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Jason JampolBy Jason Jampol
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Jason JampolBy Jason Jampol
First created
$386
pledged of $18,000pledged of $18,000 goal
12
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 1 2019

About

"I love to give my kids synthetic dyes, tons of sugar and genetically-modified food," said no parent ever.

"Hidden dairy in their drinks is a huge bonus," said no parent in the history of parenthood.

"Artificial flavors and sweeteners are key ingredients I want to see in my kids drinks," says every parent...NOT!

As a dad of 5, wellness doctor and health enthusiast, I've spent countless hours obsessing about our food system.  In practice, I helped countless parents revamp their children's diets and was always amazed at the transformations that occurred, both physically and emotionally.   But, I was always recommending products to parents or telling them just to cut things out because there was nothing to replace it with.

 Enter August, 2012. 

I was at my son's football practice.  I always cringed as I got settled and started to look around at the 8 years old athletes drinking neon, sugar-filled sports drinks.  That day, I happened to pay more attention to the sidelines and their 3/4 year old siblings.  I realized they were drinking the same thing!  Little red and blue stained lips were everywhere...I had enough.  This generation of kids was sick.  The sickest generation ever.  Rates of juvenile diabetes, heart disease and obesity was skyrocketing.  I needed to step in.

 I knew I couldn't get them to stop drinking these drinks.  I had to replace them with something very similar, but without the dyes, sugars and chemicals...oh, and that tasted as good or better.  There were no alternative at the time.  In fact, there weren't a lot of healthy replacements for many drinks marketed toward kids.  It was that day I realized that this was part of my journey here...to not only make organic, clean replacements for these dyed, sugary drinks, but also make it a mission to improve the overall health of kids everywhere.  I had done it on a small scale for years in my community...but it wasn't enough.  So, that night, I went down to my basement, googled "How to start a beverage company" and the rest is history.  

Wubba Water (our second product) was born out of a need to replace Pedialyte, a decades old drink full of, let's just say "unhealthy" ingredients.  Now in retailers on the east coast and about to expand westward, it's time to create additional flavors and more products to make an even bigger impact on our kids. 

Thank you in advance for your help and please reach out with any questions.    -Jason

The Why:

There is so much crap on the market for children in the food and beverage industry. 

I wish there was a better way to put it.  But that's exactly what it is.  GMO-derived ingredients, artificial sweetener, hidden milk products, preservatives, antibiotics, growth hormone, pesticides...shall I go on?  And, what's worse is a lot of these ingredients are not obvious.  You can't see them, smell them or even taste them...and yet, they are in there and are causing havoc on our children's health.

Our company was founded with one goal in mind: to take these toxic beverages and make them healthy. But, not just healthy…organic, GMO-free, synthetic dye-free, almost sugar-free and good for them (aka TRULY healthy). Organic and GMO-free so we know there are no pesticides, hormones or carcinogens in the drinks. Colored with fruit and vegetable extract instead of petroleum and coal tar derivatives (yes, that is what synthetic dye is made from). And, only 1 gram of organic sugar/serving…just enough to taste great!

One of those products is our organic replacement for Pedialyte called Wubba Water. If you are a parent, I’m sure you're well aware of what Pedialyte is and tastes like. For years, this medical drink was the only one on the market for children to help prevent dehydration when they were sick. It’s full of “crap” - GMO ingredients, synthetic dye, aspartame and tastes…well, check back for the word in quotes. Imagine a drink to help a child when they are sick that can make them sicker in the long run!

Since its debut on the market in April of 2015, Wubba Water has had rave reviews from parents across the Northeast. Clean, organic and a taste children love. Plus, we added Vitamin C for an extra immune boost! We have spent the last 3 years perfecting the formula and have begun expanded out of the tristate area, making a bigger impact on the health of our children. But, we need your help to expand. This campaign will help us expand our line and give even more options for health-conscious families. We’re raising enough money on Kickstarter to purchase the organic ingredients to produce additional drinks for our new midwest stores!   Plus, if all goes well, we just may introduce a new flavor or two.   Along with production, it will also help us continue our education/marketing campaigns with pediatricians, medical professionals and parents.

Oh, did I forget to mention how obsessed  we are with making the absolute best and cleanest drinks for your kids?  Just in case you missed it...Check this out:

  • Only 1 gram of organic sugar/serving.  AND, that sugar comes from the Cassava plant, not corn like most conventional drinks have.
  • Our sodium is from sea salt, as is the magnesium and potassium - not derived in a lab.
  • Colors come from vegetable or fruit sources.
  • There is no soy, nuts, dairy or gluten in our product.
  • It is vegan and is made with kosher-certified ingredients at a kosher-certified facility.
  • Organic-certified so no worries about GMO's, pesticides, or other chemicals.

This is what keeps me up at night.  Can you see the difference?  Did you know that a product like Pedialyte contained milk?  GMO Milk?  Processed table salt? Two artificial sweeteners linked to everything from headaches to cancer and two synthetic dyes, most commonly linked to ADD and ADHD in children???

