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By Angel Cruzado and Erica Land
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About this project

Today, so much of the way we eat has been mass-produced and commoditized. Stateside is just the opposite. Our goal is to bring baked and frozen nostalgic treats - with no preservatives - to our children and the people. It is the right thing to do.

Iris Parvati - Representing Our Children
Iris Parvati - Representing Our Children

Going All Natural

It's understandable that parents today are so reluctant to let their kids indulge in any kind of sweets, especially now that we are so much more educated about what goes into the products we consume such as high-fructose corn syrup and preservatives.

With Stateside Treats, you can feel confident about the ingredients used and have no hesitations about sharing them with your children. 

Natural treats also have the added benefit of the "crunch effect," the psychological effect of satiety that comes from hearing your food crunch as you chew and chomp. Food laden with preservatives has an unnatural softness that promotes binge eating and prevents you from feeling full. You know you are eating fresh, high-quality treats when you can hear the crunch as you eat, which reduces cravings and prevents overeating.

Our nostalgic treats are free of the garbage in mass-produced food.

Erica Land, Executive Pastry Chef Represents the All Natural Movement
Erica Land, Executive Pastry Chef Represents the All Natural Movement

Our Customer and Product Diversity

Since 2009 we have celebrated with customers birthdays, engagements, weddings, holidays, graduations, etc. from the Cupkates Food Truck; and 2014 from the Stateside Bakery shop. Sharing the love has always been a fundamental driver of humankind.

Our customers come from vastly different cultures and places. And yet, no matter where we are in the San Francisco Bay area, we are united by the love of baked treats and by the universal, powerful, human desire to connect with each other.

Money Goes to Renovating Shop

Reaching our funding goal will allow us to purchase the following equipment for our retail shop: freezers, three-part sinks, water heater, ice cream dipping stations, ice machines, ice cream holding cabinets, refrigeration, grease trap, etc.

Exceeding our funding goal will allow us to add the same equipment above to our food truck.

Why Now and Us?

  • We are a unique, creative, and delicious company that brings locally sourced items to your table.
  • You can be a vital part of the nostalgia movement! Roll the clock back and share these wonderful, additive-free treats with your children.
  • Bringing artisan baked and frozen nostalgia treats to everyone is the right thing to do. 

Thank you for helping to put Ice Cream in our Tacos!

Angel & Erica

P.S. To learn more about our company or invest in us, please email angel@statesidetreats.com

Risks and challenges

"What if I fall? Oh but my darling, what if you fly?" - Erica Hanson

After a year of running the company, we are ready to build the Stateside Treats brand and to modify our business operations to make baked and frozen nostalgia treats. We continue to be prepared as best we can to face the many risks and challenges in running Stateside Treats.

Thus far, we have done almost everything as a two-person operation with part-time staff. We will begin working with third parties to plan, build, and obtain licenses, and permits for both the retail shop and food truck. This collaborative process with the City of Berkeley and Department of Health agencies may lead to obstacles and delays, but we will remain true to our mission and vision.

To date, we have risked our 401Ks, savings, home down payments, and our careers to make this project a reality. As such, please have confidence in our commitment to face the risks and challenges with creativity and business sense. Like our Kickstarter campaign, we are committed to being open, honest, and transparent with you.

Thank you for being Stateside and being (or newly becoming) part of the Stateside Treats community. Being serious about what we do makes the whole thing fun.

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    HELPING THE CAUSE

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    3 INCH ORE-OH COOKIE

    A Large Ore-OH Cookie was best described by a customer as follows:

    "My Husband actually said the oreo cookie was the best-baked treat he has ever had (and that is saying a lot... I bake A LOT!)."

    We refer to it to as the OMG Cookie -- OH MY GOD.

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    ICE CREAM TACO

    One (1) Ice Cream Taco at our Retail Shop in Berkeley, California

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    EARLY BIRD: KEEP CALM, EAT CUPCAKES

    Four (4) Cupcakes at the Original 'CUPKATES' Food Truck at an Off The Grid Event or from our Retail Shop in Berkeley, California.

