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By Anat & Liat
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About

Bring Tamtik Chocolate to your city . (A collaboration with Nisnas Industries)

Tamtik is a premium handmade chocolate structure, molded into a map of your favorite city.

Tamtik is one perfect piece that is actually 3 things in one: 

  • Tamtik is a sublime handmade dark chocolate.
  • Tamtik is a stylized map of the cities of London, NYC or TLV and another surprise one city for you to vote on :)
  • It is a work of art from top to bottom, from taste to packaging to design. Handmade one at a time by local artisans. 

*Important note on ordering a Tamtik: When you choose your reward you DO NOT have to choose your city at that point, you pick the city of your choice after the campaign ends when we send you a survey. 

We now have three cities designed in Tamtik Chocolate: New York, London and Tel Aviv. Also, this kickstarter will help us add a new city to our selection. Want to learn how you can vote for your city, read on!

Imagine for one second if you could combine two of your favorite things in the world: Supremely decadent chocolate and a a stunning urban city-scape. 

Well, imagine no more :) We've been working like mad over the past years to perfect our Tamtik chocolate city,  it's a product of years of dedication and and we can now finally bring it to YOUR city. Yay!

 Just the experience

Just imagine the experience tasting Tamtik for the first time. The first thing that hits you is that smell of handcrafted chocolate, it's sublime. 
Each Tamtik is made locally by a local chocolate artisans and no expense is spared in production. The second thing you notice is the package that is a delight, a beautiful, delicate piece that combines function and art.

Then finally you get to see the city lines in the chocolate map, the fine design of each city street, the contours of its famous landmarks.  Oh and the taste, the taste is like no other. A dark chocolate with hints of sweet and bitter tones, a perfect companion for a luxurious meal and a fine whisky. Perfect. 

Packaging: a masterpiece wrapped in a masterpiece

The Tamtik packaging is an experience of discovery. This feeling of discovery  grows with each step of the unwrapping process. The box is a beautiful white case, as it opens it unveils a trey holding the chocolate map.  The white box has a subtle image of the Tamtik map on the outside, it is insulated on all sides with subtle brown wrapping surrounding the chocolate map. It is a stunning design, check it out below.

 

 

Your vote gets YOUR city in CHOCOLATE

We know you want your own city in chocolate, let's talk about how we vote for your city. 

We started out in Tel Aviv and worked our way to London. We are now bringing NY to life and we want YOU to choose the next Tamtik chocolate city. 

 

 Want to learn how to turn YOUR city into a Tamtik city? Keep reading!

Here is how to get YOUR city on the map 

Grab any of our rewards and you get entered to vote for your city to be the next Chocolate City. You enter your city by just backing this project or by opting for the 1$ option which just makes you a voter. Once you are registered in our system we will be holding a vote for the next Tamtik city and YOU can vote, or better yet, get your friends / and neighbors to vote too and get tons of votes on your side- sounds good.

4 good ways to get votes for your city: 

  • Share on Facebook to your local community and get them to opt in for the vote reward
  • Get your friends to do the same
  • Go tell your local chocolate nuts that there is an opportunity to get your town on the map, spread the word:) 
  • Create a campaign in your hometown, tell everyone how much you want your streets to run with chocolate :)

 Why it needs to be perfect  

We thrive on the process, the human touch and the collaborative effort. Each Tamtik city map is a handcrafted affair. We partner with only the best artisans from around the globe to bring you the best chocolate experience. We have partners in London, in NYC and in our home town of Tel Aviv. We pride ourselves on being perfectionists and know you will fall in love with the final product.


 

About the chocolate:  

WE SELECT THE BEST INGREDIENTS - Meticulous selection of ingredients is definitive in achieving the unique sensorial profile characteristic to the chocolate of CasaLuker Cacao. We select the best Cacao Fino de Aroma beans from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, and use 100% cocoa butter and natural vanilla in our couvertures. Fine and aromatic chocolate - Fruity and flowery aromas and flavour with nutty malt notes. This is the characteristic flavour of Cacao Fino de Aroma that distinguishes it from other cocoas in the world.  

Tamtik Chocolate City is crafted in dark chocolate. After the campaign we will be offering a milk chocolate and a a white chocolate option. ingredients for the Dark Chocolate are Cocoa beans, sugar, cocoa butter, soya lecithin, natural vanilla flavour. (Min cocoa solids 70%). It's a blend I we use with Casa Luker, it's not a standard Casa Luker couverture.


Lets talk about inspiration

The main inspiration for us was actually a Mashrabiya design, it's an interior design style from the middle east that uses an open web style and geometric shapes to make a wood mesh. The chocolate map design was inspired by Mashrabiyas and slowly evolved into the map we have now. We reshaped the design until the city maps emerged. 
We take our inspiration from local artists, graphic maps and the potential that the premium chocolate allows us to make. 

Can you see your favorite landmarks?

We can spot the Thames, Central Park, The London EYE, Hamedina Square. What else do you see? 
We crafted these maps with the help of some of the best graphic designers around.
The design must be able to function in the mold, it must be able to be removed from the mold and be separated easily and that is one very significant challenge. We need to make every road and landmark in the chocolate map to be able to pop out of the silicone mold. Craftsmanship and a steady hand  is the solution, (and some serious trial and error).

