WE HAVE MET OUR INITIAL GOAL AND OUR NEW GOAL IS $5000! IF WE REACH THE NEW GOAL WE WILL INCLUDE A SPECIAL THANK YOU WITH YOUR NAME PRINTED ON THE FIRST 3500 RETAIL BOXES! PLEASE PLEDGE AND PASS ON THIS LINK! :
How is Uncle Pops Different?
Uncle Pops makes artisan style popcorn with an innovative approach and an eco-friendly philosophy. We use eco-friendly kernels and materials and we have an option called Nitro-Pop (watch the Nitro-Pop video below). The quality of the ingredients are on par with a 5 star restaurant and its all zero trans fat and gluten free. It is truely amazing. Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Uncle-Pops/118777691637034
Step 1: Launching our Online Store
We are plan to open our online store and we’ll be offering different flavors of Caramel popcorn that you can eat at home or give as a gift.
The Caramel popcorn has fresh, high-quality ingredients like Belgian Chocolate all hand made shortly after orders are placed. When you try it you'll agree it's the best caramel popcorn out there!
The options available will be caramel with a combination of either white or dark belgian chocolates drizzled on top. As the online business grows we will be adding more flavors and options.
Next Steps - Business Development
Our vision is to be a nationally recognized brand known for amazing popcorn.
We plan to:
- be sold in grocery stores
- operate Uncle Pops retail stores
- add more flavors and options to our online store
- introduce Uncle Pops to other countries outside of the USA
We are actively looking to lease a space and open an eye-catching retail store that will serve made to order popcorn with flavors like parmesean garlic, chilli lime,and movie theater. Below are renderings of what we had in mind. You will see popcorn flying in the air!
We will also be offering innovative flavors like Caramel Nitro-Pop in our retail stores. This is caramel popcorn dipped in liquid nitrogen for a very crunchy, smokey, and delicious effect. You won't forget tasting it! Watch the video below for a sneak preview of Nitro-Pop.
Caring for Our Future
Caring for our future is important to Uncle Pops so we’ve incorporate FSC certified papers in our retail packaging and use non-GMO kernels. Below is a rendering of our first print of limited edition packaging that you can recieve after making a pledge.
As the business expands we plan to incorporate biodegradable cellophane and incorporated reclaimed materials in our stores.
Uncle Pops is Eco-FriendlyYou may be asking yourself, what does eco-friendly mean? The choices we make everyday have an effect on our environment, our future, and our nations economy. Every time you buy something you are supporting a whole set of businesses, practices, procedures, and outcomes. If you buy fast food burgers you are helping factory farming and if you use plastic it ends up in landfills. Uncle Pops is helping small farmers by buying their non-GMO corn instead of from the mega giant commercial farmer - Con Agra foods. We believe in supporting small business, which is the back bone of our economy. When you buy from Uncle Pops you support small business and help the economy grow!
Rather than using plastic we use biodegradable cellophane which safely goes back into the earth. Every choice you make has an impact. Most popcorn retailers use metal tins. When these end up in the landfill they will be there for centuries. Uncle Pops does not use metal tins, We use FSC certified paper, which means the paper can be recycled. This also means the trees that made the paper are renewable. The tree supply won’t be depleted because it was accounted for and a new tree is there to takes it’s place. If you buy popcorn from Uncle Pops this means you are contributing to certified tree usage and diverting trash from landfills.
It’s a good idea to take an extra moment when you are out and ask yourself next time you buy something… “what am I supporting?” When you buy something from Uncle Pops you support sustaining the environment and you support small business.
How You Can Help
This website, Kickstarter, is a platform that helps businesses start. And this page allows us to recieve pledges from you. On the right is a list of pledges options. It's very simple. When you make a pledge you will be asked for your information and you wil be charged only when we reach our goal.
Our Goal: $1500 of Pledges (it pays for a portion of the packaging)
Our goal is to reach $1500 of your pledges and in return you’ll get delicious caramel popcorn that you can eat at home of give as a gift. With that money we’ll be able to pay for a portion of our first limited edition print of packaging and officially launch Uncle Pops. The printing on the box will have no extra information, so it will be like a small work or art. With your pledges our online business can be a success.
After you make a pledge and when we reach our goal you will be very happy with your popcorn!
NOTE: OUR GOAL IS SET LOW TO HELP GUARANTEE FULLFILLMENT OF THE PROJECT. OUR TOTAL INTIAL COSTS ARE UPWARDS OF OF $5000.
Risks and challenges
One challege is producing large quanitites of the popcorn while maintaining a high quality. It's very important to Uncle Pops that the quaility of the popcorn is always at it's best, so we've developed a standard operating procedure, incorporating food science techniques. Although we feel it is a challege, we do feel confident it won't be a problem.
Another challenge is tracking and expediting orders. We have developed a system of organization that we feel will work and decrease production time and expedite orders.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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