$2,137
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28
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 27 2015 8:38 PM UTC +00:00
$2,137
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
28
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 27 2015 8:38 PM UTC +00:00

About

Background:

Stout Spice Co. has been going strong for over 20 years. It began as a small project, selling to friends and family. In 2014 we decided to take on the family business and go online with an online store. We have had everything from national to international sales. We do not use any chemicals in any of our spices and only use the freshest organic herbs you can get!

Goals:

With much success at local boutiques, craft fairs, and online sales we are ready to tackle the next level, getting product into retail stores.  

Our Spices:

6 of our 8 spices fully labeled.
6 of our 8 spices fully labeled.

We currently have 8 spices, our goal is to create various spices that cater to every level of culinary interest. While using the highest quality ingredients.

Cajun Spice: The word “Cajun,” a variation on “Acadian,” refers to the residents of Louisiana. When it comes to the Cajun Spice Blend, however, it’s the signature pepper medley that excites your palate and delivers the smoky warmth that typifies the Cajun taste! Balanced with the aromatics of onion and garlic and the tastes of oregano and rosemary, the Cajun Spice Blend adds delectable flavor to shrimp, fish, pork, and chicken alike! 

Cajun Spice
Cajun Spice

Pickling Spice: Don’t be fooled by the name: our Pickling Spice is not just for pickling! Unlike many spice blends, our Pickling Spice doesn’t contain any salt, and this provides more control for the cooks. Now, all the superb and diverse flavors of ginger, coriander, allspice, bay leaves, and dill seed can be used to season roasted meats, salad dressings, or tomato sauces from a single blend without any extra salt! Enjoy! 

Pickling Spice
Pickling Spice

Onion Powder: Onions are among the most versatile and common cooking ingredients in the world. No matter which continent you’re cooking on, there are a variety of dishes that call for onions. When you’re after that unmistakable onion flavor but don’t have the time to dice, reach for our Onion Powder, a blend of dehydrated onions that will permeate your culinary masterpiece! Use Onion Powder in homemade party dips, hamburgers, and soups! 

Onion Powder
Onion Powder

Mulling Spice: Mulling is an old practice, one that involves infusing warmed juices, ciders, or wines with a collection of luscious ingredients, and results in a smooth and soothing evening beverage. Our Mulling Spices follow the traditional ingredients of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and dried orange peels, which create a well-rounded brew that is sweet, light, and addicting! Prepare a fragrant cup using our Mulling Spices and enjoy a cornucopia of exciting flavors! 

Mulling Spice
Mulling Spice

Lemon Pepper: A perennial favorite with seafood, our Lemon Pepper Blend celebrates the fruits of the ocean with fantastic complementary flavors! Starting with black pepper, the spice blend provides a gentle heat that works equally well with milder and stronger seafood dishes. This is followed by a splash of citrus zest, from lemon peel and lemon oil, that ignites the taste buds! Toss in your line and reel in our Lemon Pepper Blend! 

Lemon Pepper
Lemon Pepper

Jamaican Jerk: Seasonings that are called “hot” typically focus on flavor first and heat second and our Jamaican Jerk Seasoning is no exception. With three different types of pepper – chipotle, black, and cayenne – this blend can certainly make your tongue burn and your eyes water! With the combination of allspice and cinnamon, it also provides a sweet exhilarating dash to any dish, so our Jamaican Jerk Seasoning always packs a flavorful punch! 

Jamaican Jerk
Jamaican Jerk

• Italian: With an abundance of savory herbs and spices, our Italian Seasoning sets the stage for any culinary creation seeking robust flavor! An excellent blend for any tomato sauce, the standard basil, oregano, and thyme combination is accented with the subtle freshness of parsley and the delicate aroma of rosemary. Use as a marinade, a dry rub, during cooking, or before serving: there’s virtually nothing this spice blend can’t season! 

Italian
Italian

Curry Powder: When most people hear “curry,” they envision smoke pouring out of their ears! Curries, like any other hot spice, are usually about flavor first and heat second. Our Curry Powder is no exception and it presents a variety of traditional spices that create a powerful impact on any sauce. With the zing of ginger and the zip of mustard, this golden spice puts the flavor out front for everyone’s enjoyment!

Curry Powder
Curry Powder

Future Spices:

While we love the work we do and the care given to each of our spices, we dream big and have gears in motion on other projects. In developing our business model, we have outlined the following method of expansion: 

Garam Masala: If you’ve eaten Indian cuisine, you’ve inevitably tried garam masala! This staple blend is the backbone of many popular dishes, and each family’s secret recipe is unique! While garam masala means “warm spice,” this blend presents an additional aromatic element, with the sweet notes of cinnamon and the light airiness of coriander. Whether for korma, biryani, tikka masala, or tandoori, garam masala is an essential spice in your kitchen!

