We have less than 3-days to reach our next Stretch Goal of $40,000 - and some amazing rewards for all our Backers!
What can I say... I am a strong believer in fate and destiny, and I LOVE brownies! Every since I can remember, I would bake brownies in the kitchen. My mom would get so mad at me because I would make such a mess. But after those delightful little squares came out of the oven and the aroma of chocolate filled the house - I was forgiven for a piece of brownie in exchange :-) It always worked. I remember countless times I would burn my fingers trying to get the brownies out of the pan because I couldn't wait until they cooled.
Of course I grew up, went to college, followed my path in the corporate world, but my heart always belonged in the kitchen. I would find any excuse to bake brownies. From baking what I call my Timeless Flavors: The Original Milk Chocolaty, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter and of course Walnut, to my special flavors like Kahlua & Cream or Mint Chocolate, there's always a surprise in the kitchen. When the holiday's come around my fav's are: Pumpkin/Chocolate, Hot Chocolate and my speciality... Nog my Brownie! Yes... you read it right, it's an egg nog brownie. Egg nog will never taste the same again after you try this!
Through the years I've been baking for friend's birthdays, baby showers, and even my best friends wedding - I created the most delectable, scrumptious, fluffy little square of goodness to given as favors to guests. As always, guests kept going up to the bride and groom that night asking them where they purchased the brownies from. They would look over and point at me - and that was it - I was trying to be convinced to bake brownies for them.
Wherever my brownies are served, I'm always asked for my business card and if I could bake brownies for their next event or how they can purchase them on a daily basis.... but my answer was always... "I do it for the love and passion of baking and for baking brownies. I don't own a brownie baking business, I'm so sorry." I could immediately see the disappoint in their eyes.
Brownies & Brownies is born
One night after an event I hosted my brownies at, my husband came to me and said: "Love... you need to quit your job, that's it, You need to be where your heart is and where you make people happy; and that's with your brownies." My heart dropped. "Quit my job!?" It seemed like finally my destiny had caught up with me, and with my husbands support, I was ready to take the leap and embrace my fate. If not now then when?
So here I am, fast forward to age 32 with four beautiful children and a husband who has supported me in becoming a full-time baker - A brownie baker!
My company is called: Brownies & Brownies. It's simple, it's brownies and you know what you're getting when you order from me... pure wholesome deliciousness. The only thing missing is a glass of milk :-)
Brownies & Brownies are baked in small batches, using only the highest quality all-natural and organic ingredients. With the love and passion that goes into each batch, you will become a Brownies & Brownies lover and fan.
Every brownie is individually wrapped right from the oven and shipped the very same day to you.
So to all my Kickstarter Backers...
Destiny has brought me to you. I need funds for ingredients to stock the shelves for the first official large run of brownies, packaging and shipping supplies.
I have sourced the best ingredients from organic to all-natural without making any short-cuts. When you taste Brownies & Brownies it tastes the way a perfect brownie should be. I have sourced the boxes, seals and shipping supplies that will set me apart from any other company while maintaining my costs low and prices reasonable for my customers.
I look forward to enjoying this journey with you as you see me grow and would very much appreciate your support. I can't wait to share these delicious chocolatey squares of goodness with you!
Quotes from first time enjoyers of Brownies & Brownies:
"I need more, where I can I buy these brownies from?"
"I've never liked brownies, but you've made me a fan!"
"Please, I am just asking for one order, just one!"
"She's hands-down an awesome baker."
"Oh mylanta, that was amazing!"
"We always have to have Brownies & Brownies in the house."
The Brownie Rewards
- I've created the most delicious & most giving reward levels for all Backers to enjoy. I want you to savor every bite and help spread the word about Brownies & Brownies and your experience.
- This is your opportunity to try the first batch of Brownies & Brownies made available just to you - my Kickstarter Backers :-)
- You can also use any Reward Level as an ADD-ON, simply by adding the exact Reward Level amount to any pledge amount. That's double the rewards, double the enjoyment.
- All brownie rewards are carefully sealed for freshness and packaged in the signature Brownies & Brownies gift box. It's like they just came out of the oven when you receive them.
- At the end of the campaign period, once I've met and exceeded my goal - all Backers will receive a survey to fill out so that I can get your rewards baked and delivered to you.
- I've set certain dates for each Reward Level to be delivered, but if there's a particular time you want them, then that's fine. You can let me know once you receive the survey at the end of the campaign.
