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A wonderfully healthy, probiotic soda using less than 5 ingredients, crafted in a new kind of brewery, delivered right to your door.
105 backers pledged $6,387 to help bring this project to life.

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Holy frijole! - Our goal has been reached! And we did it in 3 weeks!

I want to give you a heart-felt thank you to everyone who pledged and is continuing to spread the good word of probiotic sodas and popsicles.   We’re floored and - to be honest - surprised by this outpouring of support for Jared's ProPops. I love my community, not only in Tulsa, but the community of people interested in better health through digestion – thank you, thank you for your generosity!

I cannot wait to begin larger production of sodas.  They are absolutely delish!! 

As for all of you who haven’t pledged yet - there’s still time to be part of the "coolest thing going on in Tulsa."  What are the plans with our pledges? To start a small, but full line production of sodas and to increase capacity of our popsicle line.  

The sooner we start, the sooner we get to start making our one-of-a-kind probiotic treats!

Not yet decided?  Here's what others are saying about Jared's ProPops and the uniqueness of gourmet probiotic foods?

Explore Tulsa - These are "one-of-a-kind gluten-free, junk-free treats from the 'Popsicle Dude'."

The List-Tulsa - "Thankfully, one of the coolest things going on in Tulsa is Jared's Propops...most delicious. And..might I add absolutely gorgeous."

Tulsa People, April 2014 - "Local expert clear up myths about improving your health with nontraditional treatments."

5 star reviews from hundreds of satisfied customers - "His propops and sodas are amazing! Can't wait to try them all!!!"

Trina Holden, 5 star reviewed author on Amazon, 'Real (Fast) Food'. - "I agree with this guy, and have totally experienced the difference with adding probiotic foods into my lifestyle!"

Nourished Kitchen - "How cool would it be to have healthy, probiotic “soda” delivered right to your door?"

Urban Agrarian - "Jared's ProPops should MOS DEF be funded."

Common Sense Homesteading - "For those who just like to support small business owner, check out this up and coming kefir soda business."

Ren LeVally, Edible Aria - "People who do not wish to consume dairy products may find that (Jared's ProPops) provides probiotics without the need for dairy (or tea-cultured products such as kombucha). (He) puts a modern twist on it."

Nourishing Days - "A water kefir soda pop start up? Awesome! Wouldn't that be cool if this was what lined grocery store shelves."


It's just me, Jared
It's just me, Jared

Why would you want to back this project?

Let me ask you first, do you enjoy carbonated drinks but feel like there are no healthy and tasty alternatives to the sodas and junk foods out there? How many times have you heard what's wrong with the effects of drinking soda pop? It has too many chemicals. It's too sweet. It causes obesity. It's a health risk. So you try to find healthier alternatives, but that is even more difficult. I was once in the same position, and I decided this had to change.

Very simply, Jared's ProPops has created a healthier soda pop that moms want their kids to drink. We craft and ferment a healthy, local probiotic beverage without the use of concentrates, juice fillers, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, or any of the other fillers the big companies add to their mass produced sodas. I have a vision and passion for a new kind of brewery. One that caters to probiotic foods and drinks, and ultimately the healthy connoisseur.

Kids and ProPops go together quite well
Kids and ProPops go together quite well

What's unique about your sodas? 

I'll answer that with two words:  PROBIOTIC SODA.  Let's face it: soda comes from a bottle, that's what we are used to, and that's how we love to drink it. Unfortunately, with that, comes a beverage with a host of numerous additives, sweeteners, fake ingredients, and preservatives. Do things like Orthophosphoric Acid, E952, Sodium Benzoate, and other "Aromas" sound appealing?  My sodas use only local and/or organic ingredients with minimal process. I like to let nature do it's thing.

I take the idea of creating a more digestible food (one that the body enjoys and needs) and putting it in a tasty soda or popsicle. My goal is to take the best, most natural ingredients, add a wonderful blend of probiotic bacteria and yeast and transform them into delicious, healthy, lightly carbonated, and amazing beverages. You will find that most of my sodas have less ingredients than the number of fingers you have on one hand. How simple is that?

Less than 5 ingredients. How awesome is that?
Less than 5 ingredients. How awesome is that?

Other than the great taste, are there any benefits to having Jared's ProPops regularly?

