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Texas Jack's Famous Pralines and Deliciously Sweet Treats. Chock-full of tasty delight & decadence offering a mouthwatering experience
Texas Jack's Famous Pralines and Deliciously Sweet Treats. Chock-full of tasty delight & decadence offering a mouthwatering experience
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"Texas Jack is kicking off his line of Famous Caramels"

Add-On's

Because you have spoken, and we have listened, here is the list of treats available to add on to your pledge of $14.00 or more

Caramel, Fudge, or Aunt Bill's Brown Candy- Half Pound- $10.00  One Full Pound $18

The new "Mini Sampler" as an add-on  $24.00  consist of 12 different mini pralines and  12 different pieces of caramel.

Fresh Texas Pecans- mostly halves with very few pieces 1 pound- $14.00

Candied Pecans- Amaretto or Praline flavor- Half pound- $11.00 Full one Pound $20.00

Additional Texas Size Pralines- 1 Dozen- $25.00

Our Famous Mexican Vanilla Bean Extract 4 oz. bottle- $9.00

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Texas Jack is kicking off his line of Famous Caramels. We have been in the kitchen working on perfecting some great recipes. Now that we have an incredible array of recipes, we need some help in getting the necessary supplies. Along with stocking up on much needed ingredients such as chocolate, which by the way has increased in cost by 40%, we still need to come up with some unique packaging.   Like Bill Crosby said, "It is all in the presentation." This is where you come in. The proceeds from this project will be used to bring in a graphic artist to design our labels and for the printing cost. We have a great guy, the same artist that does our book covers but unfortunately,  he cannot live on pralines alone, and lords knows, he has tried.

For a complete set of labels, he has agreed to do the task for $250.00 and we can have enough printed up to last awhile for another $100.00 (Yes, I have someone who can print what we need for that price provided we supply him with an ample basket full of treats. (its amazing what you can get done with a basket of pralines, caramel and fudge) Any proceeds over our projected amount will be used to purchase equipment that is needed. One item that we are in need of are custom-made pans for our caramel. That would be a luxury if we were to exceed the goal. Our goal is to have the presentation as fabulous as the treats. 

We have a wide variety of rewards listed to the left offering an opportunity to get a taste of everything we have to offer. A couple of important notes. First, every backer at every level will get a copy of the new "Texas Jack's Famous Caramels Secret Recipe Book" either in a PDF or gifted to you through Amazon Kindle.

The second point is the Top Reward where in addition to receiving all these great treats, I will personally dedicate the "Texas Jack's Famous Caramels Secret Recipe Book" to you with your name on the dedication page. This is good for the eBook and for the Print book too. Along with having your name in the book along with a most gracious thank you for your support, you'll receive a dozen signed books to hand out to friends as bragging rights to being head honcho in the Texas Jack Gang.

Third point, after the competition at the State Fair of Texas, an update will be sent out with photos of the event, win-lose-or draw, you'll get to see it right away.

Texas Jack's Famous Caramels

We have been working on creating the best caramels known throughout these parts. We are now ready to share with the Kickstarter community the "First Look and Taste" of these delightful and delicious treats.

This project offers our best creations in Caramels. Our starting lineup includes our sure winners that are sure to tickle your fancy.

·Maple Walnut Caramel

·Chocolate Maple Walnut Caramel

·Maple Bacon Caramel (I'm betting on this one to win)

·Salted Caramel with Smoked Himalayan Salt

·Chocolate Swirl Caramel

·Chocolate Caramel Pecan

·Traditional Caramel

·Amaretto Almond Caramel

·Pecan Praline Caramel

·Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Caramel

And We are once again offering our Pralines, chosen below are the top fan favorites

·Traditional Pecan

·Chocolate Amaretto Pecan

·Chocolate Pecan

·Chocolate Peanut Butter Pecan

·Maple Bacon Pecan Praline

·Mexican Mocha Chili Pecan

·Amaretto Almond Coconut

·Wild Turkey with Honey Pecan

·Johnny Walker Blue Label Pecan

·Kahlua Pecan

·Crown Royal Maple Walnut

·Spiced Run Date Pecan

In addition to the Caramels and Pralines, we also have our Chocolate Pecan Fudge and Aunt Bill's Brown Candy making a return as well as our Top Favorite, Candied Amaretto Pecans and now, Praline Candied Pecans.

100% All Natural - No Preservatives - No Chemicals - No High Fructose Corn Syrup -

Texas Jack's Famous Pralines are made from the finest ingredients available.

We strive to use as many ingredients as possible from Texas. From the honey to the pecans, we only select the best. Our honey is from right here in the Hill Country. The two main varieties of pecans we use are "Desirable" and "Cheyenne" which we get from Weatherford, TX. Our syrups are homemade using only the best pure cane sugar from Imperial Sugar located in Sugarland, TX. The butter we use is made up the road in Oklahoma. Even the Vanilla Extract is home-made using Mexican Vanilla Beans and Tito's Vodka distilled in Austin. Yep, we are passionate about keeping it all in the family in bringing you the best tasting Pralines possible.