    Regular retail price will be $14

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    STATESIDE TREATS FAMILY

    You are awesome! Thank you for helping us. We'll add your name to the Stateside Treats Family page on our website. You will also receive a sincere "Thank You" email and have access to all our updates and videos.

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    SHOUT OUT AND A TREAT

    So Amazing! In addition to a web shout out, we'll email you a voucher for one (1) of our handcrafted baked treats from the CUPKATES Food Truck or the Retail Shop in Berkeley, California.

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    TWO ICE CREAM TACOS

    Two (2) Ice Cream Tacos at our Retail Shop in Berkeley, California

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    KEEP CALM, EAT CUPCAKES

    Four (4) Cupcakes at the Original 'CUPKATES' Food Truck at an Off The Grid Event or from our Retail Shop in Berkeley, California.

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    FAMILY LOVE

    Four (4) Baked Treats at the Original 'CUPKATES' Food Truck or at an Off The Grid Event

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    ICE CREAM TACOS T-SHIRT

    Your very own Ice Cream Tacos t-shirt.

    Also, we CAN send you multiple shirts if you pledge multiples of $25.00 -- but only if the shirts are all going to the same address. (So just to be clear, if you pledge 50 bucks, you can order two shirts, 75 will get you three. But no matter how many you get, they all have to go to the same address. Sorry!)

    Sizes available:
    Men's and Women's S, M, L and XL.
    Sizes will be available in youth S, M, L.

    You will select size in a survey sent after the Kickstarter project has completed.

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    EARLY BIRD: ONE DOZEN TREATS

    To order multiple dozens, just add $40 for each dozen you'd like from original 'CUPKATES' Food Truck at an Off The Grid Event or from our Retail Shop in Berkeley, California.

    Regular retail price will be $42.

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    1 DOZEN OH MY GOD (OMG) COOKIES

    12 Large Ore-OH Cookies. A recent customer described them like this:

    "My Husband actually said the oreo cookie was the best-baked treat he has ever had (and that is saying a lot... I bake A LOT!)."

    We refer to it to as the OMG Cookie.

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    ONE DOZEN TREATS

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    DOZEN COOKIES AND T-SHIRT

    One dozen cookies, and one limited edition Stateside Treats t-shirt.

    Deliver anywhere in the United States.

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    EARLY BIRD: 3 DOZEN CUPCAKES

    Your choice of three (3) dozen treats to surprise and delight your family, friends or colleagues. Pick up at our Food Truck or Retail Shop in Berkeley, California.

    Regular retail price will be $120.

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    SUPER SIZE YOUR NOSTALGIC TREAT

    You can get a 14-inch version of your nostalgic treat. Think 14-Inch Oreo, Nutter Butter, Ding Dong, Oatmeal Creme Pie or our version of the Hostess Cupcake.

    We will write a personal message of your choice on the Nostalgic Treat.

    Serves: ~20 People

    Catering Event must be in one of the following counties: Alameda, Berkeley, Contra Costa, San Mateo, San Francisco or Santa Clara

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    AFTERNOON DELIGHT. MMmmmm!

    Treat yourself and your co-workers! We will deliver four (4) dozen treats to your office within our standard delivery area.

    Catering Event must be in one of the following counties: Alameda, Berkeley, Contra Costa, San Mateo, San Francisco or Santa Clara

    Regular retail price will be $168

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    JUST COOKIES PLEASE!

    We'll ship to you six (6) dozen cookies for your generous support.

    You can choose how you want it broken out between the Nutella Filled Cookies or Valrhona Ore-ohs or Peanut Butter Nutter cookies. Thank you very much!

    We will ship two-day mail anywhere in the United States.

    *Shipping Not Included

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    IMPRESS YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

    We will deliver eight (8) dozen baked treats of your choice to your home, office or party.

    Catering Event must be in one of the following counties: Alameda, Berkeley, Contra Costa, San Mateo, San Francisco or Santa Clara

    Regular retail price will be $336.