If you believe in the importance of probiotics and/or eat fermented foods like I do (please read the FAQ for my story), you can:

  • Add my sodas and popsicles to your daily food regiment for one of the most potent probiotic foods available
  • Ease a sensitive stomach that has digestive issues
  • Quench your thirst after a workout or on a hot summer day
  • Support local hand-crafted foods
I want to bring health from bottle to belly
I want to bring health from bottle to belly


Why do you need my support of your idea now?

With your support I can set up a complete bottling line and buy equipment for the anticipated growth. Even I am excited to have bottles of Jared's ProPops in my fridge, so let's make this happen!

Kids love my pops.  Yours will too.
Kids love my pops. Yours will too.

Do I get anything if I contribute?

The rewards I am providing are built around the idea that we are all part of something bigger, with a love of finding better health for ourselves and our family, and sharing that passion with those around us. 

Fizz Is Fun
Fizz Is Fun

Ok, Jared, I love and understand your passion.  But, besides the good feelings I'd get by being a part of your soda revolution, What else do you have?  I want your pops.

We want our community to have access to delicious, quality, healthy foods.  My pops and popsicles are so unique I believe it is the foundation of something everyone can use and enjoy.  So most of the rewards are built around the idea of getting my pops into more hands.  However, I've also included many more options available to help spread the word with t-shirts, glasses, prints, and other awesome rewards.  Below is an easy to read overview, broken down by whether you live in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, or elsewhere. Once you decide which one really calls to you, look on the right for details.

Here's the EZ-Fliptop Growler
Here's the EZ-Fliptop Growler

Rewards For My Tulsa and Oklahoma City Friends

$1 - Good Karma and endearing thank you

$9 - Two “Frequent Filler” cards good for 2 fill ups and a ticket to “Fill up for Free” tasting party for new flavors ($16 value)

$25 - 1 Liter soda in refillable growler delivered to your door, plus 2 free fill ups. ($30 Value)

$60 - KICKSTARTER SPECIAL - 5 Liters of soda or popsicles delivered to your door with 1 going to a friend to share (only available here for the first 30) plus tickets to our "Fill up for Free" tasting parties.

$80 - 5 Liters of soda or popsicles delivered to your door, two tickets to our "Fill up for Free" tasting parties all at a discounted price.

$100 – ProPop Party – You'll get 30 ProPops delivered. Choose from any combination of either gourmet sodas or popsicles. ($130 value).

$250 – You'll receive all the tools and tricks I use to brew your own soda at home or even make your child's science fair project the talk of the school. “Hey mom. We made our own healthy soda pop at school today!”

$499 - Develop, collaborate, create, assist, help, name, taste, give away and keep your own branded soda.

$999 – I'll set up your own kegging system of soda for you to enjoy.

Cheers To You.
Cheers To You.

Rewards For My Out Of Town Friends

$1 - Good Karma and endearing thank you

$9 - Two “Frequent Filler” cards for 2 fill ups and ticket to “Fill 'em up and taste 'em” party ($16 value)

$50 - One Liter of soda shipped to your door. (1 day UPS delivery applies).

$89 - A 6-pack of 16 oz plastic bottles shipped to your door for you to try.

$250 – You'll receive all the tools and tricks I use to brew your own soda at home or even make your child's science fair project the talk of the school. “Hey mom. We made our own healthy soda pop at school today!”

$499 - Develop, collaborate, create, assist, help, name, taste, give away and keep your own branded soda.

$999 – I'll set up your own kegging system of soda for you to enjoy.

 
Yes, we have it on tap.
Yes, we have it on tap.

Ok. I can see the vision. Now what?

Just go ahead and click on that big green 'Back This Project' button! Every single dollar that you contribute is greatly appreciated, and will go directly toward helping me get this show on the road. Remember that if I don't hit 100% of the goal, I won't receive any of the contributions. This doesn't mean I am finished with the idea of spreading PopLove; it just means it may take a bit longer than expected.

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Thank you, thank you!
Thank you, thank you!


Risks and challenges

Starting any small business has its inherent risks and challenges. We have already begun maneuvering the initial expansion requirements of licensing, regulation, and taxation. We are prepared for possible delays in bringing our new space up to code, but there may always be unexpected delays. We are not aware of any other small-batch organic health soda producer in the area--so we will be blazing a new trail and working closely with our local regulatory officials. We believe we are up to the challenge and look forward to sharing our soda and our passion with you.

There may also potentially be an issue with the location being rented out before we are able to secure it. We have put down a deposit already of one month, and that is set to expire end of November. If for some reason it is rented after that, there may be a slight delay in finding a new space.