Combined this dedication to using only the finest quality ingredients with an Artisan perspective on Fine foods along the non-compromising craftsmanship of Texas and you have the Best Dawg Gum Pralines this side of the Pecos. Yes Sir-Re-Bob, we are serious about our Pralines. One taste and you'll know what we mean.

Who is behind Texas Jack's Famous Pralines?

Hi, I am Dennis Waller, founder and creator of Texas Jack's Famous Pralines, Caramels and Sweet Treats. Besides being a bestselling author on Amazon.com with my books on Eastern Thought, I also love to cook and known throughout these parts for my sinfully delicious treats including my Pralines and Caramels.

You can go to Amazon and check out my page to learn more about my books, amazon.com/author/denniswaller 

Now, I'll be coming out with a recipe book on how you can make your own Texas Jack's Famous Caramels at home. Every backer at every level will receive a copy of the eBook either by PDF or gifted to you through Amazon Kindle.

I have been told by several people that is time to share with the world my gift at crafting some of the best deserts you'll ever know. And that is why I am here on Kickstarter. In bringing these delightful treats to you, I need your help to take it to the next level. With your support, I'll be able to address the issues of packaging, marketing, and distribution. And for your support, You will be Rewarded with experiencing what all the fuss is about when it comes to, bar none, the Best Damn Pralines you'll ever have.

You can find me here and please support the project by going to our Fan Page on Facebook, Thanks!

www.facebook.com/TexasJacksFamousPralines  

www.facebook.com/dennis.waller.581

www.facebook.com/dennis.waller.75

Where did the name Texas Jack come from?

A few years back while making a batch of Pralines, the movie Tombstone was on TV. Someone asked what I called them and one of the folks sitting there on the couch said, "Hey! Name it after Texas Jack! Look, there he is!" And in an instant, the Pralines had a name.

Now Texas Jack Vermillion was a real live Gunslinger who rode with the Earp's in the "Vendetta Ride" just like in the movie. He was One Bad Hombre for sure and certainly was a friend to Doc Holliday.

John Wilson Vermillion, known as Texas Jack Vermillion (also known as Shoot-your-eye-out-Jack) was born 1842, Russell Co. Virginia. He was the second of 12 children born to William Vermillion and Nancy Owens. When the Civil War erupted in 1861, Texas Jack joined the Confederate cavalry under the command of General J.E.B. Stuart.

After the war Texas Jack married Margaret Horton on September 6, 1865 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee. The newlyweds moved to eastern Missouri where Jack accepted the position as Territorial Marshal for the eastern section of Missouri.

A daughter was born and named Mary and a second child followed. His name is unknown. Within a few weeks of the son's birth and while Jack was away from the home a diphtheria epidemic rambled across eastern Missouri killing Margaret and the children.

It has been written that grief stricken, Jack moved west. He surfaced in Dodge City, Kansas were he drank heavily, gambled frequently thus gaining a reputation as a " devil-may-care" gunslinger. It has also been written that when Dodge City burned for the first time that City Marshal and Deputy U.S. Marshal Virgil Earp rounded-up 23 men he could trust to prevent lot jumpers. One of those men was Jack Vermillion.

Family history tells a story that Jack turned up in Montana and became involved in a saloon fight. Jack wasn't doing so well until someone stepped in to help. That someone was Doc Holliday. The legend continues that many years later Jack received a trunk shipped to him from Holliday.

As portrayed in the movie Tombstone, it has been written that Jack killed a man who accused him of cheating at cards. Unlike the movie, the gunfight was viewed as unfair and Jack became a wanted man. It was on the wanted poster that his name first appeared as "Texas Jack" Vermillion.

Texas Jack rode with Wyatt Earp during his vendetta ride and again was with Wyatt during the Dodge City War. He was considered a crack-shot with a gun by those who knew him.

Vermillion joined up with the Soapy Smith gang in 1888 or 1889, and was involved in the Pocatello, Idaho train depot shoot-out, in which a rival gang was trying to kill Soapy. He disappeared from known gang movements, but was reportedly involved in another gunfight in 1890.

In 1911 Jack passed away quietly in his sleep. It is rumored that his last meal was a praline.

sourced http://captyak.tripod.com/texasjackvermillion/

Here is another bit of history- "Texas Jack Vermillion did not accompany Virgil Earp as a member of the protective squad which escorted him to Tucson, March 20, 1882. Instead, Vermillion joined the vendetta posse March 21, 1882 in Tombstone, a day after the killing of Frank Stillwell in Tucson, thus Vermillion was not one of the 5 men indicted for Stilwell's killing. He presumably did participate in the killing of Florentino Cruz on March 22, and he had his horse shot out from under him during the fight at Iron Springs(March 24), in which "Curley Bill" Brocius was killed. Vermillion was himself not hit in that fight, but he had to be picked up by Doc Holliday after exposing himself to fire from the cowboys, while trying to retrieve the rifle wedged under his fallen horse."

