IamA entrepreneur, eight years ago my wife and I sold everything and bought a 90ft tunnel oven to make cookies. Today we’re shipping 1 thousand pounds a day. AMA!
I'm a business owner and entrepreneur and I haven't worked for someone else since I was 19. My last AMA was in 2011 http://redd.it/f89jr I'm doing this so that I can answer any questions you may have about being in business or starting your own company.
In 2006, my wife and I began selling our home-made chocolate chip cookies in Farmer's markets around LA, and today we’re baking about 1,000 pounds a day.
We named our cookies “The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies In The World” not as hype, but because we think that’s what they are. What makes them unique is that so far as we know, they're the only no-compromise chocolate chips ever produced on earth.
Here's a video we shot 10 days ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMW23e1PUmM
Our motivation has little to do with anything practical.
We procure the best ingredients attainable, not the best you can find in a grocery store, but the best you can find in the WORLD! Like imported, semi-sweet, Belgian chocolate and pure, imported, Madagascar vanilla. We blend fresh, hand-cracked eggs with the best American and imported French butter to obtain a perfect balance of flavor and smoothness and then we add unrefined cane sugar, bake them to perfection and package them for everyone to scarf-down at will!
Our cookies are pretty much the home-baked chocolate chips most people’s taste buds crave! AMA!
My Proof: Enter link herehttp://www.bartsbakery.com/uploads/images/images/reddit.JPG
EDIT #1: our bus: http://www.bartsbakery.com/uploads/images/images/Busbest.jpg For 18 months we lived in our bus, in the parking lot of our bakery, while we learned how to bake our cookies! It took hundreds of 70 lb. batches, and thousands of pounds of scrapped cookies,
EDIT#2: I just posted a REDDIT SPECIAL on our website: http://www.bartsbakery.com/ Go to the "all products" section on the menu bar: SCROLL DOWN TO THE REDDIT SPECIAL. Use this special code at checkout: GOLD it includes shipping AND the code will save you 20% We'll bake on the weekend and ship USPS on Monday! Enjoy!
EDIT #3: Go Daddy is trying to speed up our website
EDIT #4: Why Judy and I moved forward in 2012: Read "Bart's Brain": http://www.bartsbakery.com/index.php?page=barts-brain
EDIT #6: oven: http://www.bartsbakery.com/uploads/images/images/oven.JPG
EDIT/UPDATE #7: The Reddit deal explained... the normal price is $16.95 / the Reddit price is $13.56 Comparing to our 500 pack; The Reddit boxes are individuals the 500 is bulk. Our boxes cost $.28 + inserts and labor. USPS shipping for individual boxes averages $6.35 (we ship with tracking #'s). We do our utmost to provide Reddit with the best deal we can without going into the red. I hope this answers any questions anyone may have, thank you, Bart
FINAL UPDATE: I need to sign-off today, 7/24 at 2PM, PST. we'll continue the reddit special through the weekend (7-27-14) Hope I helped someone, you're great people. Anyone with anything that they really need answering, please email me: [email protected] -thank you all!