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By Jaime Christian
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Polishtick Breakfast Cereal

PoliShtick Breakfast Cereal
PoliShtick Breakfast Cereal

Tired of your morning routine? The same thing every day without any change? Get up, go to work, repeat. Well we have something special to offer you!

Polishtick Breakfast Cereal! Based on your favourite Canadian political party leaders Harper Squares, Trudeau O's and Mulcair's Luckiest Charms have just what you need to get your day started! Support your favourite politician they can't win the election without you!

What's In the Box?

There isn't any cereal if that's what your asking. Who likes cereal anyways. We thought that with politics being such a downer we'd fill the boxes with some uppers! 

In each box you'll find a 1/2lb of organic, free trade coffee from Fire Roasted Coffee Company! This is very high quality, artisanal coffee - it's absolutely delicious. Hope you enjoy! 

Fire Roasted Coffee Company
Fire Roasted Coffee Company

Mulcair's Luckiest Charms

Mulcair's Luckiest Charms
Mulcair's Luckiest Charms

Who doesn't want cereal made with 50% sugar? Fascists that's who. A cereal for the 21st century. You might not have given it a try yet, but this is the century for Mulcair's Luckiest Charms to shine!

Trudeau O's

Trudeau O's
Trudeau O's

Dated? Out of fashion? Maybe. But Trudeau O's have been making a comeback in the past couple of years. The breakfast of choice for most of Canada's long history. A classic. A legacy. Keeping things simple since 1867.

Harper Squares

Harper Squares
Harper Squares

It may not be the most exciting breakfast choice. Some may even call it bland. But it sure gets the job done! Made with whole grains from Canada's own Prairies, Harper Squares are the breakfast of choice for almost a third of Canadians.

About Us

We were inspired by the founders of Airbnb. Broke and with Airbnb about to fold the team decided to do something bold. They decided to take advantage of the Democratic Convention and have some fun.

So they printed cereal boxes for the upcoming 2008 Obama/McCain election. They printed 500 copies of each; 500 Obama O's and 500 Captain McCain's. The Obama O's were an instant success and sold out immediately. The Captain McCain's not so much.

This is an homage to the entrepreneurial spirit that their project embodied. With the economy struggling and in or near a recession we decided to do something about it! We also wanted to have some fun at the expense of our politicians.

Check out our website at www.polishtick.com 

In The News

In The Press
In The Press
 

Cereal Boxes

Our cereal boxes are just what you'd expect - identical to your standard cereal box. They're made of Oyster Liner Board. Their dimensions are 12.5in x 8in x 2.75in.

T-Shirts

Trudeau O's T-Shirt
Trudeau O's T-Shirt

People loved our cereal boxes and we didn't want to limit them to just one Reward so we decided to make t-shirts as well. They're your favourite cereal box front printed on a t-shirt in the party's colour. Red for Liberal, Blue for Conservative, and Orange for NDP, and maybe even Green for May.

Why We Need Your Help

The Coles Notes version? We need to sell some cereal boxes! We wanted to do something funny so we've made a ton of cereal boxes and t-shirts and need to sell them. We would really, really like you to buy some of them - that is if you think they're funny. We're not looking for charity or anything. Well...... Actually we won't complain why you're giving us money. Buy our stuff whatever your motivation might be!

Stretch Goals! May's MiniWheats

Stretch Goal 1 - $20,000

We've been heckled about this since the get go. Where's Elizabeth May's cereal? This wasn't a personal slight by any means or a comment on the Green Party.  It was purely financial:  we just didn't have the money.

May's MiniWheats
May's MiniWheats

If we hit $20,000 we'll produce May's MiniWheats! You'll be able to choose it instead of one of the Boys. (P.S. If you think it should have been Greenola we've already heard it)

Stretch Goal 2 - $45,000 Ford's Frosty Flakes!

So he's not running in the upcoming federal election (or any future election hopefully) but we couldn't resist at least making him his own box! 

