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$12,540
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
71
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 14 2013 1:42 PM UTC +00:00

About

A KICK-STARTER TO HEALTH: 

~Health-Ade on the beach~
~Health-Ade on the beach~

Support Health-Ade

Health-Ade is totally dedicated to producing the highest quality and best tasting kombucha one can buy.  Made the “old-fashioned” way,  Health-Ade pulls out all the stops to ensure every step in the process is as nature intended:

  • Using only local and seasonal farmers’ market fruit for flavoring
  • Protecting probiotics from harmful UV rays 
  • Producing and fermenting only in glass (no plastics here)
  • Never using any dyes, concentrates, powders, or chemicals!

Health-Ade makes this absolute commitment: real health, real food, and real kombucha. If you believe in the importance of real food, you believe in Health-Ade!

~our delicous pink lady apple kombucha~
~our delicous pink lady apple kombucha~

From Corporate America to Brewing Tea

Health-Ade was formed by a husband, a wife, and a best friend, all looking to bring the BEST kombucha to Southern California.  Our trio not only recognized a strong need for authentic kombucha in the marketplace, but were also compelled to be a part of the "real food" movement.  We left corporate America and started Health-Ade in March of 2012 in a Los Angeles apartment with a dream: to make the healthiest, highest quality, and best-tasting kombucha one can buy. We’ve kept our dream alive and in 15 months have grown from one local farmers' market to over 130 retail locations around LA (http://health-ade.com/store-locator/).  With your help, what’s next? First Southern California—then on to San Francisco, NYC, Chicago, Canada, and Europe.

~the Health-Ade trio~
~the Health-Ade trio~

Kombucha Is An Ancient Elixir

Kombucha is fermented tea that is naturally rich in probiotics and detoxifying acids.  It has been enjoyed in countless cultures for over 2,000 years to promote wellness.

We aren't the first to make it, but Health-Ade is the first to perfect it. 

Health-Ade Never Takes Shortcuts

Though different brands of kombucha are available today, most of them are of compromised quality because of mass production and hastened fermentation, falling short of the real deal.  Health-Ade exists to make kombucha the REAL way: fermented in glass, produced in small batches, and flavored with local seasonal produce. This kind of commitment results in a beverage that is very different from everything else on the shelves. Health-Ade:

  • Tastes the best
  • Has untouchable quality
  • Speaks to the customer that cares about real food
  • Has a captivating brand 

Health-Ade Kombucha now comes in six amazing flavors: Original, Lemon Ginger, Pink Lady Apple, Plum, California Grape, Pomegranate AND MORE TO COME!

~some Health-Ade flavors~
~some Health-Ade flavors~

People LOVE Health-Ade

~CLICK HERE TO READ: LAist article on Health-Ade~
~CLICK HERE TO READ: LAist article on Health-Ade~
~CLICK HERE TO READ: Chalkboard Magazine article on Health-Ade~
~CLICK HERE TO READ: Chalkboard Magazine article on Health-Ade~

Your Contribution: Supplying All Of Southern CA With Health-Ade

With your support, Health-Ade can take the next step in our ultimate dream—bringing the best kombucha to your doorstep, across all of Southern California— from San Diego to Santa Barbara, and everyone in between. 

GOAL @ $100,000

Your contributions will allow Health-Ade to set up a local, state-of-the-art production facility. Meeting the $100,000 goal will ensure we can complete the build-out necessary to make it operational and ready for move-in by Oct ,1 2013.

~a sketch of our future space~
~a sketch of our future space~

STRETCH GOAL @ $200,000

Health-Ade will stop at nothing to make the best kombucha available, no matter the quantity.  That means scaling up without selling out—keeping it in glass, maintaining small batch production, and lots of cold-press juicing.  Reaching our first stretch goal will allow Health-Ade to purchase the high quality equipment needed to meet our commitment to real food and real kombucha.

STRETCH GOAL @ $300,000

Running a production plant is one of the most difficult and high-pressure jobs out there.  Managing quality, process, and employees is something best kept to an experienced production expert.  Reaching this goal will allow Health-Ade not only to hire the right person for the job, but allow us owners to take a step away from the kitchen and a step toward leading the Health-Ade movement beyond Southern California.

