Christmas is over. Normally this means the end of an intense time full of homemade cookies, presents, family meals and visits, ugly window decorations, and horrible music in the supermarket. This time this also means that I survived the christmas+crowdfunding chocolate production madness!
OK. Let’s be honest: I pretty much underestimated the amount of work necessary to produce, pack, and send all the christmas deliveries for the crowdfunding campaign. But I don’t want to write about eye circles….
The KÄNDI crowdfunding campaign ended successfully!! Now another important event: finally my handmade premium candy bars can be purchased in the chocolate shop in Amsterdam, Chocolátl!
Last week we reached our first crowdfunding goal and I am curious how far we can go till the campaign ends this weekend (so now a last good chance to order some delicious Christmas treats from KÄNDI). With our first goal reached, it is now at least entirely sure that I will be very busy producing candy bars before Christmas!
Two weeks full of rush, chaos, excitement have passed since the start of the KÄNDI crowdfunding campaign. Now things look good: Today the campaign reached 90% of our first goal! And the recipes for our first three candy bars are nearly ready to go.
The KÄNDI crowdfunding campaign has begun! The next 3.5 weeks we will try to get enough funds to go from our first test phase to a more serious candy bar and caramel production (but still small-scale). You can support us and will be rewarded with first handmade premium candy bars and caramels –> KÄNDI crowdfunding page
Life is a little busy right now. At least it’s busy enough to keep me from writing new posts. So, now a short wrap-up of the recent progress with my KÄNDI-project.
My plan was faster than I.
Or I was simply slower than I planed.
Anyway. Soon all this will be forgotten, because NOW, the Kändi-Lab-Kitchen is ‘operational’. Yes!
Here is one of the first lessons in my learning-by-doing intensive course of entrepreneurship:
Reality is somehow more complex than what my brain had envisioned it to be.
This includes that reality is more complex than an Excel sheet, which is not a big surprise, I know. But it also means that I need about twice as long for transforming the room I rented into a usable -and preferentially: nice!- kitchen space.
On paper ‘Kändi’ is already existing. Now I am busy to build a real candy production and candy-exploration space. Imposed by my budget and my craving for maximum diversity in everyday tasks, it’s going to be a lot do-it-yourself. DIY Kändi Lab.
Yes it’s slow.