Project image
)}
$3,091
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
44
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 2 2014 3:46 PM UTC +00:00
$3,091
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
44
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 2 2014 3:46 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hello! I'm Tiffany Larson, the creator of The Lolli Trolley & You + Me Candy, a collaborative project to open a mobile candy shop in Austin, Texas. Thank you for viewing my Kickstarter project!

The Lolli Trolley & You + Me Candy: A Short History

It all started at my grandparents' basement. You see, my grandparents owned a vending machine company and housed all of their product in their basement. As grandchildren, we were allowed to go to the basement and pick ONE treat. The smell of chocolate wafted up the stairs, drawing us in every time. Nowadays when I see NECCO Wafers, Big Hunks, and Candy Buttons, I'm taken back to those sweet childhood memories.  

In 2008, I traveled to Europe where I noticed an abundance of candy shops. When I returned, It became this passion of mine to open a candy shop. I wanted to create nostalgic moments and happy memories for other people, like those memories of my grandparents' basement. In 2009, I remember watching a CNN bit where they interviewed the owner of Dylan's Candy Bar in New York City. They discussed the business and talked about how they had seen an increase in sales since the Great Recession hit. I had the passion for it, and now I knew it was a successful industry. Slam dunk! This is what I'm going to do with my life!

In 2014, I moved to Austin, Texas, with every intention to make my dreams of owning a candy shop a reality. When I learned that Fashion Trucks were sweeping the nation, a light bulb went off for me. I decided that owning a Candy Truck was my calling. Being mobile allows me to go to my customers. It makes perfect sense. And this brings us to now. I'm launching this Kickstarter to ask for your help to fund my project and be a part of this amazing adventure with me!

In March of 2014, I started an Instagram dedicated to candy to feed my passion and dream of owning a candy company. Follow me @youandmecandy
In March of 2014, I started an Instagram dedicated to candy to feed my passion and dream of owning a candy company. Follow me @youandmecandy

The Lolli Trolley: Candy on WHEELS!

The Lolli Trolley is a mobile candy shop. I'm talking floor to ceiling CANDY… ON WHEELS! The Lolli Trolley will frequent local festivals and open-air markets. With me at the wheel, The Lolli Trolley will also be available for candy catering and special event hires, like birthdays and weddings. Otherwise, folks can find The Lolli Trolley hunkered down in one of Austin's many food truck parks. Stocked with candies packaged with my You + Me Candy brand, The Lolli Trolley will be the only candy shop on wheels that sells both your own childhood favorite AS WELL AS a whole array of candy choices for today's generation, including gluten-free, sugar-free, and naturally sweetened candy.

You + Me Candy

You + Me Candy is built on the idea of sharing, a little piece of you and a little piece of me to share with your friends and family. At You + Me Candy, my mission is to provide something for everyone. I will also strive to carry unique products that you won't find elsewhere. My signature hand-crafted wood Heart Box candy sampler (featured below in the rewards) is one of the many fun items that will be sold inside The Lolli Trolley and online at youandmecandy.com  

Events: I've already secured a spot in the 2014 Trail of Lights festival in Zilker Park and plan to unveil The Lolli Trolley at this event!

 Here's how you can help:

1. Click on “Back This Project” at the top-right of this page, choose which level of giving and incentive you’d like, and you’ll be ask to fill in some personal information.

2. Enter your secure payment info via Amazon.

3. Choose your pledge amount.

4. Spread this campaign! Share it with everyone you meet! Post it to your feed, tell your mom, your co-workers, your college roomate, your brother from another mother, and anyone who will listen and believe in this awesome project! Stay up to date with the campaign's progress on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/You-Me-Candy/649334631782968?ref=bookmarks), and Instagram @youandmecandy with the hashtags #sweetlifeatx #youandmecandy .

Here are some of the sweet things you can get in exchange for pledging to make my dream a reality!

The stickers are 3 x 3 vinyl indoor/outdoor stickers, perfect for your car, laptop, trapper keeper, etc. The limited edition octopus print is 8 x 8, signed and numbered by the artists.
The stickers are 3 x 3 vinyl indoor/outdoor stickers, perfect for your car, laptop, trapper keeper, etc. The limited edition octopus print is 8 x 8, signed and numbered by the artists.

What your pledge money will go toward:

The purchase of the vehicle = Estimated $5000 - $7000

Build out of the interior = Estimated $1000

Permit, Licensing, and Insurance = Estimated $2200

The Exterior Design = $1000 - $2000

CANDY! $3000 and up

Trail of Lights Festival = $3250 (less deposit $975) = $2275.00

Kickstarter and Amazon fees =$1600-$2000

Other costs include rental of a commissary kitchen to package the product, packaging, fulfillment of the rewards, and any other miscellaneous items, such as payment processing system, etc.

A special thanks to:

Barbara Monroe - Script Editor.

Cameron Larson - Video Production, Video Artwork, T-Shirt and Print Design, and SO many more things. 

Ruthie Monroe - Graphic Godess, T-shirt and Print Design, and SO many more things.

Friends and Family for the continual encouragement and support to pursue my dreams.