There may be some risks in delivery of the sodas outside the Tulsa area due to breakage, etc. Our normal procedure is to ship and have it arrive within a day or two at the max. There have been instances when delivering to some non-metropolitan cities take an extra day. If for some reason, delivery is expected to be more than 2 days, we will reship when necessary or make alternative arrangements.

In addition, bottling and shipping is a new step for us - while we have experience brewing gallons of small-batch soda every week, and kegging it - bottling requires additional equipment and more of an investment. However we already have a pilot program where we have been filling 12 oz bottles by hand and so far the feedback has been great! Through this pilot program we've been able to see what flavors customers want to bring home, and also work out any pricing and distribution issues that may arise, before we expand and start mass bottling.

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    My absolute sincerest "Thank You" and a wave of good karma I'll be sending back to you to share with someone else.

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    FOUNDING MEMBER - Get the above rewards, plus two "I'm A Frequent Filler" tickets good for 2 sodas fresh from the tap at one of our mobile retail locations. As an added bonus, you'll receive a ticket to one of our members-only "Fill 'em up and taste 'em" parties ($16+ value).

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    "TRY IT BEFORE YOU BACK IT" - This reward gets you all of the above rewards plus one E-Z Cap Fliptop Liter growler full of Jared's ProPops (flavors to be determined) delivered to your home or business. (Delivery only in Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas). ($35+ value)

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Two Month Delivery Service. This reward normally retails at $95. - Help us get started! You'll get two refillable E-Z Cap Fliptop Liter growler bottles of seasonal soda concoctions (1 delivered bi-monthly) to your home or workplace each month for two months (only applies to Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas). In addition, you can choose to either have one more growler of soda delivered to a friend in Tulsa or OKC (we are all about sharing the love here), or I can add one order (5 pack) of my gourmet probiotic popsicles (flavors at my discretion) to one of your deliveries. That's 5 Liters of soda or 4 Liters of soda and 5 popsicles. Either way, it's a lot of pops. You'll also receive a ticket for two of our monthly "fill 'em up and taste 'em parties". This is an awesome deal, so it's only in limited quantities. It's time to share the Love.

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    OUT OF TULSA OR OKC AND WANT TO TRY THE POPS? - We'll ship a refillable E-Z Cap Fliptop Liter growler bottle full of our one-of-a-kind probiotic soda delivered right to your office or home! Flavors dependent on shipping schedule but previous flavors included Blackberry Sage, Pineapple Mint, or Strawberry Basil. We can only ship a standard 1 day delivery within the states of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri & parts of Colorado.

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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL - Two Month Delivery Service - This reward normally retails at $95. - You'll get two refillable E-Z Cap Fliptop Liter growler bottles of seasonal soda concoctions (1 delivered bi-monthly) to your home or workplace each month for two months (only applies to Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas). In addition, you can choose to either have one more growler of soda delivered to a friend in Tulsa or OKC (we are all about sharing the love here), or if I can add one order (5 pack) of my gourmet probiotic popsicles (flavors at my discretion) to one of your deliveries. That's 5 Liters of soda or 4 Liters of soda and 5 popsicles. Either way, it's a lot of pops. You'll also receive a ticket for two of our monthly "fill 'em up and taste 'em parties". This is an awesome deal, so it's only in limited quantities. It's time to share the Love.

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    TWO MONTH DELIVERY SERVICE - This reward normally retails at $95. - You'll get two refillable E-Z Cap Fliptop Liter growler bottles of seasonal soda concoctions (1 delivered bi-monthly) to your home or workplace each month for two months (only applies to Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas). In addition, you can choose to either have one more growler of soda delivered to a friend in Tulsa or OKC (we are all about sharing the love here), or if I can add one order (5 pack) of my gourmet probiotic popsicles (flavors at my discretion) to one of your deliveries. That's 5 Liters of soda or 4 Liters of soda and 5 popsicles. Either way, it's a lot of pops. You'll also receive a ticket for two of our monthly "fill 'em up and taste 'em parties". This is an awesome deal, so it's only in limited quantities. It's time to share the Love.

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    FAR AWAY FRIENDS - Would you like to try our one-of-a-kind sodas? How about if we shipped them to your door? We will send a 6-pack of available flavors in 16 oz BPA free plastic bottles directly to your door.

