October 08, 2014

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nutpods is a deliciously wholesome, dairy-free creamer made from heart healthy almonds and MCT-rich coconuts with a rich and creamy balanced taste.

We believe that there should be an alternative option for the discerning and informed dairy-free coffee creamer user. Unfortunately, most traditional non-dairy and even natural dairy-free coffee creamers can contain many undesirable and artificial ingredients.  Natural creamers can be thin and watery; not rich and creamy. Unlike the existing options, nutpods is free from the following so you can be free to indulge:
-Soy
-Sodium Caseinate (a milk protein)
-Carrageenan
-Artificial flavors, colors and preservatives
-Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils

 For a list of ingredients, please click on the photo of each flavor.

 

Keep Calm and ENJOY NUTPODS Poster

We did it!

We started our little company with a Kickstarter campaign in October 2013 (www.kickstarter.com Project Name: nutpods) to bring our much anticipated products to the commercial market. Our goal was to raise $30K to release our first delectable flavor, Unsweetened Original. Well, thanks to the generosity of 510 backers, WE DID IT! We were able to actually surpass our goal by $32,164!  The money raised will go towards converting Madeline's kitchen formula into a full-blown commercial formulation.  Funds will also be used on packaging, production and distribution costs.

Thanks to you, our supporters, we will soon be able to transform nutpods into a bona fide commercial production and make our wholesome and deliciously dairy-free creamy pods available to health-conscious coffee and tea lovers everywhere.

Thank you for your support in giving us the privilege to finally bring a more natural and wholesome option to the market!

What's taking so long anyways?

We get it; you guys are excited and ready to try nutpods.  If you can believe it, I am even MORE excited to launch and have you try nutpods.  We wanted to give you a production update so you can follow along with our progress from an idea to a commercial product.


A carrageenan-free formula is extremely hard. And not just for me. Several large companies have given themselves and their R&D staff up to two years to phase it out:

Click here  for an article on Califia Farms efforts to replace carrageenan.

Click here for an article on Stonyfield Farms and White Wave's vows to cut carrageenan from their product.

It all revolves around the formula. The formula dictates the food certifications, packaging, and processing technique.  After many versions (25 and counting), we thought we had a formula that was ready for production.  However, the last trial yielded a thicker product (heavier than a whipping cream) than we wanted (like a half & half). It's a minor technical set back and we have a plan in place to solve this issue.

 It is similar to making your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe each month. Sometimes, the cookies come out flat and crispy. Sometimes, soft and chewy. Other times, light and dry.  All while using the same recipe and the same ingredients.  It can be as simple an issue as the temperature of the butter or the freshness of the baking soda.

To put it in those terms, we're working to find out if it's our baking soda, butter or the oven temperature.  In our case, we aren’t just risking a batch of cookies.  We are looking at risking $200K+ in a single commercial run.  This isn’t some nameless corporation’s budget money; it's real money, from our family and the handful of investors that believe in us and nutpods. Hence, we must ensure product quality. 

The good news is that nutpods’ taste and richness in coffee is perfect. The great news is that the grocery stores and coffee shops we've approached love nutpods and are excited about our launch. We are extremely proud to be the only dairy-free alternative to half & half! 

We started our company with a kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to convert our kitchen recipe into a working full-scale commercial formula.  Those funds were put to good use for our initial rounds of R&D.  Now we've taken on investors to keep going because we are committed to bringing this product to market.

Stay tuned for more updates and thank you for continuing this journey with us.

 

 


2 Comments

Mahmood
Mahmood

February 14, 2016

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Jerico
Jerico

April 08, 2015

I remember 蝴蝶燈 & 走馬燈, my patnaerl grandparents always hanged one in their old apartment, except it was made of wood not paper, more like 宮燈 than 走馬燈. My parents usually just brought us to 維園 or 跑馬地 somewhere during mid-autumn. We didn’t know of other kids in the neighbourhood when we were wee small. All fond memories.

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