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Lucky Taco Kits are the fresh, tasty & authentic alternative to what's out there. Enjoy Lucky Tacos at home - any night of the week!
Lucky Taco Kits are the fresh, tasty & authentic alternative to what's out there. Enjoy Lucky Tacos at home - any night of the week!
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A TACO TRUCK IN YOUR KITCHEN!

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WANT FRESH, ZINGY & AUTHENTIC TACOS AT HOME?

Hola! We’re Sarah & Otis Frizzell. A taco lovin’ husband and wife team that want to share our flavours with the world. It all started in 2011 on our honeymoon in LA. We fell in love with the Californian taco trucks pumpin' out tasty, fresh, authentic deliciousness. The food truck concept is HUGE in the States and gaining momentum everywhere in the world, but hasn’t really hit Aotearoa yet. There are a few popping up, but none have the same aesthetic as the classic Californian Taco Trucks. We wanted to start the food truck revolution here in NZ. BUT. Before we could start making tacos from a taco truck, we had to do things properly. So we embarked on a food odyssey through Mexico, where we fell under the wing of legendary Mexican Chef; Ruth Alegria. She showed us the vibrant local mercados packed from floor to ceiling with chillies and fragrant spices. We ate at all her favourite taco joints, sampling everything from sheep testicles to grasshoppers. We ate A LOT of tacos. *ahem* All in the name of research.

On our return home, we bought a truck, filled it with a kitchen and on May 14th 2013, The Lucky Taco was born.

In the last 2 years, we’ve carved our place as the best tacos this side of Mexico and been voted one of the BEST food trucks in the world by Expedia. 

Last year we developed a range of Lucky Taco hot sauce, initially for the truck. Now it’s in a handful of cafes, deli’s and supermarkets nationwide. 

It’s been an incredible journey so far. There’s just one problem. We’re just one truck. If you don’t live in Auckland, you can’t try Lucky Tacos. *sad taco face*. We want to change that and offer people an alternative to what’s currently out there in the supermarkets. 

We want you to enjoy our fresh, zingy authentic tacos at home, any night of the week. 

In order to do that, we need your help to produce and manufacture 2 x Lucky Taco kits, Chipotle Chicken and Sizzlin’ Steak.

Plus, accompanying Mexican pickles that will be available in supermarkets nationwide. First NZ. Then the world.

MEXICAN PICKLES - *not available through KS / but will be available for nationwide distribution in supporting retailers if project is fully funded*.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

We need cash to move forward. But just as importantly, we want backers. We want all our amigos to get behind us and make this happen. AND be the first in-line to try our Lucky Taco Kits! We wanted to use Kickstarter as a platform to share our story and to sneakily make you crave Lucky Tacos *nya ha haa*. Having strong links in the US and the UK, Kickstarter seemed like the appropriate choice for us. Oh, and did we mention that it’s Sarah’s birthday on the 6th July? The launch date of this campaign. So instead of the expensive champagne, chocolates and flowers you were going to send her - make a pledge! Help us turn our taco dreams into a tasty reality.

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WHERE THE MONEY WILL GO?

PROJECT TIMELINE:

 

GRANDE GRACIAS’S:

• Julian Geraets - The Director - who we paid in tacos • Kim & Steve from Claude & Co - Creative geniuses & script helpers • Dan Bussell - Amazing Designer and Lucky Brand Guardian - who we pay in tacos • Jim Hall - Sound Engineer extraordinaire (and bloody legend) - who we will pay in tacos • Mark 'DJ Slave’ Williams - That Voice over guy - who really likes our tacos • Louis AKA Louie the dog - excellent canine talent in the video - who really loves floor tacos (or any floor food) • Andy Higgs & Oliver Higgs - father & son taco talent - who will do anything for a starring role (and tacos) • Mr Vintage - our distribution amigos who also make Lucky gears in exchange for tacos • Pead PR - who’ll say anything we want them to for a shit load of tacos.

Thank you from the bottom of our spicy hearts.

 

Risks and challenges

There is a potential risk that once you try a Lucky Taco you will never be able to look at another taco the same again. They will pale in comparison. We challenge you to find a better taco.
But seriously though. We’re breaking new ground with our Lucky Taco kits. They contain fresh ingredients, with NO preservatives or weird numbers. Our salsas are made fresh, not cooked, so they needed rigorous testing to meet NZ food safety standards. We’ve tested our tortillas, each marinade and salsas for food safety and a 30 day refrigerated shelf life. Yeah, that’s right. Our taco kits need to be kept refrigerated. They aren’t meant to sit in your pantry for 6 months gathering dust.