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Follow the steps below to help make the HEALTH-ADE dream for REAL KOMBUCHA come true:

1. CREATE a Kickstarter account. All it takes is an email address.

2. SIGN IN with Amazon.com - if you already have an account, you're all set. If not, there will be a link to do so when you pledge.

3. PLEDGE what you are comfortable giving.  We appreciate every dollar. Your credit card will only be charged should we reach our full kickstarter goal of $100,000. 

4. SHARE this with your friends, colleagues and family who believe in the importance of REAL FOOD!

Risks and challenges

We’ve learned a ton in the last 15 months--enough to fill a few books in fact. One of the biggest things we've learned is that all new adventures come with new obstacles. For example--when buying the filling machine of our dreams last year we expected rainbows and butterflies, but learned quickly that an 80 gallon air compressor is something one must make (really good) friends with first! We are embarking on a huge adventure next--one that has never been done before with fermented foods--and we expect big obstacles.

1) WE DON'T EXPECT THIS TO BE A CAKE-WALK.
We are embarking on a whole new way of production that's never been done before. For example, we are committed to being the first and only maker of kombucha to ferment it in glass, and to use only real fruit for flavoring, straight from local farms. We expect this to be a challenge, but our dedication and perservance is unshakeable—and with your help we will succeed.

2) WE HAVE A GOOD PLAN.
Though we like to think we always know what to do, we tapped into our humility on this project and looked for those with experience to help us. We enlisted an expert in food production and planning--someone who has helped many a successful beverage company grow. He is equally committed to keeping quality high, and full of creative ways to scale up without selling out. He has worked closely with us over the past 2 months to develop our "dream" production plan, and is excited to set sail. Though his services are usually only used for planning, we've decided to keep him on the payroll for the next 12 calendar months to assist us as challenges come up in production (because we know they will).

3) WE ARE NOT AFRAID TO LEARN...AND RELEARN.
One thing we like to say to people that are looking to their inner-entrepreneur is this--starting a business is like falling off a horse 200 times a day and getting back on it each time; at the end of the day you feel bruised and a bit numb, but never beaten. The Health-Ade trio is tenacious, flexible, and extremely driven--and we will work harder and smarter than anyone around us to get it right. To all the upcoming challenges that Health-Ade WILL take on in our expansion: bring it on! These will end up being the secrets to our success.

4) WE WILL LEAN ON YOU.
Our network is big, and we're not afraid to ask for help when we fall off the horse.
We have a lot of expertise around us, and we plan to use it. We are fortunate to be surrounded by a large network of experts and innovators, and we realize that we could not move forward without your support and generosity. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Get our gorgeous reusable Health-Ade jute grocery tote, perfect for farmers' market shopping and picking up your kombucha, PLUS you'll get a snazzy Health-Ade sticker--the first of its kind--saying YOU SUPPORTED the real kombucha movement. Also, you'll be kept in the loop with details on how we're doing each month.

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    Get a bottle of your favorite flavor of Health-Ade kombucha delivered to your door in a one-of-a-kind hand-painted burlap drawstring bagette PLUS our gorgeous reusable Health-Ade jute grocery tote, perfect for farmers' market shopping and picking up your kombucha. Also, you'll be kept in the loop with details on how we're doing each month.

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    Get a bottle of your favorite flavor of Health-Ade kombucha delivered to your door in a one-of-a-kind hand-painted burlap drawstring bagette PLUS get the first edition of the stylish cotton Health-Ade "Tee." Also, you'll be kept in the loop with details on how we're doing each month.

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    Get a 6-pack of your favorite flavors of Health-Ade kombucha delivered to your door in our gorgeous reusable and heavy duty Health-Ade jute 6-pack holder--perfect for the beach and for picnics! Also, you'll be kept in the loop with details on how we're doing each month.

