kickstarter

Cheese

The Mysterious Case of the Suspended, Fully-Funded Kickstarter 'Smart Cheesemaker'

Fromaggio reached its goal in five hours, but the campaign was suspended "tragically and unjustly" two weeks later.
Bettina Makalintal
3.20.19
coffee

The 'Fyre Festival of French Press' Crowdfunded $3 Million But Never Delivered

After three fully funded campaigns, Rite Press says it's running out of money and just needs a little more.
Bettina Makalintal
2.14.19
ketchup

This Kickstarter for 'Ketchup Slices' Is Suspiciously Similar to an LA Chef's Invention

'Slice of Sauce' wants to mass-produce slices of ketchup you can stick on a sandwich. Sounds a lot like Ketchup Leather, which has been around for years.
Mayukh Sen
3.21.18
kickstarter

How Internet Trolls Took Down a Meme-Themed Restaurant

Catriona Crehan and her teenage brother closed the Kickstarter campaign after just 72 hours.
Mayukh Sen
3.20.18
Cultural Appropriation

Wellness Blogger Abandons Plans for 'Modern Mexican Frutería' After Backlash

Following allegations of cultural appropriation, La Gracia will not be seeing the light of day.
Mayukh Sen
11.2.17
food waste

This Startup Turns Beer Waste into Fancy Vegan Smoothies

Wasting beer is not cool—but maybe beer waste is.
Becky Hughes
8.22.17
Avocado

Have We Reached Peak Avocado? We Asked the Inventor of the 'Guac-E Talk-E'

Yeah, it's a walkie talkie that looks like an avocado. Wanna crowdfund it?
Jelisa Castrodale
6.15.17
seafood

This Kickstarter Campaign Could Change Commercial Fishing Forever

What if you could track the origins of your seafood minute-by-minute, from the first moment it lands on the dock?
Natalie B. Compton
3.17.17
Interviews

This Documentarian Wants Us to All Eat Human Placenta

"When I actually tasted it, what I got right away was that it was very tender, like a piece of tenderized beef. It tasted like it, too."
Javier Cabral
11.11.16
beer

Playing Beer Pong Against A Robot Looks as Ridiculous as It Sounds

The Pongbot is a robotic cup holder that zips your Solo cups randomly around the table while you’re playing beer pong. .
Jelisa Castrodale
9.18.16
Ice Cream

Meet the Man Who Wants to Make Astronaut Ice Cream Cool Again

Collignon is a man wholly obsessed with creating truly unparalleled astronaut ice cream and he’s even gone so far as to end his career in advertising and live in van to do so.
Alex Swerdloff
7.25.16
Denver

Who Needs a Cat Cafe When You Can Get Drunk at a Cat Wine Bar?

It was only a matter of time before a felinophile with a big dream and a penchant for booze connected the dots.
Nick Rose
6.15.16
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