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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 3 2018 10:36 PM UTC +00:00
$2,949
pledged of $4,000pledged of $4,000 goal
79
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 3 2018 10:36 PM UTC +00:00

About

Picoso was created for the hot sauce enthusiast who likes to eat just about anything with hot sauce. Save the hassle of bringing an entire bottle of your favorite hot sauce to the restaurant. Bring just what you need. 

 

Easily hook on and off your necklace with a 1.2mm chain.
Easily hook on and off your necklace with a 1.2mm chain.

 

Lock with your keychain, always by your side.
Lock with your keychain, always by your side.

 

Use Picoso with your choice of hot sauce or your personal homemade hot sauce. Note: Picoso works better with more fluidy, less dense hot sauces. This product may also be used with your favorite seasoning, spices, or even lime juice.

Included with every Picoso is a funnel for an easy and stress-free refilling experience. 

Transporting your hot sauce takes no time. Use a funnel (included) for quick pour and go.
Transporting your hot sauce takes no time. Use a funnel (included) for quick pour and go.

 

Don't get buried in the pile of hot sauce packets or endless stacks of plastic containers. Help the environment by using Picoso to refill everytime you go out to eat.
Don't get buried in the pile of hot sauce packets or endless stacks of plastic containers. Help the environment by using Picoso to refill everytime you go out to eat.

 

 

  

Picoso is made with Stainless Steel 304, a material safe for food storage and easy to clean. 

 

I was brought up with a rich Mexican culture which encouraged my love for spicy foods and hot sauce. Growing up, I was obsessed with potato chips with Salsa Valentina and lime. When I was in middle school, my mom would make sure to pack my lunch with chips and a small container of Salsa Valentina! Nowadays, I love going out to eat at restaurants, but I sometimes wish the food I eat was spicier. 

As a busy person, lugging a bottle of hot sauce or small containers was too much for me to do. This is the idea that sparked Picoso. Hot sauce should be carried out with something you're already taking out everyday, such as your keychains.

  

 

 

For more spiciness follow Picoso on Instagram @el.picoso.
For updates and process information check out the blog PB+Chely.
Got any questions? Contact me at thepicoso@gmail.com.

Risks and challenges

I am a senior in the industrial + graphic design program at UIC. Over the past few months, I have been working hard to research my manufacturing process and materials to create the best product for you. During this process, I even learned how to use the metal lathe machine to create my own Picoso prototype. Communicating with many manufacturers and some professionals, and they have given me some feedback.

All that being said, I also have chosen a manufacturer to produce Picoso. It's final finish will look a little different as it will have a passivated finish to protect against corrosion. As I am graduating from college this semester, the biggest problem I foresee is a delay in the schedule. Please keep in mind this is all learning process for me, as this is my first Kickstarter campaign. However, I will keep you all posted with as many updates as necessary.

Thank you!

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    MILD: Process Updates

    Thanks for helping out! Receive process updates of Picoso and a printable business card size of the Scoville Heat Scale designed by me.

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    MEDIUM: Homemade Chili Pepper Key Chain

    Receive a cute pepper key chain of your desired (or surprise) pepper handmade by me. Free Shipping for this reward!

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    • Cute Pepper Keychain
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    HOT: Picoso

    Use your own necklace chain and receive your own Picoso with just a key ring.

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    • Picoso
    • Key Ring
    • Funnel
    • Cleaning Brush
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    HOTTER: Picoso

    Receive your own Picoso container with a 1.2mm chain (choose from silver or rose gold).

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    • Picoso
    • Key Ring
    • Necklace Chain
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    SPICY: Early Bird Picoso

    Receive your own Picoso at an early bird pricing!

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    • Key Ring
    • Funnel
    • Cleaning Brush
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