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Fruition is crafting superlative, handmade chocolate from bean to bar, fusing confectionery and art. Read more

Woodstock, NY Food
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This project's funding goal was not reached on July 10, 2011.

Fruition is crafting superlative, handmade chocolate from bean to bar, fusing confectionery and art.

Woodstock, NY Food
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Fruition is: exceptional chocolate, handmade from bean to bar

Do you like chocolate?  Do you like art?  Awesome!  You’ll love our project!

The Creative Plan: We are a small bean to bar chocolate making company that believes chocolate making is not only a craft, but also an art.  We plan to draw from a pool of artists on a rotating basis to design custom packaging featuring their artwork. In addition, we will collaborate with artists who will create unique molds that will allow us to make one of a kind edible sculptures.

Why Fruition is Different: At Fruition, we are in control the entire chocolate making process from selecting some of the world's best cocoa beans to hand packaging every finished piece.  It takes a whole lot of time, dedication and physical labor to turn those bitter little seeds into smooth, delicious chocolate.  Luckily, Bryan is obsessed with crafting ridiculously good chocolate.  No corners cut.  No detail overlooked.

Quality: You’ll know when you try it!  We promise to only use responsibly grown and sourced cacao from places that embrace fair labor practices, to only use ingredients that have never been adulterated with chemicals, pesticides, or other unnatural processes, to educate our customers in the flavors and quality aspects of fine chocolate, and to showcase locally grown and produced ingredients and flavors.

What is Kickstarter?  Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world.  

What is our goal?  We set a $20,000 goal to kickstart our project and we are part way there.  

What is the money for? Pledges will support following:

1. Chocolate-making equipment such as a tempering machine, a stone grinder, and other specialized equipment that will help us to increase our production. 

2. The creation of custom molds and packaging design in partnership with artists.

3. Printing and packaging based on the designs of our collaborators. 

Why help? We can't do it without you.  Help us get this off the ground!  The minimum pledge is $1, so we aren't asking for a lot.  Plus, your card won't even be charged unless the full goal is met or surpassed.  It's all or nothing with this one.  What we need is for you to give a little bit, and then spread the word about this project with everyone you know so that we can gain widespread support from many backers.  Power in numbers.     

How You Can Help:


·      Tell your friends, family, and chocolate lovers!

·      Visit our website & join our mailing list:

·      Check out our Facebook page: Fruition Chocolate Works

Please add $10 to your pledge for shipping to Canada. For all other international shipping please add $15 to your pledge.  For example, if you want the $50 reward, pledge $60/$65.

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  • You selected
    $5 reward

    7 backers

    Our eternal thanks! You'll be listed as a supporter on our website.

  • You selected
    $10 reward

    16 backers

    All of the above + one mini 70% Costa Rica single origin handmade dark chocolate bar.

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    $25 reward

    37 backers

    All of the above + one bar of limited edition, handmade dark chocolate.

  • You selected
    $50 reward

    32 backers

    All of the above + a tasting set of three different limited edition single origin chocolate bars.

  • You selected
    $100 reward

    10 backers

    All of the above + a pdf chocolate recipe book that you can use to impress your friends and loved ones.

  • You selected
    $175 reward

    3 backers Limited (48 left of 51)

    You'll get TWO first run Chocolate Invaders, your name on our website as a supporter, our eternal gratitude, and an additional bar of our handmade chocolate.

  • You selected
    $250 reward

    5 backers

    All of the above + a box of exceptional handmade confections.

  • You selected
    $325 reward

    1 backer Limited (29 left of 30)

    All of the above + a personal chocolate making lesson at the Fruition workshop in upstate New York for two. Learn all about how chocolate is made from bean to bar and go home with plenty of chocolate that you helped craft!

  • You selected
    $500 reward

    2 backers

    All of the above + a sweet Fruition t-shirt designed by Bryan.

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    $1,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (20 left of 20)

    All of the above + a 5 year membership in our exclusive focus group. Taste new products before they are publicly available. You'll be receiving free samples several times per year! Tell us what you like, and how we can increase our products' deliciousness. We value your opinion. *Shipping included in the U.S. only.

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    $5,000 reward

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    All of the above + a chocolate tasting party at your home* hosted by Fruition founder, Bryan Graham. Invite 10 guests to share this unique experience with you. *Must be within 100 miles of NYC, or you will need to reimburse travel costs.

Funding period

- (90 days)