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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!
131 backers pledged $8,050 to help bring this project to life.

Seattle Report: Seriously, EVERY SINGLE PERSON who tried it LOVED IT!

Posted by Amy Bugbee (Creator)
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I have just returned from Seattle, and I am proud to report that the demonstration at Indi Chocolate went really great! Indi Chocolate owner Erin was very encouraging about the Smoked Vanilla and her shop in Pike Market was just adorable and her chocolate products top notch, plus we got to spend two days with one of her assistants, the fabulous Barbara who was absolutely wonderful to spend two days with at the shop!

For our samples, I made a Smoked Vanilla Caramel Sauce that we dipped wooden sticks in, and a Smoked Vanilla simple syrup with which we mixed club soda for Smoked Vanilla Italian Sodas. Every single person who tried the sauce, the caramels, or the Italian sodas LOVED the flavor - even the guys with smokers who looked initially skeptical were impressed, very impressed in fact, including a fellow from Lexington KY! All commended my perfectly smoked vanilla beans!

Seriously, EVERY SINGLE PERSON who tried it LOVED IT! There was not a single response of dislike or even indifference, people were blown away! Eyes were rolling back in heads, oooohhhing and aaaahhhhing were commonplace, people were begging to buy the Smoked Vanilla caramel sauce - and I am not talking about a few people, well over 500 people tried samples on Saturday and Sunday, maybe more! Not one wrinkled nose - small children loved it, sophisticated women loved it, scientists and chefs loved it too! 

The response was so positive even I was surprised! And, best of all, we raised another $400 toward our goal - some people got on their phones and pledged right there in the store! - People I didn’t even know, total strangers, just based on the flavor! That’s a 40% increase in backers, and we still have until March 5th to reach our goal! 

It was very, very encouraging!  

We also delivered smoked vanilla beans to several Seattle chefs and artisan food makers, and who knows where that could lead! I am just so excited by the response from people trying the Smoked Vanilla caramel sauce, syrup, and just smelling the beans!

Here also is a brief video of tasters reactions, this is the natural reactions caught on video, not recreations, and not staged, all reactions are genuine!

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