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81
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 11 2015 6:39 AM UTC +00:00

About

YOU GOTTA TRY-IT TO BELIEVE IT!

Not an energy bar - A DELICIOUS HEALTHY ENERGIZING bar, calorie optimized from simple raw organic ingredients to deliver over 5cal/g, from real food not from added (processed/synthesized) sugars (and no additives)! ChocoMondZel is a new unique tasting food that will always remind you that a healthy energizing food-in-your-pocket can still taste great!

By the way, Hypoglycemic-Diabetic? You have to try the ChocoMondZel Bar or Jar. Great for managing your sugar balance when you are on the go, with only 6 Natural Organic ingredients, no synthetic sugar or additives, high calories per gram, perfect amount of carbs per serving.

No nonsense ingredients, only; 100% Coco Dark Chocolate, Almond Butter, Pretzel, Honey, Apricot, Sesame. NOTHING ELSE!

PRE-ORDER ChocoMondZel now!

The 2oz Bar (the Brick) is always with me on my trips.

Have you sneaked out for a fresh-air run lately? Do it!

Cold 0'C, Maryland, sneaked out for a 6mile run in between meetings. 

Cold 5'C, Amsterdam, a 5.5 mile run at the end of the day never felt better. ChocoMondZel helped.

Grueling 7 mile run in San Diego, under 88'F sun! Soothed by ChocoMondZel.

 Maryland 6mile run and push-ups clip

 San Diego clip

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 Portland Clip

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Amsterdam Clip

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Don't take my word for it, here's one more field report from backer Tedder, biker from Portland Oregon. The "Mini" Bar (2oz) is put to the test on a late afternoon ride:

Before that I had sent Tedder a pre-production sample of the 4oz Bar-In-The-Jar, and he filmed that experience too. Awesome videos Tedder, thank you so much for sharing!

In fact I take every feedback seriously, and I was already in motion looking for a biodegreadable wooden spoon that fits in the Jar! And I found one that would have really helped Tedder on his journey!

What does Backer John thinks, from Seattle, WA? 

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Hear what Ski Instructors have to say:

PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR CONTACTS 

SPECIAL - Share with your contacts, and for every 2 shares that pledge each $34 and up you get one free add-on ChocoMondZel bar to your order (max of 3 add-ons per referrer)! Your contact needs to indicate you referred them to ChocoMondZelvia a KickStarter message to me. ENJOY your ChocoMondZel. 

Want to record your own ChocoMondZel experience movie? I am offering one free ChocoMondZel (Bar or Bar-In-The-Jar) sample now (pre-production mix), limited supply, for free, shipped to you, if you pledge $34 (or up) and agree to record your own experience and share it on YouTube, allowing me to link to it from the campaign page on KickStarter!

You don't want to miss-out on having a tasty healthy energizing food in your pocket. With your support, we all get to have it!

4oz of ChocoMondZel weighs 135g, and 2oz weighs 67.5g. 

THE STORY

Having been on the Northwest nature "trails" for many years, walking, running, hiking, biking, backpacking, snow-shoeing, snowboarding, canoeing, or simply camping or picnicking, I often try to bring along comfort foods. And as I became more attentive to pack weight, I became more appreciative of foods that deliver higher calories-per-gram for less weight, taste good, and are easy and quick to have.  

ChocoMondZel (Chocolate-Almond-Pretzel) is just that.

Off course I tried a lot of bars out there. But I was always looking for something different, something healthier with raw organic ingredients, is it too much to ask for something that tastes better? YES BETTER!

You may already appreciate food sources like Almond Butter or Dark Chocolate for their healthier and higher energy effectiveness per weight. I started mixing these to create my own version of comfort food, for when I needed a quicker boost of energy that tastes better.

Why not have comfort food that reminds you of "home" (when you are far from home), that can be easily and quickly consumed depending on the situation and at various amounts, as needed, and without cluttering your pockets with paper/foil packaging???

And without my food getting wet in and around water/snow sports!

So here it goes; my own concoction of Dark Chocolate, Almond Butter, Pretzel Crumbs, Apricots, and Raw Honey (sesame added later)... No other non-sense ingredients that do more harm than good. 

And the result is ChocoMondZel (Chocolate-Almond-Pretzel)

ChocoMondZel is made of the rawest of ORGANIC ingredients:

  • 100% Cocoa, Dark Chocolate
  • Almond Butter
  • Pretzels (can be substituted for Gluten free pretzels for a Gluten free product, if many request this option)
  • Dried Apricots
  • Raw Honey
  • Toasted Sesame (on final recipe)

Mixed at perfection to create a fast energy food that delivers fast effective results. ChocoMondZel is a quick energizing food with a mixed-blend of 5 calories-per-gram!

You'll have to try it to believe it. What do you have to lose? It's a great food source, and especially filling when you need a quick boost.

The ChocoMondZel recipe has gone through several iterations to reach perfection, and my personal preference has been the softer texture version, in the jar (Bar-In-The-Jar) because I can keep the food dry, eat as I go, and re-use the jar for something else. ZERO WASTE!