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    Get a 6-pack of your favorite flavors of Health-Ade kombucha delivered to your door in our gorgeous reusable and heavy duty Health-Ade jute 6-pack holder--perfect for the beach and for picnics! PLUS get the first edition of our stylish Health-Ade "tee." Also, you'll be kept in the loop with details on how we're doing each month.

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    Get a 6-pack of your favorite flavors of Health-Ade kombucha delivered to your door in our gorgeous reusable and heavy duty Health-Ade jute 6-pack holder--perfect for the beach and for picnics! PLUS get the first edition of our ultra comfy and cool zip-up Health-Ade "hoodie" sweatshirt. Also, you'll be kept in the loop with details on how we're doing each month.

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    Get a case (12 units) of your favorite flavors of Health-Ade kombucha delivered to your door in our gorgeous reusable Health-Ade jute grocery tote--perfect for farmers' market shopping! PLUS get the first edition of our stylish Health-Ade "tee." Also, you'll be kept in the loop with details on how we're doing each month.

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    THE SMALL FAMILY PACK: Get a case (12 units) of your favorite flavors of Health-Ade kombucha delivered to your door in our gorgeous reusable Health-Ade jute grocery tote--perfect for farmers' market shopping! PLUS get TWO of our first edition stylish Health-Ade "tee's" AND get TWO of our first edition comfy zip-up Health-Ade "hoodie's." Also, you'll be kept in the loop with details on how we're doing each month.

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    THE FAMILY PACK: Get a case (12 units) of your favorite flavors of Health-Ade kombucha delivered to your door in 2 of our gorgeous reusable Health-Ade jute grocery totes--perfect for farmers' market shopping! THEN get TWO of our first edition stylish Health-Ade "tee's" AND get TWO of our first edition comfy zip-up Health-Ade "hoodie's." FURTHER, receive a one-of-a-kind Health-Ade gift basket with homemade soap and salad dressing, both made with authentic Health-Ade kombucha. Also, you'll be kept in the loop with details on how we're doing each month.

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    THE HEALTH-ADE EXPERIENCE: Get a case (12 units) of your favorite flavors of Health-Ade delivered to your door PLUS our gorgeous reusable Health-Ade jute grocery tote--perfect for farmers' market shopping! THEN, we'll schedule lunch with the 3 Health-Ade founders (on us, of course) where you can really learn what makes this company tick! If you're out of town, we'll still buy you lunch and talk together via Skype. Most importantly, you will be privately invited to receive first notice of any future private placement offering AND you'll be kept in the loop with details on how we're doing each month.

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    THE HEALTH-ADE ADDICT: Get a case of your favorite flavors of Health-Ade delivered to your door PLUS our gorgeous reusable Health-Ade jute grocery tote--perfect for farmers' market shopping! THEN, lunch with the founders, on the founders dime (or via Skype if you're out of town), the awesome "tee", the even better sweatshirt, and the special and unique Health-Ade gift basket (with soap and salad dressing made with authentic Health-Ade kombucha). Most importantly, you will be privately invited to receive first notice of any future private placement offering AND you'll be kept in the loop with details on how we're doing each month.

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    THE PREMIUM SUPPORTER. We told you we ferment in glass right? With this premium donation, be one of the 5 that gets to put their mark on the beginnings of Health-Ade's business: your name and customized message will be permanently engraved on one of our state of the art fermentation cauldrons, energizing us AND our kombucha as it brews! We will also send you a case (12 units) of your favorite flavors of Health-Ade delivered in our gorgeous reusable Health-Ade jute grocery tote, and you'll be kept in the loop with details on how we're doing each month. Most importantly, you will be privately invited to receive first notice of any future private placement offering.

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    WANT TO LEAD WITH HEALTH-ADE?---Put the ultimate mark on our brand--DESIGN and NAME YOUR OWN FLAVOR OF HEALTH-ADE KOMBUCHA, to be distributed wherever Health-Ade is sold. We will send you a case (12 units) of the first edition of this flavor, especially marked with YOUR NAME, also our comfy zip-up Health-Ade "hoodie" sweatshirt, and you'll be kept in the loop with details on how we're doing each month. Most importantly, you will be privately invited to receive first notice of any future private placement offering.

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