Comfort Eats

When you crave a taste of home

Brittany
Business Services
$665
pledged of $8,000 goal
9
Backers
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Project Ends on December 2, 2019

Project Description

Comfort Eats sells pre-packaged American snacks to people around the world, particularly expats who are missing a little taste of home.

Chances are you have either moved away from home or know someone who has. And even though living abroad is an amazing adventure, at times it can be a bit lonely and stressful being so far away from all the people and things that you grew up with. 

 

Not only can it make you feel connected to your home and loved ones, but it can also help you build the resolve to thrive in your new environment, and that's why we built Comfort Eats! Not only to provide that comfort but to also build a community of people that know personally what your experience might be.

Whether you are missing Twinkies, Cool Ranch Doritos or just Marshmallows so that you can make some ooey gooey s'mores... We got you!

I know what you're thinking... snacks? Really? 

YES! REALLY! 

One of the things that we heard a lot early on from early customers is that

  • There are so many things that they can't get locally.
  • It's so expensive for families to send care packages. International shipping can easily cost HUNDREDS of dollars and not to mention having to deal with Customs and Duties. 
  • Subscription services don't allow you to purchase the items that YOU want! This is about providing a little comfort for you right? Why aren't you able to tell them what you miss the most...

So Comfort Eats wants to change the game, we make comfort super easy and accessible. Not only does our site allow people to pay in their local currency, so you don't have to deal with pesky currency conversion, but we have affordable shipping so anyone anywhere can take advantage. 

We have some classic snack items like Oreos but are always adding new products to the store to bring you the latest and greatest.

We THRIVE on feedback, so we want to hear from you! We feel like we are co-creating this experience with all of you, and we want you to be there every step of the way. We know that together, we can build an amazing company. 

 

My best friend, Reina, moved to New Zealand with her husband a few years ago to follow their dreams for working for the movies. 

I've been crazy lucky to be able to visit her a few times in the past few years, each time packing 60% of my suitcase with all her favorite snacks.

Seeing the joy that suitcase full of snacks brought her and her husband was just THE. BEST. And even though she was far away from her family, the snacks reminded her of the amazing times that she had with her loved ones and made her homesickness just a little more bearable.

 

On my LONG flight home, ya'll I took 5 flights and literally had 24hrs to think, I realized that Reina wasn't the only one fighting this homesick fight! There were millions out there living the same struggle. And then I remembered when I tried to send her a care package her first year in New Zealand, and I couldn't find a service that would just send her the snacks SHE wanted. I realized there had to be a better way, and then next thing you know ... here we are. 

Comfort Eats was born out of love, and we want to share that with the world.

 

It's for everyone! 

There are 9 million Americans living outside of the US and that includes everyone from students in a Study Abroad program, to employees working in international offices for 1-2 years and people on Volunteer expeditions.

What's even more interesting, there are 244 million migrants in the world!

Which means there are soooooo many more taste buds that we need to send a little comfort to, and we want to start today.

 

We are seeking funding so that we can begin to grow our tribe and reach all the taste buds. Reina and I have a vision of bringing comfort to every taste bud, regardless of where you grew up and where you are now. This raise will set us on that path, by allowing us to 

  • Set up a relationship with a distributor to source more products
  • Purchase inventory so our products are always available
  • And set up a warehouse to store that inventory

We have bootstrapped Comfort Eats this far, but we need your help in order to grow and take things to the next level.

 

 If you are wondering who else out there is just as excited as we are, low and behold the beauty!

And this is just the beginning!! With your support, we can make this a reality for so many people.

Lastly, we can't thank you enough (particularly if read down this far!) This is not possible without all of you, our tribe!

Your support is so personal to Reina and me, and we are extremely thankful that we can provide some joy, happiness and a little comfort to people around the world.

Check us out at eatcomfortablee.com and spread our hashtag #comforteats. 

Eat Well and Travel Often!

- Brittany and Reina

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Where does Comfort Eats ship to?

We currently ship everywhere the US allows us to. So some areas are off-limits, but 9/10 we can ship to where you are.

  • How much is shipping?

It depends on how many items you order, but in short, it's always affordable. We know that international shipping is one of the biggest barriers, but we don't want that to be a barrier for you! So shipping is generally anywhere from $10-$20 for a typical order. 

  • I don't see my favorite snack, what can I do?

Fill out our request form, and we'll try and get it added to the site. We won't be able to fulfill every request, but we'll do our best.

  • How will you use the money that you raise?

We'll use these funds to help set up a warehouse, purchase inventory and add additional US products requested by our customers. This will set us on the right path to grow, and eventually, start to add country-specific products.

  • When will my country's foods join Comfort Eats?

We don't have a specific date set yet, but we definitely have a plan in place. Make sure to tell us where you want us to go next, and we'll reach out to you when we get closer to an official launch date.

  • Any other questions or concerns?

