WE MADE IT WITH YOUR SUPPORT TO OUR FIRST GOAL. WE ADDED A STRETCH GOAL ALONG WITH SOME NEW REWARDS. MAHALO!
Adoboloco Jalapeno sauce started by accident from a home school gardening project in Maui, Hawaii. Now it's a business that involves the whole family and is being used as a teaching platform for our children's education and future. Adoboloco partners with the community and local small growers to provide the fresh ingredients needed to make our unique sauces.
- Jalapeno = Mild ( Our Original )
- Bangkok = Medium ( Thai Chile and named after the white rooster in the video )
- Hawaiian = Hot ( Hawaiian Chile )
- Habanero = Hot
- Hamajang = Extremely Hot ( Smoked Ghost Pepper & Habanero )
- Kickstarter Exclusive = We don't know yet, it'll be voted in by you our backers. Some ideas could include Serrano or Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.
We're not trained chefs and have never been to a cooking class in our lives. We were taught by our parents, friends and on our own through experimentation. What we are is a loving family working together creating a healthy learning environment for our children. Our titles include but are not limited to artists, homemakers, home school teachers, designers, cooks, farmers, goat herder, chicken wrangler, and hot sauciers.
We started selling Adoboloco sauce to the public in Nov. 21, 2011. I worked part-time (Dad) on Adoboloco for over a year getting our trademark done, designing our packaging, labels printed, building a website, purchased a shade tent for farmers markets and shows, secured a commercial kitchen and getting health department approved. All of this has been self funded. My wife and I have bottled 1000's of bottles of sauce by hand and continue to do so usually starting at 5am.
Why is Adoboloco not like other Hot Sauces?
Our sauces only have 4 naturally delicious ingredients: Apple Cider Vinegar, Chili Pepper ( Jalapeno, Thai or Habanero and various others ), Hawaiian Sea Salt and Garlic.
Our sauce flavors feature the natural pepper flavor. If you've ever had Thai Chilies they have a naturally occurring, very distinct lime flavor. The Habanero goes the other way, it has a sweet almost passion fruit like flavor. Why would you want to hide any of that with some extra ingredients?
We don't use any fillers or thickeners that detract from the flavor. We don't use any sugars, sweeteners, oils or chemical preservatives. Our sauce naturally has a one year shelf life and is vegetarian, vegan and is gluten free.
$18,000 STRETCH GOAL:
With your help and awesome support we met our original goal in less than 2 weeks. If we make it to our stretch goal, we'll be able to process our fresh chili peppers 10x faster than using our Vitamix ( just added as reward ).
ROBOT COUPE BLIXER 6V: This is a commercial grade food processor that can process 7qt at a time. It'll also allow us to make the pepper mash into a very fine puree, making our final sauces even smoother than they are currently.
MAHALO! Original Funding Goal:
You'd think designing a corrugated box out of one piece of corrugated cardboard would be an easy task, it wasn't. This box needed to be able to fit 3 glass bottles in it. When closed the box has to be able to fit into a USPS flat rate envelope. When closed the box locks itself shut and to seal it we use a paper adhesive label. Then to test it against the USPS postal service in a real life trip over 5000 miles. Our 1st prototype was nice but it was too big and wasn't strong enough. Our 3rd prototype is the winner. It's smaller, it fit in the envelope loaded with 3 bottles and successfully made a round trip of 5356 miles with no damage to the contents. This new box will reduce shipping costs to our customers by about 66%. Instead of paying $15 dollars it will be around $5.45. It will also reduce our packaging. Currently we use 3 boxes inside one medium flat rate box to ship the exact same product this will ship. Printed & Manufactured in the U.S.A.
The kickstarter funds will allow us to have the custom dies made, boxes printed and shipped in a large enough quantity to make it to Hawaii the most efficient and cost effective way.
We designed the box so that it is 100% recyclable ♻ and compostable, no plastics will be used.
