Mission: Keeping You Sweet!

Satisfying the worlds sweet tooth beyond sugar.
Your destination for delicious gluten free sweets with no added sugar and Vegan options.

April
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Project Ends on February 15, 2020

Project Description

WE CURRENTLY PRODUCE OVER 1,000

CAKES A MONTH.......

WE NEED TO PRODUCE

1,000

A WEEK

 

MY STORY

Keeping You Sweet was started shortly after my Mom's passing. She was a caterer and an awesome cook and baker.  One of the things that gave me peace and comfort during my grief, was seeing her handwriting in her recipe books. I started using her recipes to bake her favorite desserts. Sometimes, I would bake large quantities and give them to organizations to help them raise funds. I donated 450 mini cakes to an event being held at NJPAC called, "A Taste Of Newark" and after the event I received a strong demand for my all natural cheesecakes with no added sugar . I asked a friend, who owns a food business, if he could refer me to a restaurant or store that might carry my cakes. He suggested I reach out to a contact that he had at Whole Foods.  I never in a million years thought that I would be in a supermarket, let alone Whole Foods. To make a long story short, they invited me to partner with them in one store, and 2 weeks later offered me 5 more stores. My products are now in 15 stores in New Jersey and New York and I am challenged to add 300 stores this year.

ABOUT KEEPING YOU SWEET

Keeping You Sweet (KYS) produces delicious all natural baked goods that are always gluten free with no added sugar and vegan options. KYS was founded in 2017 and the production facility is located in Hawthorne, New Jersey.  Keeping You Sweet currently sells cheesecakes and brownies that are gluten free with no added sugar to Whole Foods Market.  We are currently the only baked good item in Whole Foods that is gluten free with no refined sugar. We have introduced a vegan line to focus on the growing demand by customers for vegan desserts. In addition to adding more Whole Foods stores, KYS is also challenged to add more retail outlets currently totaling 100 stores and will grow to 300 by the end of the year.

KYS was founded by April Harris-Holmes who is 1/3 of the platinum-selling 90s girl-group Seduction. April's food business experience was nurtured by her late mother, Georgia Beatrice Harris, who owned a successful catering business.  April earned a BA in Communications from Howard University and has studied Holistic Nutrition.  She plans to continue her education by enrolling in The Institute for Integrative Nutrition this spring.

USE OF FUNDS

The funds that are raised will be used toward our first large scale production run and will be used in the following ways:

NON-GMO & KOSHER CERTIFICATION — 20% will go towards obtaining Non GMO Project Verified and Kosher certifications

CO-PACKER — 50% will go towards the cost of working with our co-packer and the purchase of raw ingredients, baking and packaging the product, testing done in the facility

R&D — 10% will fund the cost of Research & Development to scale our recipe from 1,000 units a month to 1,000 units an hour

SHIPPING — 5% will cover the cost of shipping ingredients to our co-packer and shipping the final product for distribution

CONSULTING AND LEGAL FEES — 15% will be needed to cover legal and consulting fees

Keeping You Sweets current funding has come from its Founder and 1 Investor.  The Founder has funded 94% of the business and continues to reinvest.

 

REWARDS

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Updates

The Project FAQs

Keeping You Sweet is a registered LLC in the state of New Jersey

All Vegan Cheesecakes are gluten-free, soy free, non-GMO and free of artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.

Our Ingredients:

  • Organic Vanilla Extract
  • Organic Coconut Cream
  • Raw Cashews
  • Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Organic Maple Syrup or No Added Sugar (Sweetened with Organic Monk Fruit)
  • Crust - Almond Flour, Organic Coconut Flour, Himalayan Pink Salt, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Coconut Oil

Flavors:

  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Butter Pecan
  • Key Lime
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Sweet Potato

  

 

 

08/13/2019
A Note Of Thanks!
$20
Walter Holmes
06/15/2019
Keeping You Sweet Apron
$50
Monetary Contribution

Thank you for your Support of Keeping You Sweet.  Choose Any Amount You Decide To GIVE!  We Appreciate YOU!!!!  We know you decided to choose your own amount and not take a reward but we would like to send you a handwritten note any way.

0 Supporters
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$10
Thank you for your support!

For your support of our project we will list your name on our website as a SUPPORTER!  Thank you!!  Please include the name you want listed.

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$15
A Note Of Thanks!

For your support of our project we will send you a personalized hand-written thank you note to show our appreciation for your support of our new vegan cheesecake line and our business.  You will also be listed on our website as a SUPPORTER!!  We are thankful and grateful for your giving.

Please include the name you want written on the note in addition to the name you want listed on our website.

Shipping Cost Included.

