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By Debbi Ascher
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About this project

We created our Kickstarter campaign so that we can launch our REFORMULATED CharmedBars. Simply put, our new CharmedBars are still free of: gluten, grains, soy, dairy & refined sugar. But, they have TWICE the protein and 1/2 the sugar & carbs of our original CharmedBars.

Jen & Deb:

Jen & Deb ~ The Charmed Girls
Jen & Deb ~ The Charmed Girls

 

We are Deb & Jen ~ two best friends who met in 2003 while bonding over 80's music at a neighborhood camping trip (really funny story...). Jen was a kindergarten teacher and Deb was in sales, when in 2013 they decided to quit their jobs and do something magical together. 

Why Did We Do It?

Ok, let's back up... See, Deb had discovered that she had a ton of food allergies. She had spent the past 20 years trying to figure out why she was having various health issues. And after years of taking pills, seeing doctors, reading books, scouring the internet and a lot of soul-searching she was able to tie all of her ailments to certain foods ~ specifically gluten, grains, soy, dairy & refined sugars.

So she started eliminating all of the food triggers that made her sick. And, within a week noticed a huge difference. She went searching for an on-the-go snack bar that she could carry in her purse or keep in her car, but it was next to impossible to find one that didn't contain gluten, grains, soy, dairy & refined sugars.

That's when she called Jen and proposed that they create a bar that was free of all of those things. As a kindergarten teacher, Jen had taught many students over the years with food allergies and she herself had been diagnosed with Lupus years ago and noticed a direct correlation between what she ate and how she felt.

They knew there were others out there who not only had food allergies, but were thoughtful about what they ate and wanted clean, all-natural snacks. So, they took all of the ingredients that Deb could eat (nuts, nut butter, seeds, dried un-sweetened fruit, honey & sea salt), listened to a lot of 80's music and created CharmedBars!

2013-2016 The Charmed Years

Jen & Deb sampling CharmedBars
Jen & Deb sampling CharmedBars

We launched our first 2 flavors of CharmedBars in September of 2013 (Almond Butter Cran-dipity & Peanut Butter Cherry-licious) and within a year we were available nationwide in stores such as Whole Foods & Kroger.

In 2014 we were on "Food Factory", a how-it's-made television show. Cameras filmed the actual manufacturing of our bars in our production facility. Watch the video below:

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And we continued to visit all of our amazing retailers, handing out samples of our bars, connecting and getting feedback from our incredible customers. 

CharmedBars being made on "Food Factory"
CharmedBars being made on "Food Factory"

We also partnered with the Autism Hope Alliance (the first autism group to emerge from the food industry), donating bars and a portion of our proceeds to this very worthy cause. http://autismhopealliance.org/ We also launched our 3rd flavor Cashew Butter Apple-rageous!

Delivering CharmedBars to our retailers!
Delivering CharmedBars to our retailers!

And, we were on another show called "Food Fortunes" ~ a "Shark Tank" - type show where all the investors were in the food industry and we received a 96% approval rating! Watch the video below to see if we get an offer from the investors:

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We continued to grow and expand into new markets in 2015. We were featured on several news networks doing live, healthy-cooking segments for networks such as ABC, CBS & FOX. 

Jen & Deb on WUSA channel 9 in DC
Jen & Deb on WUSA channel 9 in DC

We vowed to make 2016 a year in which we lived more mindfully ~ paying attention to the signs around us. We had talked to hundreds of customers over the past few years gathering valuable feedback about our bars and we knew that we needed to make some changes moving forward into 2017.

WHAT YOU TOLD US:

  • You wanted CharmedBars to have more protein
  • You wanted CharmedBars to have less sugar/carbs
  • You wanted CharmedBars to include a chocolate option
  • You wanted CharmedBars to cost less

WE HEARD YOU and have been busy in the kitchen reformulating our bars! They are still FREE OF: gluten, grains, soy, dairy & refined sugars. We have created 8 delicious new flavors of which we will initially launch 4-5:

  • Peanut Butter Sea Salt ~ Tastes exactly as it sounds. So peanut-buttery! Made with Peanut Butter, Honey, Egg White Protein, Sunflower Seeds, Date Paste & Sea Salt. Our new peanut butter bars have fewer calories (190), double the protein (10g), 1/2 the sugar & net carbs (10g) of our original Peanut Butter Cherry-licious bars.
  • Almond Butter Apple Pie ~ Guiltless pleasure. Have your pie and eat it too! Made with creamy Almond Butter, Honey, Egg White Protein, Sunflower Seeds, Date Paste, Cinnamon, Natural Apple Flavoring & Sea Salt. Our new apple pie bars have fewer calories (200), almost double the protein (9g) and (almost) 1/2 the sugar (9) & net carbs (11g) of our original Cashew Butter Apple-rageous bars.
  • Almond Butter Chocolate Banana ~ Tastes just like a chocolate covered banana! Made with creamy Almond Butter, Honey, Egg White Protein, Sunflower Seeds, Date Paste, Cocoa, Natural Banana Cream Pie Flavoring & Sea Salt. Our new chocolate banana bars have 200 calories, 9g of protein, 9g of sugar and 10g of net carbs.
  • Almond Butter Blueberry ~ Tastes and smells like a blueberry muffin. It's the perfect breakfast bar! Made with creamy Almond Butter, Honey, Egg White Protein, Sunflower Seeds, Date Paste, Natural Blueberry Flavor & Sea Salt. Our new blueberry bars have 190 calories, 9g of protein, 9g of sugar and 10g of net carbs.
  • Almond Butter Chocolate Coconut ~ Tastes just like a chocolate macaroon! Made with creamy Almond Butter, Honey, Egg White Protein, Sunflower Seeds, Date Paste, Cocoa, Natural Coconut Cream Pie Flavoring & Sea Salt. Our new chocolate banana bars have 200 calories, 9g of protein, 9g of sugar and 10g of net carbs.
  • Peanut Butter Banana ~ Tastes like a banana slathered in peanut butter! Made with Peanut Butter, Honey, Egg White Protein, Sunflower Seeds, Date Paste, Natural Banana Cream Pie Flavoring & Sea Salt. Our new peanut butter bars have 190 calories, 10g of protein, 10g of sugar & 10g of net carbs.
  • Almond Butter Maple Cinnamon ~ Imagine a sweet hot cinnamon bun (but without the guilt)! Made with creamy Almond Butter, Honey, Egg White Protein, Sunflower Seeds, Date Paste, Natural Maple Flavoring, Cinnamon & Sea Salt. Our new maple cinnamon bars have 200 calories, 9g of protein, 9g of sugar and 11g of net carbs.
  • Almond Butter Lemon Poppy~ Tastes just like a lemon-square dessert! Made with creamy Almond Butter, Honey, Egg White Protein, Sunflower Seeds, Date Paste, Natural Lemon Poppy Flavoring & Sea Salt. Our new lemon poppy bars have 200 calories, 9g of protein, 9g of sugar and 11g of net carbs.

AS SEEN On & In:

CharmedBar in & On The News
CharmedBar in & On The News

 

What is the CharmedBar Timeline?

We are ready to start CharmedBar's "Project Protein" production as soon as the Kickstarter campaign finishes. Production and delivery will take approximately 4 months. This is what will take place during that time:

Month 1: Bars will be sent to lab for nutritional analysis & bar packaging will be designed and ordered.

Month 2:  Packaging will be produced.

Month 3: Bars will be manufactured.

Month 4: Dispatch rewards to our backers.

Why do we need money?

We have spent the past 3/12 years listening and we hear what is important to you. What we need now are the funds for our first production run, ingredients, packaging, demoing & marketing.

Rewards:

FREE SHIPPING WITH ALL REWARDS.

Pledge $6 or more

A Little Help From Our Friends 

Thank you!! 

We will send you a CharmedBar postcard with a personalized "thank you" from Deb & Jen ~ The Charmed Girls xo!   

Pledge $15 or more ~ TYFBA! (Thank You For Being Awesome) 

You can't see it, but we can't stop smiling!! We will send you: 

  •   A CharmedBar postcard with a personalized "thank you" from Deb & Jen ~ The Charmed Girls xo! 
  •   One bar ~ a flavor of your choice. 
  •   Our choice of a CharmedBar button or tattoo

Pledge $25 or more ~ We are lucky to have a friend like you! We will send you: 

  •   A CharmedBar postcard with a personalized "thank you" from Deb & Jen ~ The Charmed Girls xo! 
  •   One bar of each flavor CharmedBar (4 total)

Pledge $50 or more ~ You are amazing! Remember that. We will send you:

  •  A CharmedBar postcard with a personalized "thank you" from Deb & Jen ~ The Charmed Girls xo! 
  •   One box of CharmedBars (your choice).

Pledge $100 or more ~ Thankful and Grateful (for you!) We will send you:

  •   A CharmedBar postcard with a personalized "thank you" from Deb & Jen ~ The Charmed Girls xo! 
  •  1 box of CharmedBars (your choice). 
  •  Send us your favorite gluten-free recipe and we will put it on our website with your name! 
  •  We will put your name on our "Hall Of Fame"on our website. 
  •  A CharmedBar logo t-shirt! (S-XL)

Pledge $150 or more ~ Your sparkle has not gone unnoticed!  We will send you: 

  •  A CharmedBar postcard with a personalized "thank you" from Deb & Jen ~ The Charmed Girls xo! 
  •   2 boxes of CharmedBars (your choice). 
  •   Send us your favorite gluten-free recipe and we will put it on our website with your name! 
  •   We will put your name on our "Hall Of Fame" on our website. 
  •   A CharmedBar logo t-shirt! (S-XL)

Pledge $200 or more ~ Three (boxes) is a Charm! We will send you: 

