Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A New Flavor for Open Book Chocolates, Les Misérables Chocolate Bar: White Cherry in Dark Chocolate.
A New Flavor for Open Book Chocolates, Les Misérables Chocolate Bar: White Cherry in Dark Chocolate.
46 backers pledged $2,284 to help bring this project to life.

About

Les Misérables Chocolate Bar, Open Book Chocolates project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Les Misérables Chocolate Bar, Open Book Chocolates

$2,284

46

STRETCH GOAL/REWARD: If we reach $1,800, we will introduce another new flavor, TREASURE ISLAND: Rum and Coconut in Dark Chocolate from Fiji.

**************************************************

Happy 217th Birthday, Victor Hugo! (February 26th, 2019)

This Kickstarter campaign's goal is to fund the creation and production of our new chocolate bar flavor, Les Misérables: White Cherry in Dark Chocolate!

We will send out rewards early April 2019 so that you can enjoy our Les Misérables chocolate bar while watching the new Masterpiece/BBC TV miniseries which premieres April 14th in the USA.

Wrapper Design for Les Misérables Chocolate Bar
Wrapper Design for Les Misérables Chocolate Bar

NEW FLAVOR, Les Misérables: White Cherry in Dark Chocolate!

Our Les Misérables chocolate bar is inspired by the character Fantine. In her youth, Fantine goes on an outing with her lover Tholomyès, her friends and their lovers. The four men and four women take a stroll through nature, enjoying the flowers and eating cherries. This outing soon turns sour when the four men “play a trick” on their mistresses and abandon them. Our chocolate bar contains the cherry of Fantine’s happy innocence and naiveté as well as the dark chocolate that represents her downfall.

We are collaborating with River-Sea Chocolates for our Les Misérables chocolate bar. They are a bean-to-bar chocolate maker based in Chantilly, Virginia who use organic and ethically sourced ingredients. This handcrafted chocolate bar will contain 70% dark chocolate originating from Vietnam and white cherry essence.

STRETCH GOAL/REWARD: If we reach $1,800, we will introduce another new flavor, TREASURE ISLAND: Rum and Coconut in Dark Chocolate from Fiji.

Sample of Les Misérables Chocolate Bar
Sample of Les Misérables Chocolate Bar
From Right to Left: Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, Jane Eyre, and Monte Cristo.
From Right to Left: Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, Jane Eyre, and Monte Cristo.

OUR CHOCOLATE FLAVORS

For our Les Misérables Kickstarter campaign, you can choose any of our flavors for your reward.

  •  Alice in Wonderland: Candied Rose Petals in Milk Chocolate.
  •  Monte Cristo: Muscat Raisins in Dark Chocolate.
  •  Sherlock Holmes: Earl Grey Tea and Honey in White Chocolate.
  •  Jane Eyre: Bilberries in Milk Chocolate.
  •  Pride & Prejudice: Blackcurrant Tea and Cinnamon in Dark Chocolate.
  •  A Christmas Carol (White): Hazelnuts, Pears, and Nutmeg in White Chocolate.
  •  A Christmas Carol (Dark): Hazelnuts, Pears, and Nutmeg in Dark Chocolate.
  •  Les Misérables: White Cherry in Dark Chocolate (from Vietnam).
  • STRETCH GOAL = Treasure Island: Rum and Coconut and in Dark Chocolate (from Fiji).

All chocolate bars are 3 ounces with the exception of the new Les Misérables chocolate bar, which is 2.1 ounces.

OUR CANDLES

Our brand-new, handmade candles pair beautifully with our chocolate bars.

  •  Sherlock Holmes: Bergamot Oil in Beeswax and Soy Wax.
  •  Jane Eyre: Heather Oil in Soy Wax.
  •  Pride & Prejudice: Blackcurrant Oil in Soy Wax.

All candles are 4 ounces and come in round metal tins.

Illustration of Cosette in the Thénardiers' inn at Montfermeil depicted by Émile Bayard (1837-1891). Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.): fruiting and flowering branch with separate numbered sections of flowers, fruit and seed. Chromolithograph by P. Depannemaeker, c.1885, after B. Hoola van Nooten. Credit: Wellcome Collection.
Illustration of Cosette in the Thénardiers' inn at Montfermeil depicted by Émile Bayard (1837-1891). Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.): fruiting and flowering branch with separate numbered sections of flowers, fruit and seed. Chromolithograph by P. Depannemaeker, c.1885, after B. Hoola van Nooten. Credit: Wellcome Collection.

