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Kate Bakes is a vegan and gluten-free baked snack bar company looking to expand locally in Washington, DC. Read more

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Kate Bakes is a vegan and gluten-free baked snack bar company looking to expand locally in Washington, DC.

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Since starting the company, I've expanded from my first flavor, Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal, adding three more to the line-up: Chocolate Coffee, Sunflower Butter Raisin and Cardamom Date. All are vegan, gluten-free, high in protein and fiber, handmade in small batches and use no added preservatives. They are also chewy and moist, which is quite an accomplishment for a gluten-free baked good!
 
Now, I'd like to further expand the line, this time with some crunchy protein bars as well as single serving packets of granola. I'll need funds from this campaign to test recipes and ingredients to complete the two new crunchy bars and first granola pack and get them ready for sale!
 
I'd also like my products to be available to my fellow Washingtonians in stores around the District. Right now, my bars are primarily available through my website, which doesn't help those in the situation I found myself in a few years ago - on the go and scrambling for a healthy option that was also vegan and gluten-free. I get countless inquiries about where they can be found in stores and unfortunately, I always have to answer that with a disappointing "None." Funds from Kickstarter will help me provide point of purchase and counter displays to retailers so they can sell my products.
 
Growth can be challenging, but I'm up for it! Starting this business has been unlike anything I've ever done before and I can't get enough. I'm beyond excited to see my company continue to expand and bring delicious and healthy snacks to Washingtonians and beyond. Thanks for visiting my page and learning about Kate Bakes!

Risks and challenges

When it comes to my products, I'm a perfectionist. Recipe development and testing takes a lot of time, a lot of ingredient research and a lot of tasting. I have the general idea of where I'm going with my new products, but I know from prior experience it will take more than one run through. Given the November delivery date I've set for the rewards, I'll have to be extra diligent in sourcing and testing my ingredients and recipes.

For my retail items, such as counter displays and point of purchase items, finding the right design within my budget is definitely going to be a challenge, but I'm confident I can make it work. I know what I'm looking for and have already started researching potential suppliers and designers that can help me accomplish this task.

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    1 backer

    A super sweet thank you email from me, Kate, telling you how wonderful you are and how grateful I am for your help. It will be the morning affirmation you want to tape to your bathroom mirror.

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    24 backers

    A super sweet thank you and a sample pack of the four original Kate Bakes bars.

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    13 backers

    A super sweet thank you, sample pack of the four original Kate Bakes bars and a sample pack of the three new products when they are finished.

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    4 backers

    A super sweet thank you and a three month subscription for a shipment of the four original Kate Bakes bars and a stylish Kate Bakes t-shirt!

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    2 backers

    A super sweet thank you, a three month subscription for a shipment of the four original Kate Bakes bars, a stylish Kate Bakes t-shirt and a three month subscription for a shipment of the three new products when they are finished.

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    A super sweet thank you, a three month subscription for a shipment of the four original Kate Bakes bars, a stylish Kate Bakes t-shirt, a three month subscription for a shipment of the three new products when they are finished, AND hand delivery of half a dozen Kate Bakes bars along with your choice of coffee beverage and newspaper to enjoy them with on a weekend morning of your choice. (DC local only)

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    2 backers All gone!

    A super sweet thank you, a three month subscription for a shipment of the four original Kate Bakes bars, a stylish Kate Bakes t-shirt, a three month subscription for a shipment of the three new products when they are finished....AND I will name one of the two new crunchy bars after you! So please have a cool name. The flavor name will still appear on the bar, but the label will bear your moniker above it!

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