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Kickstarters, Cupid is calling. Help this aphrodisiac lollipop maker and help yourself! Sprout the seeds for LOVE this Valentine's Day. Read more

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Kickstarters, Cupid is calling. Help this aphrodisiac lollipop maker and help yourself! Sprout the seeds for LOVE this Valentine's Day.

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How auspicious that today you discover an organic lollipop that turns fantasy into reality...

Welcome to the Lollipop Project Where Everyone Wins

Delicious, organic lollipops ready to paint the town red!
Delicious, organic lollipops ready to paint the town red!

Playful lovers and hopeful romantics have been dreaming of Pandora’s Pops. Now, the divine aphrodisiac lollipops are here, with a growing reputation for melting inhibitions and granting lovers’ wishes.  Everyone keeps coming back for more, and retail stores are starting to call.  Proactive Valentine's planners are advance-ordering their lollipops.  What an exciting response!  I am thrilled and grateful to have found my calling, but the next steps are ones I can only take with your support.

A few lucky sweethearts will receive these legendary lollipops for Valentine's Day (see the $20, $30 and $45 "World's Best Valentine" rewards on the right), but to reach everyone who’ll swoon over a pop year-round, I need to bump up production.  Your support will allow me to:

  • Expand the candy-making operation to supply the many retail stores that want to carry the product, instead of just relying on direct website orders
  • Create a unique custom-shaped lollipop mold to enhance the pops' shape 
  • Offer more potent pops, utilizing more concentrated herbs

Choose a reward that allows you to pre-order lollipops (please note I also have innovative non-aphrodisiac pops!), or participate in one of my fun aphrodisiac treasure hunts or events.  Enjoy your rewards knowing your support is helping a devoted lollipop artisan bring more love into the world. 

About Pandora’s Pops

Illustration by Coburn Creative.  Photo by Jan Van Pak
Illustration by Coburn Creative. Photo by Jan Van Pak

Pandora's Pops offers aphrodisiac and non-aphrodisiac lollipops. First you notice they are delicious and fun.  Then you realize these innovative herbal organic pops activate what you want and need, for health and pleasure. Strongly rooted in biochemical science and unstoppable magic, this inspired lollipop collection has been carefully tested with extremely favorable results. It turns out, everyone loves a lollipop!  Pandora's Pops have sparked unexpected experiences for people of all ages and temperaments, from shy to bold and ice queens to pleasure goddesses.  Join in and "Play Outside the Box" today!

Aphrodisiac lollipops increase sexual interest, erotic intelligence, and reproductive capacity for both women and men. They taste delicious, exotic and warming. Current flavors are: 

  • Flight Attendant Cinnamore (cinnamon and exotic/familiar spice) 
  • Hot Professor (apple and fall spice blend) 
  • Fifty Shades of Earl Grey (black tea and bergamot) 
  • Legal Lolita (jasmine and cardamom) 
  • Nurse Ginger (ginger and cocoa) 
  • Juicy Rose (rose and cardamom) 
Extra-special pops: all hard candy pops can be dipped in chocolate with our secret "Titillating Surprise." Popular and fun!  Please note: the "TS" isn't organic.  Everything else is :)
Extra-special pops: all hard candy pops can be dipped in chocolate with our secret "Titillating Surprise." Popular and fun! Please note: the "TS" isn't organic. Everything else is :)

Pandora's Pops also offers non-aphrodisiac lollipops that boost productivity and joy in other important ways:

  • Happy Genius Pops are an easy, fun way to boost your brainpower or mood. They include multiple herbs known to increase your ability to focus, remember, and respond to life events positively.
  • Calming Pops support you during times of stress, nervous agitation, and trauma. They include herbs that bring you a state of calm and relaxation.
  • Smoke-Stop Pops are for when you have a sincere desire to quit smoking cigarettes. Including herbs that mimic nicotine in the brain, they help stop your nicotine cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms.
These pops are popular in the plain hard candy version, but you may also opt for the bonus chocolate dip (along with the fun "Titillating Surprise")
These pops are popular in the plain hard candy version, but you may also opt for the bonus chocolate dip (along with the fun "Titillating Surprise")

Indulge your curiosity, or gift one and see what happens.  Lollipops are available for pickup at events in both San Francisco and New York City (Pandora's Pops is based in both cities), or delivered to your door, anywhere around the world. 

Why Kickstarter? 

