About this project
DID WE HAVE YOU AT BACON?
For those of you that don't know us or haven't seen our last Kickstarter project, Lance and I are cousins who have come together to make great products that people seem to love. We are driven by a love of really good food. Lance is the creative one. He designs the packaging and handles the social media. My day job is as a tax accountant, but our family has always had a passion for food. I love cooking and creating foods that I enjoy eating, not just jerky, I also enjoy making other foods and desserts. All Banzai recipes are created by myself. I started out with a small dehydrator out of my house and was making jerky for family. Throwing different ingredients into the sauces. I have refined the recipes and with the help of Kick we were able to get the word out and raise funding to get test batches and our first batch of jerky made. That's how the beef jerky got started.
We love bacon and have seen a few brands pop up, so we decided to try it at home. Our home trials have come out great, but in order to get this out to more people we would have to get it USDA approved which is where the funding would come in. Our manufacturer has already gotten a few of their bacon flavors approved, so we are confident that we will be able to get ours approved as well.
Bacon is not really known as a snack yet. It is always used as a complement to eggs and pancakes at breakfast or a flavor enhancer to vegetables or jalapenos, or even novelty foods like bacon ice cream and bacon cupcakes. You can get a BLT but that comes with so much lettuce, tomatoes and bread that the bacon becomes less important.
We realize that everything tastes better with bacon, but we want to make bacon the STAR! We want you to be able to eat bacon at any time of the day, by itself, in all of it's tasty glory. And you don't even have to cook it. Pop open a bag of our mouth watering Bacon Jerky and you'll be yelling BANZAI with a happy smile and a satisfied tummy.
GO BANZAI OR GO HOME!
At this moment we are offering teriyaki and spicy teri flavored bacon jerky. Our teriyaki sauce is a family recipe that we have played around with to give the bacon more flavor. The Spicy Teri we have added a little bit of heat that we think works perfect with both bacon and beef. We are working on other flavors but they take quite a bit of trial and error. If you have any great ideas for flavors, we welcome your input.
STRETCH GOALS FOR THE BACON JERKY CAMPAIGN!
BANZAI BEEF JERKY
We have been selling our beef jerky at local events and online and so far it has been very well received because our beef jerky is healthier and tastier than most store bought brands of beef jerky. Banzai Jerky is not processed and does not have MSG or preservatives.
lf you haven't already, please try it out. You can order some of our delicious beef jerky here: www.banzaijerky.com
Please check out all of our social media posts and see what people are saying about us here: http://tagboard.com/banzaijerky
Risks and challenges
One issue could be getting USDA approval of the bacon. But we have been in contact and it should not be a problem.
Sending out all the bacon could be very time consuming, but with the help of our family we should be able to send it out without a problem.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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