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Lloyd OrtuosteBy Lloyd Ortuoste
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Lloyd OrtuosteBy Lloyd Ortuoste
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About

From an Instagram fundraiser to the
World's First Banana Pudding Desserterie!

Two years after our fundraiser accidentally turned into a business, we've been peddlin' our #Baomobile to dessert lovers all over New Jersey and New York City. By developing an online store, gaining wholesale partners, and participating in local markets in Jersey City and Brooklyn's Smorgasburg, we've outgrown our current 12x12ft kitchen and need to move into a new one. With a handful of awesome rewards, we hope you can help us move to the next step! Share this by clicking the social media icons above or pick a reward to your right. Much love and thank you! - <3Trisha & Lloyd

The OG #Baonanas (our take on a classic banana pudding)
The OG #Baonanas (our take on a classic banana pudding)

 

#Baonanas, The Inside Scoop

  • Light & Fluffy - With Filipino roots, we use a leche-flan inspired base that we freeze-then-whip with cream to achieve our signature mousse-like pudding. Fluffy, never frozen, gone are the days of your dessert melting away!
  • Cakey - Vanilla Wafers, Oreos, and Graham Crackers.. after chillin' (literally!) in your pudding overnight these ingredients become like cake, masterfully hand-layered for your optimal enjoyment
  • Fresh Fruits - Banana hay-tah? Don't worry! our OG is just the beginning. We use fresh lychees, strawberries, mangoes, and bacon in our flavors. One of those seem misplaced, but we have 10+ unique flavors for you to enjoy. As they say, you gotta try them all, Pokemon.
  • Handmade. Small Batches. Customizable. - Vegan? Gluten Free? Extra wafers? Because everything is hand-layered, this means we can customize your pint! any. way. you. like. We only used wholesome ingredients and everything is made fresh every week!

 

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Serendipity to Success

  • Hashtag | Fundraiser - In 2014, broke college students Trisha and Lloyd (that's us!) founded #Baonanas as an Instagram fundraiser to get their yellow car fixed from a minor hit and run. Needless to say, whoever hit our car deserves a hug.
  • Growth | Buzz - Thanks to the continuous support of our #BaonanaNation, we officially became a business and were soon featured by media like Buzzfeed, Thrillist, Business Insider, z100, and more! We've grown organically with our #Baomobile, online store, wholesale partners, and catering services! 

 

#Baonanas, The Desserterie

  • The #Baomobile - This is our little mobile store allows us to cater special occasions, connect with our #BaonanaNation, and get some cardio! We put in all the funds we earned while juggling our classes into this beauty from Italy, and have been organically growing ever since. 
Our Custom-made, #Baomobile! Affordable, unique, and perfect for your special occasion!
Our Custom-made, #Baomobile! Affordable, unique, and perfect for your special occasion!

Why we need your help:

  • Age of business / Age / Student Loans: These are the reasons why more conventional ways of obtaining growing capital were denied. We may be young, but we're growing smart thanks to our mentors and countless hours of research. That's why we're turning to Kickstarter like when we turned to Instagram when we first started our journey! 
  • Difficult Kitchen: We've lost product in our current kitchen due to a lack of AC and unreliable fridges. If we were a catering company, our current space would be perfect. However, our product is temperature sensitive, and we have maximized hours and space in our 12x12 kitchen.
  • Lack of Storage Space: More storage means purchasing in bulk! In our current space we're forced to buy in smaller quantities, raising the Cost of Goods and overall time spent running in and out of the kitchen

Where your contribution goes:

  • New and improved kitchen space: Bigger is better and allows us to order in bulk saving us a lot of time and money. Not only will we have more storage space (AND AC!!), but having a bigger space means a more efficient production system which allows us to grow and expand.
  • Reliable Equipment: Half of our current equipment belongs to the commercial kitchen we're renting. We have beautiful mixers, shelves, and tables already, but we need refrigerators, freezers, and a blast freezer. These are the last things we need for our new space!
  • #Baomobile Touch-up: Installing a bigger drain in our scoop wash is needed and a few of our lights need repairing. In addition, a few of the decals on the cart need to be replaced.
  • Walk-up Window: This is something we can't guarantee depending on our new space, but we'd love to have a walk-up window where you can say hi. You can take a peek into our kitchen and see #baonanas being handmade right in front of you! 
Leaning Tower of #Baonanas
Leaning Tower of #Baonanas

Rewards

Choconanas - Chocolate mousse made from scratch folded into our fluffy pudding!
Choconanas - Chocolate mousse made from scratch folded into our fluffy pudding!

 

Strawberry Baonanas, Oreo, and the OG
Strawberry Baonanas, Oreo, and the OG

 

French Toast Pudding w/ Candied Bacon
French Toast Pudding w/ Candied Bacon

 

Need a one-of-a-kind presentations just for your event? We're all about custom orders!
Need a one-of-a-kind presentations just for your event? We're all about custom orders!

Catering!

 

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The Wannabees dance concept video BY you!

