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Sets with 4,6,8,10,12, and 20 sided dice that you can roll and eat! Using custom molds for chocolate and sugar dice sets.

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Reward Bonus Summary

  • $25 chocolate and choc/sugar rewards: Extra set of chocolate dice (3 total).
  • $25 sugar only reward: Extra set of sugar dice (3 total).
  • $50 chocolate reward: Two extra sets of chocolate dice (total of 6 choc).
  • $50 choc/sugar reward: Two extra sets of chocolate dice (total of 4 choc, 2 sugar).
  • $60 reward: Two extra sets of sugar dice (6 sugar total).
  • $100 rewards: 4 extras of the appropriate type.
  • $150 reward, you'll also get 2 extra set of chocolate dice (not oversized).

What's this all about?

Two years ago I started thinking, why aren't there candy versions of the multi-sided dice that tabletop gamers use around the world? I mean, if you roll a natural 1 on a twenty-sided die, what sweeter revenge is there than consuming it! So, I built many molds, tested packaging, found a commercial kitchen, and learned how to work with both chocolate and poured sugar. This lead me to the final goal of making a full set of dice in chocolate: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and a 20 sided dice.

I'm now at the point that I need to scale things up... it's not feasible to make them one set a time, so that means for starters I need to be making much larger molds that contain multiple sets in a single mold. Food grade silicon mold material (Smooth-Sil 940) is not cheap, and neither is quality chocolate. I currently use 62% Ghirardelli cacao chocolate for that great quality andĀ  bittersweet taste. I also need better tools for measuring temperature and tempering the chocolate so it has that great shine.

What's the money going towards?

Supplies, supplies, supplies... oh, and commercial kitchen time. Here's the list:

  • Smooth-Sil 940 mold material (1 gallon costs $130)
  • Infrared instant-read thermometer
  • Large marble slab (tempering the chocolate)
  • Vacuum Degaussing chamber and pump (air bubbles)
  • The chocolate, sugar, lite corn syrup, and other ingredients
  • Pots with pouring spots designed for sugar (300 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Packaging materials for the dice, including foil cups and boxes
  • Shrink-wrap equipment and materials (for distribution)
  • Commercial kitchen time ($20/hour, minimum 5 hours a month)

Don't you have better things to do?

This is my better thing! I quit my job 7 months ago to pursue my own interests, and this is one of them. Living off of savings and choosing to do something you believe in is the reason Kickstarter exists, as well as this project.

Will they be available after Kickstarter?

I sure do hope so! I'll be creating the chocolate and sugar dice for distribution through your local gaming or hobby shop. If you have a favorite shop, send the project over to the owner so they can get the dice in first!


BONUS DICE SETS!

Thanks to overflowing support for the project, all $25 and up rewards will get extra set(s) of dice! See the UPDATES for more info.

FAQ

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  • Yes! I'm not bringing nuts anywhere near the work space, so no worries there. I will note that according to Ghirardelli packaging, they are made in a place where peanuts exist (but doesn't everyone put that on packaging now to cover their butts?).

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  • Yes, I will, but please add at least $5 to your pledge amount to cover shipping.

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  • I plan to ship in the middle of winter to make this a non-issue, but for warmer climates I will try and include a gel pack to provide some relief.

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  • Ghirardelli 60% cacao baking chips have the following list of ingredients:
    Unsweetened chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, milk fat, soy lecithin, vanilla.

    That's the only thing that goes in them.NOTE: There has been interest in vegan chocolate from enough folks that I'm definitely going to look into a supplier for it. It won't make it into the Kickstarter rewards, but will make it into the market if I can keep the costs down!

    The sugar dice contain corn syrup (corn syrup, salt, vanilla), cream of tartar, sugar, water, and food coloring.

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    Your color, your choice. I'll make 4 sets of sugar dice in the color of your choice (as close as I can get it). Think basic food coloring mixes.

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    The Game Shop Pre-Order Reward (Chocolate) You get 8 sets of chocolate dice, ready for resale in your game store. You'll be the first store to carry them for your customers.

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    The Game Shop Pre-Order Reward (Sugar) You get 8 sets of sugar dice, ready for resale in your game store. You'll be the first store to carry them for your customers. All dice in a set will have the same color, but the color of the sets will vary.

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    THE TEXAN Reward. You want everything bigger, so I'm going to give it to you. This reward will be for a regular set of chocolate dice and also a set of OVERSIZED chocolate dice! Packaging to be determined.

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    You love the idea, but you want something special. I mean, REALLY special. You want your non-porous item cast in chocolate. As long as it is no larger than ~8 inches cubed, I'll figure out a way to make a mold of it. It will be necessary to send me the item for me to make the mold. You even get to KEEP THE MOLD!

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