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OUR STORY - Two friends that discovered an awesome snack by accident.

We love food and we love being healthy. This is the simple recipe behind chic-a-peas. Our names are Dave and Darren. We are two friends that discovered chic-a-peas by "snack-cident." In our cramped NYC apartment, we left our dinner in the oven for too long. After the smoke alarm went off and we took out our chickpeas, we discovered a surprisingly crispy and delicious snack. It was at this moment that our idea for chic-a-peas was born. (True Story!)

WHAT ARE CHIC-A-PEAS? chic-a-peas are a baked, delicious and healthy snack. Made from all natural ingredients, they are protein packed, full of fiber and low in fat. Ingredients: chickpeas, safflower oil, spices... That's it. No weird ingredients!

Did we mention they taste good too? We love chic-a-peas and we know you will love them too.

WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO DO? Provide kids with a healthy and tasty snack option.

We created chic-a-peas for anyone who enjoys healthy food. When Dave's nephew, Hayden (age 7) tasted chic-a-peas, he couldn’t put them down. He was not eating candy, or a snack full of empty calories, he was snacking on a healthy food that actually tasted good.  The kids in our video are real chic-a-peas fans. They taught us that if kids were presented with a healthy snack option, they would choose it over other snacks!

Dave's nephew enjoying chic-a-peas
Dave's nephew enjoying chic-a-peas

The more we thought about it, the more powerful this realization became. Kids eat snacks that are full of sugar, sodium, fat and other preservatives we can't pronounce. Even snacks that claim to be healthy, often have unhealthy and unnatural ingredients listed on their packaging.  We want to make chic-a-peas available to parents and children so they can ditch unhealthy snacks and replace them with healthier alternatives. Help us make snacking a healthy choice for kids.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP?

We need your help in order to complete our first production run and print our packaging. Our two flavors- sea salt and falafel are shown below.

Our awesome sea salt chic-a-peas package (front).
Our awesome sea salt chic-a-peas package (front).
... and the back. Look - all our ingredients fit on one line!
... and the back. Look - all our ingredients fit on one line!
Here's our falafel chic-a-peas package (front).
Here's our falafel chic-a-peas package (front).
falafel chic-a-peas package (back). Yup, we are kosher and gluten free certified.
falafel chic-a-peas package (back). Yup, we are kosher and gluten free certified.

Our Goal:

We are passionate about our product and can't wait to make it available for healthy snacking. Now we need the funding to print our packages and produce our product. The above package is our prototype. Our goal is to print 25,000 packages of each chic-a-peas flavor- sea salt and falafel. Once we print our packaging we will have the ability to introduce chic-a-peas to your local food store, supermarket, and schools. Help us make snacking a healthy choice.

Peas, Love & Happiness,

Dave & Darren

chic-a-peas t-shirt (front) printed on an american apparel tri-blend t-shirt.
chic-a-peas t-shirt (front) printed on an american apparel tri-blend t-shirt.
chic-a-peas t-shirt (back) printed on an american apparel tri-blend t-shirt
chic-a-peas t-shirt (back) printed on an american apparel tri-blend t-shirt
chic-a-peas tote bag: perfect for carrying your chic-a-peas
chic-a-peas tote bag: perfect for carrying your chic-a-peas

Risks and challenges

While we do not envision to have any setback as we have carefully estimated and calculated the amount of funds needed to fulfill our project, we could encounter a situation where our suppliers can not fulfill an order in a traditional time frame. To be safe, we have provided conservative delivery schedule estimates. We have budgeted additional time so in the event that this does happen we will still be able to deliver on our rewards.

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    PEAS TO MEET YOU: We will send you a facebook thank you for your generosity and update you on our kickstarter campaign + if you give us your phone number we will call you up to personally thank you!

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    PEAS & THANK YOU: 1 package of our delicious chic-a-peas (your choice of sea salt or falafel flavor) before they are released to the public.

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    GIVE PEAS A CHANCE: 2 packages of our delicious chic-a-peas- 1 falafel flavor + 1 sea salt flavor before they are released to the public.

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    PEAS BE MINE: 4 packages of our delicious chic-a-peas (your choice of flavors) + each time we create a new flavor, we will deliver a new package to your doorstep.

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    PARTY PEAS: 1 package of our delicious chic-a-peas (your choice of flavors) delivered to your doorstep (maybe personally!) once every month for the next six months + 1 chic-a-peas t-shirt +

    2 invitations to our launch party + each time we create a new flavor, we will deliver a new package to your doorstep.

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    A TABLE FOR TWO, PEAS: Grab a bite to eat with the co-founders of chic-a-peas at one of our favorite healthy restaurants. Get to know us and pick our brains. We've learned a lot along the way while starting our business and would love to share our knowledge with you + you will receive 2 invitations to our launch party + 1 package of chic-a-peas (your choice of flavors) delivered to your doorstep (maybe personally!) once every month for the next 12 months + 1 chic-a-peas tote bag + 2 chic-a-peas t-shirts + each time we create a new flavor, we will deliver a new package to your doorstep.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    IT'S OFFICIAL- YOU'RE A CHIC-A-PEA: You will help create a new chic-a-peas flavor and you will also help name the flavor (who knows, we may even name it after you)

    + you will receive 2 invitations to our launch party + 2 packages of chic-a-peas (your choice of flavors) delivered to your doorstep (maybe personally!) once every month for the next 24 months + 1 chic-a-peas tote bag + 2 chic-a-peas t-shirt + each time we create a new flavor, we will deliver a new package to your doorstep.

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