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We want to help others make great tasting food with artisan spice blends and end food insecurity at the same time.
We want to help others make great tasting food with artisan spice blends and stop hunger at the same time.
We want to help others make great tasting food with artisan spice blends and stop hunger at the same time.
37 backers pledged $8,088 to help bring this project to life.

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Josephine's Pantry

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I believe we can end food insecurity in our country.

Literally.

Josephine's Pantry was launched with two simple goals in mind: help your food taste great, and help more people know where their next meal is coming from.

Every dime of my profits will be given to local food banks, nonprofits, and organizations that work to help keep mouths fed in their own community. 1 in 6 people don't know where their next meal is coming from - and we can end that. In the wealthiest country with the most food in the world, that should not be a reality.

So by using my talents as an executive chef, you get to enjoy amazing hand-crafted spice blends that will take you on a culinary journey all around the world, and by doing so, you help end food insecurity in your local community. 

It's a classic win-win situation.

These funds will be used to launch a digital marketing campaign to promote our products, connect with local food banks, and provide the necessary ingredients to literally change the world.

The question is not how many blends do you want to try - that's easy: all of them! The real question is how many meals do you want to provide? Every dime you spend means a greater success we have ending food insecurity in this country. 

And it would make my grandmother Josephine really proud to know that her legacy as a cheerful, selfless giver lives on!

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Travel the globe with our World Flavors:

Granme Caribbean - Smoky sweet heat with undertones of tomatoes, apples and cherries. Great as a rub but also as a marinade for chicken, pork and seafood. 

Yay Spicy Thai - Spicy with hints of herbs and citrus. Perfect for adding Thai flavor to grains, meat, chicken, vegetables or seafood. Use in a marinade or as a dry rub for wings. 

Abuela Mexican - Earthy with a complex chili pepper base that’s savory and spicy with some garlic and onion undertones. Use in egg dishes, burgers, mac and cheese, rice, soup, stews, chilis and shrimp. 

Nani Curry - Earthy, slightly floral, sweet, spicy with some citrus notes. Ideal for adding wonderful color and favor to seafood, vegetable and chicken curries. 

Jadda Moroccan - A bit like curry with a floral aroma, a spicy note (not hot) and subtle layers of complex flavors. Great to sprinkle on chicken, beef, pork, shrimp and veggies to bring the flavors of Morocco to life.

Become your own executive chef with our Culinary Blends:

Bourbon Molasses - This rub is outstanding with chicken, smoked or roasted pork, and grilled fish. It is awesome for those looking for a little sweetness on their wings with just a touch of heat. 

Espresso Steak - The deep richness of this rub gives you a flavorful blend that provides an ideal caramelized crust on your steaks and more. It gives wings a whole new taste profile. 

Tangerine Hibiscus - This blend mixes things up with the tangerine being a bit sweet, and the hibiscus tea to complement its light flavor. Enjoy a final kiss of the flavorful mild heat of the New Mexico Sandia chili, and tell your friends to come over and try it, too.

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Be the talk of the neighborhood with our Original Blends:

Josephine’s Original - Smoky with some sweetness and just a little heat in the back of the throat. Use as an all purpose rub for beef, pork and ribs. Also a good seasoning mix for a tangy hamburger. 

Applewood Chipotle - Just the right amount of sweetness with a nice balance of heat from the chipotle and black pepper. Delicious as a dry rub for chicken, pork, beef and seafood on the grill.

Peter’s Backyard - Peter, my grandfather, was at Josephine’s side until his untimely death in a mining accident. But this blend keeps the soul of our brand alive, breathing life into your backyard BBQ, and livening up your baked wings and oven-roasted chickens. Go on... taste the adventure. It lives on! 

Seaside - Get ready to be transported to that seaside village from your daydreams. Seaside Spice Blend is used for seasoning crabs, shrimp, and other seafood. It is absolutely delicious used in a seafood boil. Before you finish, you’ll be booking a reservation for a weekend on the coast!

Blend of Hope - Requested by a local hospital, and carefully researched, this blend features spices that support the immune system, promote health, and helps fight carcinogens and free radicals.

Special video about the story behind BLEND OF HOPE

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Risks and challenges

The fight to end food insecurity does not come with risks and challenges. Primarily, we need a strong foundation to bring this concept to market. We have tested the product thoroughly and people love it. We have met with the organizations who are on the front lines of the battle against food insecurity, and they are looking for help.

With the help we receive from this campaign, we will be able to start producing and marketing the spice blends and getting resources in the hands of the people who need it most.

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    Josephine's Digital Cookbook

    Spice up your kitchen with a copy of our digital cookbook that contains different recipes for each of our 13 blends!

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    Pick One

    Choose any blend your heart (or taste buds) desires.

    Also get a copy of Josephine's digital cookbook

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    Explore The Globe

    Get a mix of three of our international blends
    Also get a copy of Josephine's digital cookbook

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    Chef Gerry’s Exclusives

    Get a mix of three of our culinary blends
    Also get a copy of Josephine's digital cookbook

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    Backyard Grillmaster

    Get a mix of three of our culinary blends
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    12 Months of Spices

    **Early Bird**

    The spice of the month club, the gift that keeps on giving the whole year! Get a new spice blend delivered each month.

    Also receive a mention as a contributor/supporter on our website.

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    The Full Monte

    Get one of each 13 spice blends

    Get our Josephine's digital cookbook with recipes for each of our blends

    Also receive a mention as a contributor/supporter on our website.

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    Stock Up

    Get three packets of each of the 13 spice blends

    Get our Josephine's digital cookbook with recipes for each of our blends

    Also receive a mention as a contributor/supporter on our website.

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    Virtual Cooking School

    Get one of each 13 spice blends

    Get our Josephine's digital cookbook with recipes for each of our blends

    Learn how to use these spice blends with a one-on-one, virtual cooking class with Gerry. Gerry will provide a one hour private virtual cooking class for you and your friends.

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    Personal Cooking Class

    Executive Chef, Gerry Geda will come to your home (within 30 miles of Lancaster, PA) and prepare a three course meal for your family and even some friends (up to 8 people). It'll be an evening filled with delicious food, laughs, and an opportunity for you to pick Gerry's brains about spices, love, the universe, (or just food, I guess), right in your own kitchen (and yes, we'll clean up, too)!

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    Make Your Own Spice Blend

    • Two Night accommodations at the Lancaster Arts Hotel
    • Workshop with chef Gerry Geda
    • Create your own spice blend
    • Custom Label Creation
    • 48/ count case to give to your friends and family

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