Risks and challenges

Building a Food truck is no small feat. Finding the perfect vehicle that fits into my budget is one of the challenges I will face. Making sure I have the proper cooling system in the vehicle is another challenge. No matter what the challenge may be, I am committed to making sure I update my backers with any obstacles or set backs should they arise. My passion and determination will see me through this amazing endeavor.

The biggest challenge I face at this time is funding my Kickstarter project. Please keep in mind this is an all or nothing campaign. If I do not reach my funding goal, no money is exchanged.

Thanks again for all support! I look forward to meeting you soon!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    I will personally blow you a kiss via Skype to thank you for being a part of this. If you do not have access to Skype or do not want me to blow you a kiss, I will give you a shout out on Facebook. Please specify.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    A You + Me Candy sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use) and I will personally blow you a kiss via Skype to thank you for being a part of this. If you do not have access to Skype or do not want me to blow you a kiss, I will give you a shout out on Facebook. Please specify.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    A lollipop, a limited edition octopus sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use), You + Me Candy sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use), and I will personally blow you a kiss via Skype to thank you for being a part of this. If you do not have access to Skype or do not want me to blow you a kiss, I will give you a shout out on Facebook. Please specify.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    A limited edition octopus print (8 x 8, signed and numbered by the artist), a limited edition octopus sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use), You + Me Candy sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use), and I will personally blow you a kiss via Skype to thank you for being a part of this. If you do not have access to Skype or do not want me to blow you a kiss, I will give you a shout out on Facebook. Please specify.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    A limited edition T-shirt (Tank or Tee, please specify), a lollipop, a limited edition octopus sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use), You + Me Candy sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use), and I will personally blow you a kiss via Skype to thank you for being a part of this. If you do not have access to Skype or do not want me to blow you a kiss, I will give you a shout out on Facebook. Please specify.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    A hand-crafted Heart Box candy sampler, a limited edition octopus sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use) You + Me Candy sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use) and I will personally blow you a kiss via Skype to thank you for being a part of this. If you do not have access to Skype or do not want me to blow you a kiss, I will give you a shout out on Facebook. Please specify.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    A hand-crafted Heart Box candy sampler, limited edition octopus print (8 x 8, signed and numbered by the artist), a limited edition octopus vinyl sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use), You + Me Candy sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use), and I will personally blow you a kiss via Skype to thank you for being a part of this. If you do not have access to Skype or do not want me to blow you a kiss, I will give you a shout out on Facebook. Please specify.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 175 or more About US$ 175

    A hand-crafted Heart Box candy sampler, limited edition T-shirt (Tank or Tee, please specify), a lollipop, a limited edition octopus sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use), You + Me Candy sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use), and I will personally blow you a kiss via Skype to thank you for being a part of this. If you do not have access to Skype or do not want me to blow you a kiss, I will give you a shout out on Facebook. Please specify. You will also get your name written on the exterior of The Lolli Trolley.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 450 or more About US$ 450

    3 hand-crafted Heart Box candy samplers - 1 per month for 3 months 9 (Jan., Feb., and March), a limited edition T-shirt, limited edition octopus print (8 x 8, signed and numbered by the artist), a lollipop, a limited edition octopus sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use), You + Me Candy sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use), and I will personally blow you a kiss via Skype to thank you for being a part of this. If you do not have access to Skype or do not want me to blow you a kiss, I will give you a shout out on Facebook. Please specify. You will also get your name written on the exterior of The Lolli Trolley.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 750 or more About US$ 750

    6 hand-crafted Heart Box candy samplers - 1 per month for 6 months (Jan. - June), a limited edition T-shirt, limited edition octopus print (8 x 8, signed and numbered by the artist), a lollipop, a limited edition octopus sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use), You + Me Candy sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use), and I will personally blow you a kiss via Skype to thank you for being a part of this. If you do not have access to Skype or do not want me to blow you a kiss, I will give you a shout out on Facebook. Please specify. You will also get your name written on the exterior of The Lolli Trolley.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,200 or more About US$ 1,200

    12 hand-crafted Heart Box candy samplers - 1 per month for 12 months (Jan. - Dec.), a limited edition T-shirt (Tank or Tee, please specify), limited edition octopus print (8 x 8, signed and numbered by the artist), a lollipop, a limited edition octopus sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use), You + Me Candy sticker (vinyl, indoor/outdoor use) , and I will personally blow you a kiss via Skype to thank you for being a part of this. If you do not have access to Skype or do not want me to blow you a kiss, I will give you a shout out on Facebook. Please specify. You will also get your name written on the exterior of The Lolli Trolley.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    We will show up at your b-day party, staff party, or the personal event of your choosing. We will work with you to create a candy collection that works with your needs and display it beautifully at the event. You will also receive everything at the $450 level. Catering will be limited to 3 hours and a 25 person guest maximum. You will also get your name written on the exterior of The Lolli Trolley. Within 50 miles of Austin, TX only.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    We will show up at 2 of your b-day parties, staff parties, or the personal events of your choosing. We will work with you to create a candy collection that works with your needs and display it beautifully at the event. You will also receive everything at the $750 level. Catering will be limited to 3 hours and a 50 person guest maximum. You will also get your name written on the exterior of The Lolli Trolley. Within 50 miles of Austin, TX only.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)