The majority of the funding will be going towards raw materials for our first large scale batch such as ingredients and packaging. The rest of the funds will be going towards marketing, trade shows, legal fees, etc.
Yes. Because it is raw coconut water with no preservatives, it needs to remain refrigerated. High pressure processing allows us to extend the shelf life by preventing the growth of bacteria, but coconut water can spoil like other fresh squeezed juices if not kept refrigerated.
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform that helps bring all types of project to life. Backers that support the project are rewarded with different rewards. If the project goal is met, Kickstarter takes 5% and gives the rest to the project founders. If the goal is not met, nobody’s cards are charged and the project founders do not get any of the funding.
Unfortunately, because of the cost of shipping cold products, we cannot send out samples until after our project is funded. However, we are working on setting up a time and place for anyone in the Boston area to come and sample.
We are in the process of developing our HACCP plan and getting it approved by the state. A HACCP plan is a food safety plan for a product’s production process. This plan will assure we keep within FDA regulations. We are confident that everything will be completed and approved in time to keep to our reward shipment schedule.
Any donation over $50 was charged a $12 fee. Because Loco Coco needs to be shipped cold, we need to use insulated packaging and ship it overnight or with 2 day shipping. This $12 counts towards our funding goal, but will be used to cover shipping costs for rewards.
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