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We re-imagined classic Indian chutneys to create two delicious hot sauces. Currently funding our first batch so we can get started!
We re-imagined classic Indian chutneys to create two delicious hot sauces. Currently funding our first batch so we can get started!
1,043 backers pledged $26,527 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Mark on February 18, 2015

      I was reading an article in today's WSJ (Feb 17, 2015) and they mentioned Bandar food. Congrats on getting the exposure within the WSJ!!!

    2. Creator Stephen Wesche on March 26, 2014

      Hey guys, any updates on the company? I really enjoyed the sauce!

    3. Creator Bandar Foods on March 19, 2013

      Hi Everyone - to Erik's question below, we have been working on recipes. If you have any fun and creative recipes you would like to send us, please feel free to send and we can try and upload it on our site!

      If you are out of your sauces, we are currently selling the Spicy Mango online through our site at www.bandarfoods.com as we just received a second batch of Mango. We are making another production run for the Mint-Cilantro soon so will keep you updated.

      Thanks for the support!

    4. Creator Erik Parker on March 7, 2013

      Just curious when the $100 rewards are going to be fulfilled? (Specifically the recipes on the website..)

    5. Creator Scott J. Wilson on January 23, 2013

      The only bad thing I can say is that my Spicy Mango is about to run out and it's sold out on your website. Love both sauces. You've got a customer for life.

    6. Creator Anant on December 7, 2012

      Hey guys just wanted to let you know I got my replacement Mint Cilantro sauce and it tastes good. The first one I got was definitely spoiled. Thanks for sending me another one. Appreciate it.

    7. Creator Rupal Patel on December 6, 2012

      The mint cilantro tastes a bit spoiled. The mango is good, but it needs to be sweeter! If you wanna create a sauce that people put on everything (like Sriracha), and not just for Indian food, it's gotta have that sweet and spicy kick. Maybe my mango sauce is about to go bad too, but I just think its a bit too sour...it def has potential though.

    8. Creator Ellen on December 2, 2012

      Both Bandar sauces are delicious! So delicious that as soon as I test-tasted them, I went to right to the kitchen cabinet that houses the brown & basmati rice and the cooking commenced! You've turned me into a chef extraordinaire! My friends won't believe that I used my stove for something other than boiling water for tea!
      Looking forward to lunch and dinner for tomorrow!
      Ellen C.

    9. Creator Matt R on November 27, 2012

      Got mine yesterday! I'm a little disappointed with the mint cilantro, but I could see it working well with certain dishes. However, I love the Spicy Mango. I'm going to be putting it on everything. Thanks for your work, guys!

    10. Creator Lisa G. on November 26, 2012

      I tried the Mint Cilantro and I really like it!

    11. Creator Anant on November 26, 2012

      Michael, I think we both received Mint Cilantro that went bad. I didn't want to be rude about the taste, but that is what I imagined happened since the Spicy Mango tastes so good, I would have thought the Mint Cilantro would have tasted just as good. But instead it has an unsual foul sort of taste to it.

    12. Creator David Rosen on November 26, 2012

      Oustanding sauces!! I am SOOO glad that you didnt "dumb down" the "kick" or flavor for a western palate. Both are right on the money!! Just excellent excellent stuff!! Please let me know when they both hit retail (and where) so I know when I can get more.

    13. Creator Michael Dally & Hema Simondes on November 26, 2012

      Spicy Mango is off the chains, some straight monkey funk! I have been putting this on nearly everything I eat, a little bit goes a long way. My stomach didn't seem to mind the ingredients either, this is saying a lot with my sensitive GI tract. Keep up the good work and let me know when it hits the selves at Whole Foods so I can swoop some more!

    14. Creator Jerry Kramer on November 26, 2012

      Got my package before Thanksgiving and have been enjoying the sauces at many meals. I really like the Mint Cilantro on meats and vegetables. It was really good for spicing up the Thanksgiving turkey and the green bean casserole. I also enjoyed it on a grilled chicken breast sandwich. The Spicy Mango works with just about everything and just last night I grilled some salmon with it. Quite delicious!

      Keep up the great work!!

    15. Creator Michael Vergalla on November 26, 2012

      Just got my Monkey Sauce!!! Spicy Mango is great...

      Mint Cilantro.... well... Im guessing mine went bad, or something happened... seems like a great mix, but taste is very strange. Hopefully just a hickup..

      Spicy Mango is Awesome!!!

    16. Creator Anant on November 26, 2012

      Received the hot sauces. Spicy mango was really nice and tasty, and really really spicy even for this Indian. The Mint cilantro wasn't bad by any means but wasn't great either. I do think you have a real winner though with the Spicy Mango.

    17. Creator Peter Cooper on November 26, 2012

      Mint cilantro is pretty similar to other Indian hotsauces I have tasted. Not the most Unique. I will however, be purchasing large quantities of the mango from you in the future. Great stuff. Also well done on delivering when you said you would. I will be recommending your mango sauce(you guys should shoot me some bottles to help distribute to my local foodie stores in DC :)) to friends, families, and colleagues.

      -Pete

    18. Creator Shion Guha on November 24, 2012

      Received both sauces yesterday. They are very, very delicious and reminds me of home. Thank you so much. I will buy again when you guys are selling online.

    19. Creator lynette on November 22, 2012

      Wow! The mango chili sauce is hot but tasty. My hubby really likes it. Great job!

    20. Creator Walter Johnson on November 21, 2012

      Got my bottle of Spicy Mango and Mint Cilantro today. Pretty hot stuff! Thanks.