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    PROPOP PARTY PACKAGE! So, you wanna be a Jared's ProPops supporter, but you aren't interested in swag... just the delicious probiotic treats themselves? Or maybe you've grown to love our popsicles and think this is the best time to venture out into our sodas too. Well, we have the perfect deal for you, friend! Backers at this level each receive 30 of our custom gourmet pops, in any combination of 12 oz sodas and/or popsicles to share. Have a party with your friends, have a unique treat for your kids' sports team, or throw an after school party where you supply the treats. That's right! Now, you can just kick back and enjoy your tasty, refreshing reward. You've earned it. PLEASE NOTE: This exclusive reward level is NOT cumulative with other levels, and contains ONLY soda and/or popsicles and is good for delivery in Tulsa or Oklahoma City area ($130+ value).

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    DIY KICKSTARTER SPECIAL - Do you want to incorporate a healthy treat into your family's diet for years to come? Or how about something completely unique? Are you a teacher or do you have a child whose school would absolutely be thrilled with the opportunity to create a special science class project, built around making (and drinking) living foods? At this reward level, the tools necessary to begin making their own probiotic soda or popsicles coming from my years of experience will be provided. LIVE IN TULSA OR OKLAHOMA CITY SURROUNDING AREAS? I will deliver all the tools to your home with step by step instructions and the tips and tricks I use to get perfect soda and popsicles every time, If requested, I can also spend an hour answering any questions regarding probiotics and digestive health and how your child's class can have their own science project of gastronomic proportions, all coming from your generosity and unique gift. This reward includes a complete at-home soda making kit for 1/2 gallon: includes starter culture, fermenting container, swing top bottle, probiotic food, tools, full instructions, and one refillable E-Z Flip Top Liter Growler. OUTSIDE OF TULSA OR OKC? Don't worry, my friend. This can be for you too. Everything will be mailed to your door, and we will schedule an hour of one-on-one consulting to discuss the steps needed to perfect the art of making fizzy water kefir and throw around ideas for possible flavors to enhance your home brews. This is definitely one for those who know the value of great digestive health and want to share it with their friends and family. US Shipping included.

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    HOW ABOUT HAVING YOUR OWN PROBIOTIC SODA? Let's work together! This is definitely a collaboration opportunity and the time to be a part of a new soda revolution...An excuse to be a jerk (soda jerk that is). Are you a part of a local fitness club with friends or possibly a healthy living group or agriculture group that would love to have a one-of-a-kind probiotic soda flavor using a special flower or herb or even being named after it. Or how about having an opportunity to name a soda after someone else you love or respect in remembrance (“Favorite Aunt Mabel McGillicutty's Watermelon Splash Soda" or "Garden Club's Apricot Rose Soda")? Or would you personally, or your food service business, like to have your own unique Soda recipe for everyone to see, taste, and enjoy; exclusive to you or your business. Work with me to conceptualize, design, and develop a recipe to work with your palate, create a personalized mixer, or pair with your best-selling dish, and then have it named for all to see for a year. We can even discuss getting a caricature alongside mine on the bottles stemming from your soda or how about adding "this soda was made possible by (you)." If you can dream it, you can drink it! (includes online/telephone consultation or in-person collaboration) Distance is up to my discretion; plus you'll receive 2 cases of 12 oz bottles of your very own soda concoction to keep or share amongst your friends and family (additional purchasing options subject to secondary agreement). This perk takes the term 'hands-on' to a whole new awesome level! What better way to say you value better health than by passing out your own probiotic soda?

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    IT'S PARTY TIME! SPECIAL VIP PACKAGE -Great for Birthdays or Special Occasions. We, "The Jerks", will come to YOUR private party or function to serve our Handcrafted Sodas for up to 50 guests within a 250 mile radius of Tulsa, OK. (for a greater distance or head count, please contact us directly -- we'll see what we can do!). Or if you don't feel like sharing, I'll bring everything you need to set up your own kegging system (you just supply the refrigerator). That way, you can have a continuous flow of sodas on tap yourself, which includes 1 keg of soda, a CO2 tank, regulator, hoses, and a tap. Who wouldn't like to say they have healthy soda on tap to serve their kids and friends? Once the keg are drained, you can either choose to keep the complete system for future soda use (fill up fees may be applied) or have us come and pick it up. If we do come pick it up, we'll leave you a case of 16 oz bottles full of soda for you. So we'll do everything; you just tap, pour, and enjoy.

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