LIMITED EDITION TOTE BAG: COSETTE WITH CACAO POD

15.75 inches long by 15.25 inches wide. 100% cotton!

In celebration of our new Les Misérables chocolate bar, we have designed a tote bag using the famous engraving of Cosette, Fantine's daughter, and a historical scientific illustration of a cacao pod. We are offering this LIMITED EDITION tote bag as part of our  Les Misérables Kickstarter campaign. In other words, this is the ONLY TIME you will be able to get your hands on the Cosette tote bag!  

REWARDS

  •  $5 or more = SUPPORTER: 1 Bookmark and 1 Complimentary Business Card.
  •  $9 or more = SINGLE BAR BACKER: 1 Handmade Chocolate Bar and 1 Complimentary Business Card.
  •  $17 or more = FLAVOR/FRAGRANCE COMBO: 1 Handmade Chocolate Bar, 1 Handmade Candle, and 1 Complimentary Business Card.
  •  $20 or more = COSETTE: 1 Limited Edition "Cosette with Cacao Pod" Tote Bag, and 1 Complimentary Business Card.
  •  $24 or more = ***EARLY BIRD COSETTE***: Save $5! 1 Handmade Chocolate Bar, 1 Limited Edition "Cosette with Cacao Pod" Tote Bag, and 1 Complimentary Business Card.
  •  $27 or more = CHOCOLATE LOVER: 3 Handmade Chocolate Bars and 1 Complimentary Business Card.
  •  $29 or more = COSETTE PLUS: 1 Handmade Chocolate Bar, 1 Limited Edition "Cosette with Cacao Pod" Tote Bag, and 1 Complimentary Business Card.
  •  $45 or more = CHOCOLATE ENTHUSIAST: 5 Handmade Chocolate Bars and 1 Complimentary Business Card.
  •  $47 or more = COSETTE DELUXE: 3 Handmade Chocolate Bars, 1 Limited Edition "Cosette with Cacao Pod" Tote Bag, and 1 Complimentary Business Card.
  •  $50 or more = FLAVOR/FRAGRANCE DELUXE: 3 Handmade Chocolate Bars, 3 Handmade Candles, and 1 Complimentary Business Card.
  •  $72 or more = CHOCOLATE COLLECTOR: 8 Handmade Chocolate Bars and 1 Complimentary Business Card.
  •  $92 or more = COSETTE ULTIMATE: 8 Handmade Chocolate Bars, 1 Limited Edition "Cosette with Cacao Pod" Tote Bag, and 1 Complimentary Business Card.
  •  $108 or more = CHOCOLATE CONNOISSEUR: 12 Handmade Chocolate Bars and 1 Complimentary Business Card.
  •  $135 or more = CHOCOHOLIC: 15 Handmade Chocolate Bars and 1 Complimentary Business Card.

TIMELINE:

  •  February 2019: Research & Development for Les Misérables Chocolate Bars.
  •  March 2019: Kickstarter Campaign. Les Misérables Chocolate Bars Handcrafted/Manufactured.
  •  Early April 2019: Ship Chocolate Bars to Backers.
  •  April 14th 2019: Enjoy Les Misérables chocolate bar while watching the new TV miniseries!!

CONTACT

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me (G. E. Gallas) at openbookchocolates@email.com or get in touch with me in any of the following places:

 Twitter: @openbookchoco 

 Facebook: @OpenBookChocolates 

 Instagram: @openbookchocolates 

Risks and challenges

This is my fourth Kickstarter project, so I’ve learned a lot about how to run an efficient campaign. My previous projects were all successful, so I believe this one will be too.

Since this project is very straight forward, the risks and challenges are quite minimal. To avoid any obstacles, I have organized and scheduled everything in advanced to make sure manufacturing runs smoothly.

I am working very closely with River-Sea Chocolates to ensure that the quality of the finished product is 100%. Plus, I am incredibly prompt and organized, and will be able to deliver your rewards in a timely manner.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    SUPPORTER

    Thank you for your support!