How Tamtik is made:
Making Tamtik chocolate maps is a labor of love. Check out below images and some video of this amazing chocolate map being made.

Buy a mold!  

Want to make Tamtik chocolate in your own home and experience what it is like to make a chocolate city map? You can buy one of our molds. See the reward on the right and pick one up. You can choose any one of our cities, NYC, London or TLV.

 

Unboxing: Boom :)

The experience of opening a Tamtik box is unlike anything you've experienced. It's a sensory overload. The smell and taste of the craft chocolate make their way to your senses before you see the gorgeous lines of the chocolate city map. 


We never work alone, we partner with people who are like-minded in order to make sure that our team is grounded in local tradition and grows as a community project from the inside out.



Working with the molds: 
We use only the best ingredients The molds are made of food grade silicone and are used one at a time. This means that making the chocolate is extremely labor intensive, but that's cool by us, the hard work shows in the final product. From process to choice of material all the way to the packaging and the final product, this piece is stunning and so worth the extra mile :)

Specialty pack 
Collabortion with Talia Sari
One of our greatest inspirations for building this campaign was a design by Talia Sari called You are Here. Its a beautiful piece of Jewelry in the shape of a city map. It is a masterpiece and we loved it so much that we picked up the phone and asked if we could collaborate and thankfully she said yes! So we are offering a beautiful pack with two Tamtik Chocolate maps and one beautiful piece of You are Here jewelry. We know you will love it :)

 

 What's in a name: Why Tamtik?    

It's a subtle play on words from the Hebrew Ta'am meaning taste and Matok meaning sweet. The combination of the words also provokes a funky movement in the mouth to make a double T sound, the kind of sound you make when your super excited to eat something mind blowing. Cool- right?

Make people's life a little sweeter
About us

 

  An important note on shipping:


We ship anywhere in the US, Canada, the UK and Israel. We ship anywhere that we have Tamtik setup locally. If you want to get a Tamtik chocolate map, those are the areas served so far. Keep in mind that we are growing so we will open up new locations as the campaign grows. 
We ship in specially made boxes that help keep the chocolate cool and time the shipping with cold weather to make sure you get your chocolate in the perfect condition. 
Thank you

 

 

 

 We'd like to thank everyone who helped us get here:

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

 

Tell us how you will get us our chocolate without it melting:
Great question: We send the Tamtik in the dead of winter in a special insulated box so that it's guaranteed to get to you intact. 

I really want my city to be made into a Tamtik Chocolate city, what do I do:
Dont just sit by, VOTE, get your friends to vote by claiming the 3$ reward or getting a Tamtik of their own. We will be holding a vote when we send out surveys. The more folks vote for your city, the more chances you have of getting your city on the map


How can I get Tamtik in bulk, do you do wholesale?
Yup, after the campaign is done we will be taking orders from wholesalers and shops, email us and we'll make it happen. Want a 10 pack or twenty pack? email us, we'll make it happen.

How do I choose my city:
There are 3 cities to choose from: NYC, London and Tel Aviv. Also, you can vote for the city of your choice after the campaign ends. When we send out surveys, you can choose the city of your choice. 

If I want two city patterns, lets say London and NY can I get the two?
Good question, the answer is sadly no, each map is made locally so that transport is made easy so for now, you can get a map of a city in your country

Risks and challenges

This is our 1st kickstarter project hurray :) but we are veteran makers with years of experience behind us.

That said, the learning curve for Kickstarter projects continues to be challenging and we like it that way. As a team of makers we have learned tons from everything we've done so that we now have a good system in place.
Shipping is always tracked, communication is constant, quality control is the most important piece of the puzzle for us and you our backers are at the center of the experience.
We take full responsibility for our work and take it super seriously, if we need to delay, we let you know. We are confident in our ability to give you the product we advertise and stand behind it. With any change along the way, we communicate and coordinate with our backers.
We're a team and we're here to help.

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    Choose the next Tamtik city!

    1$ will put you in a special club. You can choose the next city to have its own chocolate Tamtik map.

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    Become a taster!

    We will be choosing 10 backers to become tasters for the next tamtik city, either in milk chocolate or in white chocolate, then all of our 2$ backers will be able to join an online tasting session to decide the taste of the Tamtik Chocolate city.

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    1 Tamtik Chocolate City. 30% off

    30% off early bird. Receive one Tamtik Chocolate city of your choice.
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    1 Tamtik Chocolate City

    Receive one Tamtik Chocolate city of your choice.
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    Double gift pack (best value)

    Double gift pack
    Get two Tamtik chocolate city maps of your choice at a special discounted rate, for you and a friend.

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    Jewelry and Chocolate combo pack

    Buy a beautiful custom Jewelry map from Talia at You are Here complete with 2 Tamtik Chocolate maps of your choice. This makes a beautiful and unique gift for a special friend or an amazing pack for yourself

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    Get four Tamtik chocolate city maps of your choice at a special discounted rate, for you and a friend

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    Become a chocolate factory

    Buy one of our silicone molds to make your own Tamtik City with melted chocolate made at home :)

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