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Taking Weird Jellies to the Wild West! After our first successful Kickstarter, it's our quirky mission to take new flavors on the road!
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The best photo of me ever taken, and I'm staring lovingly at a jar of jelly.
The best photo of me ever taken, and I'm staring lovingly at a jar of jelly.

Edit: you probably want to check the updates for the stretch goals!

Caldwell's Quirky Cookery owes its existence to Kickstarter. Over 180 people bought into this weird little dream I had 6 months ago, and with the money they backed me with, I was able to start a company that excites me every day. You can visit our website at www.eatquirky.com, and you can find the first campaign by following the about me link a little up and right on your screen (I think, I can't see your screen).

It took much longer than expected, but I am finally done with fulfillment and ready to transition into operation as a bona-fide jelly company. This means transitioning to retail sales.

Which is a big and scary step. In this company, in my vision of this company, I do things personally, person to person. I like to shake hands and talk to people face to face, which makes it hard to expand outside of my local region.

First, Check out our flavors:

Cranberry Ginger Lime Jelly

Ghost Pepper Blackberry Jam

Peach Habanero Jam

Habanero Pepper Jelly

Blueberry Chipotle Grill Glaze

Ice Tea Lemonade Jelly

Spiced Orange Jelly

Pineapple Jalapeno Jam

Triple Berry Bourbon Jam

And coming soon (Available in May):

Sugar Plum Fairy- Plums and Absinthe Jelly

Oranges and Cream Soda Jelly

Mint Julep Jelly

This jelly needs to see the world!
This jelly needs to see the world!

This jelly needs to see the world! My poor jelly, delicious as it is, hasn't seen much of our big blue ball in space, and frankly, not many people have gotten the chance to meet my jelly. I am a dreamer, I'm a believer in the power of the road trip. These jams and jellies need to see the world and I've got a chance to take them to it.

I have a 9 day itinerary of independent grocery stores and hot sauce shops that I want to go to and introduce my products to. I want you to join us for the ride, and to get a jar, or even a whole family of jars, to come to your house and meet you. You seem like a nice person who would provide a nice home for some preserves.

This Kickstarter is to raise gas money for the adventure, and to make you a part of it. Join me and the Jelly movement to help America eat just a bit quirkier.

Jelly 2016- Make America Quirky Again.

I should probably include an appetizing photo of the jelly!

Ignore those labels. They were early drafts. Just look at that jelly, ain't it delicious looking?! That's Peach Habanero and Blackberry Ghost Pepper, 2 of 9 awesome flavors available!
Ignore those labels. They were early drafts. Just look at that jelly, ain't it delicious looking?! That's Peach Habanero and Blackberry Ghost Pepper, 2 of 9 awesome flavors available!

Risks and challenges

To be completely honest, I barely knew what I was getting into with the first kickstarter. Everything was more expensive, more difficult, more time-consuming than I thought it would be.

This time, I have a much smaller goal, much better understanding of the operations of things, and 6 months experience using the kitchen and shipping product. This campaign benefits from the lessons learned the first time, and I hope you'll support me.

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    A SWEET Caldwell's Quirky Cookery bumper sticker to put on your car. We'll honk when we see it (as long as it isn't disruptive to the traffic situation)!

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    A 10 ounce jar of any flavor of your choice (basically a 30% value!),

    A handwritten post card from somewhere on the road,

    plus a sweet bumper sticker to put on your laptop to cover the logo of a manufacturer of dubious quality or ethics.

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    One jar of jelly, your choice of flavor.

    One LIMITED EDITION "Where All the Wrong Turns Take You" T-shirt, to commemorate that we all young once.

    A "Conversion Cropcircle" Refrigerator magnet to confuse your friends and help you cook.

    A bumper sticker to put on your locker.

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    A six pack of any flavor you choose! 10 oz jars, shipped to your home or business (retail price between 36 and 42 dollars- a great savings!),

    A souvenir from the trip,

    and an awesome bumper sticker to do with as you please! it's none of our business, really.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    a Full case of 24 10 oz jars (4.16 a jar, retails for $7!)! Mix and match your flavors.

    We will mention your name in the road trip video!

    A souvenir and a photo album from the trip!

    You'll get a hella-cool bumper sticker to place next to or over the presidential bumper sticker you love or have come to regret!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    We will HAND DELIVER 2 cases of Jelly to your door! You will be featured in the travel movie, and we will talk about how awesome you are in specific and truthful ways (depending on what you would like us to say)!

    Producer Credit in the Roadtrip movie!

    Souvenir and photo album, featuring you!

    A Sweet bumper sticker to put on your face, if thats the kind of thing you're into! We aren't here to judge.

    MOST IMPORTANTLY: An excellent and well-deserved handshake from myself. Probably going to go in for a hug. No? No hug? Wait-... well now it's awkward. We're hugging, dang it! Bring it in, you awesome backer you!

    (if you aren't in the western US, this delivery may happen slightly later than the rest of the trip)

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    ALL ABOVE REWARDS (I don't want to type it all again).

    I will personally cook you dinner, entertain you and any number of guests, and clean up afterwards.

    After dinner, we will discuss your dreams of jelly, and I will make a flavor JUST FOR YOU.

    and a sweet bumper sticker to put into your scrapbook to remind you of the most awesome night of 2016 (scrapbook included upon request).

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