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We are a pickle company in chicago IL looking to expand with a bloody mary concentrate. The money will go to a production facility.

We are a pickle company in chicago IL looking to expand with a bloody mary concentrate. The money will go to a production facility. Read More
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This project's funding goal was not reached on June 2, 2012.

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What is Stu’s Sour?

Rudi and Stu here from Stu’s Sour Pickle Company.  One year ago we set out to produce the best pickles using local, hand picked ingredients.  We started selling our pickles to friends and family and eventually grew into a full blown company! Summer came and went and we made as many pickles in season as we could. After cucumber season ended we were left with time and pickle brine, which can be a dangerous combination. Luckily we were able to channel our energy into our newest product- Stu’s Bloody Mary Concentrate.

Why Bloody Mary’s you ask?

Simple, Bloody Mary’s are nostalgic of everything we here at Stu’s love: football games, Sunday morning brunch and throwing a few back with friends. We worked hard to develop the perfect bloody mary--and we did!  Our bloody mary spice blend is chalk full of local, vegan ingredients that features our stu’s sour pickle brine. This leaves you with a bloody mary that shows off what it's made of- starting off tart and tomato-y and then finishes off spicy and full.

So why don't we mix in the tomato juice for you?

Its Simple, options, Rudi likes ‘em Stu likes ‘em and we aren't in the business of telling people how to make a bloody. We just want to be there to guide you down the path to bloody mary bliss. Do you like Clamato juice? Kick ass, subsitute it for the tomato juice with no problems. Do you prefer more ‘tomato-ey’ flavor for your bloody? Easy, use only one ounce instead of two and let the tomato juice shine. Prefer organic vine-ripe tomato juice packed in season? We do too and we dare you fine a better tasting cocktail.

What we are asking for-

We have been gypsy producers for the last year, making our product all over the City of Chicago, jumping from community kitchens to friends restaurants since we started. We are now ready to drop the wandering lifestyle and settle down into a place of our own. We have our eye on a space and we think its perfect its got a stone grinder from the 1800's that we will use to grind all of our chilies and spices and has just enough room to grow into a community space for other start ups to use as well! Our goal is to start getting inspections and build-outs started so we can be ready for cucumber season this year!

Thanks for taking the time to look at our kickstarter and we have to thank  Derek Cox and Dan Finnen for making the best video ever!


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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00 USD

    For one dollar you will get a fat kiss from rudi and a sticker from stu. And with any donation you receive access to our pioneers club.

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    2 backers
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    Pledge $25 or more About $25 USD

    You can still get the kiss from Rudi but you will also receive 2 bottles shipped anywhere in the US of A.

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    40 backers
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    Pledge $50 or more About $50 USD

    You will receive 2 bottles of stu's bloody mary mix and, when this years crop of cucumbers come in, a jar of stu's sour pickle. Send us a picture of your best sour face and we will put your mug on our next label and send you a copy.

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    22 backers
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    Pledge $100 or more About $100 USD

    A gift pack of stu's bloody mary mix, stu's sour pickles, homemade organic vine ripe tomato juice, and a stack of other preserved goodies from our local farmer- Green Acres Farm, out of Indiana.

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    13 backers
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    Pledge $300 or more About $300 USD

    At 300 clams you'll get a bloody mary package a month. The first month will be the same gift package from the $100 pledge and the following months will be a jar or two of stu's bloody mary mix and seasonal preserved treats from our local farmers market.

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    4 backers
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    Pledge $500 or more About $500 USD

    If you live locally we will come out to your house/ place of work and do a bloody mary bar for you and 20 friends. We will bring all the fixin's including booze and glassware. All you need is a reason to drink.

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750 USD

    in addition to the $100 gift pack, you become the Chef and help rudi and stu create the next flavor of bloody mary mix. We have the original, now you decide the next one. Do you like a guinness flavored bloody? chipotle favor? You tell us and we work out the details, then we send samples for you to choose. Once you've decided we will put your name next label along side ours.

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Funding period

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