Garam Masala First Run
Garam Masala First Run

Gumbo File: Simply put, Gumbo File is powdered sassafras leaves, which is also an absolutely essential ingredient in much Cajun cooking. Adding it to stews and soups, Gumbo File lends a unique taste to any broth, a mixture of the freshness of eucalyptus and the warmth of thyme. For that reason, our Gumbo File also includes some powered thyme leaves, which further stimulates the appetite and complements the energizing sassafras powder. 

Gumbo File First Run
Gumbo File First Run

Herbs De Provence: Named after a region in south-eastern France, Herbs do Provence is a traditional blend of common garden herbs that are dried and mixed together, but not ground. Typically comprised of rosemary, savory, and basil, the principal taste is always the characteristic richness of thyme. With the inclusion of lavender, our Herbs de Provence completes the classic combination! The blend passes its delectable full-bodied flavor into fish, meat, and vegetable stews. 

Herbs De Provence First Run
Herbs De Provence First Run

Poultry Seasoning: Preparing a chicken for cooking, that’s when spice blends are worth their weight in gold! In our Poultry Seasoning, everything is taken care of: onion and garlic provide an aromatic bouquet, while tomato powder and basil deliver a subtle sweetness. A robust warming flavor comes from the mustard, thyme, and rubbed sage, and we complete the package with the signature tastes of oregano and rosemary. Chicken never tasted so good!

Poultry Seasoning First Run
Poultry Seasoning First Run

Chili Blend: Our Chili Blend celebrates the most important aspects of amazing chili! Obviously, the first thing that comes to mind is the heat, and this blend delivers the spiciness in spades, with chili powder and paprika! Bland chili is perhaps worse than mild chili, but with garlic, onion, and oregano, our chili blend leaps out of the pot with fragrance and flavor! Surprise everyone with world-class chili made from scratch! 

Chili Blend First Run
Chili Blend First Run

Garlic Powder: The unmistakable presence of garlic, an aromatic powerhouse with delicious bite, is in a class of its own in the spice world! Whether in marinades for succulent meats, sauces for decadent pastas, or eggs for quiches, the addition of garlic powder brings cooking a unique intensity. Coupled with parsley flakes, a well-known balance for garlic breath, this spice blend makes a memorable meal less obvious when you’re talking about it! 

Garlic Powder First Run
Garlic Powder First Run

Where Will This Money Go?

1. Wholesale Ordering (30%): The biggest reason we need your help in launching our business is the massive cost of ordering in bulk. While our products are all assembled and made by hand, the supplies that we need to craft them are sold in large quantities that become costly very quickly. 

2. Product Line Development (20%): While we hope you enjoy our spices, we have other projects in the works that we would love to also share with you! These funds will support growth in the development of prototypes of these products: Garam Masala, Gumbo File, Herbs De Provence, Poultry Seasoning, Seasoning Salt, Chili Blend stay tuned! 

3. Marketing (17%): In our early stages, we would like to remain focused on developing the best product we can. Social media and networking will be our main venues of marketing, but we would like to dedicate money to online and print advertising! 

4. Printing Services (15%): These funds will be used to cover costs of printing items such as thank you notes, informational inserts for our spices, shirts, aprons, business cards, package labels, stickers, you name it! 

5. Kickstarter Fees (10%): Between Kickstarter and Amazon Payments, about 10% of the total funds that we raise never make their way to the company. We acknowledge this in setting our goals. 

6. Existing Expenses (8%): Money spent on prototyping, testing, and initial batch ordering are all what we file under our existing expenses. 

Testimonial: 

Justin, 

 We've used some of the spice and the results have been excellent.There are several off the shelf products we "punch up" to improve the flavor, one of them is canned tomato soup. Even the best canned tomato soup leaves something to be desired so we usually add some oregano, basil, parsley and red pepper flakes along with some powdered or grated romano or parmesan cheese. Well we made some canned soup the other day, put in a tablespoon of the Italian spice along with the red pepper flakes and cheese and the result was some superb tomato soup. Yesterday we made red beans and rice using some leftover ham and leftover Andouille sausage. In lieu of the regular spices we added about a teaspoon of the Cajun spice, and a bit of salt, that's all it took. The result was some of the best, maybe the best, red beans and rice we've ever made. 

 Hope you and yours are well. 

 Arthur

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Stout Spice Co. is proud to be a part of the kickingitforward movement. Head over to http://kickingitforward.org for more information. Stout Spice Co. will take a portion of profits from this kickstarter and "kick it forward" to help others fund their dreams!!

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Risks and challenges

As with big expansion projects there are always obstacles. However, we have many years of great success with boutique sales, along with online sales. We plan on using that experience, along with our knowledge of the industry, to make our goal of getting Stout Spice Co. in store a success. No matter how long it takes!

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    In addition to all previous listed rewards. You will receive another jar of spice, and a Stout Spice Co. apron. This means:

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    You receive all previous listed rewards. Along with 2 more jars of spice of your choice. This means:

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    You will receive 1 jar of all of our spices! Including all previous rewards. This means:

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    You double all your rewards! This means:

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Funding period

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