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I've taken my Grandmother's Old World recipe for unique, twice-baked cookies and made them contemporary and even more delicious.
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Marlo’s Bakeshop is a San Francisco-based company specializing in unique twice-baked cookies.  The Old World recipe was originally my Grandmother's but I have brought it up to date and source my all-natural ingredients as freshly and locally as possible.  Scroll to the bottom for more information on where we source our ingredients.

Grandmom and me, April 2013
Grandmom and me, April 2013
Our delicious & local ingredients
Our delicious & local ingredients

The ideal future of Marlo's is to expand nationwide and give consumers all over the country the opportunity to taste the next 'Oreo': the addictive cookie with the weird name that every household knows and loves!  In order to get there though, we need to make a few changes and accomplish a couple things...

Your Support Will Help Fund 3 Critical Projects:

1.) Our first retail packaging print run: we are creating 4-packs of cookies and single servings for distribution. Both the design and printing costs are high, but it's imperative that we do this so that specialty food shops & groceries near you can carry Marlos!

Mockup of our packaging for the Midnight Marlo 4-pack
Mockup of our packaging for the Midnight Marlo 4-pack

2.) Expanding our production space: We would like to move production of our cookies to a facility that can scale with us and can support the increasing volume demands from our customers.  

3.) A commercial bread slicer: These things are heavy-duty pieces of equipment! Your support will give us the means to purchase a commercial bread slicer, providing the precision needed to slice our loves into individual cookies that are as consistent as possible for greater distribution.

Thank you so much for reading about Marlos and supporting our campaign.

Video & Photo Credits: Blake Thompson, Scott Ellison, Anna Marks & Colin Price/Good Eggs. HUGE thank you to all of you!

Where We Source Our Ingredients:

Acme, Walnuts :: Chino, CA

Droga, Chocolate Covered Raisins :: Los Angeles, CA

Callebaut Chocolate & Cocoa 

Clover Stornetta, Eggs:: Petaluma, CA

Giustos, Flour & Baking Powder :: South San Francisco, CA

Nielsen Massey, Pure Vanilla

Medaglia d'Oro, Italian Espresso

Risks and challenges

It is certain that we will face some challenges and take risks with this project; cost of ingredients may rise, machinery can break and there can be delays in production & printing schedules. Above all else though Marlo's will always remain dedicated to providing our customers with an exceptionally delicious product made with superior quality ingredients. If that means reverting to more manual and time-intensive processes to ensure quality control then so be it.

We want you to taste what our family has been addicted to for decades and we'll do what's needed to honor that commitment.

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    A love note from Marlo!

    Thanks so much for all your support.

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    A package of freshly baked Original Marlos. Taste the future of cookies!

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    You know the saying....'double the flavor, double the fun'...find out just how true it is!

    2 packages of freshly baked Marlos: 1x Original & 1x Midnight flavor

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    1.) The best looking t-shirt you've ever seen! Ridiculously soft cotton "A Worthy Addiction'' V-neck. So hot right now.

    2.) ...and a love note, from Marlo

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    1.) The best looking t-shirt you've ever seen! "A Worthy Addiction'' V-neck in ridiculously soft cotton. So hot right now.
    2.) A $15 gift certificate for use on any Marlo's product (exclusive of shipping charges); redeemable from our website or at trade markets & events

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    1.) 2 packages of freshly baked Marlos: 1x Original & 1x Midnight flavor

    2.) The best looking t-shirt you've ever seen! The best looking t-shirt you've ever seen!
    "A Worthy Addiction'' V-neck in ridiculously soft cotton.

    3.)...and a love note, from Marlo.

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    1.) Your very own batch of customized Marlos- You like chocolate-peanut butter, you say? Or oatmeal-raisin? We'll make you a personal batch of Marlos in your favorite flavor combination.

    2.) The best looking t-shirt you've ever seen!
    "A Worthy Addiction'' V-neck in ridiculously soft cotton. So hot right now.

    3.) ...a love note, from Marlo

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    Take a one-day pastry or culinary workshop on (and with) Marlo at Tante Marie's Cooking school! The very place she received her inspirational pastry arts education.

    Must be willing to travel to San Francisco at your own cost. Date will be coordinated with you.

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    A year's subscription to the Marlos-of-the-Month club. Receive a package of fresh Marlos (of your flavor choosing) each month for 12 months!

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