  •  A CharmedBar postcard with a personalized "thank you" from Deb & Jen ~ The Charmed Girls xo! 
  •   3 boxes of CharmedBars (your choice). 
  •   Send us your favorite gluten-free recipe and we will put it on our website with your name! 
  •   We will put your name on our "Hall Of Fame"on our website. 
  •   A CharmedBar logo t-shirt! (S-XL)

Pledge $300 or more ~ Friends forever! We thank you for your part in our journey! We will send you: 

  •  A CharmedBar postcard with a personalized "thank you" from Deb & Jen ~ The Charmed Girls xo! 
  •   3 boxes of CharmedBars (your choice). 
  •   Send us your favorite gluten-free recipe and we will put it on our website with your name! 
  •   We will put your name on our "Hall Of Fame"on our website.
  •  Deb & Jen will PERSONALLY make you a beautiful sparkly bracelet made with love! 
  •   A CharmedBar logo t-shirt! (S-XL)

Pledge $400 or more ~ You get us! We don't meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason. We couldn't do this without you. We will send you: 

  •  A CharmedBar postcard with a personalized "thank you" from Deb & Jen ~ The Charmed Girls xo! 
  •  4 boxes of CharmedBars (your choice). 
  •   Send us your favorite gluten-free recipe and we will put it on our website with your name! 
  •   We will put your name on our "Hall Of Fame"on our website. 
  •  Deb & Jen will PERSONALLY make you a beautiful sparkly bracelet made with love!
  •   A CharmedBar logo t-shirt! (S-XL)

Pledge $1,000 or more ~ We are going to write a song about you and sing it every day at the top of our lungs. We are eternally grateful. You are officially our new best friend!  We will send you: 

  •   A CharmedBar postcard with a personalized "thank you" from Deb & Jen ~ The Charmed Girls xo! 
  •   8 boxes of CharmedBars (your choice). 
  •   Send us your favorite gluten-free recipe and we will put it on our website with your name! 
  •   We will put your name FIRST at the TOP of our "Hall Of Fame" page on our website. 
  •  Deb & Jen will PERSONALLY make you a beautiful sparkly bracelet made with love! 
  •   A CharmedBar logo t-shirt! (S-XL) 
  •   You will collaborate with us to choose the next CharmedBar FLAVOR (after we launch our initial 4-5 flavors)!!
  • LIMITED REWARD - ONE AVAILABLE

Risks and challenges

We have spent the past 3 1/2 years creating, demoing, learning, growing, selling and most importantly LISTENING to you. We know what we need to do. We need to bring our new & improved, higher protein, lower carb CharmedBars to market.

The risk is that if we don't there will be limited bar options on the shelf for people who want a clean, healthy snack that is free of: gluten, grains, soy, dairy & refined sugar.

We will start moving ahead once our campaign finishes and we will update all our backers throughout the entire process.

We really need your support.

This is more than a job for us. This is our calling. Our passion. And we promise not to let you down.

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    ~ Send us your favorite gluten-free recipe and we will put it on our website with your name!
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    ~ 2 boxes of CharmedBars (your choice).
    ~ Send us your favorite gluten-free recipe and we will put it on our website with your name!
    ~ We will put your name on our "Hall Of Fame"on our website.
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    ~ 3 boxes of CharmedBars (your choice).
    ~ Send us your favorite gluten-free recipe and we will put it on our website with your name!
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    Friends forever!

    We thank you for your part in our journey!
    We will send you:

    ~ A CharmedBar postcard with a personalized "thank you" from Deb & Jen ~ The Charmed Girls xo!
    ~ 3 boxes of CharmedBars (your choice).
    ~ Send us your favorite gluten-free recipe and we will put it on our website with your name!
    ~ We will put your name on our "Hall Of Fame"on our website.
    ~Deb & Jen will PERSONALLY make you a beautiful sparkly bracelet made with love!
    ~ A CharmedBar logo t-shirt! (S-XL)

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    We will send you:

    ~ A CharmedBar postcard with a personalized "thank you" from Deb & Jen ~ The Charmed Girls xo!
    ~ 4 boxes of CharmedBars (your choice).
    ~ Send us your favorite gluten-free recipe and we will put it on our website with your name!
    ~ We will put your name on our "Hall Of Fame"on our website.
    ~Deb & Jen will PERSONALLY make you a beautiful sparkly bracelet made with love!
    ~ A CharmedBar logo t-shirt! (S-XL)

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    We won't let you down.

    We are going to write a song about you and sing it every day at the top of our lungs. We are eternally grateful. You are officially our new best friend!
    We will send you:

    ~ A CharmedBar postcard with a personalized "thank you" from Deb & Jen ~ The Charmed Girls xo!
    ~ 8 boxes of CharmedBars (your choice).
    ~ Send us your favorite gluten-free recipe and we will put it on our website with your name!
    ~ We will put your name FIRST at the TOP of our "Hall Of Fame" page on our website.
    ~Deb & Jen will PERSONALLY make you a beautiful sparkly bracelet made with love!
    ~ A CharmedBar logo t-shirt! (S-XL)
    ~ You will collaborate with us to choose the next CharmedBar FLAVOR!!

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