Wubba Water is a great replacement for any sports drink.  Look at the ingredients:

  • They are basically the same concept, except that ours has only 1.5 grams of sugar in a bottle.  Most sports drinks of comparable size have 20 +.
  • Believe it or not, many high school coaches will recommend Pedialyte to athletes to stay hydrated because it has a lower sugar content than Gatorade/Powerade...but they still drink dyes, chemicals, GMO's and preservatives!
  • "But it's a little bottle and says -For Sick Kids- I don't think they would bring that to practice... "   Solution: pour it into a Gatorade sports bottle.  They get the benefit of organic hydration in a cool water bottle and no one knows except you and them :)

Wubba Water is a great hydration drink for elderly folks who just don't like to drink water.

  • Dehydration is very common amongst older people, which can cause other health issues and make existing ones worse.
  • Our faithful older customers say they like Wubba Water because it has a "refreshing" taste, almost no sugar, and tastes "much better than plain water".
  • For grandparents, it's also great to have in the house for when the grandkids come over and someone comes down with the "bug".

Just because it's for kids, doesn't mean you can't drink it...

  • The electrolyte drinks on the market for adults are just as bad if not worse! 
  • It's just water, electrolytes and Vitamin C.  That's it.  Many people feel weird drinking a product meant for a child but there's nothing in it that isn't just as good for you.
  • The one negative:  You may have to drink a few bottles.  We keep it small for small hands.  Bigger hands may need 2 or 3 to keep hydrated.
  • Sick is sick, whether you have a big body or small body.  One of the best ways to shorten the duration of the flu or stomach bug is to stay hydrated.  So, drink up!
  • We added Vitamin C for an extra dose of immune boosting!
  • Kids sick and you're the caretaker?  Be proactive and keep the fluids flowing to flush out any germs that may come your way.

 4 Fun and Unique Flavors!

Why Kickstarter?

We're already in production... so why do we need Kickstarter? Well, we have a big mission: to help improve the health of this generation and generations to come.  As such, we need the support of people like you! KickStarter allows us to build a passionate community of like-minded individuals who want to support our mission and want to improve their own children's lives,  as well as others. Not only can you help make this possible, but you'll be able to help us develop clean, organic products in the future as well.  

Risks and challenges

Expansion is never easy; but thankfully we have established partnerships with some of the world’s most experienced suppliers & manufacturers. Our recent partnership with KeHE distributors will help tremendously. We also have 6 years behind us of personal experience and continued growth with this product on the east coast!

This campaign will directly fund our next production run and possibly our 4th flavor. We are confident that we will meet our timeline. Our product research and development team, as well as flavor house, has years of industry experience creating and producing organic beverage formulas. On the outside chance that we do experience any manufacturing delays or issues with ingredient sourcing, you will be the first to know. You are in great hands and our team will over communicate on any production and delivery updates. If you have any questions about the campaign or just want to say “hi,” email us at info@bigbangbeverages.com.

In the past three years, we’ve dedicated tons of resources towards samples, R and D, and figuring out the perfect formula for Wubba Water. Through hard work and persistence (and three formula changes), we’ve already overcome the biggest challenges with bringing this product into Whole Foods and using that as our stepping stone to expand.

Big Bang Beverages mission is to help improve the health of our children. These drinks help fulfill this mission but we need your help. Pick from one of our reward levels and be part of the change. It takes a village...and with your help, we will can help children everywhere.

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    Thanks for being a Big Bang Beverages supporter! You'll receive a signed thank you letter from the team for your support with a mention on our website!

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    Wubba Water 3 pack:

    Get a sampler 3 pack of the popular organic replacement for Pedialyte. Your 3 pack will include 1 of each flavor (Possibly the 4th if we hit our super goal!), a little swag for you and the kids, and of course, you'll get a thank you letter and a shout out on our website.
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    Stock up for those sick days with 8 of each flavor: Reddy Freddy, Blue Ha Choo!, Orange Ouchy. And, of course, you'll get the swag, a thank you letter from the team and a shout out.
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    Big Bang Beverages Wubba Water 24 pack:

    In sickness and in health, we got you covered. Grab an 24 pack of Wubba Water with all 3 flavors. The swag, letter and shout out are all included too!

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    Big Bang Beverages Wubba Water 48 pack:

    In sickness and in health, we got you covered. Grab an 48 pack of Wubba Water with all 3 flavors. The swag, letter and shout out are all included too!

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    The Big Package

    Big Bang Beverages Wubba Water 60 pack

    Kids in sports? Yup, Wubba Water replaces sports drinks too. Enjoy all 3 flavors (20 pack of each or a 12 pack of 5 flavors if we hit our super goal) in bed or on the field. Plus, get our 30 min 1 on 1 live Skype program (Baby Carrots®) for you or your kids to revamp your diet. And, of course, a signed letter of gratitude and mention on our website.

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    Inspired by the mission to help heal our kids? Lets tell the world! Just for you, our Wubba Water vanity plates on our business truck will have your name or your family's name on a custom license frame saying "Platinum Backer". Plus, you'll get the 30 minute Baby Carrots® Program for you or a family member. And, a 48 pack of Wubba Water (16 pack of each flavor or 12 pack of 4 flavors if we hit our super goal).

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    Want you, your child or grandchild (maybe even 2 or 3) to be featured on the label of the new flavor? How about even on the 5th flavor? We'll put those beautiful faces and a shoutout on the first run....and of course, we'll send you a case to show off, along with a case of our other 3 flavors. Free US Shipping on case only.

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