhance it!

With your support, we can bring THE FIRST EVER SMOKED VANILLA** to quality cooks and chefs all over the USA via proper distribution to co-ops and gourmet stores, we can dominate this new market, and we can do it with our true love for vanilla guiding us all the way!

We’ve already invested heavily, replacing our garage sale smoker with a high quality Bradley Smoker dedicated to just vanilla. We solved our packaging quandary, and we KNOW our brand and what it means to us. But, we need your help to expand this venture and do it right.

Overview of Plan & Goals

We want to go large with the release of our smoked vanilla beans! We are looking for press and reviews, and we need to find gourmet grocers and organic food distributors nationwide that want to carry our smoked beans, and we need the capital to buy enough vanilla beans to fulfill demand. You see, our small batch products have never been able to accommodate wholesale selling because of the limited quantities and production time needed to produce them, but SMOKED VANILLA can help change that!

Our plan is to sell our new smoked vanilla beans online nationwide, but also wholesale in gourmet food stores. We’ve spent months experimenting, documenting our successes and failures. We know anyone can try to do what we’re doing, but we are the first, and have formulated our smoked products for bakers and baked good and I believe that gives us an edge.

Our goal is modest, and the expense of research, smoking equipment, vanilla beans and a whole lot of work has already been done.

Our Goal is $5000

  • $1500 vanilla beans 
  • $1000 packaging & labels 
  • $200 store displays 
  • $300 marketing and sales costs 
  • $200 smoking supplies 
  • $1800 shipping of rewards, cost of product, & Kickstarter fees
  • Total: $5000

If we can get beyond our goal, we can expand the other aspects of our business, and we have a plan for that as well:

-If we reach $10,000, in addition to the plan listed above, we can rent a dedicated space for a year. We currently have our home kitchen approved and licensed by the Department Of Agriculture, but this is limiting for us, as our home is small and the ability to keep areas as “vanilla only” is challenging. That limitation keeps us from expanding, and adding equipment that would help our production grow.

-If we reach $15,000, in addition to plans listed above, we could purchase an extractor for our dedicated space. After months of research, we found an extractor used by herbalists that can make cold-extracted, herbal extractions in about 3.5 WEEKS instead of our current extraction method with takes SIX MONTHS! That could really change the game for us! We could also purchase stainless steel tanks for holding our extract.

If we reach beyond that goal, we have a full business plan ready to launch, and we are determined not to lose quality with any growth we manage. We could hire employees and really create a clean industry here in Astoria Oregon.

We especially chose to do our fundraiser on Kickstarter because of the sink or swim challenge to it. If we don’t raise our full $5,000 goal, we do not get a dime! That tells us if our product and our company is worth it or not. Though we feel confident that as we head into our eight year of making vanilla, our obsession and/or hobby is definitely turning into a business worthy of support, and to encourage your support we have built an incredible array of incentives for you to choose from.

Thank you so much for helping this vision become reality!

** When I say “First Ever”, I mean the first ever brought to market. Sure forests have burned and beans have been smoked, and some chefs and home smokers have surely toyed with the concept, but MY Smoked vanilla bean are the first ever available FOR SALE on the open market to ANYONE who wants to try them! AND, they are smoked especially for bakers and cooks. I have perfected a cold-smoking process with several specific woods that add a great smokiness to the vanilla without overpowering the vanilla bean. You’ve never experienced anything like it! Forget salted caramel, forget chocolate dipped bacon, SMOKED VANILLA will take over the world!

SMOKED VANILLA BEANS!!!
SMOKED VANILLA BEANS!!!
BEAVER RIOT LIMITED PATCHES!!
BEAVER RIOT LIMITED PATCHES!!
   
XXX VANILLA BASKET!!
XXX VANILLA BASKET!!
VANILLA POWDER!!!
VANILLA POWDER!!!
VANILLA SUGAR!!!
VANILLA SUGAR!!!
VERY, VERY LIMITED XXX VANILLA EXTRACT
VERY, VERY LIMITED XXX VANILLA EXTRACT
Hellraiser Homemaker set with RARE pink pin!
Hellraiser Homemaker set with RARE pink pin!
Butter patches and pin!
Butter patches and pin!

Risks and challenges

This product already exists, we have invented it, experimented with it to make it perfect, and launched it on Jan. 22, 2016 at the Portland Chocolate Fest. We just need help to launch it bigger and make it viable and successful for us.

There is not chance you won’t receive your incentive. And, they will be sent as soon as our Kickstarter reaches its successful conclusion, so you will not have to wait months or even years for your reward!

