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A Freeze and Eat Treat™ made up of puffy popcorn kernels coated in caramel and ice cream/birthday cake flavor; topped with sprinkles
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About the Candyman

Back in 1976, I developed, created, and manufactured the ‘original’ Jelly Belly jelly bean. With a little persuasion and even more limited funds, the petite confection was born. While jelly beans were not new to the market, my idea — the process, flavors and ingredients — were unlike any other. Jelly Belly jelly beans were high quality — they had both flavored centers and outside shells (at the time, the inside of jelly beans did not have flavor), did not utilize gelatin, and came in unique flavors that had yet to be seen. Which now leads me to your next question – 

Why am I launching a Kickstarter campaign?

Well, the tiny - and still ever-popular jelly bean is no longer associated with me — although I was behind the creation and its initial success, I was only associated with the confection for four years.

The Early Years (during Jelly Belly)
The Early Years (during Jelly Belly)

However, even after I sold the business, I stayed in the confectionary world. I ultimately became known as the “Candyman.” I was the first to create sour candy and a forerunner of the yogurt-toppings industry. In 1998, my daughter Roxy developed 'Sandy Candy' which boasted 88 flavors of edible sand art. 

In 2016, my wife Rebecca and I made the trek to Florida and initially opened a new candy store there. It would close only a year later. However, my many, many years in this business has provided me with the experience, knowledge, and contacts to continue to work towards that next big thing. 

I am hoping that to be “Polar Popcorn.”

Polar Popcorn Logo
Polar Popcorn Logo

I put myself through law school selling popcorn on campus but instead of becoming a lawyer, I went on to invent candy instead. We tried different variations of this product over the last year, have had many test it and now we believe we have created the perfect combination. Now is the time for you all to try it!

Candyman Documentary Cover (Me!)
Candyman Documentary Cover (Me!)

Please share my story via social media, email and word of mouth. Please tell your friends about our campaign! Contact us if you'd like to tell my story at candymankitchens@gmail.com Thank you in advance!

Risks and challenges

I have been in the confectionary business for several decades. I make and sell this product locally so I am very comfortable that I will be able to satisfy all my backers and to do so in a timely manner. I have also researched shipping costs and timelines and I strongly believe that I will be able to ship rewards on or before my target dates.

In the event that my project is overwhelmingly successful, I may experience a delay in shipment of rewards as I may need to ramp up production and secure additional resources. However, I have a plan of action should this occur and actually welcome the opportunity.

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    High-Five!

    Send David a high five!

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    5 Bags of Polar Popcorn™

    You will get 5 bags of Polar Popcorn™ if you promise not to eat them at the same time.

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    12 Bags of Polar Popcorn™

    12 bags of Polar Popcorn™ - enough for your next birthday party. We know you will sneak a bag or two before the big day, so consider the next higher reward.

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    30 Bags of Polar Popcorn™

    30 bags of Polar Popcorn™ plus, we will send you 5 bags of our brand new mystery flavor. Shhh don't tell anyone, not even your neighbors.

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    60 Bags of Polar Popcorn™ and MORE!

    60 bags of Polar Popcorn™ plus the following....
    5 bags of our brand new mystery flavor!
    100 12" straw Sandy Candy Party Pack (includes 7 BIG bottles of Sandy Candy® which is enough to fill all your straws) Perfect for a block party, school event, summer fun.

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    Polar Popcorn™ and a Call from David

    The same as the $250 reward Plus, A 1 hour call from David Klein. The inventor of Jelly Belly® jelly beans as well as Polar Popcorn™. You can ask for business advice. You can ask for help naming your product. You can give me a basic idea and together we will come up with a new product idea for you to take to market with candy or food.

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    Polar Popcorn™ Sandy Candy and ADVICE!

    We really don't expect too many of these, but if you happen to have $1000 that's just sitting there under your pillow. You will get everything in the last reward, plus, a personal visit from David Klein the next time he's in your town.

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