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Healthy and Gourmet Breadfruit French Fries!

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This project's funding goal was not reached on February 19, 2016.

Wonderen's Foods
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Wonderen's Foods

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The Company

The breadfruit company is based in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. We buy the fruit locally and process it into frozen french fries and a multi-purpose flour mix to add value. Our products have been validated by farmers markets across Puerto Rico. These products give you access to an exotic, nutritious and delicious fruit.

Breadfruit French Fries
Breadfruit French Fries

The Team

My name is Juan Carlos Rodríguez, founder/president of Wonderen's Foods. I studied my Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. Now, I am currently finishing my M.E. in Operations Management.

From left to right: Yesenia Rodríguez, Alejandra Pagán, Juan Carlos Rodríguez and Rafael Mejías
From left to right: Yesenia Rodríguez, Alejandra Pagán, Juan Carlos Rodríguez and Rafael Mejías

My education has let me work on projects in companies like Hewlett Packard, Cardinal Healthcare and Transporte Sonnell. Other activities are, but not limited to: Vice President of Maraton La Candelaria Inc (where we organize a 5k and 10k race to raise funds for others non-profit organizations) and I am an active member of Enactus-RUM (where we help the community with social and economic projects). My current certifications are in Project Management, GMP, HACPP, GAP and Lean Six Sigma.

I started the idea, by myself, in mid 2013, and during these 2 1/2 years I gathered a group of recent graduates and current students to work on my project. We are now a team! Some work on production of samples, others in product development, technical analysis and marketing. Their efforts have provided excellent results and improved every operational aspect of the company.

In front Breadfruit Shortbread, and at the back Breadfruit Cake. Made with Wonderen's Flour mix.
In front Breadfruit Shortbread, and at the back Breadfruit Cake. Made with Wonderen's Flour mix.

The Wonder Fruit

Breadfruit
Breadfruit

Breadfruit is a food from the tropics. It is a traditional fruit in Puerto Rico and other islands of the Caribbean. It contains high levels of complex carbohydrates, fiber and potassium. It's starchy pulp can be used for many products like tostones or desserts. Thanks to organizations, such as: the Breadfruit Institute, Global Breadfruit and Trees That Feed Foundation we are able to give you the access you deserve to breadfruit.

Wonderen's Flour Mix Nutritional Facts
Wonderen's Flour Mix Nutritional Facts
Wonderen's Breadfruit French Fries Nutritional Facts
Wonderen's Breadfruit French Fries Nutritional Facts

With your help!

Cutting Breadfruit
Cutting Breadfruit

 The money from this campaign will be used to buy a cutting machine and a vehicle for distribution. Those who back the $100 reward level will help us plant more breadfruit trees in Puerto Rico! This campaign helps provide the initial investment needed for the project.

The Rewards

Risks and challenges

The major challenge that we have encountered at the start is the farmers' output. Currently, the supply is not meeting the demand. To resolve this issue, we ask that you contribute to helping us plant more breadfruit trees in Puerto Rico.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5 USD

    A digital thank you and one Wonderen's custom keychain!!

    We will gratefully thank you in our facebook page and send you our custom keychain.

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    Green Bags Everywhere!

    Go green by shopping with one of our Wonderen's Foods custom green bags!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25 USD

    Live the Wonder!

    Look great daily with one of our Wonderen's T-Shirts!

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35 USD

    Share the Wonder!

    You get one custom keychain, one green bag and one Wonderen's T-Shirt!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50 USD

    Wonders for all!

    You get one custom green bag and two Wonderen's T-Shirt!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100 USD

    A Breadfruit World!

    Every $100 backer will have the honor to contribute in the plantation of a breadfruit tree. We will plant one breadfruit tree per backer. In return, you will receive a certificate acknowledging you as our special contributor and a exclusive T-Shirt.

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    Pledge $225 or more About $225 USD

    First Taste! Kickstarter Exclusive Offer!!

    Be one of the first persons to try out by mail our Multipurpose Flour Mix!! You get 4 pounds and guess what?!, Is Gluten Free! Also we wil gift you one custom keychain, one custom green bag and two Wonderen's T-shirt!

    *If we encounter difficulties to send the product to your country we will contact you for other options.

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350 USD

    Gourmet French Fries!! Kickstarter Exclusive Offer!!

    Because Breadfruit French Fries are great! Get 4 pounds of our French Fries!! Also we will gift you one custom keychain, one custom green bag and two Wonderen's T-shirt!

    *If we encounter difficulties to send the product to your country we will contact you for other options.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500 USD

    All-Included!! Kickstarter Exclusive Offer!!

    Get everything you can get!! 4 pounds of our flour mix and 4 pounds of our Breadfruit French Fries! Also we wil gift you one custom keychain, one custom green bag and two Wonderen's T-shirt!

    *If we encounter difficulties to send the product to your country we will contact you for other options.

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