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The world's only automatic caviar & pearl making device for the chef and foodie in you. You are limited only by your imagination!
The world's only automatic caviar & pearl making device for the chef and foodie in you. You are limited only by your imagination!
The world's only automatic caviar & pearl making device for the chef and foodie in you. You are limited only by your imagination!
1,099 backers pledged CA$ 191,408 to help bring this project to life.

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The Spherificator  in New York City

The Spherificator - Turning Food Into Pearls,​ in New York City on August 10th, tested by some Kickstarter​ backers, media and future Kickstarter backers.

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The Spherificator is Going on Tour - 1st Stop - New York City

 The origins of the Spherificator

The Imperial Spherificator is a project years in the making!

We run a small company in Montreal, Quebec, Canada which manufactures a seaweed based caviar substitute called Kelp Caviar. The manufacturing basis of this product line is the same as the one used by chefs all over the world in the process of Spherification, where Alginate, a seaweed extract, is mixed with Calcium to form a caviar, or pearl-like shape. 

For years, chefs, foodies, bakers, bartenders and home cooks have been asking us to find a way to down size our caviar substitute-making machine for household and professional use. After months of R&D, we are ready to introduce to the world the only pearl and caviar handheld forming device: the IMPERIAL SPHERIFICATOR.

About this Project

Once we downsized our technology into a household handheld device for everyone to enjoy at home, we built a prototype to show the world how it works and what can be produced with it. Simply put, the Spherificator can be used to make everything from breakfast to dinner, and even dessert and drinks, more exciting. The Spherificator has no limitations -  what you do with it is up to your imagination and creativity. 

We now have a fully functional prototype and have put it through its paces. We are ready to move forward with production, but need your backing to help us fund the molds and the tooling. 

We guarantee that you will have hours on pleasure with the Spherificator and you will definitely WOW your guests.

Tabasco Pearls on Oysters
Tabasco Pearls on Oysters

 About Spherification

Spherification is the culinary process of shaping a liquid into spheres that visually and texturally resemble caviar or roe. With the Spherificator, you will be able to shape almost any item in your kitchen into a pearl/caviar. Whether using raw ingredients (ideal) or commercially available products, the rule of thumb in spherification is to avoid citric acids and ingredients with high acidity levels at all costs. If a product is highly acidic (like tomatoes, Coca Cola, or Tabasco sauce for example), you can dilute the original product to cut the acidity and add a little extra seaweed extract - aka Alginate. Every Spherificator comes with a recipe and quick tip booklet to help you get started. Our website will also have plenty of fun recipes, ideas and tips by delivery date.

Coffee Liquor pearls & Fresh Mint Pearls
Coffee Liquor pearls & Fresh Mint Pearls

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Risks and challenges

1. This is a brand new product in the global market and we know that "tons of people want one", but unfortunately that is not a quantifiable order. We hope after two weeks of running our project on Kickstarter it will give us a clear idea of how many Spherificators to order in our first production run.

2. We will ship on a first ordered first delivered priority and will give 100% priority to Kickstarter backers. YOU ARE OUR PRIORITY! We will ensure you receive your Spherificator before the holiday season.

3. We will be shipping globally, we just have to make sure every destination receives the right 6V DC wall plug. To that end, we'll send out a survey after the Kickstarter closes, to ensure you get the right plug!

4. Manufacturing can be a complex process, but we are already in touch with production partners and have built in extra lead time to account for potential delays.

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    High Five! - You will get the project updates and notifications. Become a part of the Spherificators' development.

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    Still Old School! - You will get an "old school" Spherification Kit! Includes 1 syringe, 100g of Alginate and 100g of Calcium chloride. You are off to a good start to make your own pearls and caviar. Comes in a beautiful gift box.

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    Pledge CA$ 55 or more About US$ 42

    Still Old School! x 2 - You will get two "old school" Spherification Kits! each kit includes 1 syringe, 100g of Alginate and 100g of Calcium chloride. You are off to a good start to make your own pearls and caviar. Each set comes in a beautiful gift box.

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    VERY EARLY BIRDS! - Be the first people in the world to own a Spherificator! 75% off retail price.
    You will never see this price again! You will get it just on time for the holiday season - Great gift idea. Comes with 100g of Alginate and 100g of Calcium Chloride. Everything you need to get going!

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    Pledge CA$ 125 or more About US$ 95

    EARLY BIRDS! - Still time to get your own Spherificator way below retail price. You will get it just on time for the holiday season - Great gift idea. Comes with 100g of Alginate and 100g of Calcium Chloride. Everything you need to get going!

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    JUST ON TIME! - Still time to get your own Spherificator below retail price. You will get it just on time for the holiday season - Great gift idea. Comes with 100g of Alginate and 100g of Calcium Chloride. Everything you need to get going!

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    Pledge CA$ 175 or more About US$ 133

    YOU MADE IT! - Get a Spherificator from our first production run just on time for the holiday season - Great gift idea. Comes with 100g of Alginate and 100g of Calcium Chloride. Everything you need to get going!

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    Pledge CA$ 180 or more About US$ 137

    YOU MADE IT! - FREE SHIPPING - Get a Spherificator from our first production run just on time for the holiday season - Great gift idea. Comes with 100g of Alginate and 100g of Calcium Chloride. Everything you need to get going!

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About US$ 229

    2 x JUST ON TIME! - FREE SHIPPING - Still time to get your own Spherificator below retail price. You will get it just on time for the holiday season - Great gift idea. Comes with 100g of Alginate and 100g of Calcium Chloride. Everything you need to get going!

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    Pledge CA$ 600 or more About US$ 457

    5 x JUST ON TIME! - FREE SHIPPING - Still time to get your own Spherificator below retail price. You will get it just on time for the holiday season - Great gift idea. Comes with 100g of Alginate and 100g of Calcium Chloride. Everything you need to get going!

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About US$ 762

    RETAILER PACKAGE 10 Units - You are a retailer and would like to be one of the first to resell the Spherificator. You will receive 10 Spherificators. Each devices comes with an instruction booklet, 100g of Alginate and 100g of Calcium Chloride, all in a retail ready box with UPC scannable barcode. Just on time for the holiday season.

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    Pledge CA$ 2,000 or more About US$ 1,525

    CUSTOM ARTWORK PACKAGE - 20 Units - You are a distributor, retailer or would like to offer the Spherificator as a Corporate Gift! You can customize the artwork on the front of the box. Each device comes with an instruction booklet, 100g of Alginate and 100g of Calcium Chloride, all in a retail-ready box with UPC scannable barcode. Just on time for the holiday season.

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    CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING - CANADA - We will come to your head office with 10 Spherificators (complete kits - which you keep) and teach you the ins and outs of Spherification. We will show you how to use the Spherificator from Breakfast to Dinner without leaving out Desserts and Drinks. We will cater this event to your specification from a half day to a full day session. Valid for Canada ONLY. 10-20 people max recommend.

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    CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING - USA - We will come to your head office with 10 Spherificators (complete kits - which you keep) and teach you the ins and outs of Spherification. We will show you how to use the Spherificator from Breakfast to Dinner without leaving out Desserts and Drinks. We will cater this event to your specification from a half day to a full day session. Valid for USA ONLY. 10-20 people max recommend.

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    CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING - EUROPE - We will come to your head office with 10 Spherificators (complete kits - which you keep) and teach you the ins and outs of Spherification. We will show you how to use the Spherificator from Breakfast to Dinner without leaving out Desserts and Drinks. We will cater this event to your specification from a half day to a full day session. Valid for Europe ONLY. 10-20 people max recommend.

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