February 04, 2015

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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!

First impressions.

How many times have we been told that you can only make a first impression once?  The same is true for a brand, as it is for a person on a first date, or you on a job interview. 

As a brand, we have chosen to take the time to make the very best first impression in the marketplace.  Our goal is NOT for you to buy nutpods once. Our goal is for you to try us, love our rich and creamy balanced taste, love our clean label ingredients and love the ability to use your own preferred sweetener, at your own sweetness level or leave it simply unsweetened.  We want our customers to be able to craft their perfect cup of coffee, without compromises, and then buy us again next week.  We want to be a part of your grocery list on a regular basis.

Part of this first impression is packaging - do we have attractive packaging that will capture your eye on the shelf as you reach for your normal creamer? When you turn over our carton and scan for ingredients, are we free from artificial flavors and colors? Hydrogenated oils (transfats)? Corn Syrup Solids? Carrageenan? All of these are common in traditional non-dairy creamers.  Once you open up your first package of nutpods, how is the aroma? Is it pleasant, neutral or artificial smelling?  Texture of the product: Is it smooth, does it have the body and volume you would expect with a rich and creamy coffee creamer, or is it thin and watery? I don't know about you, but I can easily put in 1/4c of almond milk in my coffee and it STILL isn't as rich and creamy as I would prefer.  Do you have to pour in a lot of product (i.e. almond milk) in order to lighten your coffee? And lastly, what about the taste? You've paid a good amount to invest in quality beans, roasted to your taste.  Does our creamer compliment the coffee or does it overpower it?

And this is just the start!  Other issues that will influence your first impression: does it work in all coffee roasts ?  Lightly roasted coffee is more acidic than a dark roast coffee. The temperature of your coffee served also can affect the pH - this is why sometimes you see almond milk curdling in your iced coffee.  There is also the difference between almond milk and almond milk creamer - an almond milk creamer has the buffers that will help stabilize your formula in an acidic environment so it won't curdle or separate in your coffee (Don't you hate that?).  

All of these things are part of the nutpods experience that we want you to have a positive first experience with.  So we're thinking about and working on these characteristics day and night to make sure that happens.

Every day, we receive emails or messages from you on our social media sites asking when we will launch, expressing how excited you are for us to be out in the marketplace and WE LOVE IT.  It reminds us that we are filling a obvious gap in the marketplace and we have consumers for our product. 

So thank you for your patience as we strive to make a product that is as delicious and wholesome as we have set out to do.   See you in the spring!


4 Comments

Miriam
Miriam

March 30, 2017

I just got my first shipment and it is separating and curdling a lot. The taste is ok, but the curdling is terrible and hard to look at

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 24, 2017

So much curdling
Not good! Disappointed so much

Nicky
Nicky

August 20, 2016

I am doing whole30 and I was excited to receive nutpods variety pack creamer in the mail. There is so much curdling I can’t look or bring myself to drink my coffee. I thought I might have received a bad batch? in addition, it doesn’t agree with my tummy. I kept trying to drink it hoping it was something else affecting my stomach. I took a two-day break, and soon as I started using the creamer, my stomach started up again. Really wanted this to work. On a positive note, packing is really attractive!

Debbie Warshaw
Debbie Warshaw

February 11, 2015

Can’t wait. Please please let me know when you are available.

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