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When you taste Weeger Spice you'll ask, "What IS that?"... in a good way!
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OUR STORY

We’ve dubbed Weeger Spice "the only spice you'll ever need", but we promise this is not out of arrogance. It’s because of its versatility and ability to make dishes uniquely delicious.

Our blend of spices tastes exotic and familiar at the same time--that is to say, the spices are individually found in most cuisines, but blended together, they take on a whole new identity!

A common reaction we've received when people have tasted it is, "What is that?" (in a good way.)

The inspiration came from our love of food from the Xinjiang province of China, in the northwest of the country. It's a region with strong Turkic influences and was historically a point in the Silk Road route. By dint of the fact that the region was a cultural crossroad, its flavors work beautifully with all cuisines. Weeger is our phonetic spelling of the name Uyghur, the people who live in Xinjiang.

We're gearing up for our very first production run and this is where we need your help.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
The money we raise will pay for raw materials, ingredients, equipment--like an industrial spice grinder, and commercial kitchen space.

  • Equipment:  We will need to purchase a commercial spice grinder.  This little guy just won't cut it on a production level.
little grinder, you served us well...
little grinder, you served us well...
  • Ingredients:  We're committed to using high-quality ingredients!  We want to provide organic, non-irradiated spice blends. 
ooo, pretty spices
ooo, pretty spices
  • Packaging:  The spices are beautiful and need to be brought to you in packaging that highlights their appearance. We want to seal in the  freshness that preserves the flavor and aroma.
  • Reward Fulfillment:  We're excited for the chance to share our spice with you.  A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into it, but not literally. Only safe and tasty ingredients are in it.
our bloody mary, aka, bloody mei & mo mix is delicious
our bloody mary, aka, bloody mei & mo mix is delicious
 
these homemade fortune cookies taste good, we're practicing making them look good  ;)
these homemade fortune cookies taste good, we're practicing making them look good ;)
 
  • Shipping:  Wouldn't it be great if we could deliver straight to your door and give you a big hug?  We will do that whenever we can, but we'll have to ship when we can't.  It's fun to get packages in the mail, too!

We look forward to bringing Mei & Mo's Weeger Spice to your kitchen!

music credit:  Cherubs (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward

Risks and challenges

The "Mo" half is raising a bright, vivacious 5 year old as a single mom, and the "Mei" half works in publishing, so we're both juggling full time jobs. It's likely that we'll have late night kitchen production runs. We will tackle this by finding babysitters to help out from time to time, so we can both produce in our commercial kitchen space . We will budget carefully to use each dollar in the smartest way to secure high-quality ingredients and equipment.

Fulfilling the incentives will take planning, time and energy, but we feel confident that working hard on weekends and at every opportunity is a great way to thank you for your support. We are prepared to spend a few weeks in crunch mode to fulfill each and every order.

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    Some internet love with a shoutout on social media, so the world knows how awesome you are!

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    We'll send 2 handmade fortune cookies (with special messages inside) and a shoutout on social media because you rock!

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    You'll get a pocket-sized sampler pack of Mei & Mo's products! Plus, a shoutout on social media, a hand-written "Thank You" note, and 2 handmade fortune cookies.

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    A full-size Weeger Spice! Plus, a pocket-sized sampler pack of Mei & Mo's products, a shoutout on social media, a hand-written "Thank You" note, and 2 handmade fortune cookies.

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    Admit ONE for a Weeger-themed cooking class! You'll learn all the inventive ways to use Weeger in recipes. Or, if you're not so into cooking you can choose to receive a bottle of our (virgin) Bloody Mary, aka "Bloody Mei & Mo" mix (comes with two glasses).

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    Admit TWO for a Weeger-themed cooking class. Again, if you don't like the kitchen you can opt for a bottle of our "Bloody Mei & Mo" mix (comes with two glasses), plus a pocket-sized sampler pack of Mei & Mo's products, and a full-size bottle of Weeger Spice.

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    NYC Special: We'll cater a party for up to 10 people with delicious recipes. If you're not in the New York area we'll send you three bottles of Weeger Spice, so you can share with friends and family, a dozen homemade fortune cookies, AND a hand-knit cap in the colors of your choice!

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    Heavens, that is a generous pledge! We will name the next Mei & Mo product after YOU! Imagine your name in ink on a label! You'll also receive 5 bottles of Weeger to share with friends and family, plus a bottle of Bloody Mei & Mo mix with two glasses.

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