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pledged of €30,000pledged of €30,000 goal
57
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 15 2018

About

TasteStick is an innovative, one-handed, trigger-operated salt dispenser that puts you in control over the amount dispensed and the spread area, so you get the Perfect Pinch of Salt with each bite. 

TasteStick helps manage your sodium intake, without compromising taste, by dispensing 30mg, or 1/160th of a teaspoon, of perfectly distributed salt with each use.

TasteStick technology is patent pending and exclusive to TasteStick; no other product using this technology will be available on the market until we fulfill pledges from this campaign.

Here is your opportunity to become the happy owner of TasteStick from the first series production. Enjoy your food with the Perfect Pinch of Salt at home, soon.

TasteStick dispenses just 30mg of salt, or 1/160th of a teaspoon, per use, so you never have to worry about overindulging.
TasteStick dispenses just 30mg of salt, or 1/160th of a teaspoon, per use, so you never have to worry about overindulging.

TasteStick uses hygienic salt storage, meaning its patent-pending mechanism that discharges the salt evenly keeps TasteStick closed, even during use, which protects salt from being contaminated or caking.

The only time TasteStick will be opened is to remove an empty cartridge and plug in a filled cartridge.

TasteStick comes packaged with salt obtained from protected and untouched areas of the Austrian Alps in an environmentally friendly way and three refillable cartridges. YOU CAN ALWAYS REFILL THE CARTRIDGES WITH THE FAVORITE FINE-GRAINED SALT OF YOUR CHOICE.

TasteStick’s ergonomic design allows for easy, intuitive use with one hand. TasteStick is made with BPA-free, food-safe plastic that is scratch and shock resistant and stainless steel.

When you take in too much sodium, your body retains excess fluids, causing bloating and discomfort. In more serious cases, excess fluid causes extreme blood pressure, which leads to an increased risk of stroke. Consuming excess salt has also been directly linked to cardiovascular disease and is one of the leading causes of heart attacks.

According to the WHO, an estimated 2.5 million deaths could be prevented each year if global salt consumption were reduced to the recommended level.

In addition, regular salt shakers and mills do not evenly distribute salt, they can become a breeding ground for bacteria, and there are no salt shakers that regulate the amount of salt distributed, in a sanitary manner, with even distribution.
In addition, regular salt shakers and mills do not evenly distribute salt, they can become a breeding ground for bacteria, and there are no salt shakers that regulate the amount of salt distributed, in a sanitary manner, with even distribution.

How is it possible to get perfect Taste with less sodium intake? 

Well, sodium chloride interacts with taste receptors only when it is in solution. Salt with small grain size has increased solubility and will increase the sensation of saltiness for a given amount of salt.

It’s important to apply the fine-grained salt in a way that it will quickly interact with taste receptors in an ideal way: evenly across your food.

You can try this yourself at home with any fine-grained salt, but you will find it very hard to get just the right very small amount of salt and even distribution without TasteStick.

TasteStick does exactly that with each easy and intuitive use for you and your family. 

200 g salt obtained from protected and untouched areas of the Austrian Alps
200 g salt obtained from protected and untouched areas of the Austrian Alps

When you back TasteStick, you’ll receive a lifetime of savings with your refillable cartridges.

We’ll supply each TasteStick from this campaign with 3 refillable cartridges (with 2,200 uses per cartridge!), AND YOU CAN REFILL THE CARTRIDGES WITH ANY FINE-GRAINED SALT OF YOUR CHOICE TO KEEP YOUR TASTESTICK GOING.

The shape of mineral salt inspired the shape of the TasteStick salt dispenser. The ergonomic design allows intuitive use and is safe to use also for children - especially because it’s only discharging 30mg per use.
The shape of mineral salt inspired the shape of the TasteStick salt dispenser. The ergonomic design allows intuitive use and is safe to use also for children - especially because it’s only discharging 30mg per use.

TasteStick Technology is patent pending and exclusive for TasteStick. No other product using this technology will be available on the market until we fulfill pledges from this campaign.

