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Fat Spice makes natural, small-batch spice blends. We need to expand production so we can bring flavor to your town!

Fat Spice makes natural, small-batch spice blends that kick-start your tongue into high gear. Check out our ingredients. Telicherry Black Pepper. Mexican Oregano. Roasted New Mexico chiles. And salt is NEVER our first ingredient! This is real flavor for everyone. It's just like your grandma's spice tin. Only better. We are the best spice blend on the market because we believe everyone has great taste, and our product respects your palate. Uncompromising in our commitment to quality, and deeply respectful of the retail partners who sell our blends, we want to be your new favorite food group.

Original Flavors
Original Flavors

We make Beef Boy for steak or hamburg, Bird Boy for poultry, Fat Boy for pork (our signature blend), and Beach Boy for fish.

Hot Boys
Hot Boys

We also have 3 levels of heat: Lava Boy, a mild cayenne blend, Hell Boy, a medium-heat habanero blend, and Ghost Boy, a tongue rockin' 600,00 Scoville unit XXX blend that should be handled with extreme caution.

Alternative Flavors
Alternative Flavors

And we have several alternative flavors: Nature Boy for vegetables and tofu, Healthy Boy with no salt or sugar for health-conscious people, and Java Boy, an espresso-based blend.

Working with the Ghost Chile
Working with the Ghost Chile

Making spice blends can be a hazardous occupation. This is a picture of Rebecca testing the Bhut Jolokia Ghost powder that powers our Ghost Boy Blend. She has hand, mouth and eye protection to avoid a painful accident. Friends, don't try this at home!

Some of the stores that carry us:

Julia at Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge MA
Julia at Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge MA
Minnie and Marie at Silver Lake Sausage Providence RI
Minnie and Marie at Silver Lake Sausage Providence RI
Pete at Leonard's Upper East Side NY
Pete at Leonard's Upper East Side NY

In just over 7 months since April of 2012, we've firmly established ourselves as a new standard in great taste, carried by 52 stores in 6 states.

Ray at Christina's Spice Cambridge MA
Ray at Christina's Spice Cambridge MA
Gary at Serio's Market Northampton MA
Gary at Serio's Market Northampton MA

Ranging from award-winning gourmet markets and butcher shops to mom and pop corner stores, we are bringing flavor to the people.

Matt at Dickson's Farm Stand Chelsea NY
Matt at Dickson's Farm Stand Chelsea NY
Bob and the boys at Broadyke Meat Market Washington Heights NY
Bob and the boys at Broadyke Meat Market Washington Heights NY

Our own online store is available at www.shop.fatspice.com if you want to see our full line of spices and gift baskets.

We are so successful that we are challenged to meet increased demand for Fat Spice. We need your help!

Our business expansion will give us the resources necessary to purchase industrial grade grinding and packaging equipment.

Potential backers want to know what the difference will be if a project is finished. Pictured below is the current state and future of our business. We love our low-tech scoop, but the Logical S-4 Weigh and Fill machine sure would be sweet!

The old red scoop and the Logical S4
The old red scoop and the Logical S4

New flavor development will add 6 new flavors for immediate release, like Tuscan Boy and Sichuan Boy. Our marketing reach will add 3 more states to our distribution footprint immediately as a result of these improvements. Our website will have integrated functionality with our shopping cart and Facebook page, including a store locator, making it easier to find us!

We are the leanest company on the planet. Just two foodies trying to find the best flavor for the best cost. But we can't do this by ourselves. Your gift will bring the great flavor of Fat Spice to you and many others. We project that, as a result of our business expansion project, we will be able to reach 100 stores in 9 states by March 2013.

Thank you for your support, and in the words of the immortal Jacques Pepin, "Happy Cooking!"

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our first risk is managing our increased production. Coordinating the purchase and placement of new equipment in our existing space, working with our website designer and printing company for new products and increased functionality, and managing the increased demand from online purchasing will stretch our capacity for well-managed growth. We plan to meet this challenge by hiring tasting demonstration help. Tight coordination of increased orders from an expanded selling area will balance supply and demand. And lastly, we have the experience from our current production level to guide us wisely in this expansion.

The second risk we face is branding. We are a natural, small-batch spice blend company. Not a spice rub, not a "salt is your first ingredient" blend, not a wholesale bulk spice that's been sittin' around the back of a warehouse. We need to differentiate ourselves from other companies by the quality of our product. We plan to establish and raise our visibility with point of purchase signs, unique counter top shelving and dynamic food demonstrations.

The third risk is customer acceptance. We have been fortunate that our retail partners have immediately recognized the quality of our product as evidenced by our current market penetration. However, we have been limited by seasonality and regionality to this point of our development of our customer base. We plan to increase our initial and repeat customer purchases by expanding our online presence as well as our brick and mortar food demonstration capability to the expanded footprint that will come about as a result of this campaign.

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    Thank You phone call and notice. You will get a personal phone call from Rebecca or Jim to thank you for your gift. Also, you'll have your name posted on the Fat Spice Wall of Fame as a supporter of our expansion.

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    One Boy (4 oz. bottle). Here's where the good stuff starts. Choose any one of our 10 flavors.

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    Two boys. It's like having twins. Only different. You choose identical or fraternal.

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    Gift basket of 3 boys wrapped for giving. You know what it's like having 3 boys running around the house. Plus 3 laminated recipe cards, one for each flavor. Choose from any of the following or make your own: The Sampler Pak includes Beef Boy, Bird Boy and Fat Boy (pork). The Heat Pak includes Lava Boy (cayenne), Hell Boy (habanero) and Ghost Boy (ghost pepper). The Gourmet Pak includes Nature Boy, Java Boy (coffee) and Hell Boy (habanero).

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    A whole year of flavor (a case of 12). And you get a snazzy t-shirt to boot!

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    Two years of unmitigated, pure, unadulterated flavor (two cases). Plus a nifty Fat Spice tote bag to carry your spice in style, wherever you go.

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    Five years of flavor puts us beyond the next Presidential election (five cases). Are you interested in being tapped for a spot on the Flavor Party ticket? Accept the nomination to be a member of the Fat Spice Flavor Panel for a 3 month term!

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    Break the gender barrier. You get to help us name the first girl! And you get a generation of flavor, 20 cases. Tell us if you'd like hand delivery!

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