Gypsy Soul Sweets – Plant Based Desserts

Building the best raw, non-gmo, plant-based and gluten free dessert company for national wholesale distribution.

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Project Description

Welcome to Gypsy Soul Sweets!

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We are building the best raw, plant-based, organic and gluten free dessert company to join the market in years.

At Gypsy Soul Sweets we believe that you are what you eat and in order to be the best, most healthy version of yourself...  you MUST feed your body right.  Luckily when you eat one of our magnificent dessert bars, you will not only be doing right by your body, you will do right by your taste buds too!

Who wouldn't want to have the option to eat dessert for breakfast?

Well, now you can!  All of our dessert bars are made with carefully sourced fruits, nuts, veggies and superfood ingredients in order to satisfy even the most discerning palate.  We don't use any refined sugar, artificial colors, artificial flavors, or ingredients you can't pronounce.  Every product at Gypsy Soul Sweets has been created with your health in mind!

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Our Background

Peanut Butter Maca Cocoa

I have over 20 years experience in the foodservice industry and have been specializing in clean eating and allergen friendly foods for over 6 years now.  Two years ago I went to a yoga teacher training in Sedona, Arizona and as part of our curriculum we learned about Ayurvedic Medicine and how to eat certain foods to enhance your body's natural healing properties.

Upon returning to California I was placed directly on the path of plant-based cuisine and superfood supplements when I was offered a job as the head chef at an all plant-based restaurant.   It was here that I saw first hand the amazing healing properties of nutrient dense, raw foods and I fell in love.

Since I was a child desserts have always been my favorite to create and to eat, but I only like them if they're pretty too!  I firmly believe that we eat with our eyes first and so Gypsy Souls Sweets bars and treats are what I like to call "edible art".   In addition to being the perfect healthy snack, our cheezecake bars are so beautiful you could serve them at your fanciest dinner party.

Our Crowdfunding Goal

This money will help to get Gypsy Souls Sweets up and running at full speed.  Since it is extremely important that we have access to the very best ingredients, having a solid foundation of working capital will allow us to be more conscientiously choosy in our sourcing.  Another big cost associated with our start-up is labeling,  from nutrition labels to the four different certifications (organic, non-gmo, gluten free and vegan) over 10,000 dollars will be spent just to guarantee that our customers will feel safe knowing that what they are buying has been through rigorous quality assurance tests.

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The Project FAQs

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What does the plant-based industry look like now and in the future?

The plant-based foods industry is growing at nearly double the rate of conventional foods.  Total industry sales for 2016 were 3.7 billion dollars and sales are expected to reach 13.9 billion by 2026.  This is exciting for Gypsy Soul Sweets because it means there is plenty of room for new companies like ours to develop into a nationally recognized brand.  According to market trend watch companies such as Mintel and Neilsen, customers want products that are made with real ingredients, in eco friendly packaging and that are created by actively using foods which help to forestall health issues and medical conditions.  We do all of these things!

Who is your competition?

As with any new start-up company entering into a market of corporate giants, there are always risks involved.  Fortunately for Gypsy Souls Sweets we only have two large competitors. Competitor one is a large national brand which focuses more on the dairy free cheese market, rather than desserts. Competitor two is growing very quickly.  This competitor sells raw mini tarts and coconut macaroons; their products are tasty and made well, but are not created with specific health benefits in mind.  We are more than happy that these two companies exist and are very successful because it means that there is definite need for the products we offer!20170206_170015 (1)

Don't you have any concerns about this new venture?

The only real concern that we have going forward is that we grow too fast, the demand for healthy plant-based foods is growing at an incredible rate and GSS want to make sure that we have the ability to remain on top of the quality and distribution at all times.  In the first six months we plan to grow slow and steady within the Northern California and Northern Nevada markets. We want to make sure that we are solid in our day to day production and distribution operations from the start.  There has been interest in carrying our products expressed by the local co-ops, Whole Foods Market and numerous other business as well. Within the first year we will begin attending natural food trade shows and start a heavy marketing campaign to take our product national.

How much is shipping and how long will it take?

The average cost of shipping up to 8 bars is about $15.00 and should arrive within 3 days.  We ship the bars frozen surrounded with ice packs.  The bars will stay fresh in their packages for 7-10 days if kept refrigerated and up to 6 months in the freezer.

