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$754
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 5 2015 4:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

Our Story

We are the SENZU Team, two college friends creating great tasting, insect-powered foods using only organic, sustainable, and nutritious ingredients. Driven by environmental concerns and our advocacy for healthy living, we became interested in entomophagy after learning of the tremendous potential of insects as an alternative food source.  

Our goal since then has been to help our community embrace the benefits and efficacy of insect-powered diets. In conjunction with our educational campaign we want to offer everyone attractive alternatives in the form of bars, cookies, crackers, and more that can facilitate what we believe to be an evolution of nutrition.

Why Eat Insects?

Edible insects are an excellent food source because of their nutritional content and eco-friendly production methods. These benefits have been researched extensively by various professionals and institutions educated in the fields of nutrition and food security. An in-depth analysis and explanation of the benefits of eating insects can be found on the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s article on the topic.

Nutrition: Crickets, for example, are an excellent source for our various nutritional needs. High amounts of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals coupled with substantial amounts of all 9 amino acids make crickets an effective substitute for traditional sources of protein such as beef, pork, and chicken.

Sustainable: Crickets also require significantly less resources than traditional meats and are overall less taxing on the environment. From arable land to greenhouse gas emissions, crickets have proven their worth in environmental sustenance.

Where We Are

The SENZU Team is hard at work both educating the community on the subject of edible insects and expanding our influence locally. We have invested time in understanding individual reactions to the concept of insect-powered foods and reactions to our actual products. Thanks to the immense support offered by our local community we have perfected our great tasting recipes. 

We currently work with multiple micro-farms that specifically raise crickets approved for human consumption. We are pleased to say our primary source for cricket powder is Next Millennium Farms, ensuring that our supply chain and production methods stem from eco-friendly like-minded individuals. With our high quality cricket powder along with the rest of our all-natural ingredients we have developed three uniquely flavored recipes which include two protein bars and one protein cookie.

Our Vision    

Our goal for SENZU Foods is to become a leader in the health foods industry by pioneering great tasting products made with different kinds of insects which will provide diverse nutritional values all dependent on the needs of the community. 

We will work tirelessly within the entomophagy market to make insects a staple in the food industry, complimenting all kinds of recipes while giving them a nutritional boost. This is the Evolution of Nutrition we strive for, and with your help we can make it a reality.

How You Can Help 

To make our vision for SENZU Foods a reality, we will need all the help we can get. Your social media support and Kickstarter contributions will allow us to launch our first line of commercially produced cricket-powered bars and cookies. The $25,000 from this campaign will help us cover the costs of: 

• Ingredients 

• Equipment 

• Kitchen 

• Licensing 

• Packaging 

• Distribution 

Our stretch target of $35,000 will help us expedite the aforementioned processes, produce larger quantities, and provide you with a much larger community outreach than we would normally be able to accomplish. 

We are not just a company focused on making a product, but one that is largely concerned with community activities at local and national levels. SENZU Foods would love to host events that benefit both the community and individual from volunteering at different locales to group mountain biking trips and many more. We hope to build our own sense of community and would like nothing more than your help in doing so.

SENZU Rewards

All contributors have our most sincere thanks and will be added to a VIP list notifying you about community events, product updates, and special promotions. Further rewards for contribution will allow you to choose exactly what you wish to have. From our SENZU branded giftware to our premier lineup of nutritious snacks, we have plenty in store for our supporters! 

Anticipated Delivery Date: Mid-September

THANK YOU!  

Risks and challenges

In the last couple of months we have thoroughly planned the execution of this campaign to minimize potential complications. Nevertheless, there may be unforeseen risks throughout the process. We intend to be fully transparent and will inform everyone if any challenges arise.

Potential risk and challenges include, but are not limited to the following:

- Product/design changes: based on customer feedback to improve the quality of our foods.
- Shipping delays: due to unexpected complications, as we are subject to challenges faced by our partners, commercial kitchens, etc.

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    1 SENZU Foods T-Shirt ○ 1 SENZU Foods Cinch Bag OR Tote Bag ○ Exclusive SENZU Foods Racerback Tank ○ 2 Boxes of SENZU Bars Delivered Monthly for 12 Months ○ 2 Packs of SENZU Cookies Delivered Monthly for 12 Months ○ Added to the SENZU Community of Contributors ○ Exclusive Early Access to New Flavors and Products ○ Deciding Vote on the Next SENZU Foods Cookie Flavor

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