Best Food Kickstarter Campaigns
If you’ve got a brilliant idea for a product, the first place to show it is on Kickstarter. The crowdfunding platform is a breeding ground for the newest, most innovative products on the market. If you’re into anything food and drink related, you’ll love this list of the best food Kickstarter campaigns.
Pico C – Craft Brewing For All
Craft beer and beer brewing have become really popular in the last few years. In almost every bar and supermarket, you can get your hands on beautifully brewed beer. But if you want to brew it yourself at home, it can take a lot of time, effort, and equipment. Fortunately, with the Pico C, that could all be about to change. This is a homebrew kit that allows users to brew 5L kegs of professional-quality craft beer. All you need is a PicoPak, which is a pack filled with the ingredients for your beer. You can get them from breweries all over the world or even experiment and create your own. This Kickstarter has had over 4,300 backers and reached nearly $2,000,000, well over its original target of $350,000. To put it simply, this is home-brewing for people that don’t want to set up a full-sized brewery in their house. You still get all the satisfaction of tasting your own beer, without the stress of making it.
Prepd Pack – The Lunchbox Reimagined
It’s about time someone redesigned the standard lunch box. Now that people are meal prepping and focusing on their diets, they need a lunchbox that suits their needs. Gone are the days of taking your old Power Rangers lunchbox to work with you. The first thing that stands out about Prepd Pack lunchbox is the way it looks. You can tell the creators have taken their inspiration from simplistic Scandinavian design – it has a beautifully carved wooden lid that retracts seamlessly around the curved side.
Inside the lunchbox, your meal is separated into a system of modular containers that can be customized depending on what you’re eating. The food containers are food-safe and leak-proof, and you can chuck them in the dishwasher when you get home. Plus, there’s even a hygienic eating mat that rolls out when you’re ready to eat. But our favorite thing about this lunchbox is the corresponding app. This is your one-stop-shop to prepare your meals for the week. It helps you count calories and stick to a balanced diet.
Silo: One-touch Connected Vacuum System For 5x Fresher Food
Silo is one of the most revolutionary products that has ever graced the food storage industry. We’re constantly told to buy fresh food, but when you do, it tends to go bad within a few days. That means you have to go to the shop every day if you want regular fresh food. And then there’s the problem of wastage. Silo fixes these problems.
At the most basic level, it’s a vacuum packing machine for your food. You put fresh food into the container, and it sucks all of the air out of it, which dramatically extends the life of the food. But Silo is actually so much more than that. It has Alexa built-in, so it keeps track of what you’re eating, how long it should stay fresh for, and will even alert you when you need to stock up. For example, if you store some chicken in one of the containers, Silo will remember when you stored it and be able to advise you when it will go bad. This is a genuine revolution in home food storage.
The uKeg Pressurized Growler For Fresh Beer
If you’re serious about your beer, you probably have a few different favorite breweries. And sometimes you can’t buy their beer in bottled form, so you end up with a glass growler. The problem is, they don’t last for very long and your beer will start to go bad quick. The answer is the uKeg Pressurized Growler.
It’s a small growler that fits in your refrigerator and holds around either 64oz or 128oz. It’s far more advanced than a glass growler because it has a regulator cap to keep oxygen out and a system to keep it at the perfect carbonation level. It’s double-walled (like a Thermos flask), so the beer stays cold for hours, which makes it perfect for beach trips, camping trips, and BBQs. This is a must-have item for craft beer enthusiasts.
MEATER: The First Truly Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer
The MEATER is the 21st Century’s answer to the classic meat thermometer. Cooking meat can be a tricky process because if you get it wrong, the results can be catastrophic. A traditional meat thermometer can tell you the temperature inside the meat to give you an idea of if it’s ready. The MEATER is a more advanced meat thermometer that sends the information to an app on your phone.
Before you start cooking, just take the MEATER out of its charging port, select the type of meat and cut, and it will tell you when the meat is ready. This takes all the guesswork out of cooking meat perfectly. Plus, it can even send notifications to your friends and take the ambient temperature around the meat, so you know if your cooker is hot enough.
Anova Precision Cooker – Cook Sous Vide With Your Phone
If you haven’t eaten sous vide food, you’re missing out. Sous vide basically means precision cooked food. Food that is cooked perfectly, every time. For a long time, you could only get this quality of food from the best chefs in the world, but now advancements in technology mean you can have it in your home.
The Anova Precision Cooker is widely regarded as the best sous vide cooker in the world. Unlike a large oven or stove, it doesn’t require costly installation. Instead, this gadget will fit in any kitchen cupboard. All you have to do is attach it to an existing household pan, adjust the settings for how you want the food, and put the food in a ziplocked bag in the water. It’s one of the simplest methods of cooking there is, and it produces some of the best results. If you’re really into fine food, you need this cooker.
STONE: The Chef’s Notebook
Working in a kitchen is a fast-paced and skilled environment. Chefs hold an impressive amount of knowledge in their heads, but almost every chef in the world will use a notebook to write recipes, ideas, and generally keep organized. The only problem is that the kitchen is also a messy place. Things get spilled, pages get ruined, and ideas get lost.
The Stone Chef’s Notebook solves that problem. Instead of paper, they’ve used limestone to create the pages. That means it’s completely waterproof and greaseproof, so you don’t need to worry about spills. Plus, it has all sorts of other features that are designed with chefs in mind. For example, it lays completely flat on a table, so you don’t have to hold it down. And, it has a table of common conversions that chefs might need to refer to if they forget something. The bottom line is, if you’re a chef, you need to buy this notebook.