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Alex Galyuk Co FounderBy Alex Galyuk Co Founder
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Alex Galyuk Co FounderBy Alex Galyuk Co Founder
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$547
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 25 2014 10:58 PM UTC +00:00

About

  Bonjour! 

Feel Good Inc. Desserts is the only bakery in the world making French Macarons that are Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, and Refined Sugar Free. We currently sell them in 26 stores across Southern California.The treats, which come in eight flavors, we are nominated for Cookie of the Year by VegNews magazine.

We’re asking for funding to help fully equip our bakery for Organic, GMO Free, and Gluten Free certification. Right now we only lease the fully vegan bakery part-time and share it with the maker of a non-organic product. Taking over the full lease will let us bake our Macarons and other products, such as raw brownies and raw cakes, as certified. Such certification will put you, our customers, at ease, and ensure the highest level of quality and ingredients are made for your taste buds.

  • In addition, our ovens are working 24/7and can’t support any more baking. This funding will help us buy a larger oven, mixers, and other equipment that enable us to distribute our goods nationwide.
  • Delicate French macarons are not to be confused with American macarOOns. A macaron is a specialty pastry comprised of a crunchy, yet delicate outer shell with a soft almond meringue inside. Each macaron is filled with a decadent cream or a delicious chocolate ganache. American macaroons can be prepared in 10 minutes, but it actually takes five hours to make French macarons! 
  • These elegant sandwich cookies are beloved by the French, especially in Paris. The bite-sized treats have become trendy there. They popup at brunches, bridal showers, and wedding dessert tables. And they make a delightful morning treat with a cup of tea.
  • The ingredients we use include almond flour, organic unrefined cane sugar, vanilla, organic coconut spread, tapioca starch, and organic maple syrup.
  • The natural colors and flavors are always organic and based on fruit, vegetables, or edible flowers. The cookies come in raspberry, blueberry, banana, green tea, chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, and vanilla flavors.
  • The French have perfected a quality of life that allows them the luxury of slowing down long enough to do things right. They know the art of perfecting a craft and using high quality ingredients. We’ve done our best to capture that French spirit in our delicacies so we can share it with everyone and offer little luxuries that make people smile.
  • We also specialize in Raw food. The funding will allow us to produce more such food, adding a benefit to consumers. Since the Raw food industry is currently limited, customers will have more choices at the checkout aisle. This added competition will help stabilize and lower the overall cost of raw food.
  • In Southern California you can find our animal cruelty-free goods at Lassens, Mothers Markets, Follow Your Heart, Viva La Vegan, Erewhon, Full O Life, PC Greens Malibu, Rainbow Acres, and other stores. Once we launch nationwide others, including you, will be able to find our treats at your local health food store!

The funding would cover half the entire project’s cost. Our soft goal is $30,000 and our ideal goal is $55,000. This is the exact Kickstart we need, and we’d be very grateful for it. =)

Many thanks,

Oxana Navrotskaya and Alex Galyuk,

Feel Good Desserts.

macaron plate
macaron plate

About Us

We started Feel Good Inc. to join the Vegan and Health movement. We wanted to prove Vegan food is not only for skinny Models, but also for health-oriented people in general. Would you rather eat an Organic, Vegan Macaron like ours that’s never hurt a soul or eat another kind of Macaron? Would you feel better having 450 calories of healthy Superfoods-based Vegan Mousse Cake or 1,200 calories of regular cheesecake? The choice is yours.

Working in the medical field for seven years as a surgical assistant, I saw many patients with health issues. This experience inspired me and my wife to look for a way to change both our lives and try living a healthier life style. From the very first days of switching to a Vegan, Organic diet, we felt much happier, more energetic, and less stressed!

We felt so good living this way we wanted to share our experiences with other people through our products.

By making organic products we guarantee the treats will be non-GMO and free of pesticides. For instance, instead of using food coloring made of chemicals, we use beet juice for the color red and blueberries for blue.

We took a lot of our knowledge from books like The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and Superfoods by David Wolfe, as well as from films such as Forks over Knives and Food Matters along with seven years  background in the medical field assisting doctors.

Alex Galyuk

REVIEWS by BLOGS / YELP / Social Media

Academy Award Nominated Actress , Ellen Page with a box of Vegan Gluten Free "Bon Ami" French Macarons
Academy Award Nominated Actress , Ellen Page with a box of Vegan Gluten Free "Bon Ami" French Macarons

 Review by BLOGS / YELP

Review: Vegan French Macaroons from Feel Good Desserts by KEEPIN IT KIND

http://keepinitkind.com/review-vegan-french-macaroons-from-feel-good-desserts/

       Mighty Vegan Macarons by Veg News

    http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=6182&catId=9

VegNews Nomination
VegNews Nomination

                 Our second Article on the VegNews

                              ( Just in time for Halloween )

           http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=4487&catId=2

   BLOG REVIEW BY VEGAN HOUSEWIVES

http://www.veganhousewives.com/vegan-macaroons-from-feel-good-desserts/

Vegan Housewives
Vegan Housewives

                        YELP REVIEW BY  FRANCES F

Before finding out about Feel Good Desserts, I was searching so hard for a vegan, gluten-free recipe to make my own macaron. Well, I sort of gave up on it because my luck has run out until I came across a post on my instagram feed. I was ecstatic to see that there exist a vegan macaron. I had to go try it to satisfy both my cravings and curiosity. It is very expensive. I paid $7.99 for a tray of  four with each macaron measuring about ~35mm in diameter. It  comes in four different fruit flavors: blueberry, banana, raspberry, and green tea. I have to say that I am impressed. It's delicious and made just right. Not too sweet and the texture is comparable to the non-vegan versions that I see being sold at places like 'lette' but without all the nasties like eggs (yuck!).

I think the price point could be a little cheaper BUT I understand why it's high. Making macarons is no easy feat. It is labor intensive and takes a lot of practice and patience.  They use high quality organic ingredients. Everything is gluten-free, soy-free, refined sugar free, ALL NATURAL, and preservative FREE. It is more of a treat for me so it's not something I look forward to buying on a weekly basis. Nevertheless, I am a fan and I can't wait until the next time I treat myself to these delectables.

LINK TO YELP http://www.yelp.com/biz/feel-good-inc-desserts-los-angeles

Feel Good Desserts Interview w/ Cristina Iacob of  RevitalizeMindBodySoul.com  & Founder Oxana N.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKGZeZqQpms

WE ARE SOCIAL AND WE KNOW IT ! CHECK OUT OUR SOCIAL MEDIA SITES AND OUR MANY BELOVED FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS

       INSTAGRAM     http://instagram.com/feelgooddesserts#

       FACEBOOK     https://www.facebook.com/FeelGoodDesserts

      TWITTER        https://twitter.com/FeelGoodDessert

      PINTEREST     http://www.pinterest.com/feelgooddessert/

      TUMBLR          http://feel-good-desserts.tumblr.com/

I love therefore I am Vegan Wristbands
I love therefore I am Vegan Wristbands
I love therefore I am Vegan T-shirt
I love therefore I am Vegan T-shirt
USDA Organic
USDA Organic
Non GMO project
Non GMO project
Green Tea MAcaron
Green Tea MAcaron

Risks and challenges

There is always risk as we will have to invest thousands into equipment, ingredients and a new lease. There are always challenges to selling packaged goods. Luckily we have two years of experience doing this in Southern California for stores like Mothers Market, Lassens, Erewhon , Viva La Vegan, Co-Op and others. This knowledge of the Market demand, Logistics and Distribution will help us succeed in the future and make sure that every conscious person can have a healthy treat at an affordable price.

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