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Chunky Pig is movin' on up & on a mission to build our very own commercial production space!
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Pig. Swine. Hog. Porker. Boar. Sow. Piglet.  Whatever you wanna call it, we wanna eat it!  Everyone loves bacon, right?  Well, except vegans…nope, check that.  Even vegans will waver at the smell of a fat sizzling stack of smoked pork, so yes, EVERYONE LOVES BACON.

Niman Ranch Bacon being candied for Chunky Pig
Niman Ranch Bacon being candied for Chunky Pig

Now that you're salivating & thinking about breakfast, lemme breakdown what Chunky Pig is bringing to the world.  Our first endeavor that launched the brand was a Dark Chocolate & Candied Bacon Cookie.  Soft on the outside, crunchy at the edges & loaded with Cordillera Single Origin Columbian Dark Chocolate & Twice~Candied Niman Ranch Bacon.  Damn!  Its a mouthful to say & to eat.

Chunky Pig Dark Chocolate & Candied Bacon Cookies
Chunky Pig Dark Chocolate & Candied Bacon Cookies

But why stop at cookies when there are so many things that need bacon?  Next up was Candied Bacon Caramel Corn which made its a debut at a private party at the home of an early employee of a certain Silicon Valley mega-company…let's just say it rhymes with SpaceCook. We start with Bay Area fave Peter's Kettle Corn, add rippin' hot Maple Bacon Caramel, mix it all together & bake it until its super crunchy…none of that stick-to-your-back-teeth BS like other, less-awesome caramel corn we know of.

Chunky Pig Candied Bacon Caramel Corn ready for some oven lovin'
Chunky Pig Candied Bacon Caramel Corn ready for some oven lovin'

  So now we've got the vegans & the tech~nerds loving us, so it was time to take it to…{drumroll}…retail stores!  Oh, the love/hate relationship we have with you!  We love you because you give Chunky Pig much needed exposure, but we hate you because you pinch us of our profits…like tryin' to squeeze water from a stone.  Nonetheless, that's the way it goes in the packaged artisanal food game & we really do love our retail accounts.

Chunky Pig made it's official launch in July 2012 with our online store & a single retail account.  In the last 9 months, we have expanded our presence to include 15 retail accounts in California, Oregon & New York, participated in several pop~up markets & festivals and have been recognized by SF Weekly, Diablo Magazine & East Bay Dish.  And now that we've gotten a taste of the sweet life, we can't get enough!  

Our goal is to be able to lock down larger accounts as well as make Chunky Pig more available in more locations, but we can't do it alone.  With the generous support from our Kickstarter Backers in combination with our own resources, we will have enough capital to build our own commercial production facility to reach more locations at a lower cost.  

As owner & operator, I started this company from the ground up, tested the recipes, designed the logo, wrote all the marketing copy & established the branding in addition to producing the products & pitching to store buyers…whew, I'm freakin' tired!  Now we're ready to take Chunky Pig to the next level and see my 18 hour days, sleepless nights & sugar burns pay off in the form of a community~minded company focused on quality, flavor & turning out a kick~ass, bacon-lovin' product every single time.

Risks and challenges

Don't get us wrong, we know we've got lofty dreams & there are bound to be some roadblocks. We've used the past 9 months to gather information & educate ourselves on the realities of breaking into the wholesale food industry. We've learned some painful & valuable lessons through trial & error, a few expensive mistakes and now we feel confident in launching our Kickstarter Project armed with the knowledge that only experience can bring. This is a competitive industry & we know there will be opportunities to cut corners, use lower~quality ingredients & outsource our manufacturing, but we remain committed to producing a quality product using quality ingredients & maintaining our quality control with complete transparency. We'd rather have no company than a shady company, so thanks for helping us keep our Chunky Pig dream alive!

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    For ten clams, you'll receive a personalized shout~out on Chunky Pig's Facebook Fan Page

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    For 30 big ones, you'll receive one package of Chunky Pig Dark Chocolate & Candied Bacon Cookies (2 cookies/pkg.)…the product that launched the brand!

