Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Fora's FabaButter tastes like dairy butter, but it's plant-based. Sustainable | Melts + Bakes + Cooks | Vegan | No Palm Oil
Created by
535 backers pledged $25,986 to help bring this project to life.

About

FabaButter: Michelin-Star Chef Approved Dairy-Free Butter project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$25,986

535

As lifelong foodies, the transition to a plant-based diet for Aidan and Andrew was challenging. They didn't want to support the unsustainable animal agriculture industry, but they still wanted to eat good food! The one kitchen staple they missed the most was high-quality butter.

The problem? Supermarket shelves were stocked with underwhelming "buttery spreads". They all lacked in flavor, functionality, and clean, sustainable ingredients. Simply put - they felt like the outdated, unmistakably artificial tub of margarine.

Taking matters into their own hands, and in between full-time day jobs, Aidan and Andrew spent countless hours tinkering with the winning recipe you see today. FabaButter churns a handful of friendly plant-based ingredients to make a modern butter that tastes the way your grandma remembers it.

Michelin-starred chefs have sworn by FabaButter's taste and functionality. We only use sustainable plant-based ingredients that are better for the planet.
Michelin-starred chefs have sworn by FabaButter's taste and functionality. We only use sustainable plant-based ingredients that are better for the planet.

To launch into stores nationwide, we need to make FabaButter on a mass scale. If you back this campaign, your money will help fund our 10,000 pound trial run with our manufacturer.

If you’re a backer of $35 or more, you will get exclusive access to trying FabaButter first and letting us know what you think months before it hits shelves. Your feedback will be used directly in fine-tuning our recipe, which will lead to the final formulation! [BTW - refrigerated shipping is wildly expensive. We appreciate your early support as we ship directly to your door.]

We source our Aquafaba from hummus manufacturers who would usually pour it down the drain.  We put it to good use by churning it with a few other friendly ingredients to achieve the perfect 1:1 replacer to dairy butter.
We source our Aquafaba from hummus manufacturers who would usually pour it down the drain. We put it to good use by churning it with a few other friendly ingredients to achieve the perfect 1:1 replacer to dairy butter.
Pillowy croissants made with FabaButter magic (image courtesy of @terryhope)
Pillowy croissants made with FabaButter magic (image courtesy of @terryhope)
Grandma-approved cookies and shortbread made with FabaButter magic (courtesy of @terryhope)
Grandma-approved cookies and shortbread made with FabaButter magic (courtesy of @terryhope)
Delicious donuts made with, you guessed it, FabaButter magic (image courtesy of @peacefulprovisions)
Delicious donuts made with, you guessed it, FabaButter magic (image courtesy of @peacefulprovisions)
Imagine butter... just without any of the environmental harm.  FabaButter uses less water, land, and releases fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to dairy butter.
Imagine butter... just without any of the environmental harm. FabaButter uses less water, land, and releases fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to dairy butter.
Our pals in the media have showed nothing but <3 for FabaButter
Our pals in the media have showed nothing but <3 for FabaButter
Acclaimed chefs love making stuff with our butter.
Acclaimed chefs love making stuff with our butter.
We didn't forget about you. Getting gifts is always better than giving ;-)
We didn't forget about you. Getting gifts is always better than giving ;-)
Stretch Goals!
Stretch Goals!
Summer 2018 & Beyond (We can see it now!).  With your help, we can get FabaButter on shelves across the country.
Summer 2018 & Beyond (We can see it now!). With your help, we can get FabaButter on shelves across the country.
University of Michigan grad who is now on his third business venture. Believes that food can be a powerful tool for social change. He is an unyielding optimist who will find the silver lining in any situation.
University of Michigan grad who is now on his third business venture. Believes that food can be a powerful tool for social change. He is an unyielding optimist who will find the silver lining in any situation.
University of Michigan grad who cut his teeth in food investment banking. Food matters to him because it becomes a part of us. He draws inspiration from non-food areas, like writing, pop culture, and economics.
University of Michigan grad who cut his teeth in food investment banking. Food matters to him because it becomes a part of us. He draws inspiration from non-food areas, like writing, pop culture, and economics.

Risks and challenges

We’ve spent countless hours vetting ethical and reliable partners. Our suppliers are premium: our supply chain is all non-GMO and sustainable, and our manufacturer abides by all health codes.

Most of all, we are confident in our strong team to execute the most efficient and effective product launch. Having said that, there are always uncertainties and risks that could delay our production schedule.

Although very unlikely, things sometimes do take longer than expected. To assure you of timely delivery, take our word that we want to get this product on shelves as soon as possible!

Throughout the duration of the project, we will update our backers every step of the way, frequently updating you in great detail on all milestones and any foreseeable obstacles!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    The FabaButter eCookbook

    Your complete guide to cooking and baking with FabaButter. Illustrated FabaButter-inspired recipes from acclaimed chefs, all compiled into one awesome PDF.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    20 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    FabaButter Friends Taster Pack

    One full-sized (16oz) FabaButter tub from our trial production run - before it hits the shelves. Be a FabaButter pioneer! Includes eCookbook.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    293 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    FabaButter "Early Bird" Taster Pack (x2)

    Two full-sized FabaButter tubs + eCookbook ("Early Bird" special limited to 40 backers).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 40 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    FabaButter Best Friends Taster Pack

    Two full-sized FabaButter tubs + eCookbook.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    131 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    FabaButter Popcorn Movie Night

    Attend a limited seating movie screening at NYC’s legendary Nitehawk Cinema. Featuring unlimited popcorn buttered with FabaButter. Includes a take-home FabaButter tub + eCookbook.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Cooking Class with Chef Terry Romero

    Join bestselling author and plant-based chef Terry Romero in an intimate live-streamed FabaButter cooking class. Whip up some tasty FabaButter treats with an expert. Includes a FabaButter tub + eCookbook.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Official FabaButter Tasting Party

    Attend a one-of-a-kind NYC evening hosted at Michelin-starred chef Brad Farmerie's sexy Soho restaurant Saxon+Parole. Enjoy endless FabaButter-inspired eats and drinks with the Fora founders. Impossible Foods sliders with crispy FabaButter-lathered buns? Uh, yeah. Includes a take-home FabaButter tub + eCookbook.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

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

    Soho House FabaButter Feast

    Enjoy an exclusive FabaButter Feast prepared by the renowned Soho House chefs. Includes a take-home FabaButter tub + eCookbook.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

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

    Trip 2 LA: FabaFeast with Scott Winegard

    We're flying you to LA to join acclaimed Executive Chef Scott Winegard at the Venice restaurant Plant Food+Wine for a private FabaButter set-menu dinner. Includes a take-home FabaButter tub + eCookbook.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (40 days)