- Shipping anywhere in the United States is included with any pledge or ADD-ON.
I've added some yummy Add-Ons as extras for all my backers to enjoy! Shipping anywhere in the United States is included. For all my International backers please add $10 for shipping to your pledge. Thank you!
3-Pack Variety Fudge Shotz - $10
How delicious would it be to dunk or spread your Brownies & Brownies in a variety of 3 different fudge shotz? Every variety pack comes with 1 Milk Chocolate, 1 Dark Chocolate and 1 Caramel fudge shotz. Spreading spatula included.
Brownies & Brownies Mug - $10
For a $10 add-on you can pair your Brownies & Brownies with a signature mug to pour your milk or coffee and enjoy together.
Brownies & Brownies Cookbook - $10
If you'd like to receive an additonal personalized Brownies & Brownies cookbook so send to a friend or family member, please add $10 to your pledge.
My Brownie Creation - $15
Ever thought of creating your own brownie creation? Well now's your chance! I will personally bake one dozen (12) Brownies & Brownies in your choice of any Timeless Flavor along with any one of the following mix-ins:
- Mini Marshmallows
- Chopped Peanuts
- Toffee bites
- Butterfinger pieces
- Gummy Bears
- Andes Mint Chips
- Dried Cranberries or Cherries
- Snickers (chopped)
Holiday Sampler - $25
It’s time you received a gift from yourself in December with the Brownies & Brownies Holiday Gift Box Add-On. This will be a treat definitely worth waiting for. Raise your pledge amount by $25, and receive (2) two dozen individually wrapped and decorated treat-size brownies in December.
The Gift Box will have an assortment of our Timeless Flavors, Holiday Flavors and a surprise flavor you won’t want to miss + one delectable Brownies & Brownies fudge to dunk your brownies into.
This would be a perfect holiday gift to send to a friend or family anywhere in the United States. Shipping of course is included. The Gift Box is beautifully decorated for the holidays along with a customized gift card just from you.
Brownie-of-the-Month Club - $70
Never run out of Brownies & Brownies for your home or office for the next three months. Add $70 to your pledge and join the Brownies & Brownies (Brownie-of-the-Month Club).
You or your gift recipient get two (2) dozen brownies delivered every month for the next three months along with a one Brownies & Brownies fudge shotz to dunk and enjoy (a special dip just for my backers). It can't get any sweeter than this!
Double Your Pledge -Want to receive double your rewards? By doubling your pledge you will receive your order x2! yummy :)
About the Timeless Flavors:
Throughout the years I have delicately perfected the recipes for the ultimate brownie craving. The five Timeless Flavors are rich, decadent, moist, fluffy and my favorite... chewy! These perfect little cubes of goodness are the reason why I love baking brownies and can't wait to share them with you.
The Original Milk Chocolatey: The flavor that started it all. This is not just any ordinary milk chocolate brownie, this is THE BROWNIE! Full of French milk chocolate flavor, that is just the right amount of richness but light enough for a perfect milk chocolate taste. It absolutely, positively the best brownie you will ever have!
Dark Chocolate: I have to admit, after almost 100 tries, I finally came up with what I call an indulgence for dark chocolate lovers. A dark French milk chocolate is slowly blended into the brownie batter and baked to a chocolaty perfection satisfying that deep chocolate craving.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Okay cookie dough lovers, this one's for you. The Original Milk Chocolate brownie is topped with my very own eggless of course, chocolate chip cookie dough. I have combined the best of both worlds.
Peanut Butter: The combination of organic peanut butter and french milk chocolate makes this a peanut butter brownie winning combination. With every bite you'll taste real peanut butter and chocolate goodness. Need I say more?
Walnut: There are countless reasons why I love baking brownies, and the Walnut Brownie is one of them. Just one bite into this rich, moist walnut and chocolate chip chunked filled brownie will set your taste buds off.
The Holiday Flavors:
Throughout the year I love baking holiday inspired brownies. The aroma and taste bring back childhood memories that I love.
Here's a menu of just some of the creations you too can enjoy and order during the holidays with your Reward Level pledges:
- Pumpkin & Chocolate (November & December)
- Peppermint Chocolate (December & January)
- Nog my Brownie (Egg Nog) (December)
- Mint Chocolate Chip (March - September)
- Raspberry Swirl (June - September)
- Mocha and Cream (February - June)
With such amazing support so far, I have listed the Brownies & Brownies Stretch Goals. I know with your help and spreading the word, we can achieve each one and make sweet things happen.