    21. Creator Ian Arnold on November 20, 2012

      Got my bottle of the Spicy Mango today. Was hotter than I expected which I am super happy with, but was doubly amazed by the amount of flavor that so many things lose when they get so hot. Great work!

      On a side note... I'm currently in a contest to win free pizza for a year. If anyone could go to http://a.pgtb.me/mZkvq0 like the page and vote for Ian Arnold it would be greatly appreciated.

    22. Creator Amanda W on November 19, 2012

      Got mine, The Spicy Mango is Amazing... Great job you guys..

    23. Creator Bandar Foods on November 8, 2012

      Hi Everyone!

      For the few people who have not filled out surveys, please can you fill and send them soon as we plan to start shipping extremely soon!

      Also for those who have moved since you filled out the survey, please can you message us the new address so we can make the change in our system manually.

      Hoping to receive everything by this weekend!

      Thanks,

    24. Creator Dan Rosenberg on October 29, 2012

      For those waiting on an update, I just found a picture with the following caption on their Facebook page:

      Bandar Foods
      October 21
      Waiting at Mumbai Airport! Planning to take off this week!

    25. Creator Anant on October 28, 2012

      updates please

    26. Creator Erik Parker on October 25, 2012

      Just curious how things are coming along? From the last update it sounds like things should be safely in the US by now and just going through the 2 week hold before shipping? Something we may see happen next week?

    27. Creator Kevin Mibb on October 23, 2012

      An update would be nice. When should we expect them to start shipping?

    28. Creator Bandar Foods on October 22, 2012

      Hi Patrick,

      Our records show that you already responded to the survey on Oct 2nd. Message us if you have any concerns.

      Thanks,
      Lalit

    29. Creator Patrick77 on October 22, 2012

      Hi guys,
      I just checked my mails and I did not get the survey mail. What can I do?

      Best
      Patrick

    30. Creator Bandar Foods on October 12, 2012

      Yes - we will post an update soon. All the surveys were sent out last Friday (if you have not yet filled it out please do so soon as we are placing our order for T-shirts and socks in the next few days). The product is scheduled to ship next Tuesday/Wednesday, so as soon as it ships we will post an update. Fingers crossed! This has been an enduring journey! Thanks again for the patience and the great feedback we have gotten in the surveys.

    31. Creator Alexandre on October 12, 2012

      any updates? it's been a while now, any idea when it's going to be ready for shipping?

    32. Creator Bryan Hanks on September 27, 2012

      @Lawson - ha! I just saw that!!

      BTW, pictures were promised in the last update. Any update on the update?

    33. Creator Anant on September 20, 2012

      Any update on when we will get a survey to fill out?

    34. Creator Michael on September 7, 2012

      Hey fellas,

      Congrats on the success! Any update on ship dates or otherwise?

      Thanks,
      Mike

    35. Creator Kevin Mibb on September 6, 2012

      Crickets...

    36. Creator Cynthia Katcoff on September 3, 2012

      Considering the Sept delivery date, will we get surveys soon?

    37. Creator S.D. on August 16, 2012

      I don't think they've sent out the backer's survey yet. At least I've not received one yet. Perhaps in September?

    38. Creator Sam Spoerle on August 9, 2012

      Did anyone else get an email regarding flavor choice? I just hadn't heard anything about it for awhile now. Didnt want to miss out on the sweet sauce!

    39. Creator Gumnaam Aadmee on August 4, 2012

      You guys could use the 5X extra loot to improve that T-shirt from the dull grey (more colors, better fabric!) - it could be that some people sponsored you here just to get the T-shirt that pays homage to our swingingly cool ancestors (moreover sauce is probably perfect already... I am sure ... and does not need any improvements!). Just a humble suggestion.... ;-)

    40. Creator Peter Cooper on August 2, 2012

      They say delivery by September but they have thousands of bottles to do by hand. No easy feat. Hopefully we get them by September....

    41. Creator S.D. on August 2, 2012

      I'm ready for some curry sauce now ;-)

    42. Creator Matt Kauffman on August 1, 2012

      My dinner tonight consisted of corn dogs dipped in leftover tikka masala sauce (it's amazing). The only way I know how to get it is to order EXPENSIVE take out. If this gets the world a step closer to solving this particular problem, I'm all for it.

    43. Creator Kevin Mibb on July 31, 2012

      I'm concerned about the following:
      • Legal Services
      • Indian and US Customs
      • FDA requirements and lab tests

      How quickly do you expect to be shipping this product?

    44. Creator K.D Williams on July 30, 2012

      Okay guys, I'm in for the Spicy Mango. Good luck with your brand.

    45. Creator Michael on July 12, 2012

      Congrats on the success fellas! Looking forward to trying then out!
      If others are like me, I like spicy and sweet sauce, you may want to consider another Kickstarter project.
      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/feelgoodfood/launch-feel-good-food-hot-sauce/comments

    46. Creator John Edwards on July 4, 2012

      I can't wait to try these sauces! Hope to see Bandar Monkey Sauce in the DC market very soon.

    47. Creator Marcy Fitz-Randolph on July 2, 2012

      I missed it the first time I saw the video, but did you say Whole Foods in the Boston area? YES! So happy to support, and can't wait!

    48. Creator Craig Norton on June 25, 2012

      Sounds fantastic! Can't wait to try the Spicy Mango.

    49. Creator Ehab Bandar on June 23, 2012

      With a name like that, I can't resist :) -- Yes, that's my real name.

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