Life got you down? Need a pick me up? They'll pick you right up! Ford's Frosty Flakes, you'll never guess what they're frosted with! (Warning: May Contain Cocaine).

Ford's Frosty Flakes!
Ford's Frosty Flakes!

Giving Back $5/Box

We're proud to announce that we've partnered with UnLondon a local charity in London, Ontario that provides educational workshops to youth on technology. They teach about programming, 3D printing, Raspberry Pi, and many other things! We'll be donating $5 for each box sold to their charity.

If you want to learn more check out www.unlondon.ca

Rewards

$1 Our Eternal Thanks - Memorialized on our website for eternity your name will be posted as a sign of our gratitude for the support you've given us.

$10 Digital Downloads - We'll send you a digital copy of all the artwork that we've created as well as copies of the 6 jingles that we've produced for our cereal boxes.

$20 Early Bird Cereal Boxes - Choose your favourite cereal box: Harper Squares, Trudeau O's or Mulcair's Luckiest Charms.

$35 T-Shirt - Get your favourite cereal box art imprinted on a t-shirt for all eternity. We've got Mulcair's Luckiest Charms, Trudeau O's, Harper Squares, and EVEN May's MiniWheats!

$40 Cereal Boxes - Choose your favourite cereal box: Harper Squares, Trudeau O's or Mulcair's Luckiest Charms.

$50 Early Bird Set of 3 Cereal Boxes - Collect all 3 cereals! Or if you hate two of them go for 3 of the same kind, there's no judgement here.

$75 3 Set of 3 T-shirts - Don't just stuff Harper into your mouth, wear him as well. Collect all three or get 3 of the same.

$100 Set of 3 Cereal Boxes - Collect all 3 cereals! Or if you hate two of them go for 3 of the same kind, there's no judgement here.

$200 Set of 9 Cereal Boxes - For those who just need more! Collect all 3 cereals! 3 times over. No biggie. Mix and match 9 cereal boxes of your choice.

$500 Let's do Brunch - Cereal's fine and all but let's be real here brunch is so much better. Come join the team behind PoliShtick for a meal and then we can hang out for the afternoon. (Up to 4 people - In South Western Ontario say 200km from London)

$3500 Custom Cereal Boxes - Need some fun promotional material we'll design and print you 500 custom cereal boxes with your artwork on the box (we'll do the design work don't worry just tell us what you want).

$8500 Become a Cereal Baron! - Like what we did? Ever wanted to become a cereal baron yourself? Well this is the prize for you! We'll design you your very own cereal box. We'll then ship you 1,000 boxes that we've designed together! We'll also throw in a custom jingle, cereal commercial and website just to cover all the bases.

Risks and challenges

There is some serious concern over a burnt finger or two. Though we've ordered the boxes already, they only come glued down the side. We'll need to glue the top and bottom before sending them off to you. Which hopefully means a lot of gluing!

As to the assemblers. I've assembled a trust worthy team of House Elves on leave from Hogwarts to help assemble the boxes. Their nimble fingers and low wage expectations were a perfect fit for this endeavour. (Just kidding they're actually just underpaid grad students trying not to starve).

We've already ordered the boxes and shirts and they should be arriving shortly. The only real concerns are with fulfillment which is a good problem to have if we get a boat load of orders.

We promise you'll have your favourite cereal box before Election Day don't worry!

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    Whats better than 3 cereal boxes? 9! Go into a sugar coma as you eat way to many marshmallows out of Mulcair's Luckiest Charms - we all know they're the best part

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    Like what we've done? Love brunch? We'd love to meet you! Join the team behind Polishtick for a meal of your choice it's on us! Then spend the rest of the day with us! Up to 4 people welcome must be within 200km of London, Ontario.

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    We've become cereal making masters and we'd like to share our experience with you! We'll design you your very own cereal box and ship you 500 boxes of your very own. Want to hang out? We're game. Come join us in London!

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    Like what we did? Ever wanted to become a cereal baron yourself?

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