About this project
What is Chocumin?
Chocumin is the world's first #superchocolate. Its Swiss style, milk, dark or white chocolate with 1000mg of pure refined curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric. Each piece of delicious Chocumin contains the same amount of curcumin as eating sixty x 500mg capsules of turmeric. (30 grams, 1.05 oz). It’s one of only six Vietnamese based food companies approved by the FDA.
Not only is Chocumin good for you, it tastes amazing. Eaten alone or with a warm beverage, it’s the perfect healthy way to enjoy eating chocolate whie obtaining 1mg of curcumin in your daily diet.
Why is this important?
Multiple medical studies have shown that curcumin (refined from turmeric) has impressive multi ailment remedies including: natural anti inflammatory, full of antioxidants, improves brain function, may lower the risk of heart disease, can help prevent or treat cancer, relieves PMS/PMT pain, may prevent or treat Alzheimer's and dementia, relieves arthritis, reduces cholesterol, has anti aging benefits, helps weight control, aids during menopause (alternative to HRT), a painkiller, reduces depression, preserves bone health...and the list goes on. The problem is that most studies have been based on large amounts of turmeric consumed. Our video shows that eating this amount of turmeric is almost impossible in a daily, normal diet. We have made this challenge a breeze by combining our love of chocolate and our love of healthy living.
Not only is our product incredibly good for you, we operate a farm to table business. We have turmeric farms in Vietnam, refine the curcumin and make Chocumin from it...mailed right to your doorstep. From buying our product, you are directly supporting female farmer entrepreneurs in Vietnam, a developing nation.
How much Chocumin can I eat?
There's no emotional attachment to Chocumin as you'd experience with regular chocolate: Chocumin is purely your once-a day-chocolate (supplement pill) which is why we package each piece individually. So whenever you take your morning, afternoon or evening supplement or medicinal pills, you'll also eat a piece of Chocumin with a warm beverage. It's that easy. It contains black pepper and fat: necessities for curcumin to absorb faster in the body.
We have come to Kickstarter for two reasons:
Firstly, Chocumin is currently made in our factory by hand. It's painstakingly poured into a single mould and placed into handmade boxes. We are seeking a small amount of money to buy machinery to automate the process.
Secondly, we are on Kickstarter because while we feel we have an amazing, revolutionary daily-pill, healthy chocolate product, we run a small budget. So the more you buy from us for yourself, friends family and as gifts (personal and corporate), you'll help spread the word organically.
Tell me more about the pieces?
Each Chocumin piece contains 1000mg of curcumin, the same mg as many of the scientific studies have claimed is the required amount to prevent, aid or cure ailments. But eating 60 turmeric capsules daily is not feasible. This is why we produced varying box sizes of Chocumin as sample six piece boxes or your monthly (36 piece) supply tin - with a few extra pieces to share with others. Just one piece a day is all you need. Think of Chocumin as a your unique pill supplement.
The tins and boxes come in milk, dark or white chocolate and taste rich & beautifully dense. The white chocolate has a fantastic, unique key lime flavour. If you buy the larger box, you can choose to have a mixed chocolate Chocumin tin.
Who are we?
Three Mothers brand was founded by three women: Kate Branch (Australia), Nhi Dinh (Vietnam) and Ms Hoa (Vietnam).
Ms Hoa was a successful accountant from nearby Hanoi, Vietnam. Due to an accident during the birth of her first child, she became paraplegic. Ms Hoa moved back to the family's turmeric farms and heads up the operational chain, producing the Chocumin
Nhi Dinh, is a mother of one and successful Vietnamese business founder, supplying products for Australian hotels and U.S. companies. She met Ms Hoa through social media, where they created the concept of refining turmeric, extracting the curcumin to produce Chocumin.
As a mother of two and successful author, photographer and former model, Kate Branch joined forces with Nhi and Mrs Hoa. Kate's utilised her international business contacts for Chocumin's PR, marketing and distribution.
Thank you for looking at our campaign and please do support our Kickstarter project. You'll never look at chocolate in the same light again once you start eating your daily Chocumin.
We have also added a stretch Goal for the last week of Chocumin which is a 16 piece gift pack:
We have been so overwhelmed with both your support and also all your feedback and we have been listening. One of the regular comments we have had is that backers wished to have a pack that was right sized and priced for a gift for a loved one or friend.
Something we have been working on is the pack below. It’s a 16 piece pack in a lovely gift box. We’ve tried to ensure it’s a perfect combination of elegance and as an alternative to flowers, wine etc. We think this pack is just the right size.
We also wanted to thank our existing backers so we’ve added a stretch goal of $15,000 and for existing backers who buy one or more of these gift packs we will ship these at the same time as the main products. for no extra shipping cost.
We are offering the Gift box at
$19 for 1 box,
$49 for 3 boxes and
$75 for 5 gift boxes.
All with free shipping for existing backers
Risks and challenges
The risks are minimal as we have already received FDA (Food and Drug Administration, U.S.) approval for Chocumin to be imported into the US and other countries. We're the sixth Vietnamese based company to achieve this approval. We have had Chocumin independently tested and results have proven that the product is both safe and has the verified ingredients.
We are seeking funds to include machinery to our factory where we make Chocumin. Currently we hand make and wrap/package each piece which is extremely labour intensive.
We believe so strongly that this daily #superchocolate product will succeed, that we have self funded Chocumin to date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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