Of course there are risks in business. There are certainly concerns about the future of vanilla, as crop failures become normal, and its cultivation moves from islands to places like China and India. The idea could be stolen by a large company with deeper pockets than I (though I doubt their smoked vanilla would be as good as mine), the big earthquake could hit and we float away, or I could just lose interest (THAT will NEVER happen, I assure you!!!).

Overall, I feel confident that good vanilla will exist for a long time, I will never lose interest in the beauty and magic of vanilla, and as I said, this product exists. I have worked on it for a more than year now, and there is no doubt your incentive will arrive in a timely manner.

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    Pledge US$ 2 or more About US$ 2.00

    Get a download of the 'VANILLA 101 COOKBOOK' by Amy Bugbee. Over 100 recipes, including a full chapter of DIY vanilla products.

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    Operation Beaver Riot - Beavers are not vanilla defense campaign - commemorative patch - WHITE PATCH/DAY TIME!

    This limited edition patch is ONLY FOR BACKERS** of the Kickstarter to launch Smoked Vanilla and expand the Triple XXX Vanilla company! 

    This is an ELEVEN COLOR patch, a very rare, Limited Edition, only for supporters**, and to fight for a very important cause - No more BEAVER in VANILLA!!! Get this commemorative patch for kickstarting the Worlds Greatest Vanilla**.

    Get this patch & support the action to stop BEAVER castor sacs (and paper mill waste product) from becoming “Natural Vanilla Flavor”! Wear this patch with pride! Wear this patch to spread the word! Wear this patch t stop the madness!

    XXX Vanilla produced this patch as part of it's ongoing efforts to inform the public about "Natural Flavoring & Beavers".

    **We offer this incentive for anyone who picks this reward, AND anyone backer with a pledge higher than $30!

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    Operation Beaver Riot - Beavers are not vanilla defense campaign - commemorative patch - BLACK PATCH/DAY TIME!

    This limited edition patch is ONLY FOR BACKERS** of the Kickstarter to launch Smoked Vanilla and expand the Triple XXX Vanilla company! 

    This is an ELEVEN COLOR patch, a very rare, Limited Edition, only for supporters**, and to fight for a very important cause - No more BEAVER in VANILLA!!! Get this commemorative patch for kickstarting the Worlds Greatest Vanilla**.

    Get this patch & support the action to stop BEAVER castor sacs (and paper mill waste product) from becoming “Natural Vanilla Flavor”! Wear this patch with pride! Wear this patch to spread the word! Wear this patch t stop the madness!

    XXX Vanilla produced this patch as part of it's ongoing efforts to inform the public about "Natural Flavoring & Beavers".

    **We offer this incentive for anyone who picks this reward, AND anyone backer with a pledge higher than $30!

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    Pledge $8 or more About $8

    Bag of Vanilla Powder. 100% ground vanilla beans, we do not cut our vanilla powder with any starch or sugar. Contains 1 Tablespoon/3 teaspoons.

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    Pledge $13 or more About $13

    SMOKED Vanilla Bean, in a corked glass tube with a wax stamp. Our Vanilla Beans are COLD-SMOKED with a light wood to bring out the best of the vanilla bean without compromising or overpowering it,

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    Smoked Vanilla Caramels - A Bakers Dozen (13) SMOKED VANILLA CARAMELS, individually wrapped in waxed paper. A bag of nice hefty caramels to share or hoard. Made with real butter, heavy cream, organic sugar, and our own SMOKED VANILLA BEANS! A chewy bit of heaven!

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    HELLRAISER HOMEMAKER Patch & Pin set - With rare limited edition PINK pin! There's only 50 of these ever made, offer includes Pink & Black Patch, Enamel Pin and recipe card. ADDED BONUS Get a BEAVER RIOT PATCH with this set. And of course, you'll get the 'Vanilla 101 Cookbook' e-book too!

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    BUTTER PATCHES Salted & Unsalted with a hard enamel BUTTER PIN, includes recipe card. Everyone loves these butter patches and pins, and you'll get both salted and unsalted patches, they have an iron on backing. Butter pin has two pins on the back to hold securely on your shirt, hat, jacket, or bag. Plus, you'll also get the 'Vanilla 101 cookbook' e-book as part of your reward!

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    DIY Vanilla Extract Kit - Includes 4 Vanilla Beans, bottles and full instructions. This makes super strong vanilla extract, and the beans can be re-extracted over and over for years! Truly an endless supply of vanilla extract!

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    Fat Sack of Vanilla Sugar, 12 oz resealable bag of our super vanilla sugar. The sugar is organic evaporated cane juice sugar made by Oregon's own Bob's Red Mill.

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    8 oz jar of SMOKED VANILLA CARAMEL, made with heavy cream, organic sugar, and real butter, plus our own SMOKED VANILLA BEANS.

