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We want to see what flavor you want next! Come join, become part of the process, and vote for Coffee or Hibiscus! Read more

Grand Rapids, MI Drinks
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This project's funding goal was not reached on July 10, 2014.

We want to see what flavor you want next! Come join, become part of the process, and vote for Coffee or Hibiscus!

Grand Rapids, MI Drinks
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Hop Soda
Hop Soda

In 2013, we launched Proper Soda with our first flavor Hop Soda, a light and refreshing soft drink made with four ingredients: water, cane sugar, citric acid and natural hops extract. It is the only soda on the market that attains flavor exclusively from hops.

We have received numerous accolades, including four stars on BevNet, who called it a great “cousin of craft beer” and the most enjoyable non-alcoholic hops beverage they’d ever had.

Hopefully our Hop Soda has given you a taste for the quality and style of sodas we aim to create, and it's time to look at what is next.

Proper Soda is looking to add a new flavor. We have narrowed down the semi-finalists to Coffee and Hibiscus, and need your help to decide! 

Every backer will will be able to cast one flavor vote at the end of the campaign, after which the winning flavor will be announced.

Pre-Prototype Flavors
Pre-Prototype Flavors

 

Hibiscus Prototype
Hibiscus Prototype

 

coffee prototype
coffee prototype

To sum up our goals for flavors: they should be unique and intriguing—no orange or cherry sodas here! They also will have real ingredients - cane sure and natural flavors. Most importantly, they have to taste good. Isn't that what it's all about?

So America, it’s time for you to take action.

We have narrowed down a number of flavor possibilities. What will it be folks?

The crisp, sweet, tartness of Hibiscus?

Or the rich, velvety, caramel-y cola-esq flavors of Coffee?

It is up to You!!!

Risks and challenges

There are various costs and challenges associated with prototyping a new flavor, including:

• flavor profile prototyping

• label design

• label die cut fees

• physical label printing

• flavor

• product shipping costs

• minimum product run costs

Timing is always a big one - we have tried to give good lead times for when we can expect to deliver these rewards, but things can happen. No matter what we will keep the process going, and let you know if we happen upon delays.

Our philosophy is to never quit - we will get this next flavor made!

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    Pledge $1 or more
    About $1.00 USD

    2 backers

    Counts as one vote! Power to the people!

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    Pledge $2 or more
    About $2.00 USD

    4 backers Limited (29 left of 33)

    Early Bird Vote!
    Counts as 1 vote for either Coffee or Hibiscus.
    1 Proper Soda sticker.
    1 difference, made by you!

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    Pledge $3 or more
    About $3 USD

    1 backer

    Cast your Vote!
    Counts as 1 vote for either Coffee or Hibiscus.
    1 Proper Soda sticker.
    1 difference, made by you!

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    21 backers All gone!

    Early Bird Vote!
    Counts as 1 vote for either Coffee or Hibiscus as next soda flavor.
    1 twelve pack of the winning flavor OR hop soda.
    1 Proper Soda sticker.
    1 Voters' Satisfaction!

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    Pledge $35 or more
    About $35 USD

    10 backers

    Cast your Vote!
    Counts as 1 vote for either Coffee or Hibiscus as next soda flavor.
    1 twelve pack of the winning flavor OR hop soda.
    1 Proper Soda sticker.
    1 Voters' Satisfaction!

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    Pledge $75 or more
    About $75 USD

    7 backers All gone!

    Early Bird Vote!
    Counts as 1 vote for either Coffee or Hibiscus as next soda flavor.
    1 case (24) of the winning flavor OR hop soda.
    1 Proper Soda T-Shirt
    1 Proper Soda sticker.
    1 Voters' Satisfaction!

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    Pledge $85 or more
    About $85 USD

    1 backer

    Counts as 1 vote for either Coffee or Hibiscus as next soda flavor.
    1 case (24) of the winning flavor OR hop soda.
    1 Proper Soda T-Shirt
    1 Proper Soda sticker.
    1 Voters' Satisfaction!

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    Pledge $120 or more
    About $120 USD

    3 backers All gone!

    Early Bird Vote!
    Counts as 1 vote for either Coffee or Hibiscus as next soda flavor.
    2 cases (24) of the winning flavor OR hop soda.
    1 Proper Soda T-Shirt.
    1 Proper Soda sticker.
    1 set of Hop Soda drink recipe coasters.

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    Pledge $135 or more
    About $135 USD

    2 backers

    Counts as 1 vote for either Coffee or Hibiscus as next soda flavor.
    2 cases (24) of the winning flavor OR hop soda.
    1 Proper Soda T-Shirt.
    1 Proper Soda sticker.
    1 set of Hop Soda drink recipe coasters.

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    Pledge $575 or more
    About $575 USD

    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    Early Bird!
    Counts as 1 vote for either Coffee or Hibiscus as next soda flavor.
    1 years worth of winning flavor OR hop soda delivered at 1 case/month.
    1 Proper Soda T-Shirt.
    1 Proper Soda sticker.
    1 set of Hop Soda drink recipe coasters.

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    Pledge $675 or more
    About $675 USD

    0 backers

    Counts as 1 vote for either Coffee or Hibiscus as next soda flavor.
    1 years worth of winning flavor OR hop soda delivered at 1 case/month.
    1 Proper Soda T-Shirt.
    1 Proper Soda sticker.
    1 set of Hop Soda drink recipe coasters.

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    About $9,750 USD

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    Skip the vote, and choose your own flavor!
    You can choose a completely new flavor. Must be from single ingredient list of possible flavors, provided by us.
    Your name will be incorporated into the label design, forever giving you the bragging rights of being the 'Flavor Founding Father'!

    Includes:
    6 Completely Custom Proper Soda T-Shirts.
    1 set of Hop Soda drink recipe coasters.
    1 Dozen Proper Soda stickers.
    We ship you 1 case of this flavor, per month, for 3 months.
    The ultimate difference, the de facto maker of the decisions - you!

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Funding period

- (14 days)