$10,500 – Brownies & Brownies Specialty Sampler! --COMPLETED!
By meeting this goal means I can spend many more hours in the kitchen baking new flavors for you! First things first is creating the most delicious Salty Caramel Brownie and some Vegan flavors that won’t disappoint. The Brownies & Brownies Specialty Sampler includes a half-dozen Brownies & Brownies: one of each of The Original Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Kahlua & Cream, Salty Caramel and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavors + a fudgy Brownies & Brownies chocolate dip. A sampler worth every bite of wholesome sweetness. If you are a Vegan than I will send you the Vegan Brownie Sampler Gift Box.
All backers at the $50 and higher Reward levels are automatically signed up to receive a Brownies & Brownies Specialty Sampler, free of charge. For Reward levels under $50, please add $10 to your pledge to receive a Sampler. Limit one Specialty Sampler per backer.
$25,000 – Brownies & Brownies Needs Larger Equipment! -- COMPLETED!By meeting this stretch goal, means I can purchase larger mixing and baking equipment that will give me the helping hand I need to get your Brownies & Brownies baked and delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible without EVER compromising the quality, taste or freshness.
When you help me stretch to $25,000 all backers at all Reward levels will receive my personal recipe book bounded and signed personally by me just for you! This would be my most favorite gift to you!
$40,000 – My hearts racing!!!
I don’t know if my heart could handle the excitement of reaching a $40,000 stretch goal! This would be the ultimate joy a baker could have. By reaching this stretch goal I could build my own commercial kitchen with all the necessary construction and permits needed. And it wouldn’t just be mine, it would be yours too!!
For helping me achieve this stretch goal not only can you stop by anytime to grab a Brownie & Brownie bite when you’re in the mood for something sweet; but you will have access to an exclusive VIP members only area on our website. This section will allow you to make purchases at an exclusive Kickstarter price forever! You’ll never have to pay regular price again. This Backers VIP area is just for you, my Kickstarter Backers and won’t be available to anyone else!
I'm not finished... all backers who pledged higher than $50: Because now I have an amazing commercial kitchen to bake out of...You won't find a better present than the Brownies & Brownies Holiday Sampler Gift Box in December. The Holiday Sampler Gift Box will have an assortment of one (1) dozen of my Timeless Flavors, Holiday Flavors and a surprise flavor you won’t want to miss + a delectable Brownies & Brownies fudge to dunk your brownies into. This would be a perfect holiday gift to send to a friend or family anywhere in the United States.
As a secondary option to the Holiday Sampler Gift Box - I have added the option of receiving a Brownies & Brownies mug instead. You now have the choice of selecting the Holiday Sampler Gift Box or the Brownies & Brownies Mug!
$100,000 - Double the SweetnessBy reaching $100,000 - would mean that not only could I build the very first Brownies & Brownies commercial kitchen, but could hire 2-full time employees to assist with customer service, sales and administrative work to make the Brownies & Brownies company a brand to be reckoned with.
Now when I mean double the sweetness, I mean double the sweetness! Because you've helped me stretch to $100,000 and I wouldn't be in this position without YOU!
I will DOUBLE your REWARDS! With the facility at hand and the staff ready, all backers at ALL REWARD LEVELS will receive double their original Reward pledges. I will send you your first Reward level right away and as soon as the commercial kitchen opens which shouldn't take very long as I have already sourced the location and have preliminary architectural drawings, we'll move fast to open and get your 2nd Reward orders shipped right away! If you can't wait, then I'll ship everything with your first delivery.
If we meet this stretch goal with your support, when the surveys go out - you can let me know how you'd like to receive your double reward.
First and foremost, I want to thank you for your support! I would very much appreciate it if you would help spread the word by sharing this campaign with your friends. It would really help Brownies & Brownies succeed a great deal. THANK YOU!
Risks and challenges
All this said, nothing worthwhile comes easy and every day brings a new challenge that I'm ready to face. I appreciate my new life and career and have taught my children that they can do anything they want, as long as they have the love, passion and drive to achieve it.
So once I have the support from my Backers, I can stock the shelves, get the packaging and shipping supplies needed; and start delivering your rewards right away. I know once you try Brownies & Brownies you'll always come back for more :-)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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