Chocolations Gourmet Chocolate & Coffee Truck

We want to build a coffee and chocolate truck that can provide parents with hot beverages and treats while watching their children play at the fields in Mamaroneck, New York.

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Hi! My name is Maria Valente and I am the owner of Chocolations, an artisan chocolate shop in Mamaroneck, NY.

I have owned a shop for 10 years. We have received national recognition as well from the New York Times and The Today Show.

Having a chocolate shop was the fulfillment of a long-time dream to own my own business. Chocolate was my hobby and passion while my children were little. I built my business from home afraid to make that leap to brick and mortar. I thought I should take a more conventional route so I attended and graduated from law school. Those were some crazy years, I would attend classes while my children were in school, then rush home to pick them up and bring them to soccer practice. I would sit on the sidelines studying and FREEZING wishing a truck would drive up to me with coffee or hot cocoa. Well, now, with your help, I can make that happen.
My vision is to have a gourmet, visually pleasing, eco friendly vehicle carrying hot coffee, hot cocoa, snacks and of course, my chocolate drive right up to to fields where the moms and dads are. Our reputation for fine quality chocolate and being very community minded has made us a mainstay in the community and beyond.

For the past ten years we have sponsored a local soccer team and it has always bothered me that the parents have local place to get their treats from and instead you will see hundreds of parents holding a cold cup of coffee from a national chain…who does not support the local teams! With your help we can get this show on the road!

All of the money we raise will be used for the vehicle, the equipment, the supplies, insurance, advertising, regulatory fees and hiring an employee.

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The Project FAQs

Q: Where will the truck be located?
A: It will be at Harbor Island Park on Saturdays during the spring and fall sports seasons. It will also be at the pavilion during the summer months, and will be available for catering special events such as birthday parties, block parties, wedding receptions, bridal showers, and baby showers.

Q: Will the truck carry all the same products as Chocolations store in Mamaroneck?
A: The chocolate will all be made at our shop as well as the baked items. The coffee and hot cocoa will also be the same as we serve in the store.

Q: Will you be able to put a truck on the road if your goal is not met?
A: No, there will be no truck if the goal is not attained.

Q: Will the truck be peanut free?
A: Sadly no, we use peanuts in the shop. There will be some selections without nuts, but everything will have been made in an environment where nuts are processed.

Q: How will the truck be powered?
A: That will all depend on the amount raised. There are many eco-friendly options we are considering, such as solar powered equipment, but they come with a much higher price tag.

10/30/2016
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$15
Cafe Mocha Level

A special thank you on all our social media channels and a coupon for 5% off all items on the truck for 1 full season

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$25
Hot Chocolate Level

A special thank you on all our social media channels and a coupon for 10% off all items on the truck for 1 full season

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$50
Frozen Hot Chocolate Level

A special thank you on all our social media channels and a coupon for 15% off all items on the truck for 1 full season

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$100
Chocolate Bar Level

A special thank you on all our social media channels and a coupon for 15% off all items on the truck for 1 full season + 3 Chocolations gourmet candy bars of your choice

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$200
White Chocolate Bark Level

A special thank you on all our social media channels and a coupon for 15% off all items on the truck for 1 full season + 10 Chocolations gourmet candy bars of your choice

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$500
Brownie Level

Name and create a flavor for a truffle which will be carried on the truck and in our store. In addition, a beautiful jewelry box with 36 of your signature truffles.

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$1,000
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Level

Name and create a flavor for a truffle which will be carried on the truck and in our store. In addition, a beautiful jewelry box with 36 of your signature truffles + A party with treats at your location for 15 people.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Level

Name and create a flavor for a truffle which will be carried on the truck and in our store. In addition, a beautiful jewelry box with 36 of your signature truffles + A party with treats at your location for 25 people.

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Box of Chocolates Level

Name and create a flavor for a truffle which will be carried on the truck and in our store. In addition, a beautiful jewelry box with 36 of your signature truffles + A party with treats at your location for 25 people + Your name on a plaque on the truck.

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Truffle Level

Name and create a flavor for a truffle which will be carried on the truck and in our store. In addition, a beautiful jewelry box with 36 of your signature truffles + A party with treats at your location for 25 people . You or your company will serve as a sponsor of the truck with your name in a prominent location.

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No reward - Any Amount Welcome!
1 Supporter
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$15
Cafe Mocha Level

A special thank you on all our social media channels and a coupon for 5% off all items on the truck for 1 full season

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$25
Hot Chocolate Level

A special thank you on all our social media channels and a coupon for 10% off all items on the truck for 1 full season

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$50
Frozen Hot Chocolate Level

A special thank you on all our social media channels and a coupon for 15% off all items on the truck for 1 full season

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$100
Chocolate Bar Level

A special thank you on all our social media channels and a coupon for 15% off all items on the truck for 1 full season + 3 Chocolations gourmet candy bars of your choice

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$200
White Chocolate Bark Level

A special thank you on all our social media channels and a coupon for 15% off all items on the truck for 1 full season + 10 Chocolations gourmet candy bars of your choice

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$500
Brownie Level

Name and create a flavor for a truffle which will be carried on the truck and in our store. In addition, a beautiful jewelry box with 36 of your signature truffles.

0 Supporters
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$1,000
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Level

Name and create a flavor for a truffle which will be carried on the truck and in our store. In addition, a beautiful jewelry box with 36 of your signature truffles + A party with treats at your location for 15 people.

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$2,000
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Level

Name and create a flavor for a truffle which will be carried on the truck and in our store. In addition, a beautiful jewelry box with 36 of your signature truffles + A party with treats at your location for 25 people.

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$5,000
Box of Chocolates Level

Name and create a flavor for a truffle which will be carried on the truck and in our store. In addition, a beautiful jewelry box with 36 of your signature truffles + A party with treats at your location for 25 people + Your name on a plaque on the truck.

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$10,000
Truffle Level

Name and create a flavor for a truffle which will be carried on the truck and in our store. In addition, a beautiful jewelry box with 36 of your signature truffles + A party with treats at your location for 25 people . You or your company will serve as a sponsor of the truck with your name in a prominent location.

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