    Includes:
    • Bookmark
    • Complimentary Business Card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 9 or more About US$ 9

    SINGLE BAR BACKER

    One Handmade Chocolate Bar (Flavor of your Choice). In case of warm weather, we'll include an ice pack.

    Includes:
    • Chocolate Bar
    • Complimentary Business Card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 17 or more About US$ 17

    FLAVOR/FRAGRANCE COMBO

    One Handmade Chocolate Bar (Flavor of your Choice) AND One Handmade Candle (Fragrance of your Choice). In case of warm weather, we'll include an ice pack.

    Includes:
    • Chocolate Bar
    • Candle
    • Complimentary Business Card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 20 or more About US$ 20

    COSETTE

    One LIMITED EDITION "Cosette with Cacao Pod" Tote Bag.

    Includes:
    • Cosette Tote Bag
    • Complimentary Business Card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 24 or more About US$ 24

    ***EARLY BIRD COSETTE***

    SAVE $5! One Handmade Chocolate Bar (Flavor of your Choice) AND One LIMITED EDITION "Cosette with Cacao Pod" Tote Bag. In case of warm weather, we'll include an ice pack.

    Includes:
    • Chocolate Bar
    • Cosette Tote Bag
    • Complimentary Business Card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 27 or more About US$ 27

    CHOCOLATE LOVER

    Three Handmade Chocolate Bars (Flavors of your Choice). In case of warm weather, we'll include an ice pack.

    Includes:
    • Chocolate Bar
    • Complimentary Business Card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    18 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 29 or more About US$ 29

    COSETTE PLUS

    One Handmade Chocolate Bar (Flavor of your Choice) AND One LIMITED EDITION "Cosette with Cacao Pod" Tote Bag. In case of warm weather, we'll include an ice pack.

    Includes:
    • Chocolate Bar
    • Cosette Tote Bag
    • Complimentary Business Card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 45 or more About US$ 45

    CHOCOLATE ENTHUSIAST

    Five Handmade Chocolate Bars (Flavors of your Choice). In case of warm weather, we'll include an ice pack.

    Includes:
    • Chocolate Bar
    • Complimentary Business Card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 47 or more About US$ 47

    COSETTE DELUXE

    Three Handmade Chocolate Bars (Flavor of your Choice) AND One LIMITED EDITION "Cosette with Cacao Pod" Tote Bag. In case of warm weather, we'll include an ice pack.

    Includes:
    • Chocolate Bar
    • Cosette Tote Bag
    • Complimentary Business Card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    FLAVOR/FRAGRANCE DELUXE

    Three Handmade Chocolate Bars (Flavors of your Choice) AND Three Handmade Candles (Fragrances of your Choice). In case of warm weather, we'll include an ice pack.

    Includes:
    • Chocolate Bar
    • Candle
    • Complimentary Business Card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 72 or more About US$ 72

    CHOCOLATE COLLECTOR

    Eight Handmade Chocolate Bars (One of Each Flavor OR Flavors of your Choice). In case of warm weather, we'll include an ice pack.

    Includes:
    • Chocolate Bar
    • Complimentary Business Card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    9 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 92 or more About US$ 92

    COSETTE ULTIMATE

    Eight Handmade Chocolate Bars (One of Each Flavor OR Flavors of your Choice) AND One LIMITED EDITION "Cosette with Cacao Pod" Tote Bag. In case of warm weather, we'll include an ice pack.

    Includes:
    • Chocolate Bar
    • Cosette Tote Bag
    • Complimentary Business Card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 108 or more About US$ 108

    CHOCOLATE CONNOISSEUR

    Twelve Handmade Chocolate Bars (Flavors of your Choice). In case of warm weather, we'll include an ice pack.

    Includes:
    • 12× Chocolate Bar
    • Complimentary Business Card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 135 or more About US$ 135

    CHOCOHOLIC

    Fifteen Handmade Chocolate Bars (Flavors of your Choice). In case of warm weather, we'll include an ice pack.

    Includes:
    • 15× Chocolate Bar
    • Complimentary Business Card
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (34 days)