Feel free to reach out to use at info@eatcomfortablee.com

 

 

Nia Lauderdale
11/15/2019
Comfort Shirt
$50
Latasha Stovall
11/14/2019
Tshirt + 50%
$75
Tanya Stanfield
11/10/2019
Creating a Brand Identity Video + Tshirt
$125
11/10/2019
Monetary Contribution
$200
11/08/2019
Comfort Shirt
$35
Catrina Patton
11/05/2019
Post Card from Paradise
$20
11/04/2019
Monetary Contribution
$100
Sara Heath
11/01/2019
Shout out + Raffle
$10
Jess
11/01/2019
Monetary Contribution
$50
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Shout out + Raffle

This reward not only gets you a MAJOR shoutout on all our mediums as an immense and sincere thank you being on this journey with us, but it also enters you into a raffle to win free international shipping!

May the odds ever be in your favor !!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$20
Post Card from Paradise

We'll find the most interesting and unique postcards, and send you a special and personalized thank you. 

You deserve it!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$35
Comfort Shirt

Get a limited edition Comfort Eats t-shirt! Show the world your love for snacks!!

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Tshirt + 50%

This reward will get you a limited edition Comfort Eats classic t-shirt. This design will only be available for this campaign!

In addition, you will get

  • A promo code for 50% your next order
  • Shout out on social media
  • Personalized postcard
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$125
Creating a Brand Identity Video + Tshirt

If you have a company and would like to have a clear brand logo and identity for your company, this video is for you! Reina has created a How-To video on all the details that go into finding the right designer, pricing and direction for brand development. This video will be invaluable if you are starting a business and need a logo designed.

In addition to this video, you will also get

  • A limited-edition Comfort Eats t-shirt,
  • Free Shipping promo code, 
  • A personalized postcard
  • Shout out on social media
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$250
Get something Extra Special

Looking for something specific that you don't see on our site? Well, we got your back! With this reward, tell us what you miss and if it's something that we can ship, we'll make it happen for you. This favor will be good for 1 whole year!

Additionally, you will get

  • A 30-minute call with Brittany to talk about whatever is on your mind. Want the nitty-gritty on starting a business? Want some advice on product management?
  • Our e-book on How we started Comfort Eats - for any budding entrepreneurs out there
  • A limited-edition Comfort Eats t-shirt.
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Let's Travel!

Brittany will create a personalized travel plan for you and your crew! And let me tell you... it's going to be GOOD!

  • A custom "Favor" that is good for 1 year,
  • Limited edition Comfort Eats t-shirt.
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
All. The. Things!!

For this reward, you're getting it ALL!

  • 5 Favors !!
  • 1-hr talk with Brittany
  • Both Branding and Logo videos from Reina
  • Travel Tips e-book
  • A limited-edition Comfort Eats t-shirt
0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Shout out + Raffle

This reward not only gets you a MAJOR shoutout on all our mediums as an immense and sincere thank you being on this journey with us, but it also enters you into a raffle to win free international shipping!

May the odds ever be in your favor !!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$20
Post Card from Paradise

We'll find the most interesting and unique postcards, and send you a special and personalized thank you. 

You deserve it!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$35
Comfort Shirt

Get a limited edition Comfort Eats t-shirt! Show the world your love for snacks!!

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Tshirt + 50%

This reward will get you a limited edition Comfort Eats classic t-shirt. This design will only be available for this campaign!

In addition, you will get

  • A promo code for 50% your next order
  • Shout out on social media
  • Personalized postcard
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$125
Creating a Brand Identity Video + Tshirt

If you have a company and would like to have a clear brand logo and identity for your company, this video is for you! Reina has created a How-To video on all the details that go into finding the right designer, pricing and direction for brand development. This video will be invaluable if you are starting a business and need a logo designed.

In addition to this video, you will also get

  • A limited-edition Comfort Eats t-shirt,
  • Free Shipping promo code, 
  • A personalized postcard
  • Shout out on social media
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$250
Get something Extra Special

Looking for something specific that you don't see on our site? Well, we got your back! With this reward, tell us what you miss and if it's something that we can ship, we'll make it happen for you. This favor will be good for 1 whole year!

Additionally, you will get

  • A 30-minute call with Brittany to talk about whatever is on your mind. Want the nitty-gritty on starting a business? Want some advice on product management?
  • Our e-book on How we started Comfort Eats - for any budding entrepreneurs out there
  • A limited-edition Comfort Eats t-shirt.
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Let's Travel!

Brittany will create a personalized travel plan for you and your crew! And let me tell you... it's going to be GOOD!

  • A custom "Favor" that is good for 1 year,
  • Limited edition Comfort Eats t-shirt.
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
All. The. Things!!

For this reward, you're getting it ALL!

  • 5 Favors !!
  • 1-hr talk with Brittany
  • Both Branding and Logo videos from Reina
  • Travel Tips e-book
  • A limited-edition Comfort Eats t-shirt
0 Supporters
Select this reward