New V-Day reward added! $20 for 2 aphrodisiac lollipops & a handmade, personalized Valentine mailed to the recipient of your choice!
New V-Day reward added! $20 for 2 aphrodisiac lollipops & a handmade, personalized Valentine mailed to the recipient of your choice!

I'm a huge fan of the Kickstarter platform. It allows us to explore and support a global community of creators and initiators. I back the projects I'm cheering for or that inspire me in some way.  If you feel like that about my project, click the green button and see. It feels great! 

The $21,000 I'm seeking will allow me to expand the candy-making operation, so I can supply the many retail stores asking to carry the product.  The following numbers show where I will direct the $10,000 in Kickstarter funds, after covering expenses associated with fulfilling rewards and other Kickstarter costs:  

  • Hire staff to make and wrap more pops: $2800
  • Rent commercial grade kitchen space: $4800
  • Purchase more candy pots and equipment: $900
  • Create a unique custom-shaped lollipop mold: $500
  • Offer more potent pops, utilizing more concentrated herbs: $1000

The word is quickly spreading that these lollipops are the hot ticket for Valentine’s, so the time to join in and support is now. Your advance orders and enjoyment of my fun aphrodisiac events will boost Pandora’s Pops into the next level of production and distribution. By June (or sooner, if we exceed the goal), I will finally be able to say yes to the eager retail stores. It’s time to get the pops out there, but if I continue to create each one myself, a lot of potential lollipop-revelers will be left feeling ho-hum. Let’s help them say mmm-hmmm instead!  Click the green button and support today, and/or share this link with your facebook, twitter or email network. Thank you!  

Your Rewards: Sharing A Treasure Trove of Fun

Mary Lollipoppins, Pandora's Pops' playful ambassador, could arrive at your party with a magic bag full of lollipops! Photo by Eraj Asadi
Mary Lollipoppins, Pandora's Pops' playful ambassador, could arrive at your party with a magic bag full of lollipops! Photo by Eraj Asadi

This is a summary of reward options.  See specific reward categories to your right.

Gratitude: Back this project or share it with your friends, and Cupid and Pandora’s Pops will reward you with infinite gratitude.  Even if you only have $1 to contribute, your offering is much appreciated.

Lollipops: All reward levels $10 and above include delicious, organic lollipops.  You can choose which lollipops you prefer (Aphrodisiac, Happy Genius, Calming, or Smoke-Stop Pops).  Lollipop-only rewards are at the $10, $12, $20, $25, $30, $40, $45, $100 and $1000 levels.    

Sexy Sparkler Parties: Advance sale ticket to Pandora’s Pops’ Sexy Sparkler Party in San Francisco or New York.  Start the fireworks early, before July 4th.  Champagne cocktails, aphrodisiac lollipops, flirty games, guest gift bags. San Francisco party = June 27.  New York party = July 1. $50 per ticket.

Aphrodisiac Treasure Hunts: Tickets to an Aphrodisiac Treasure Hunt in San Francisco or New York.  Solve puzzles to find 5 romantic locations and receive an aphrodisiac reward at each, plus chances for additional prizes. $75 for a singles ticket and $150 for a couple.

A Visit with Mary Lollipoppins: Spend time with our playful ambassador, Dr. Mary Lollipoppins! When she’s around, everyone is having fun. Dr. Mary is delighted to reach into her medicine bag and find exactly the right lollipop for you! Private 30-minute “tarot”-reading session ($75) or public appearance entertaining guests at your party in New York or San Francisco ($400).

Personal Aphrodisiac Experiences:  Jena Chambers will personally entertain you with fun drinks or a divine meal, from showing you date spots with the best aphrodisiac drinks ($300) to providing a fine and entertaining aphrodisiac feast for you and your friends ($10,000).     

How a Sexy Hobby Transformed into a Lollipop Boutique 

Simmering these herbs on a houseboat in Sausalito, the divine scent of rose petals wafted across the docks...
Simmering these herbs on a houseboat in Sausalito, the divine scent of rose petals wafted across the docks...
Soon I was integrating the herbs into candy-making, and the houseboat transformed into the Good Ship Lollipop
Soon I was integrating the herbs into candy-making, and the houseboat transformed into the Good Ship Lollipop
Next I was tempering chocolate and developing methods to dip the pops in chocolate with the now-popular "Titillating Surprise"
Next I was tempering chocolate and developing methods to dip the pops in chocolate with the now-popular "Titillating Surprise"

For more of the fun story, see here!

Why organic and natural? 

