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In 1976 David Klein(The Candyman) invented the Jelly Belly. Watch his documentary and hear his story. Please help with his comeback.
In 1976 David Klein(The Candyman) invented the Jelly Belly. Watch his documentary and hear his story. Please help with his comeback.
In 1976 David Klein(The Candyman) invented the Jelly Belly. Watch his documentary and hear his story. Please help with his comeback.
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***NEW GOAL*** 

If we can reach $18,000 we will be able to buy materials at a discount and we will DOUBLE ALL Jelly Bean orders. So please link to www.CandymanReturns.com and send this out to all your friends to help us get there. So for example, that means you get a pound of Double Buzz Jelly Beans for the $20 reward. 


ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

Let’s start with a short quiz… 

Which world-famous candy found its way to the Oval Office? Which world-famous candy traveled the world on Air Force One? Which world-famous candy is still one of the most recognizable candies in the world? All three answers are exactly the same…the Jelly Belly! 

Oh, just one more quick question…what does any of that have to do with this crowd-fund project? DAVID KLEIN…that’s what? Who is DAVID KLEIN? I’m glad you asked. I’m David Klein!!! 

The Candyman
The Candyman

Many years ago I developed, created, manufactured, sold and distributed the ‘original’ JELLY BELLY! Yep! That’s me…the original CANDYMAN! Here is what I’m doing now… 

While I currently own and operate a modestly-sized candy factory I feel the need to do more! My many, many years in this business has provided me with the experience, knowledge, wholesale and retail contacts to take the next step. I have created a new line of exclusive jelly beans. Here’s the scoop… (pun intended). 

Candy being made
Candy being made

My NEW jelly beans are the evolution of my original creation focusing on flavors and tastes never before experienced in this form. THE ORIGINAL COFFEE HOUSE BEANS will be our premier line of jelly beans. The combination of flavors delivers a taste mimicking gourmet coffee flavors. These confections have a conventional jelly bean center texture surrounded by the most imaginative flavors on the outside of the bean. 

IMPACT: My goal is to raise enough capital for production costs and the ability to ‘get my beans to market’. My extensive retail relationships will provide me the extra ‘oomph’ to get the beans on the shelf! Next step would be capital investments for equipment, etc., but production and distribution is my immediate challenge.

The Candyman
The Candyman

WHAT I NEED: While I have very little experience with a crowd fund project like this, I have a proven success record written into history – the original Jelly Belly design has yet to be beat. That was MY creation, and while I gave up the rights to it, I still know how to create a fantastic candy! For a long time, I was THE “Mr. Jelly Belly”. I just need your help to get started and get going! 

Other Ways To Help: Crowd funding is an amazing way to include all our supporters and like-minded individuals to our cause. However, if you can't donate at this time, there are still many ways to help me fund my project! 

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 kickstarter@candymankitchens.com. Thank you in advance!

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Risks and challenges

The challenges I have would only be the capabilities of the size of my factory and the need to possibly hire on new employees to fulfill your orders. This would be a wonderful problem to have and I would welcome this gift as we've recently had to reduce our full time staff to part time.

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    Send David a high five for keeping true to being a good guy.

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    A half pound of our NEW Coffee House Original Jelly Bean "Double Buzz" which is our signature bean. A java center with a coffee coating which includes a dash of caffeine. Be the first to receive this exclusive new flavor.

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    A half pound of our NEW Coffee House Original Jelly Bean "Hot Cocoa and Peppermint". A chocolate center with a peppermint coating with a dash of caffeine. Be the first to receive this exclusive new flavor.

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    A half pound of our NEW Coffee House Original Jelly Bean "Chai Tea". A vanilla center with a chai coating with a dash of caffeine. Be the first to receive this exclusive new flavor.

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    A half pound of our NEW Coffee House Original Jelly Bean "Coffee and Donuts". A cake center with a coffee coating with a dash of caffeine. Be the first to receive this exclusive new flavor.

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    A half pound of our NEW Coffee House Original Jelly Bean Caffè Macchiato. An espresso center with a cream coating with a dash of caffeine. Be the first to receive this exclusive new flavor.

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    A phone call from David Klein to hear some of his stories and ask questions about being an entrepreneur. USA only.

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    A golden ticket to visit David Klein in his candy factory and spend a couple hours hearing his great stories and asking him questions you might have about being an entrepreneur.
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    1028 E. Edna Place Covina, Ca. 91724
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    Design your own Original Coffee House Jelly Bean with David and name that will be able to be purchased by retailers and sold across the country.

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