Tangy and sweet, with just a hint of heat, our one of a kind bbq sauce will light your taste buds up with AWESOME! Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 3, 2013.
About this project
We have had such an extraordinary response to our Carolina Sauce, which we we use on our famous Hillbilly Taco, that we are now putting it in a bottle and making it available to everyone. We have already engaged with a local bottler here in SoCal that specializes in small batches and as a result, we are looking to raise funds for the testing, state licensing, production, and labeling of Carolina Sauce.
For anyone that has not tried our Carolina Sauce, it is made in the style of barbecue sauces from the Carolinas. It can best be described as tangy, with a little bit of heat and some wonderfully sweet overtones. It is an outrageously flavorful barbecue sauce that goes great on pork, chicken, veggies, tofu, sandwiches, hot dogs and just about anything you would pair with mustard. Unlike sweet store bought brands of sauce, ours is very balanced in flavor - just the right combination to make your taste buds sing!
We use all natural ingredients in our sauces. And they are completely vegetarian and vegan friendly as well! It is also produced right here in the USA at a bottling facility in Southern California.
Who We Are_________________________________________________________________
Rich is a full-time caterer and owns Gold Standard Catering in Rancho Cucamonga. Dean is an investment manager by day and the Griddlemaster at Hillbilly Tacos by night! Together, we have created the Hillbilly Taco business out of a love for the sauce, the food, and the fun! We have been running around Southern California for the last year meeting lots of new people, making lots of friends, and blowing people away with our Hillbilly Tacos, Hillbilly Hot Dogs, and more. We get unbelievable feedback from folks once they try our Hillbilly Tacos with our Carolina Sauce. That feedback is what drives us forward with not only the Carolina Sauce, but also on to the next level with the Hillbilly Taco business.
We will be selling our Carolina Sauce at our Hillbilly Taco events as well as direct to the public on our website. We are also looking at opportunities for wholesale to restaurants, caterers, and food vendors. In addition, we will be able to offer private labeling of our sauces to businesses and individuals for promotional opportunities, resale, etc.
The Hillbilly Taco business is growing very quickly and this project presents a great opportunity for our initial backers to participate in the growth and enjoy the ridiculously awesome Carolina Sauce before many others.
We have worked very hard to make an unbelievably good barbecue sauce that works on many different foods and goes places that no other barbecue sauce can go. In addition to what we have already invested, we need to raise an additional $3,500 to cover the cost of:
• Testing of approval for sale by the FDA
• Production and bottling of the first run of the sauce
• Label printing
• Packaging and shipping
Our lead time is about two months right now for approval, manufacture and production. We are already in the testing phase of the sauce and will be submitting to the FDA for approval in April, so we are hopeful that we will have the sauce bottled and ready to go in June.
Our T-shirts are printed in the United States and are 100% cotton. We will contact you for sizing once the project is funded.
The recipe package features original recipes developed in house and feature our Carolina Sauce both as an ingredient and a condiment.
Our "preview" sauces are two more BBQ sauces that we use in our catering business everyday. One will definately be our Balsamic BBQ Sauce which is outrageously good on chicken. The second one is still to be determined, but either way, you will get two bottles of fantastic BBQ sauces that will be unlike anything you have every had before.
So that's it. We need your help to bring our Carolina Sauce out, into the world for everyone to enjoy. We know that you are going to love our sauce as much as we do and we can't wait for you to try it!
Thank you in advance for all of your support! Hillbilly Tacos' Carolina Sauce... So good, it'll make you squeal!
Risks and challenges
Risks and Challenges include sauce manufacturing delays as well as shipping loss. Both are easily overcome and have a very low risk of materializing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Unfortunately we can't offer free shipping on all our rewards as the weight and size of shipping the bottles in small numbers makes the cost too high. We will do everything that we can to get the best shipping rates available. It is a reality of the bottle's weight and size that packing and shipping single bottles within the USA will cost us just over $9. We know the cost is high, however, shipping 3 bottles only raises the price by $1, which is a much more reasonable rate per bottle, right? So why not get a 3 pack and share some with your friends?
We will not charge any kind of premium on our shipping rates. What it costs us, is what it will cost you. Once funding is complete, we will get in touch with you to find out where you want it shipped and will let you know the shipping costs.
Pledge $10 or more
A huge thank you on our webpage! We will be creating a Kickstarter Thank You Page on our website www.hillbillytacos.com and you will get your name mentioned with a GIGANTIC thank you!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
MINI SQUEALER PACKAGE - $10 level rewards + one 14.5oz bottle of our Carolina Sauce. *(see main text for shipping info.)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $50 or more
JUNIOR SQUEALER PACKAGE - Recognition on our Thank You Page + two 14.5oz bottles of our Carolina Sauce. *(see main text for shipping info)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $75 or more
SQUEALER PACKAGE - Recognition on our Thank You Page + two 14.5oz bottles of our Carolina Sauce + a Hillbilly Tacos recipe package with original recipes using our Carolina Sauce. *(see main text for shipping info)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $125 or more
MAMA SQUEALER PACKAGE - Recognition on our Thank You Page + three 14.5oz bottles of our Carolina Sauce + a Hillbilly Tacos recipe package with original recipes using our Carolina Sauce + 1 authentic Hillbilly Tacos T-shirt. *(see main text for shipping info)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $160 or more
BIG DADDY SQUEALER PACKAGE - Recognition on our Thank You Page + five 14.5oz bottles of our Carolina Sauce + a Hillbilly Tacos recipe package with original recipes using our Carolina Sauce + 1 authentic Hillbilly Tacos T-shirt.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $250 or more
GRANDADDY SQUEALER PACKAGE - Recognition on our Thank You Page + five 14.5oz bottles of our Carolina Sauce + a Hillbilly Tacos recipe package with original recipes using our Carolina Sauce + 2 authentic Hillbilly Tacos T-shirts, and two special "preview" bottles of our next two BBQ Sauces.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $600 or more
2 backers Limited (2 left of 4)
HILLBILLY PACKAGE - All of the rewards at the $250 level + an exclusive Hillbilly Taco Party! We will come to your home or office and provide you and 25 guests with Hillbilly Tacos, Hot Dogs, Nachos, Quesadillas, and drinks. (40 mile radius of Rancho Cucamonga - if you are outside this area, just let us know and we will work something out with you.)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
- (30 days)