#BaoGear

Much Love and Shoutouts:

Videography and Editing: Bryant Magdael of MorningDue Media
Videography: Anthony King of MoonCulture Films
Photography: Sarah Ginder, Jedd Kristjan, Hailey Maher, Frank Barcelos
PhotoBooth at Launch Party: Jude of Love and Bond Photobooth
DJ at Launch Party: Jedd Kristjan 
Projector at Launch Party: Wayne Carmona

Our amazing #Baonanas team: Lai Umali, Eric Monieno, Lu Estropia, Angelo Gulo, Ethan Luarca, Reina Makk, Nastasha Mercado, Connor Santos,  Raphael Talala, Nick Vu

Risks and challenges

This is our very first Kickstarter, and while we've done a lot of research on what to do and how to prepare, we may still encounter unexpected obstacles. However, with almost two years of running #Baonanas, we continue to stay on our toes and are always ready to adapt to any challenges that are thrown our way (see our origin story!).

Supply Risks
Purchasing the right amount of ingredients is always a tough task, but we've learned to make more accurate predictions about our needs and have changed our purchasing habits to decrease the likelihood of having shortages. In anticipation of our Kickstarter, we've stocked up on all our ingredients (with the exception of our milk and fruits of course)!

Production Risks
We currently sublease a commercial kitchen, and if for any reason, we can no longer produce there, we've got a back up plan! While New Jersey is one of only two states that prevents food entrepreneurs from selling from home, we are fortunate to live just across the river from New York City, where there are numerous commercial kitchen spaces available. We've even got a few lined up, just in case but let's keep our fingers crossed!

The "baollion pudding" problem.
If our Kickstarter does go viral, be rest assured that we'll roll up our sleeves and make sure our small batch production meets all of your orders. And of course, they'll all still be handmade and fresh just for you! We handwrite all the names on our labels, and we'll be thanking you from the very bottom of our Bao hearts even as our hands cramp.

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    Bao Hugs and Thanks!

    Every little bit helps and we're sending you all our love with some hugs from Jersey City, NJ! We'll send you a sticker and a handwritten letter!

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    One Pint + Bao Goodies - NJ Pick Up

    1. One pint from our available flavors day of pick-up
    2. #Baonanas stickers
    3. Handwritten message from founders Trisha and Lloyd on a #Baonanas postcard

    *Must pick-up from Baomobile Cart or #BaonanasHQ. Pints packed on site!

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    Shirt + Bao Goodies - NJ Pick Up

    1. One of our awesome shirts!
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    Two Pints - NJ/NYC DELIVERY

    1. Two pints made specifically for you!
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    4. Delivered to your door

    *Delivery dates will be provided after campaign launches. You can choose what day is best for you.

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    Two Quarts + Bao Goodies - NJ Pick Up

    1. Two quarts of ANY of our 16 flavors
    2. #Baonanas stickers
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    *Must pick-up from Baomobile Cart or #BaonanasHQ.

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    1. Four pints of any of our flavors
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    *Must pick-up from Baomobile Cart or #BaonanasHQ.

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    4. Delivered to your door

    *Delivery dates will be provided after campaign launches. You can choose what day is best for you.

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    Four-Quart Tray + goodies - NJ Pick Up

    1. Party Tray for you and yours for the holiday season
    2. #Baonanas stickers
    3. Handwritten message from founders Trisha and Lloyd on a #Baonanas postcard

    **Must pick-up from Baomobile Cart or #BaonanasHQ.

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    Become an Honorary Bao Bear

    Eat your pudding in style with a #Baonanas t-shirt (choose from 3 designs) and a hat!

    Or if you've had us while you were visiting from out of town and still want to support!

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    • one hat
    • #Baonanas sticker
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    Become an Honorary Bao Bear - NJ PICK UP

    Eat your pudding in style with a #Baonanas t-shirt (choose from 3 designs) and a hat!

    must be picked up at #Baonanas HQ/#Baomobile.

    Or if you've had us while you were visiting from out of town and still want to support!

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    16 Half-Pint Sampler Set - NJ Pick Up

    Try all of our flavors and finally decide on which are your favorites!

    **Must pick-up from Baomobile Cart or #BaonanasHQ.

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    • exclusive first taste of secret flavor
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    16 Half-Pint Sampler Set - Delivery

    Try all of our flavors and finally decide on which are your favorites!

    **NJ/NYC Only

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    4 Pints shipped ANYWHERE in the U.S.

    For a limited (and first) time, we'll be offering nationwide shipping anywhere in the U.S. If you had us while you were in the area, or want to send some to a loved one because you're just that awesome, this is the perfect reward for you. You can choose any of our 16 flavors and we'll ship them frozen for you to thaw in the fridge and enjoy light, fluffy, and fresh.

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    Pint of the Month Club

    We have 16 flavors and plan on developing new ones! With this reward you get a pint every month of any of our flavors and a half-pint of any new flavors we come up with in the next 12 months. You're an exclusive member to our #BaonanaNation and your opinion on new flavors will be of huge value to us. Whether you want your pint in the first week of every month, or by your request per month, we've got you fully covered!