As part of the rewards program we are offering a gift card for the stated value.  You will be able to redeem your cards at any retailer which carries our products (a list will be posted on our website once we are officially open to the public) or you can order your bars through our website.  Once the campaign closes we will email all recipients a voucher code to redeem at checkout.

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Just a Taste!

Gift card for two free cheezecakes in the flavor of your choice. *shipping not included

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$50
I want to sample a few more flavors!

Gift card for a 4 flavor sample pack and 2 Gypsy Soul Sweets mugs to share with friend. *shipping not included

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$125
I want to experience every flavor!

Gift card for all 10 flavors in our product line and 2 Gypsy Soul Sweets coffee mugs to share with a friend as you embark on your cheezecake extravaganza! * Shipping not included.

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$250
I want to try everything you have to offer!

Gift card for a 10 pack with one piece of every flavor, one dozen of our not yet released energy bites and a 3-pack of our featured seasonal flavors every new season for one full year. Plus 2 Gypsy Soul Sweets mugs. *shipping not included.

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$500
I want to party with Gypsy Soul Sweets!

You just got yourself a catered event at the location of your choosing with up to 5 friends. Whether it's an office party or dessert bar, we've got you covered! We will bring an array of our delicious cheesecakes, coffee and tea as well as 6 Gypsy Soul Sweets Mugs! We will travel up to 100 miles from Reno, NV. to bring the party to you!

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$1,000
I want to learn how I can rock my Gypsy Soul!

Private cooking lessons with our chef for you and 5 of your friends. You can choose between plant-based desserts, plant-based entrees, or gluten free baking lessons. You can come to us or we can come to you, but either way... we will teach you how to create amazing, healthy, allergen friendly healthy foods so that you can treat your body right and rock your Gypsy Soul! We will bring the party to you within 200 miles of Reno, NV.

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$4,000
Going for Gold!

Are you ready for the royal treatment!?! Well here you go! You've just scored yourself a private cooking lesson with our chef, a catered lunch or dinner for you and 5 friends (dessert included of course); an entire cheezecake of our featured seasonal flavor shipped to you every three months AND you get help create the next new flavor! You will get to work with our team in the entire production process, from creating the flavor to designing the package and ultimately see YOUR creation on store shelves! How cool is that!?! We will bring the party to you within 200 miles of Reno, NV.

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Monetary Contribution With No Reward
6 Supporters
Contribute
$25
Just a Taste!

Gift card for two free cheezecakes in the flavor of your choice. *shipping not included

0 Supporters
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$50
I want to sample a few more flavors!

Gift card for a 4 flavor sample pack and 2 Gypsy Soul Sweets mugs to share with friend. *shipping not included

0 Supporters
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$125
I want to experience every flavor!

Gift card for all 10 flavors in our product line and 2 Gypsy Soul Sweets coffee mugs to share with a friend as you embark on your cheezecake extravaganza! * Shipping not included.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$250
I want to try everything you have to offer!

Gift card for a 10 pack with one piece of every flavor, one dozen of our not yet released energy bites and a 3-pack of our featured seasonal flavors every new season for one full year. Plus 2 Gypsy Soul Sweets mugs. *shipping not included.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
I want to party with Gypsy Soul Sweets!

You just got yourself a catered event at the location of your choosing with up to 5 friends. Whether it's an office party or dessert bar, we've got you covered! We will bring an array of our delicious cheesecakes, coffee and tea as well as 6 Gypsy Soul Sweets Mugs! We will travel up to 100 miles from Reno, NV. to bring the party to you!

0 Supporters
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$1,000
I want to learn how I can rock my Gypsy Soul!

Private cooking lessons with our chef for you and 5 of your friends. You can choose between plant-based desserts, plant-based entrees, or gluten free baking lessons. You can come to us or we can come to you, but either way... we will teach you how to create amazing, healthy, allergen friendly healthy foods so that you can treat your body right and rock your Gypsy Soul! We will bring the party to you within 200 miles of Reno, NV.

0 Supporters
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$4,000
Going for Gold!

Are you ready for the royal treatment!?! Well here you go! You've just scored yourself a private cooking lesson with our chef, a catered lunch or dinner for you and 5 friends (dessert included of course); an entire cheezecake of our featured seasonal flavor shipped to you every three months AND you get help create the next new flavor! You will get to work with our team in the entire production process, from creating the flavor to designing the package and ultimately see YOUR creation on store shelves! How cool is that!?! We will bring the party to you within 200 miles of Reno, NV.

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