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Jade Chocolates is opening up it's doors to our new retail shop just in time for this year's Holiday season.
241 backers pledged $23,861 to help bring this project to life.

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Jade Chocolates specializes in creating chocolates and confections by blending teas and spices from Asia and the Pacific Islands. We will be opening up a retail location in San Francisco's Richmond District on Geary Boulevard at the corner of 6th avenue. Our anticipated opening date is set for early December 2014.  

Why we need your support

We have been in the business for almost 8 years and now is the time to have our own shop.  Your support will help us with the build out costs for our first retail shop.  Having the shop means that we will be able to expand our offerings to include a line of hot chocolates, pastries and baked goods also with  Asian and Pacific Island influences. The new shop allows our customers to find our entire line of chocolates in one space and the shop will help us grow and reach a wider audience. 

Our Products

Our signature line of chocolate bars have certainly created a buzz in the chocolate community. We have gained international acclaim with a double gold win for the Genmai Bar (roasted brown rice mixed with jasmine tea). We also became a finalist in the Good Food Awards for our Dragon's Breath bar (smokey lapsang souchang tea, roasted sesame, and red chili). The Terracotta Bar (tamari soy sauce almonds and sea salt) won in the Best New Product category at the San Francisco Chocolate Salon. We've been named on Bon Appetit Magazine's list of Forgotten Chocolatiers and have been written up by SFWeekly, USAToday, and various blogs and publications.  

Our Story

Jade Chocolates was conceived by Mindy Fong, a 5th generation San Franciscan with a degree from UCDavis in Enviromental Design. As a self taught chocolatier, Mindy has translated her architectural design background and knowledge of the color spectrum into her award winning flavor profiles.   Read more about our humble beginning on our website and  in an interview with Untempleter.com.  

Mindy's entrepreneurial drive came from her grandfather, who owned several businesses in San Francisco.  Despite having to learn English and paying the debt he owed to come to this country as a paper son, he was a highly successful businessman.  Creating Jade Chocolates is a testament to her cultural heritage and early family struggles.  It is a sweet way to bring familiar flavors from her childhood to the masses. 

We invite you to look through our website for more photos and information about us.  Hope to see you at the shop soon!

Risks and challenges

We have raised funds prior to kickstarter but just was with most construction efforts, our initial budget is just simply not enough. Raising funds through this crowdfunding campaign will help with the added costs associated with the build out.
We may be delayed in sending out rewards by one to two months if we do not open the shop in time for the Holidays. Also, our extended line of pastries and hot chocolates may not be served for the first few months of operation.

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    Pledge $16 or more About $16

    GOLD MOUNTAIN LEVEL-Choose any 8 of our handmade truffles. In store only, no shipping because we'd love to see you! Redeemable by December 31, 2015.

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    TRADE WINDS LEVEL-Get a 5 piece assortment of truffles and 2 of our signature chocolate bars. Shipping is included from Jan-Mar 2015 or Nov-Dec 2015. Pick up at our location is a wonderful option and is redeemable by December 2015.

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    DRAGON LEVEL-Get a 12 piece box of assorted truffles and 4 of our signature chocolate bars. Shipping is included from Jan-Mar 2015 or Nov-Dec 2015. Pickup at our shop is available and redeemable by December 31, 2015.

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    SILK ROAD LEVEL-Get our large 24 piece box of assorted truffles, all 7 of our signature chocolate bars and 1 bag of rice paddies. Shipping is included from Jan-Mar 2015 or Nov-Dec 2015., Pick up at our location would be sweet and redeemable by December 31, 2015.

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    PHOENIX LEVEL-Get 2 large gift boxes of an assortment of our chocolates which may include truffles, bars, chocolate covered mangoes and macadamias, caramel popcorn, soft caramels, etc. Shipping is included from Jan-Mar 2015 or Nov-Dec 2015. Pick up at our new location is highly encouraged and redeemable by December 31, 2015.

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    CHERRY BLOSSOM LEVEL-Get 4 large gift boxes (valued at $125 each) of an assortment of our chocolates which may include truffles, bars, chocolate covered mangoes and macadamias, caramel popcorn, soft caramels, etc. Shipping to 1 location is included from Jan-Mar 2015 or Nov-Dec 2015. Pick up at our new location is highly encouraged and redeemable by December 31, 2015.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    BIRD OF PARADISE LEVEL-Get 6 large gift boxes valued at $166 each of an assortment of our chocolates which may include truffles, bars, chocolate covered mangoes and macadamias, caramel popcorn, soft caramels, etc. Shipping for up to 2 different locations is included from Jan-Mar 2015 or Nov-Dec 2015. Pick up at our new location is highly encouraged and redeemable by December 31, 2015.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    ORCHID LEVEL-Once a week, get free hot chocolate for a year at our shop (non transferable). 10 large gift boxes (valued at $230 each) of an assortment of our chocolates which may include truffles, bars, chocolate covered mangoes and macadamias, caramel popcorn, soft caramels, etc.. Shipping up to 10 different addresses only during Jan-Mar 2015 or from Nov-Dec 2015). Pick up at our location would bring smiles to our faces.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    JADE LEVEL-Once a week, get free hot chocolate for a year at our shop (non transferable). 10 large gift boxes (each valued at $230) filled with an assortment or our chocolates. Shipping up to 10 different addresses only during Jan-Mar 2015 or Oct-Dec 2015. A private catered chocolate party at your home or office for up to 30 of your closest friends. Catered party may include sweet and savory items. (San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley areas only). And lastly, we will name a new chocolate bar, confection, pastry or truffle in your honor. You help us decide on a flavor profile. Sweet! Pick up at our location for the gift boxes is redeemable by Dec. 2015.

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Funding period

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