SHIPPING IS ALL INCLUSIVE ON ALL LEVELS
01: $15 // 1 Bottle of Jalapeno Sauce + I got your BACAK (back) Sticker
02: $20 // 1 Bottle of Hamajang ( Ghost Pepper ) + I got your BACAK (back) Sticker
03: $20 // 1 Bottle of Hawaiian ( Hawaiian Chile Pepper ) + I got your BACAK (back) Sticker
04: $35 // 3 Bottles of Bangkok Sauce + I got your BACAK (back) Sticker
05: $35 // 3 Bottles of Jalapeno Sauce + I got your BACAK (back) Sticker
06: $35 // 3 Bottles of Habanero Sauce + I got your BACAK (back) Sticker
07: $35 // 3 Bottles 1ea. + I got your BACAK (back) Sticker
08: $40 // INTERNATIONAL ONLY: 2 Pack (Your Choice or The Kickstarter Exclusive = Flavor and name will be voted in by our Kickstarter backers) // 5oz bottles of hot sauce + a special edition Adoboloco BACAK sticker. /////> USPS Shipping International is included <\\\\\
09: $45 // You choose any 3 Bottles or the Kickstarter Exclusive, name and flavor will be voted on by backers at this level and above + I got your BACAK (back) Sticker
10: $60 // 1 Adoboloco Sauce Archival Label Poster, your choice of design (20x16 in.) + 3 // 5oz bottles of hot sauce your flavor choice + a special edition Adoboloco BACAK sticker.
Poster flavors to choose from:
- Kickstarter Exclusive
11: $65 // 1 T-Shirt + 3 Bottles Your Choice + I got your BACAK (back) Sticker
12: $70 // OHANA (Family) PACK // ALL 6 SAUCES // Jalapeno // Bangkok // Hawaiian // Habanero // Hamajang // Kickstarter Exclusive + a special edition Adoboloco BACAK sticker.
13: INTERNATIONAL $75 // 3 Bottles of Kickstarter Exclusive, name and flavor will be voted on by backers + I got your BACAK (back) Sticker
14: $125 // INTERNATIONAL ONLY: OHANA (Family) PACK // ALL 6 SAUCES. Jalapeno // Bangkok // Hawaiian // Habanero // Hamajang // Kickstarter Exclusive + a special edition Adoboloco BACAK sticker. /////> USPS Shipping International is included <\\\\\
15: $250 // 1 Case ( 12 bottles ) Custom Labeled + T-Shirt + I got your BACAK (back) Sticker
16: $350 // Our very first Vitamix Prep VM0101 2HP signed by the whole family with a brand new motor + 3 // 5oz bottles of hot sauce your flavor choice + a special edition Adoboloco BACAK sticker.
What we've accomplished in the last 18 months:
- Started Home Schooling
- Planted A Garden
- Created the Original Jalapeno Sauce
- Logo Design
- Bar Codes
- Website with Online Ordering
- Packaging Design
- Printed Labels
- Available in 40+ Retail Locations
Goals for the next 18 months:
- Get 3 Bottle Retail and Shipping Box Produced
- Design and Produce Shipping Inserts For Large Shipping Boxes
- Expand Bottling Capabilities
- Attend the Fancy Food Show in the Summer 2013
- Expand to 250+ Retail Locations
You can always see what we're up to at any moment here:
Risks and challenges
Getting the word out. We've been privileged enough to back a few projects on kickstarter and look forward to doing more in the future. We understand how much it takes to get the word out about a project. We're asking that you help out any way possible. Please tell your friends and family, post it on your blog, facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest and any place else you feel you could help us get noticed.
Taking our kids out of the Hawaii public school system. Neither my wife or myself are professional educators by definition. BUT with our life experiences and knowledge felt its the best time to take them out and give them a real world education. We expose their minds to things that they would never experience sitting in class for 7 hours a day. Besides this being a risk its proven to be a huge reward. We get to spend more time with them, that's what matters in the end.
The other risk involved is shipping to Hawaii for our bottles and new boxes. Most of the time everything makes it here on the barge on time. Sometimes due to weather conditions things can be delayed. Most often we have a large enough supply to handle those delays already on-hand but we can't predict everything.
Aloha & Mahalo Nui Loa for your support, we truly appreciate it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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