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Jen HarrisonBy Jen Harrison
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Jen HarrisonBy Jen Harrison
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$2,653
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
31
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 23 2018

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 Dear Kickstarter Backers,

I created Jen’s Zen in hope that I could one day share my delicious desserts with others who crave special treats without dairy. I grew up on rich foods in Iowa and began adjusting my diet when I became lactose intolerant about 20 years ago. My world changed even more when my son was born with a milk allergy.

I began studying the ingredient statement of every product I purchased before sharing it with my son—and I couldn’t believe how difficult it was to find desserts that didn’t contain milk derivatives. After spending my entire career working toward a cleaner planet, I just couldn’t believe how much junk was in our food. It was especially hard to find dairy free chocolate treats so I started cooking my own. My chocolate sauce, made from dark chocolate and creamy coconut milk, won a VegNews Best of Show award in 2013 at the largest natural foods show in the United States.

Jen's Zen launched in 2012 starting with our Classic Chocolate Sauce and later our Chocolate Peppermint Sauce. Today our jars are available in major chains such as Whole Foods Market, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage and Safeway in the Rocky Mountain Region and many smaller stores in the Mid-Atlantic.

We are launching Chocolate-on-the-Go because our customers regularly tell us they love to enjoy our fudge by the spoonful straight from the jar – and because it is not easy to find dairy free fudge! Our new one ounce Chocolate-on-the-Go squeeze packs are an anywhere healthy indulgence to be enjoyed at work or school, along the trail, and yes --on top that mountain!

When slightly warmed, our Chocolate-on-the-Go is an anywhere chocolate sauce! Chocolate-on-the-Go is divine drizzled on ice cream, fruit or yogurt. It also makes a delicious spread for bagels, cupcakes or sandwiches!

As with our chocolate sauce, Chocolate-on-the-Go is made with dark chocolate that is packed with antioxidants and coconut milk that is rich in the kind of fat your body burns rather than stores. All our products are made with 100 percent organic ingredients and are free of dairy, gluten and corn syrup. They’re also vegan.

Jen’s Zen is about balancing my passion for food that is delicious with my commitment to using real ingredients that are clean and organic. This Kickstarter will help me bring this passion to a whole new level by offering Jen’s Zen in a convenient anytime package and by bringing feel-good healthier chocolate treats that can be enjoyed anywhere.

We are launching this Kickstarter campaign in an effort to raise $6,000 to pay for packaging known as film and overall production of the squeeze packs. Production requires a minimum manufacturing run of 50,000 packs. Any additional support will be used for retail marketing to help spread the zen across the United States!

Thank you so very much for your consideration of our Kickstarter campaign and for your support of Jen’s Zen! We hope you will please “indulge and share the zen” with anyone you think might be interested in Jen's Zen.

In Good Health,

Jen

 P.S. Our new Chocolate-on-the-Go packs are perfect for your purse, backpack or lunchbox and will make it easier than ever to have a treat on hand for that special someone who might otherwise go without dessert!

Risks and challenges

Our challenge is that it's so very expensive for a small startup to compete with major companies and the production costs have been much greater than originally thought. Thankfully I now have a partner managing day-to-day operations and we are so close to turning the dream of individual packs of our delicious chocolate into a reality. With your support, we can get the Chocolate-on-the-Go in stores across the country. I'm excited for this new beginning for Jen's Zen, and hope that you'll join us with this opportunity!

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    5 Chocolate-On-The-Go Squeeze Packs

    Receive 5 squeeze packs of our award winning original chocolate sauce. Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and 100% organic.

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    10 Chocolate On-The-Go Squeeze Packs

    Receive 1 carton (10 squeeze packs) of our award winning original chocolate sauce. Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and 100% organic.

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    20 Chocolate On-The-Go Squeeze Packs

    Receive 2 cartons (20 squeeze packs) of our award winning original chocolate sauce. Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and 100% organic.

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    40 Squeeze Packs and 1 Jar

    Receive 4 cartons (40 squeeze packs) and 1 jar of our award winning original chocolate sauce. Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and 100% organic.

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    Jen's Zen Cycling Club

    Become part of Jen's Zen cycling club! Receive three cartons of squeeze packs (30 packs), and a Jen's Zen cycling jersey (custom jersey designed by Primal Wear valued at $60)!

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    Jen's Zen Fan Club

    Become part of Jen's Zen fan club and receive four cartons of our squeeze packs (40 packs), three jars of Classic chocolate sauce, three jars of Chocolate Peppermint sauce; a Jen's Zen custom cycling jersey, AND be one of the first to receive every new product we introduce.

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