( sourced - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Jack_Vermillion

I would suggest watching Tombstone to get the full flavor of the history behind the name of these delicious treats.

Production Information

I have the use of a commercial kitchen that will enable me to handle an onslaught of orders. Here is a photos of a few holiday pies I cooked up for Christmas. Those are my Sweet Potato and Apple pies. These have been enjoyed by friends and family all over the US. By the way, we will be entering our pies at the State Fair of Texas in October, more news to come on that.

I grew up in the restaurant business and know my way around a kitchen. Having experience in the mail-order business, shipping is not an issue. All orders will ship by United States Priority Mail to ensure in getting you these treats as fast as possible. Production will start the week of the 23rd of September pending on reaching our goal. Either way, we'll be in the kitchen cooking like crazy for the Fair. What a great time to be cooking for you ya too.

Risks and challenges

As with anything in life, there are always the possibility of something going wrong. I have covered all aspects of this project with back-up suppliers and sources. One thing you can count on with me is being kept informed to the progress of your Reward till it ships. Then after about a week, I'll follow up to ensure that you receive your order and to see if it meets your expectations. If there are any issues with the production, you'll be notified. At the end of the project, each and every supporter will receive an email from me along with my phone number to thank you. I am always just a phone call away. Without you, there is no me, Your satisfaction is my goal!

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    A Big Texas Size Thank You on my Facebook page And a copy of the eBook, "Texas Jack's Famous Caramels Secret Recipe Book" gifted through Amazon Kindle or by PDF

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    A signed copy of the new book, "Texas Jack's Famous Caramels Secret Recipe Book" plus a few samples of our caramels.

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    One 4 ounce bottle of our very own "Texas Jack's Famous Mexican Vanilla Bean Extract" The only extract we use in the cooking of our pralines and caramels. A rich and full-bodied vanilla extract that adds that extra something to everything you cook.

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    Half Pound of Caramel or Fudge with your choice of flavor. Plus included will be a few samples of the other flavors.

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    One Full Pound of Caramel of Fudge in the choice of two flavors. Plus included will be a few samples of the other flavors.

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    One Full Pound of Candied Pecans. Your choice of our "Famous Amaretto Candied Pecans" or "Praline Candied Pecans" of get half and half.

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    "The Mini Sampler" Because you have asked for it!
    This reward is for 12 different mini pralines, and 12 different pieces of caramel. That gives you a total of 24 different Texas Jack Treats.

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    "The Hootenanny" This is for the fans of pralines. One dozen full size pralines, your choice of flavors. Plus two mini slabs of caramel or fudge, your choice of two flavors. And a sampling of the candied pecans

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    Two Full Pounds of Caramel or Fudge. Your choice of up to 4 different flavors. Plus we will include a few samples of the other flavors.

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    "The Humdinger" For those really big fans of pralines. Two dozen full size pralines, your choice of flavors. Plus four mini slabs of caramel or fudge, your choice of up to 4 different flavors. And for good measure, a healthy sampling of candied pecans.

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    Okay, You're serious about your caramel!
    Four Full Pounds of Caramel or Fudge, your choice of up to 8 different flavors. And we'll include a few samples of our pralines.

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    "The Caramel Dragnet"
    "Just stick to the caramels ma'am" This is for Jack Webb. A assortment of 5 pounds of nothing but Caramel. Representing Every Flavor we have including ones not listed. With this reward, you'll have a little bit of every delightful caramel made by Texas Jack. So, no more trying to decide which one to get, heck, just get them all!

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    One Pound of Caramel shipped to your door every month for 6 months. Yep, you can mix up the flavors anyway you want. Just imagine seeing that package every month containing the best dawg gum Caramels you have ever tasted. In addition to receiving 1 pound of caramels, you'll also get samples of our other treats to try. Now, no worries about running out.

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    Praline of the Month Club. With this reward, you'll receive every month for 6 month, a dozen full size Pralines in the flavors you want. Along with your pralines, you'll also receive other treats from the kitchen for you to try.

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    The Monster Level. At this level, we'll ensure that there will be enough goodies to satisfy your gang. Included will be as follows. 4 pounds of Caramel with flavors of your choice. 3 dozen Pralines of your choice. 1 pound of Amaretto Candied Pecans. 1 pound of Praline Candied Pecans. 1 pound of Chocolate Pecan Fudge. 1 pound of Aunt Bill's Brown Candy.2 four ounce bottles of "Texas Jack's Famous Mexican Vanilla Bean Extract. Plus a signed copy of the recipe books for Pralines and Caramels.

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    This is for the Whole Shebang. In addition to all the goodies in the Monster Reward, I will dedicate the "Texas Jack's Famous Caramels Secret Recipe Book" to you with your name and a special thanks for your support on the "Dedication Page" Along with 12 signed copies of the book for you to share.

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