Each lollipop contains multiple herbs, including the ones above, from left to right: 

  • Chamomile, in Calming Pops, relieves anxiety, soothes frazzled nerves, and supports a deep sleep. 
  • Rhodiola, in Happy Genius Pops, improves mood and energy while decreasing stress, bringing you to peak performance. 
  • Damiana, in the aphrodisiac lollipops, stimulates blood flow to the genital area, unlocks erotic imagination, and enhances orgasms. 
  • Lobelia, in Smoke-Stop Pops, mimics the effects of nicotine in your brain, easing your withdrawal.

Read more about why these pops are organic and natural here.

Reviews

“The most amazing pops ever!” Elizabeth Pontikes, Assistant Professor, Chicago, IL 

“Seriously the best pops I've ever had.” Michelle Simpson, Occupational Therapist, Austin, TX 

"They are soooo good. Not your average pop by any stretch of the imagination. Not even close. They are really unique flavors which are delicious, and they last for a while. I even like to use one as a swizzle pop for cocktails... yummy!" Sandi LaVeen, Nurse Practitioner, New York, NY

“I was a little skeptical of these at first, but they work, they taste great, and I have a very happy husband!” etsy customer, Calgary, Canada 

"The Happy Genius and Calming Pops powered me through the last few weeks of my semester, and the Flight Attendant Cinnamores helped me to celebrate in the end. I love everything about this line, and I never waste an opportunity to share Pandora's Pops with friends, family and total strangers." Kimberly Streeter, CIIS Transformative Studies Doctoral Student

“yum yum yum... my mouth is still tingling from the last one.” Jena LaFlamme, founder of Pleasurable Weight Loss, New York, NY 

“I tried the Pandora’s Pops lollipop and it was deeeeeeeeeeelish! So good. Really!!! I even had great sex that night ;)” name withheld, Sausalito, CA 

“I had the worst sore throat and couldn't speak. Then I had The Earl Grey flavored elixir pop, and I was magically cured. Not only do they taste great but make a wonderful panacea.” Christopher Hardwick, Emcee and multi-talented performer, New York, NY 

“Ok, it officially took 36 hours for Jena Chambers’ delicious aphrodisiac lolly to kick in... then all hell broke loose. highly recommended.;)” Rocket Girl, Costume Designer and Musician, New York, NY 

"I'm going to have one of my lollipops, and then I'll be able to do anything I want." Corinne Potee, grandmother, Pasadena, MD

Risks and challenges

One challenge I have is the timing of this project, with Valentine’s Day coming one week after it ends. Many of you will want aphrodisiac lollipops for gifts and events around that time, and I want Cupid to deliver as many happy hearts as possible. My operation will naturally expand at that time every year, so I’ve worked into my business plan extra hours and staff throughout January and early February. This year requires an extra push, since the nature of Kickstarter is unpredictable. I’ve planned it out as carefully as possible, preparing for the larger output while also limiting the amount of incentives available by Valentine’s. I imagine the World's Best Valentine rewards will sell out, but if this happens right before the campaign ends, it will create a time-crunch. I would need to pick up part-time help quickly, and fortunately I have plenty of great options to choose from. Many people (friends, former staff, even the postman who noticed how many mail order packages I was sending out) have expressed interest in working for Pandora’s Pops, and my network in San Francisco and New York is excellent. The other aspect of the Valentine’s challenge is that the Kickstarter funds will not arrive for a few weeks after Valentine’s, while I’ve had to expend money for production and shipping. A few friends have offered to loan me the money to help, if necessary, in the interim (thank you!).

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    8 backers

    Eternal gratitude. No amount is too small! Behind the scenes access: Kickstarter-only pics and videos. “Like” Pandora’s Pops on Facebook or Twitter, and I will share my appreciation for backing on your wall.

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    Pledge $5 or more

    6 backers

    A thank you to you personally or your company (via link) on our website. Behind the scenes access: Kickstarter-only pics and videos. “Like” Pandora’s Pops on Facebook or Twitter, and I will share my appreciation for backing on your wall.

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    Pledge $10 or more

    14 backers

    Hometown Pick-Up Club: Two (2) lollipops of your choice (any of the aphrodisiac flavors, or Happy Genius, Calming, or Smoke-Stop). For pick-up at scheduled Pandora’s Pops Kickstarter community events (meet fellow supporters!) in San Francisco or New York. Plain hard candy (not chocolate dipped). First 100 backers in SF can pick up February 12th. Multiple NY and SF dates Feb-April TBA.