    *pick-up at cart or kitchen only

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    Hip Hop Choreography + 4 Pints

    Did you know Lloyd and some of his team members are dancers with trophies in hip hop choreo to prove it? His talented friends over at The Wannabees, a competition winning hip-hop dance company with more than a decade of dancing experience will create choreography to ANY song you choose (up to 1 minute) and will shoot a video fulfilling any requests you may have. Need us to do the robot? sure. Want a complex story line tha tmakes no sense? write it up, and we'll live it. Need us to do windmills? that might be asking to much.. haha. Representing The Mooks, an all-male dance group known for their humor and creative choreography, Lloyd, his staff, and his friends can help your concept become a reality. Any idea you think of will be uploaded on youtube with a special shoutout to you at the end. Plus, we'll throw in 4 pints as a thank you!

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    Pudding Party!!!

    Don't need the cart? WE GOTCHA! We'd love to provide your holidays, special occasion, or office with up to 100 4oz scoops of our light and fluffy banana pudding. #Baonanas travels well, doesn't melt, and only needs a fridge to be kept at the perfect temperature. You can pick up to 4 flavors and we'll deliver them with lids, stickers, and spoons for you to easily enjoy! Perfect for happy hour Thursdays at the office or parties of any any kind!

    *pick-up at our cart or kitchen. Delivery available with a small fee.

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    • cups, spoons, napkins
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    #Baonanas Making Party at Home!

    Trisha and Lloyd will personally come over with everything needed to make #Baonanas right at home! Change the way you and your friends enjoy a Friday night, and do this fun activity instead. We can make up to two of your favorites or even play with a new one. You can also learn how to make #baonanas at home, (we have an easy substitute for our secret leche-flan-inspired base!)

    We like fresh ideas, wholesome ingredients, and look forward to a fun, and dance-filled nights full of pudding whippin'. You'll be able to keep everything we make that day, which is 8 pints!

    *NYC or NJ Only
    *Limit 4 per party
    *e-mail info@baonanas.com to reserve date

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    • 8 Pints made by you
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    #Baomobile Catering for up to 200 people

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Are you celebrating a a wedding, birthday party, or a corporate event for your clients and employees? Well look no further! We can bring our beautiful #Baomobile to serve up the newest dessert in style. You can choose up to 6 different flavors and take pictures on our bike or behind the cart!

    Note: Building or venue's entry must be at least 4.5" wide and must have an elevator or incline where we can roll/bike up our 600lb cart. 60 Mile radius of Jersey City.

    E-mail info@baonanas.com to reserve your date and if your event is before the campaign ends!

    Includes:
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    • up to 2 hours of service
    • smiling scooper
    • cups, spoons, napkins
    • happy bellies and fun memories
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    #Baomobile Catering for up to 200 people

    Are you celebrating a wedding, birthday party, or a corporate event for your clients and employees? Well look no further! We can bring our beautiful #Baomobile to serve up the newest dessert in style. You can choose up to 6 different flavors and take pictures on our bike or behind the cart!

    Note: Building or venue's entry must be at least 4.5" wide and must have an elevator or incline where we can roll/bike up our 600lb cart. 60 Mile radius of Jersey City.

    E-mail info@baonanas.com to reserve your date and if your event is before the campaign ends!

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    • up to 2 hours of service
    • smiling scooper
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    Create and Name a New Flavor!

    Here's a once in a lifetime chance to create a flavor, name it, and put it on our menu for all the world to see!

    You'll sit with Trisha and Lloyd and brainstorm ideas. We have a long list of possible flavors you can take a look at, or create one completely from scratch. You'll get an inside look into how we think up some our signature flavors and you'll have your flavor become a reality. We'll work hard until we get the flavor just right, and you'll have a sample of every prototype. In addition, we'll have it on the menu for at least a year and you get a free quart of your own flavor a month.

    Kel's Orangesoda-nanas... we can see it already..

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    • Invent and name a brand new flavor
    • Free quart a month of your flavor
    • Flavor will be on our menu for at LEAST a year, maybe more!
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    #Baomobile Catering for up to 400 people

    Are you celebrating a a wedding, birthday party, or a corporate event for your clients and employees? Well look no further! We can bring our beautiful #Baomobile to serve up the newest dessert in style. You can choose up to 6 different flavors and take pictures on our bike or behind the cart!

    Note: Building or venue's entry must be at least 4.5" wide and must have an elevator or incline where we can roll/bike up our 600lb cart. 60 Mile radius of Jersey City.

    E-mail info@baonanas.com to reserve your date and if your event is before the campaign ends!

    Includes:
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    • up to 2 hours of service
    • smiling scooper
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    THE BAOLTIMATE PACKAGE

    This is the big show! You get everything listed in "Create a New Flavor" and our "Catering Package up to 400 People" or two "Catering for 200 people" You can learn, create, and share with your friends and loved ones the new skills and flavor you created. If you have a company office that loves #Baonanas, this package is perfect. You'll also be in our Pint of the Month Club for one year and receive stickers and a handwritten letter from Trisha and Lloyd.

    Includes:
    • Invent and name a brand new flavor
    • Flavor will be on our menu for at LEAST a year, maybe more!
    • Catering 400 People
    • OR two 200-people catered events
    • One Pint - Every month for a year
    • Fun night with friends old and new
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Funding period

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