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Brooklyn Based Purveyors of the World's First Raw Vegan Coconut Jerky
Brooklyn Based Purveyors of the World's First Raw Vegan Coconut Jerky
515 backers pledged $13,403 to help bring this project to life.

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CocoBurg: raw, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free coconut jerky

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As every vegetarian, vegan, and raw foodist on the planet knows, the current meat substitute scene has been grim for decades.  Though some decent tasting options exist, no one has yet managed to produce a product that tastes great and whose ingredients list doesn't give you a headache.  And if you're trying to avoid soy or wheat gluten, you simply have no options in the fake meat world.

At CocoBurg, we're gonna change that.  Introducing CocoBurg's Raw Vegan Coconut Jerky, the world's first rawvegangluten-freesoy-freeminimally processed meat alternative made from all USDA Organic ingredients.

Product Packaging Mockup
Product Packaging Mockup

 Our mission at CocoBurg is to provide the highest quality and most delicious, locally crafted coconut products available. We strive to fill a hole in the current raw food and meat substitute marketplace with a great tasting meat alternative that you can feel good about eating.

Our initial offering will include 3 flavors: original (peppered), spicy chili lime, and ginger teriyaki.  If these are a success, CocoBurg will expand to offer more jerky flavors, other coconut based products, and new types of meat alternatives.  But first we need your help to get this movement going!

Risks and challenges

At CocoBurg, we're taking this project very seriously and we have full confidence we will make a successful product with the help of our Kickstarter backers. We have created many successful batches of all 3 flavors and received so much great feedback that we decided it was time to share this with the world.

We've made huge strides in making CocoBurg happen. Our finances are in order, we've created relationships with our ingredient suppliers, we've completed most of our designs, and we have loads of samples of our delicious product! That being said, we still have some big challenges to overcome and we need the financial backing of Kickstarter to get us through the final hoops.

Though our challenges are many, we are savvy folks who have learned the lay of the land in food production. Here are the biggest challenges we'll face as we scale up to a commercial business and get major production under way:

- Moving into a certified organic commercial kitchen in Brooklyn
- Getting our product tested for pH, Aw, Microbial, nutritional values, and shelf life (already in process)
- Complying with the food safety standards of the FDA and Department of Agriculture and filing a scheduled process to ensure the highest standards in the production of our jerky
- Finding suitable packaging options
- Potential for needing recipe consultants as we scale up the size of production (recipes are known to change in the food industry with large quantities)
- Applying for a vendor license and following basic good business practices, incorporating as an S-Corp, getting insurance, etc

CocoBurg products are handmade in small batches in Brooklyn, NY and as such take some time. Every piece of CocoBurg jerky is marinated and dehydrated for 2 full days! We hope to start sending out rewards as soon as the end of August, but if we get A LOT of backers we may need to briefly pause production to hire some more folks and move into an even bigger space.

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    Support the cause just because you think it's cool and we'll add you to our published list of online supporters tweet a thank you!

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    1 Package of Original flavor raw vegan coconut jerky!

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    3 Packages of raw vegan coconut jerky, 1 of each flavor: 1 Original, 1 Ginger Teriyaki, and 1 Spicy Chili Lime

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    Locals special: if you live within 5 miles of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I'll personally bring you a sample asap (you'll have to contact us by email after your pledge to get me your address).

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    6 Packages of raw vegan coconut jerky, 2 of each flavor: 2 Original, 2 Ginger Teriyaki, and 2 Spicy Chili Lime

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    Invitation to the CocoBurg launch party in Brooklyn, date and time TBD. All attendees will get jerky samples and packages to take home!

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    1 Case (15 packs) of coconut jerky, you choose how many of each flavor!

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    Make your own flavor! We'll work with you to create a flavor of your choice and send you at least 5 packages of the end result.

    Note: though we will do our best, we can make no guarantees to the deliciousness of your flavor.

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    The whole shebang! You are a monster supporter. You get every reward listed above: 1 case of jerky, your own flavor, and a special honor at the launch party!

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