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    Pledge $12 or more

    15 backers

    Delicious adventure delivered! Two (2) lollipops of your choice (any of the aphrodisiac flavors, or Happy Genius, Calming, or Smoke-Stop). Plain hard candy (not chocolate dipped). Delivered to your doorstep, around the world!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $20 or more

    18 backers Limited (2 left of 20)

    Perfect Valentine's Day gift! Lovebirds and secret admirers take note: Two (2) aphrodisiac lollipops and a hand-made, personalized Valentine's card mailed to the lucky recipient of your choice! Arrives on or before February 14th. Message can be a simple To/From or add up to 140 characters. Plain hard candy (not chocolate dipped). For higher-level backers wanting to add this to your order, simply add $20 beyond your chosen reward level, and send me a message with details.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    30 backers

    Kickstart your meeting, love life or goals! Five (5) lollipops of your choice (any of the aphrodisiac flavors, or Happy Genius, Calming, or Smoke-Stop), delivered to your doorstep, around the world! Or for pick-up at scheduled Pandora’s Pops kickstarter community events (meet fellow supporters!) in San Francisco or New York (multiple dates Mar-May TBA). Plain hard candy: if you want chocolate dipped/Titillating Surprise, see $40 reward.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $30 or more

    45 backers All gone!

    World’s Best Valentine: Five (5) lollipops (sampler of the aphrodisiac flavors) shipped to you by Valentine’s Day, or for pickup in SF February 12th. Plain hard candy: if you want chocolate dipped/Titillating Surprise, see $45 reward.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $40 or more

    5 backers

    Kickstart your Meeting, Love Life or Goals, Chocolate Dipped! Five (5) lollipops of your choice (any of the aphrodisiac flavors, or Happy Genius, Calming, or Smoke-Stop), covered in dark chocolate with our “Titillating Surprise." Delivered to your doorstep, around the world! Or for pick-up at scheduled Pandora’s Pops Kickstarter community events (meet fellow supporters!) in San Francisco or New York (multiple dates Mar-May TBA).

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $45 or more

    20 backers All gone!

    World’s Best Valentine, Chocolate Dipped: Five (5) lollipops (sampler of the aphrodisiac flavors), covered in dark chocolate with our “Titillating Surprise” shipped to you by Valentine’s Day, or for pickup in SF February 12th.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
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    9 backers

    Advance Kickstarter sale ticket to Pandora’s Pops’ Sexy Sparkler Party in San Francisco or New York. Start the fireworks early, before July 4th. Decadent drinks included, with aphrodisiac lollipops, flirty games and guest gift bags. San Francisco party = June 27. New York party = July 1.

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    0 backers

    Ticket to the Aphrodisiac Treasure Hunt in San Francisco or New York. Meet fellow adventurers as you solve puzzles to find 5 romantic locations. Receive an aphrodisiac reward at each, plus chances for additional prizes. Multiple date options TBA.

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    0 backers

    A visit with Dr. Mary Lollipoppins! Our playful ambassador is offering a private 30-minute vintage postcard “tarot”-reading session via Skype or FaceTime. Custom-chosen lollipop and thank you card mailed after session. By appointment.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    18 backers

    Fresh Tasters Club. Ride the pulse of our pipeline, sampling the freshest, newest lollipop flavors and styles each season. Delivery of 6 pops, 4 times a year.

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    5 backers

    Couples ticket to the “Getting Warmer” Aphrodisiac Treasure Hunt in San Francisco or New York. Get closer with your date as you solve puzzles to find 5 romantic locations. Receive an aphrodisiac reward at each, plus chances for additional prizes. Multiple dates TBA.

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    0 backers

    Learn where the hot drinks are! I will take you (and your date, if you like) out for an aphrodisiac drink or two in New York or San Francisco. Also includes World’s Best Valentine reward from above, delivered by Valentine’s Day.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $400 or more

    1 backer

    Party with Mary Lollipoppins! Our playful ambassador will entertain your guests with vintage postcard “tarot”-reading sessions and custom-selected lollipops. Arriving at your party in New York or San Francisco, or other locations upon agreement.

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    2 backers

    Kickstart your Company: Delivery of 50 happy genius pops once per month for 6 months. Increases mental clarity, mood and productivity of your staff and business associates.

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    0 backers

    Jena Chambers will personally entertain you and five friends with a divine meal, including explanation and tales of all the aphrodisiac ingredients, and sharing how to bring more sexy foods into your daily life. In New York or San Francisco, in your home or another personal and romantic location. Also includes World’s Best Valentine reward from above, delivered by Valentine’s Day.

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