Help Me Spread MORE Chocolate Love

 
Raised: $1,556.00
Goal: $4,444.00
 
 
 

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Kristen Taylor

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For the past 4 years, I have been passionately sharing my love for people through my hand-crafted chocolates and now I ask you for help: Every dollar raised will give me the tools to giv... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Kristen Taylor 15 months ago

Our fabulous FIG CASHEW CHEWS in heart shapes. Packaged in sets of three. Find us on Etsy, too ... https://www.etsy.com/listing/120537827/chocolate-fig-cashew-chews-hearts-3-pack

 
 
 

Updated posted by Kristen Taylor 15 months ago

Well folks, here I sit on the cusp of yet another Valentine's Day making lots of chocolate. This is possible in part because of our contributors ~ YOU. Sending out a heartfelt thank you to all of you! It may sound silly that this is my goal. For those of you that know "my story" about my son's severe reaction to the awful ingredients in conventional chocolate, you know why I am driven to get this product out! Chocolate should not be dumbed down. It is actually an incredible superfood that truly can be in*joyed in moderation without guilt. AND I would much rather offer a scrumptious taste of REAL, LIVING chocolate to children around the world than a harsh no! In fact, the flavor combinations I make in my bite size chocolates are crafted with kids in mind. They inspire me! And so do you... Thank you for your continued support. Please make sure we have your address and look for a little Valentine treat in your mailbox soon. xoxo

 
 
 

Updated posted by Kristen Taylor 19 months ago

A fun banner celebrating the alchemy of chocolate and honey :)

 

 
 
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Created by Kristen Taylor on February 24, 2012

For the past 4 years, I have been passionately sharing my love for people through my hand-crafted chocolates and now I ask you for help: Every dollar raised will give me the tools to give more of my passion back to my growing community of chocolate lovers that are committed to having REAL CHOCOLATE ~ not the stuff sold in 'StuporMarkets'. As a successful Master Chocolatier (aka The Chocolate Goddess), I have worked hard to learn how to transform my passion for life into bliss inducing treats that bring joy to all who try them. But there is only so much I can do with the tools I have at hand. If you can find it in your heart to help me acquire a number of these alchemy tools such as more molds, a tempering machine, a granite slab for hand tempering, and eco friendly packaging (just to name a few!), I will use every dollar to provide more people with my hand-crafted chocolate works of art. I put attention into each unique truffle and am *not* looking to mass produce. This age-old craft is far too sacred. Instead, I am merely seeking tools to streamline certain parts of my creative process so that I can meet the demand of those that appreciate the love inside my culinary creations. 

This past Valentine's Day, it became crystal clear that there is a huge demand for my chocolates. I had to close orders a week before the actual 'love day' hit because we had more orders than we could possibly handle WITHOUT even advertising. I was exhausted just looking through my inbox that was stuffed with over 8,000 emails. (Kudos for people wanting REAL PURE chocolate) Now that I have a newborn baby girl and my nine year old son, I know I can only meet these demands if I maximize the most of my kitchen time.


I chose GoFundMe because it will allow me to use the money RIGHT AWAY as it comes in. Since I already run a very small chocolate business, every dollar will make an immediate difference towards our expansion, regardless of whether or not we meet our ultimate goal of $4,444.00. Ex ~ If only $200 comes in, we'll order more molds. That alone would certainly help maximize production time. When $1,000 comes in, we'll order the tempering machine... and so forth. Every dollar helps IMMEDIATELY :)

And... you'll be happy to know, there are a few nice perks for those of you dear angels that support these efforts! Please check out my website www.BeeGreenFoods.com to learn more about the work I do by joyfully spreading the love of a health conscious lifestyle - including educating families with autistic children. I have two Raw Food Meetup groups in Arizona, one of those with over ONE THOUSAND MEMBERS. I also opened the first Raw Food Deli and Juice Bar in SW Georgia. I think you'll be pleased to discover that when I embark on an adventure based with health, I follow it through all the way.

The amount posted is the total amount needed to expand enough to fill orders on a regular basis. Please know that I am working hard each day to earn income to put towards this goal. In other words, I'm not just sitting back and waiting. That's not my style. Your contributions will help speed up this process. I believe a conscious chocolate shop that offers a healthy alternative to commercial 'chocolates' loaded with artificial colors/flavors, dairy, chemicals ~ and YES even wood pulp ~ is an absolute must! There are enough dollars behind Monsanto's FrankenFoods. Its time to put our dollars towards real food... "The Food of the Gods"  

My conscious chocolate journey started when my son (on the autism spectrum) had a violent reaction to an artificial additive in Halloween candy -- yes, its even in the good stuff, folks, no matter what the price is. Because of this, I am committed to using only high quality ingredients with dense nutritional value. If I wouldn't feed it to my own family, I wouldn't dream of feeding it to yours. My chocolates are all natural. All pure. Our raw cacao is sourced from Ecuador by our dear friends that have a working relationship with the farms. It is certified organic, fair trade, ethical. Once we move into our CERTIFIED ORGANIC KITCHEN we will be able to put this info on our labels and advertising.

~Blessed Bee~

Update 2/26 ~ Our sweet little Easter/Spring molds are on their way thanks to our supporters! For everyone that donates at the $55 and up level between now and Easter, we'll be sure to include some CHOCOLATE PECAN PRALINE BUNNIES in your 'gratitude package'! ♥

 
 
 
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Our sweet little Easter/Spring molds are on their way thanks to our supporters! For everyone that donates at the $55 and up level between now and Easter, we'll be sure to include some CHOCOLATE PECAN PRALINE BUNNIES in your 'gratitude package'! ♥ AND OF COURSE THIS INCLUDES THOSE THAT HAVE DONATED ALREADY! Thanks for the kick start... Muah!

posted by Kristen Taylor 25 months ago

We just reached two hundred dollars in donations! Thank you so much for your love and support! <3 As promised, I will put this money to excellent use RIGHT NOW by ordering our first set of truffle molds :) I'll post pictures as soon as they arrive!! Massive gratitude <3

posted by Kristen Taylor 26 months ago

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Recent Donations (22)

$1,556 raised by 22 people in 26 months.

CHOCOLATE LOVE
 

$48.00

Alain Moctezuma

12 months ago

 
 

Phat Hearts... YUM!!!

 
CHOCOLATE LOVE
 

$22.00

Alain Bourgault

13 months ago

 
 

Your chocolates are the Bomb! BOOM!!!

 
CHOCOLATE ECSTASY
 

$111.00

alain bourgault

18 months ago

 
 

May all of your Dreams come True!

 

$55.00

Anonymous

22 months ago

 
CHOCOLATE BLISS
 

$55.00

Joanna Steven

23 months ago

 
 

Expanding a business with a baby under 1 year? You're my hero! You deserve it :-)

 

$300.00

Catherine Adler

24 months ago

 
 

Thank you! For reconnecting us with living food, for the chocolate from the Sea, for the nectar of the coconut, for your generous and gorgeous cookbook, for the best Easter Chocolate ever, for your gracious self!

 

$100.00

Chadd Biehler

25 months ago

 
 
CHOCOLATE LOVE
 

$22.00

lizzie

25 months ago

 
 

mmmmmmmmmm!

 

$111.00

Anonymous

25 months ago

 
CHOCOLATE BLISS
 

$55.00

Tammy Reno

25 months ago

 
 

I am so proud of what you are doing and lucky to count you as one of my friends! I really miss the good times we had as young girls and I hope to see you again someday.I can't wait to try your chocolates! XOXO!!

 

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