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    'Vanilla 101' Cookbook - Packaged with Vanilla Bean and vanilla sugar sample in eco-compostable package. Paperback and perfect bound. More than 100 recipes, and a full chapter of DIY Vanilla stuff.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    8 Premium Quality Vanilla Beans (Tahitian & Madagascar) (Not smoked) These are premium Grade A Vanilla Beans, they are shiny and moist, and beyond fragrant! This is a wholesale price. These are NOT the same beans you see in grocery stores - These are PREMIUM beans usually reserved for chefs and professionals!

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    Ticket to the Nine Days Of Pie! Every year from Nov. 1 - 9, we host the greatest holiday in the world! See http://ninedaysofpie.com for more info. Join us for pie and conversation! I usually make 3 pies each day, sometimes pie remains from the days before also. Welcome!

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    One ounce of SMOKED Vanilla Powder in a special black jar. This limited edition commemorative jar is hand numbered and state they are the first 100 jars of my SMOKED VANILLA POWDER! A truly prized powder - and it's legal! Only available in this kickstarter campaign.

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    3-Pack set includes Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Powder, & Vanilla Sugar. All in 2 oz bottles. The extract is triple strength and the vanilla powder should be used at one quarter of what your recipe calls for.

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    Vanilla Powder 4 oz. bottle, this is 100% ground vanilla beans, there are no sugars or starches added. This powder adds amazing flavor and specs to all of your baking and cooking. Use 1/4 tsp. of my vanilla powder to replace 1 tsp. of vanilla extract or a vanilla bean.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    5 LB Block of Smoked Vanilla Caramel - A solid block of SMOKED VANILLA CARAMEL, boxed and ready to use as you will, sticky buns, caramel apples or just cut caramels to share or hoard. Made with real butter, heavy cream, organic sugar, and our own SMOKED VANILLA BEANS! A chewy bit of heaven!

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    Live Vanilla Extract Making Lesson - Learn how to make your own vanilla extract, vanilla olive oil, vanilla syrup, and maybe even caramels (depending on time, and what the backer chooses). 30-45 minute lesson via video chat (your choice of Skype, FaceTime, Google video chat, etc.) I am willing to do this presentation to groups. I believe everyone should make their own extract, so I am very glad to share this information! We can do the lesson anytime after March 5th, 2016.

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    Wholesale Chef Special: 12 SMOKED VANILLA BEANS (not in glass tubes, but a single bag) Perfect for chefs and bakers that want to really use smoked vanilla beans! These are Premium Grade A Beans, perfectly cold smoked. They will delight your senses and bring amazing flavors out in your cooking and baking!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    2 pounds of vanilla dominated baked goods - all baked by our founder, packed for travel and shipped to you. (We will accommodate any dietary restrictions.) Pick from a long list of cookies, muffins, breads, and other items. Use this token anytime during 2016 or beyond.

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    One-on-one PIE making lesson. Do you know about my family's holiday? It's called the Nine Days of Pie! See ninedaysofpie.com. People come from all over to attend this pie celebration! I will do a video baking lesson with you for 1-2 hours. I'll make a pie and answer questions and give tips and help to make you a better pie maker! We can do it via Skype, FaceTime, Google Video Chat, or however you prefer. Locals are of course welcome to enjoy it live.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Super Set! 4-oz bottle of Extract (hand numbered), 4 oz bottle of Vanilla Paste (hand numbered), 4-oz bottle of Vanilla Powder, and a pair of premium Vanilla Beans.

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    HIGH ROLLER - HUGE GIFT GIVING SET!
    Buy the lot and give as gifts or add to your stores inventory.

    6- 4-oz bottle of Vanilla Extract (hand numbered)
    6- 4-oz bottle of Vanilla Powder
    6- 3-Pack set includes Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Powder, & Vanilla Sugar. All in 2 oz bottles.
    6- 'Vanilla 101' Cookbook - Packaged with Vanilla Bean and vanilla sugar sample in eco-compostable package.
    6- SMOKED Vanilla Bean, in a corked glass tube with a wax stamp.
    6- Bag of Vanilla Sugar, 8 oz resealable bag of our super vanilla sugar.
    1- 5 LB Block of Smoked Vanilla Caramel.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Vanilla Dinner for 4 at Triple XXX Vanilla HQ in Astoria Or. Enjoy a 4-6 course meal, including drinks, all recipes are vanilla dominated and prepared by our founder. Each guest will leave with a sack of goodies! (travel & hotel are NOT included).

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    Vanilla Dinner for 4 at Triple XXX Vanilla HQ in Astoria Or. Enjoy a 4-6 course meal, including drinks, all recipes are vanilla dominated and prepared by our founder. Each guest will leave with a sack of goodies! (travel & hotel are NOT included). This is good anytime from March 2016 on.

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Funding period

- (32 days)