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    Pledge NZ$ 5 or more About $4

    Your own Lucky Taco Truck!

    ALL backers will receive a PDF of our Lucky Taco Truck to cut out and put together. Great for keeping the kids busy! We'll also keep you up to date with what's going on, and when you can get yer mitts on our amazing tacos in your nearest supermarket.

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    Pledge NZ$ 25 or more About $16

    Sizzlin' Steak Taco Kit!

    Get your hands on a taco kit and be one of the first to make Lucky Tacos any night of the week!

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    Pledge NZ$ 25 or more About $16

    Chipotle Chicken Taco Kit!

    Get your hands on a taco kit and be one of the first to make Lucky Tacos any night of the week!

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    Pledge NZ$ 50 or more About $32

    Both Taco Kits!

    Can't make up your mind? Why not try BOTH?!?

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    Pledge NZ$ 50 or more About $32

    Hot Sauce!

    We know our international supporters want to help out too. Unfortunately we can't ship the kits overseas just yet, but you CAN get yer paws on our range of spicy sauces, AND you'll get a funky Lucky Taco tea towel as well!

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    Pledge NZ$ 250 or more About $160

    Taco Fiesta!

    Hold your very own Taco Fiesta! Team up with your amigos and we'll hook you up with a stylish apron, all 3 of our Lucky Taco hot sauces, FOUR taco kits (2 of each flavour) and a Lucky tea towel to help you do the dishes afterwards.

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    Pledge NZ$ 800 or more About $512

    Screen Print - Chipotle!

    Get a limited edition screen print of the Chipotle hot sauce bottle by Otis Frizzell. We'll throw in a bottle of the real deal as well!

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    Pledge NZ$ 2,000 or more About $1,279

    All 3 Otis Frizzell Screen Prints!

    Get the full set of the limited edition screen prints. You'll get the Jalapeño, Chipotle AND Habanero Lucky hot sauce bottle prints by Otis Frizzell. And we'll throw in a bottle of each sauce as well!

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    Pledge NZ$ 5,000 or more About $3,196

    The Lucky Taco Truck Experience!

    Planning a party? Want the best tacos in the country to feed your amigos y familia? Be the host / hostess with the most / mostess and we will feed up to 250 people. Available Matakana to Hamilton, dates subject to availability.

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    Pledge NZ$ 8,000 or more About $5,113

    Lucky Angel!

    You, my friend, are an amazing person. So amazing in fact that Otis will immortalise you in a gold-leaf print image which will be hung in your own shrine at The Lucky Taco HQ. Plus, we'll make sure you get one of each kit to say gracias.

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    Pledge NZ$ 10 or more About $7

    Super Earlybird - Sizzlin’ Steak Taco Kit!

    We love our biggest supporters, so get in quick and get a massive discount on your first Lucky Taco Kit!

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    Reward no longer available 10 backers
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    Pledge NZ$ 10 or more About $7

    Super Earlybird - Chipotle Chicken Taco Kit!

    We love our biggest supporters, so get in quick and get a massive discount on your first Lucky Taco Kit!

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    Pledge NZ$ 15 or more About $10

    Earlybird - Sizzlin’ Steak Taco Kit!

    Missed out on the super earlybird? You can still get a great deal if you're fast enough...

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    Earlybird - Chipotle Chicken Taco Kit!

    Missed out on the super earlybird? You can still get a great deal if you're fast enough...

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    Pledge NZ$ 40 or more About $26

    Earlybird - Both Taco Kits!

    Can't make up your mind? Get in fast for this amazing deal and receive BOTH kits!

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    Pledge NZ$ 100 or more About $64

    Taco Lover!

    You really love Lucky Tacos! We'll send you BOTH kits AND an apron, as well as a bottle of Lucky hot sauce (you can choose which hot sauce you'd prefer).

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    Pledge NZ$ 800 or more About $512

    Screen Print - Jalapeño!

    Get a limited edition screen print of the Jalapeño hot sauce bottle by Otis Frizzell. We'll throw in a bottle of the real deal as well!

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    Reward no longer available 5 backers
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    Pledge NZ$ 800 or more About $512

    Screen Print - Habanero!

    Get a limited edition screen print of the Habanero hot sauce bottle by Otis Frizzell. We'll throw in a bottle of the real deal as well!

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- (30 days)