A Spoon-In-The-Lid design allows you to enjoy your Bar-In-The-Jar as you go about your activity. Although I usually have my own spoon on me on longer trips.

I will also be packaging into a bar-form, for those who really want it in wrapping! And will consider other delivery systems (Tube), depending on level of support I get.

Logo and Nutrition Facts label:

One thing for sure, you'll love it, and I surely need your help to productize it. For sure I'll need to reach my funding goal to afford the remaining R&D needed and costs for renting the Kitchen facility. In particular, what I need to do is:

  • R&D to finalize the Bar-In-The-Jar packaging process 
  • R&D for spoon-in-the-lid, additional delivery systems (tube...) 
  • R&D slight modification of recipe for bar-form packaging 
  • Lock-in on suppliers for bulk raw ingredients 
  • Rent organic kitchen facility with needed packaging solutions 
  • Finalize the labels for both Jar and Bar form

ZAATAR

As well, I am working on a perfect herbal concoction companion for the ChocoMondZel. It is called Zaatar. Depending on how much support I get to kickstart ChocoMondZel, I may also provide Zaatar with certain reward options.

Zaatar is an ancient mediterranean blend of herbs (oregano, thyme, sumac, roasted sesame, and olive oil). BOOOM! Simple, that's it!

Yet, this Zaatar, with its most basic raw ingredients, is a very rich source of anti-oxidants (one of highest, at 250,000 ORAC value per gram!), potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and other plants derived nutrient substances which help equip our body to fight against germs, toxins, and to boost immunity level. The enzyme-inhibiting effect of essential oils and rich anti-oxidants levels in Zaatar may increase digestion power, and improve gut motility.  

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

It means; Zaatar sets my digestive system back in order after a few days of backpacking, when eating dehydrated meals (trust me you'll need it if you're up in high country for days feeding on dehydrated foods). I can tell you some stories! And Zaatar can also help reduce muscular inflammation.

I plan on productizing Zaatar depending on your support level. You help me get there! You would not regret it, it is a great nutritional source. I plan on calling it Tar-In-The-Jar to go along with Bar-In-The-Jar. Catchy, no?

Aside its unique health benefits, Zaatar provides a refreshing FRESH herbal taste during and after your activity, when your system needs an anti-oxidants jolt.

Zaatar is best spread on thin bread such as pita, and eaten like a thin crust flat bread (pizza). Pita, by the way is an excellent bread source for when you need to stay light!

My timeline goals are as such:

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. 

YOU WILL LOVE ChocoMondZel!

Risks and challenges

Indeed every project can face setbacks. When I get your support however, I am tenacious and I will deliver on my commitment. I strive for success and will always find a way. I also have access to experts in the food industry around me in case I do face such challenges along the way.

For sure I'll need to reach my funding goal to afford the remaining R&D needed and costs for renting the Kitchen facility.

To re-iterate and anticipate, from the list of things pending for productizing ChocoMondZel and Zaatar:

- finalize the Bar-In-The-Jar packaging process. Relies heavily on finding the right kitchen that has the processing capability to jar non-liquid forms. Should not be difficult.

- slight modification of recipe for bar-form packaging. Surely I need to have a bar-form for pocket friendly carrying. No big challenge there, just need to vary the recipe a bit for a slightly more solid form.

- lock-in on suppliers for bulk raw ingredients. That can be a lot of work, to make sure I identify perfect suppliers of high quality that leaves margin of profit for working on Zaatar, and deliver to you Zaatar too...

- lock-in on organic kitchen facility with the needed packaging solutions. Also, just a matter of taking time and doing due diligence to make sure Quality Control is met for good production, packaging, and labeling processes.

- finalize the labels for both Jar and Bar form. Piece'O'Cake. Or should I say Piece'O'ChocoMondZel!

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    ChocoMond Lover - Thank you for trying us out! Greater Choice! You will adore it. You'll get THREE 4oz bars and TWO 4oz Bar-In-The-Jars, and get project updates. You will also get ONE FREE Zaatar or Tar-In-The-Jar.

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    ChocoMondZel Worshiper - Thank you for trying us out! Ultimate Choice! You will adore it. You'll get FOUR 4oz bars and FOUR 4oz Bar-In-The-Jars and ONE 32oz Bar-In-The-Jar, and get project updates. You will also get TWO FREE Zaatar's or Tar-In-The-Jars. After launch you'll also be able to get ChocoMondZel at special pricing.

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    ChocoMondZel Meet The Maker - Thank you for trying it out and your support, you will adore it. If you have an idea for a great food bar or want to discuss a special concoction, this is your package. We can toss-up ideas, and maybe try a few things at the Kitchen! We get to schedule a 1.5 hour mix-up/meet-up and you'll get FOUR 4oz bars and FOUR 4oz Bar-In-The-Jars. You will also get TWO FREE Zaatar's or Tar-In-The-Jars. After launch you'll also be able to get ChocoMondZel at special pricing.

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