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    Guess what, Pig Lovers? For $35.00 you're going to get entry to the exclusive Oaktown Pig Out for Chunky Pig Kickstarter Backers only! You'll be spending the evening with other supporters featuring a whole pig roast, plenty of delicious sides, games & prizes and of course…Chunky Pig Candied Bacon Confections. We'll all be hanging out in the kitchen where the Chunky Pig magic happens right in the ♥ of Oakland's up & coming artisanal food scene. What else do you have going on on a Tuesday night? Can't wait to see you there!

    ***Oaktown Pig Out in Oakland, CA 5/28/13***

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    Hey fifty you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind so you'll receive one package of Chunky Pig Dark Chocolate & Candied Bacon Cookies (2 cookies/pkg.) and one package of Chunky Pig Candied Bacon Caramel Corn…the best of both worlds in one box!

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    Guess what, Pig Lovers? For $70.00 you & a buddy are going to get entry to the exclusive Oaktown Pig Out for Chunky Pig Kickstarter Backers only! You'll be spending the evening with other supporters featuring a whole pig roast, plenty of delicious sides, games & prizes and of course…Chunky Pig Candied Bacon Confections. We'll all be hanging out in the kitchen where the Chunky Pig magic happens right in the ♥ of Oakland's up & coming artisanal food scene. What else do you have going on on a Tuesday night? Can't wait to see you there!

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    Show us a Benjamin & we'll show you one package of Chunky Pig Dark Chocolate & Candied Bacon Cookies (2 cookies/pkg.) OR one package of Chunky Pig Candied Bacon Caramel Corn. Plus a Chunky Pig reusable canvas tote cuz this Pig's goin' places!

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    For makin' it rain up in here, you'll receive one package of each Chunky Pig product {Dark Chocolate & Candied Bacon Cookies (2 cookies/pkg.), Candied Bacon Caramel Corn & Candied Bacon Caramel Corn with Peanuts}. Plus, we'll have you stylin' with a Chunky Pig reusable canvas tote & a Chunky Pig travel mug.

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    Whoa, thanks Diamond Jim! For all this generosity, you'll receive a whole case (12 packages) of Chunky Pig Candied Bacon Caramel Corn in Plain or Peanut variety…for sharers & hoarders alike.

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    Since you're making us feel so lucky, we'll return the favor with 6 packages of Chunky Pig Dark Chocolate & Candied Bacon Cookies (2 cookies/pkg.) and 6 packages of Chunky Pig Candied Bacon Caramel Corn all tucked away in a Chunky Pig reusable canvas tote. The gift that keeps on giving...

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    For all you High Rollers, you'll receive 8lbs. of unpackaged Chunky Pig Candied Bacon Caramel Corn for your next party, movie night or game day delivered to a location & day of your choice. We'll also throw in logo-ed serving cones & a special edition Chunky Pig "Donation Nation"
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    Guess what we're going to do for you? For $800, I'll personally create a gluten free, sugar free, meat free, yet boozy dessert made just to suit your very special self…bottoms up!

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    We're not worthy! We're not worthy! Well, check that cuz we are worthy & very grateful! You'll receive a case (12 packages) of Chunky Pig Candied Bacon Caramel Corn CUSTOMIZED by you (think smoked almonds, cocoa nibs, etc.) complete with a personalized label on every bag. And just so you remember us, we'll include a special edition Chunky Pig "Donation Nation" T Shirt with our backer's monikers on display. Let your inner chef out to play...

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    You show us the money & we'll show you some amazing custom desserts! Our 2 biggest backers will get Pavé Consulting to dream, develop & deliver a Dessert Buffet Bar for 25 of your closest friends on a day of your choice. Can you say, "Best Party Ever!"?

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    You back us with this kind of dough & we'll give you a car. Literally. It sounds crazy, but its true. You'll be the proud owner of a baby blue 1964 Plymouth Valiant. New paint, new exhaust, new stereo 76K miles & you're the 3rd owner! Open the trunk & guess what? You'll find a whole case (12 Bags) of chunky Pig Candied Bacon Caramel Corn to share with your peeps as they admire your new ride.

    *does not include transportation out of California*

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