 

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$75
Keeping You Sweet Apron

For your contribution to our project we will send you our denim apron with our Keeping You Sweet logo. We LOVE our denim aprons and use them everyday to make our baked goods. We want you to have one too!!  A handwritten thank you note will be included.  

Please include the name you want written on the note.

Shipping Cost Included.

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$100
Keeping You Sweet - Dessert Stand

Let our Stainless Steel 3 Tier Dessert Stand display your baked goods for family functions and/or your special events. We use them for our events. The stand is elegant and classic and we want to share it with you. Included with your stand is your choice of one of our 4" Mini Vegan Cheesecakes - Flavors (Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate, Banana, Key Lime, Pina Colada, Sweet Potato).  A handwritten thank you note comes with this too!  

Please include the name you want written on the note and the flavor of the cake you would like.

Shipping Cost Included.

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$125
GET IT ALL

WE APPRECIATE YOU and for your support we will:

List you on our Website as a SUPPORTER!!

Send you a Personal Handwritten THANK YOU Note along with Our Denim Keeping You Sweet Apron AND An Elegant Stainless Steel 3-Tier Dessert Stand

Also, One of Our Delicious Vegan Cheesecakes - 4" (Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate, Banana, Key Lime, Pina Colada or Sweet Potato)

Please include the name you want written on the note in addition to the name you want listed on our website.  Also include the flavor of the cake that you want.

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$500
Keeping You Sweet - Gold Member

Thank you for being a Keeping You Sweet Gold Member!  Every month for 6 months feel free to go to our website and order a dessert of your choice with the special code we will send you.  We will ship the cake to you free of charge and with free shipping.  We will also send you a handwritten note thanking you for your support!!

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$1,000
Keeping You Sweet - Platinum

Thank you for being a Keeping You Sweet Platinum Member!  Every month for 1 year feel free to go to our website and order a dessert of your choice with the special code we will send you.  We will ship it to you free of charge and with free shipping.  We will also send you a Keeping You Sweet Denim Apron and a handwritten note thanking you for your support!!

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Thank you for your Support of Keeping You Sweet.  Choose Any Amount You Decide To GIVE!  We Appreciate YOU!!!!  We know you decided to choose your own amount and not take a reward but we would like to send you a handwritten note any way.

0 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Thank you for your support!

For your support of our project we will list your name on our website as a SUPPORTER!  Thank you!!  Please include the name you want listed.

300 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$15
A Note Of Thanks!

For your support of our project we will send you a personalized hand-written thank you note to show our appreciation for your support of our new vegan cheesecake line and our business.  You will also be listed on our website as a SUPPORTER!!  We are thankful and grateful for your giving.

Please include the name you want written on the note in addition to the name you want listed on our website.

Shipping Cost Included.

 

499 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$75
Keeping You Sweet Apron

For your contribution to our project we will send you our denim apron with our Keeping You Sweet logo. We LOVE our denim aprons and use them everyday to make our baked goods. We want you to have one too!!  A handwritten thank you note will be included.  

Please include the name you want written on the note.

Shipping Cost Included.

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$100
Keeping You Sweet - Dessert Stand

Let our Stainless Steel 3 Tier Dessert Stand display your baked goods for family functions and/or your special events. We use them for our events. The stand is elegant and classic and we want to share it with you. Included with your stand is your choice of one of our 4" Mini Vegan Cheesecakes - Flavors (Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate, Banana, Key Lime, Pina Colada, Sweet Potato).  A handwritten thank you note comes with this too!  

Please include the name you want written on the note and the flavor of the cake you would like.

Shipping Cost Included.

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
GET IT ALL

WE APPRECIATE YOU and for your support we will:

List you on our Website as a SUPPORTER!!

Send you a Personal Handwritten THANK YOU Note along with Our Denim Keeping You Sweet Apron AND An Elegant Stainless Steel 3-Tier Dessert Stand

Also, One of Our Delicious Vegan Cheesecakes - 4" (Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate, Banana, Key Lime, Pina Colada or Sweet Potato)

Please include the name you want written on the note in addition to the name you want listed on our website.  Also include the flavor of the cake that you want.

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Keeping You Sweet - Gold Member

Thank you for being a Keeping You Sweet Gold Member!  Every month for 6 months feel free to go to our website and order a dessert of your choice with the special code we will send you.  We will ship the cake to you free of charge and with free shipping.  We will also send you a handwritten note thanking you for your support!!

5 Left
0 Supporters
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$1,000
Keeping You Sweet - Platinum

Thank you for being a Keeping You Sweet Platinum Member!  Every month for 1 year feel free to go to our website and order a dessert of your choice with the special code we will send you.  We will ship it to you free of charge and with free shipping.  We will also send you a Keeping You Sweet Denim Apron and a handwritten note thanking you for your support!!

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