About this project
It's no secret, we’re huge licorice fans and have been passionately working towards launching the very first Hawaiian Licorice Company. The island of Oʻahu, with its gentle trade winds and tropical rains, have been a deep source of inspiration for each of our recipes. We believe we've created a perfect blend of rich, natural ingredients that provides a mouthwateringly delightful treat - with a texture that provides a soft bite and rich exquisite taste.
We're both mothers and foodies! From the beginning, we wanted to create a licorice that avoided all artificial ingredients and coloring - a delicious treat that is as lush as the landscapes of Hawaii. With flavors that represent both the classic licorice tradition, mixed with the vibrant Hawaiian culture that our families are an indelible part of. Vibrant, fresh and a healthy alternative to junk foods available everywhere we look.
Every last bite of our licorice treats are:
- Vegan Friendly
- GMO Free
- Low in Fat and Cholesterol
- Packed Full of Bright, Rich All Natural Flavors!
We want to share our island passion for licorice with candy lovers around the world. Reaching our Kickstarter goal would allow us to begin our first production run and continue our work creating new and exciting flavors. (We're currently working on perfecting our all natural orange and pineapple recipes and they're going to be so delicious!)
We've already finalized and tested the recipes for our first 4 flavors, designed our packaging, established our manufacturing partner, and sourced the best ingredients, now we just need your support.
ULTIMATELY, OUR GOAL IS TO SET SAIL WITH ADVENTUROUS NEW FLAVORS.
If we surpass our original campaign goals, we'll be able to introduce new and exotic licorice flavors. In order to introduce a new flavor, a lot of work is needed to test, refine and source the right ingredients. Every licorice flavor has its own unique recipe - think of it as walking a tight rope while juggling tangy, sweet and fruity. We're working closely with our manufacturing partner, who has been in the candy business for nearly 3 decades and operates all the fancy and expensive machinery needed to produce high quality candies. Our custom recipes, together with their technical know how in manufacturing and packaging, insures that every item we ship meets the highest standards for quality.
Below are some of the exciting flavors we hope to launch in the future:
(Postcards we'll mail to you from Hawai'i)
OUR 4 FIRST FLAVORS, BUT MORE TO COME!
To our international supporters: Because of the size and weight of our licorice boxes, we were unable to find a more affordable method of international shipping, therefore your added support would be greatly appreciated. If not, then if you're ever visiting our beautiful island of Oahu, we'd love to share our licorice with you!
PS: To celebrate the success of our campaign, we've decided not only to add 20% more licorice into every box, but to also extend the Early Bird special.
Risks and challenges
We've worked passionately to develop our custom recipes and are extremely proud of them. We've conducted a lot of test runs with our manufacturing partner and have created numerous sample batches during our development phase. With these samples, we've conducted taste tests with large groups to ensure that our products were beyond delicious. All of our all natural ingredients have been sourced and meet the highest standards, nothing less would be acceptable.
If the campaign succeeds overwhelmingly, we would need to increase our production. Our manufacturer has been in the business for decades and their ability to meet a higher demand is assured. Our biggest concern would be related to reward fulfillment and shipping. In order to mitigate any hiccups, we're using the United States Postal Service's flat shipping rates. Their shipping schedules are reliable within the United States, but once they hand off the packages to other international carriers, our arrival dates are somewhat less predictable. In order to prevent any bottle necks, we have a team of people that will come on board to support our Kickstarter campaign's shipping requirements.
We will update our progress on Kickstarter in order to keep everyone that is supporting our campaign in the loop, so if there are any unexpected bottle necks, everyone will be fully informed. We promise to keep all of our backers updated throughout the process and stay as transparent as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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