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    PRIVATE FOOD TRUCK EVENT - 1 HOUR

    Surprise your family, friends or colleagues with our Food Truck. We will bring music, 60 Treats, the Food Truck, and serve your guests for 60 minutes. You will be the talk of the town with everyone posting their pictures online of your event.

    Food Truck Event must be in one of the following counties: Alameda, Berkeley, Contra Costa, San Mateo, San Francisco or Santa Clara

    Regular retail price will be $600.

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    EXPERIENCE THE FOOD TRUCK BUSINESS

    Curious about the mechanics of running a food truck? Want to learn more about our company or help others get an overview of our business?

    This reward will provide you a behind the scenes look at how we run our Commercial Kitchen, Food Truck, Retail Shop and Tent. You can observe or work with us for up to 24 hours to understand the mechanics of running a business. Learn from us and avoid our mistakes.

    Commercial Kitchen - 8 Hours
    Food Truck - 8 Hours
    Tent - 4 Hours
    Retail Shop - 4 Hours

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    I AM HAVING A PARTY!

    Let the fun begin! We will deliver 200 baked treats at an event (within our standard delivery zone) of your choice. This includes mixing and matching cookies, macarons, cupcakes, etc.

    Good Times Ahead!

    Catering Event must be in one of the following counties: Alameda, Berkeley, Contra Costa, San Mateo, San Francisco or Santa Clara

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    MACARON MAKING PARTY FOR 10

    Want to throw a low-key celebration with a few of your closest friends? What does every girl want for their birthday? Or would you like to purchase this for your partner or a team building event at your house?

    Host our Pastry Chef and learn how to make macarons with your family, friends or colleagues. Get some ladies together and learn how to make these wonderfully intimidating french delicacies.

    Available within a 60-mile radius of San Francisco, California.

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    CATERING OR FOOD TRUCK EVENT

    Having a private or business event? Or would you like us to surprise and delight a client with our delicious treats?

    We will deliver 300 Baked Treats of your choice to a location in the San Francisco Bay area. You can choose from Red Velvet, Salted Caramel, Nutella Filled, our version of Hostess, Ore-OHs, Nutella Filled Cookies, etc.

    Catering Event must be in one of the following counties: Alameda, Berkeley, Contra Costa, San Mateo, San Francisco or Santa Clara

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    RENT OUR PASTRY CHEF FOR A WEEKEND

    Can't get to San Francisco and want to share our delicious nostalgia baked treats with your family and friends?

    Not fair. We get it. We have a solution.

    Erica will come to you. Erica will cater your event / party and recreate up to 800 nostalgia treats over a three day weekend. It could be 800 treats one evening or divided over a three day weekend (200 Friday, 300 Saturday, 300 Sunday).

    We will fly Erica anywhere in the United States -- including Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Virgin Islands.

    We will need your help to source locally the ingredients needed to make our nostalgia delicious treats.

    We can align on day/dates between November 2016 through November 2017 and need three weeks advanced notice to align on travel, logistics, etc.

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    • Round Trip Ticket for Pastry Chef with 3 Weeks Advanced Notice
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    2500 BAKED TREATS DELIVERED

    $4.00/Per Treat

    A company that eats and plays together stays together. We will deliver 2500 Treats to an agreed upon event. Event may include:

    - Employee All Hand Meetings
    - Employee Recognition
    - Holiday Parties
    - Office Party
    - Quarterly All Hand Meetings
    - Manager or Leadership Meetings
    - Company Picnic
    - Birthday Celebrations [come together as a company to celebrate employee birthdays in (e.g. July Birthdays, August Birthdays, etc.)]

    This option is fantastic for Companies or Agencies that want to surprise and delight their clients or employees.

    Catering Event must be in one of the following counties: Alameda, Berkeley, Contra Costa, San Mateo, San Francisco or Santa Clara

    A company that eats and plays together stays together.

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Funding period

- (35 days)