When it comes to new hardware solutions, startups are the perfect fit. They are looking to solve problems with innovation and thinking out of the box. When startups want to release their hardware solutions, it is important that they are supported by strong, experienced and reliable partners.

At TasteStick, we are extremely proud to partner with Jabil Vienna so early on to engage into construction and design of TasteStick. Jabil Vienna is also our partner for the entire supply chain and assembly.

We chose to work with Jabil in Vienna to make TasteStick a high precision, quality product that is built to last and guarantees a timely delivery. The funds from backers will be used only for Jabil’s manufacturing, materials, tooling, processing, assembly, quality control, packaging, and shipping. In addition, each TasteStick will be manually tested for function and quality before being shipped to you.

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For many years, I read about our sodium intake being too high, and I wanted to do something about it. I’ve studied intensively on the way salt is perceived, and I found out that only a fraction of the salt I applied is needed for the perfect taste when very little amounts of fine-grained salt are applied evenly across the food.

Sodium chloride interacts with taste receptors only when it is in solution. Salt with small grain size has increased solubility and will increase the sensation of saltiness for a given amount of salt. It’s important to apply the fine-grained salt in a way that it will quickly interact with taste receptors in an ideal way: evenly across your food.

But, I could not find any product on the market that could help me always apply the right amount of salt evenly. That’s when I decided to create TasteStick for the perfect pinch of salt.

With TasteStick, my family and I always get perfect taste, and we’ve dramatically reduced sodium intake. I know TasteStick will do the same for you and your family.

We can’t thank you enough for checking out our project and helping us make TasteStick a reality.

We know not everyone will be able to support us with a pledge, so even if you can’t give a dollar, Euro, or purchase a TasteStick, if you’re a supporter of TasteStick, you can help us spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and anywhere else you can think of!

Risks and challenges

We’re confident in our ability to produce and have taken all the necessary measures. We have a highly qualified team of engineers and have partnered with Jabil leading manufacturing and fulfillment. We just need your help to bring everything to fruition. Don’t worry, we’re completely prepared to bring the TasteStick to your homes, and we have the manpower to make it happen.

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    Early Bird TasteStick Set

    GET 50% OFF! Back this reward and receive one (1) TasteStick set, which includes one (1) TasteStick salt dispenser, one (1) container with 200g salt, and one (1) 3-pack of refillable salt cartridges. Standard color is Crystal White and more choices will become available once stretch goals are introduced.

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    GET 33% OFF! Back this reward and receive one (1) TasteStick set, which includes one (1) TasteStick salt dispenser, one (1) container with 200g salt, and one (1) 3-pack of refillable salt cartridges. Standard color is Crystal White and more choices will become available once stretch goals are introduced.

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    TasteStick Set 2-Pack

    SAVE 36%! Keep one on the table and one in the kitchen! Back this reward and receive two (2) TasteStick sets, which includes two (2) TasteStick salt dispensers, two (2) containers with 200g of salt each, and two (2) 3-packs of refillable salt cartridges. Standard color is Crystal White and more choices will become available once stretch goals are introduced.

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    TasteStick Set Gift Pack

    GET 37% OFF! These make the perfect gifts for someone who has everything. Back this reward and receive three (3) TasteStick sets, which includes three (3) TasteStick salt dispensers, three (3) containers with 200g of salt each, and three (3) 3-packs of refillable salt cartridges. Standard color is Crystal White and more choices will become available once stretch goals are introduced.

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    Friends & Family TasteStick Set

    SAVE 38%! Keep some for yourself or share them all with your friends and family! Back this reward and receive five (5) TasteStick sets, which includes five (5) TasteStick salt dispensers, five (5) salt containers with 200g of salt each, and five (5) 3-packs of refillable salt cartridges. Standard color is Crystal White and more choices will become available once stretch goals are introduced.

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    Restaurant Distributor TasteStick Set

    SAVE 39%! Back this reward and receive ten (10) TasteStick sets, which includes ten (10) TasteStick salt dispensers, ten (10) salt containers with 200g of salt each, and ten (10) 3-packs of refillable salt cartridges. Standard color is Crystal White and more choices will become available once stretch goals are introduced.

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