6 Kickstarter projects foodies will love

Aug 11, 2014 at 3:26 p.m. ET

If you like creativity in the kitchen or are serious about your family’s nutrition, check out these Kickstarter projects.

I'd like to share with you information about some of my favorite food products which are currently available for pre-orders on Kickstarter. So, if you like creativity in the kitchen or are serious about your family's nutrition, don’t miss out.

    PantryChic Store & Dispense System was designed to offer hassle-free baking and cooking experiences. It includes an automatic dispensing system, an advanced digital scale and a variety of storage containers. PantryChic is especially beneficial for people trying to control their diets, allowing them to make custom mixes and store them safely for future use. The system will make any kitchen look sleek and modern while encouraging experiments with new recipes and offering more predictable outcomes. The creator is already working on integrating Bluetooth connectivity to enable consumers to search for new recipes online and send the ingredient list from your smartphone or tablet directly to the PantryChic System.

    Xpressivo X1creators want you to enjoy a cup of delicious and affordable coffee at home every morning. Their compact coffee machine and a milk foamer make it easy to quickly brew cafe-quality coffee, espresso, lattes and more any time of day with just the touch of a button. And they offer it at a huge discount to customers who select one of the monthly coffee capsule delivery plans. While the early bird prices are gone already, you still can get up to 70 percent off of their future retail price. The launch coffee collection includes six blends, and the creators promise to add hot chocolate to it. By pre-ordering the machine on Kickstarter, you can get a very nice Christmas gift for your friends, relatives or your own kitchen.

    Kraut Source is Mason jar kitchenware for making fermented foods like sauerkraut, natural pickles, kimchi, kefir, and more. It's stainless steel, dishwasher safe, and easy to use. Kraut Source fits on wide-mouth Mason jars, so you can make pint, quart or 2-quart size batches. The creator hopes to encourage the DIY, artisanal spirit in every amateur or pro home chef who would like to create gourmet fermented foods and to save money. Impress your guests with unique homemade gourmet fermented recipes that cannot be found in any store. And it will not hurt your bank account. The starter kit which includes the Kraut Source, a Mason jar and a printed booklet with 30 recipes is available for just $30, including shipping in the U.S.

      OmieBox is a perfect back-to-school project for parents who care about their child’s nutrition at school. OmieBox features a built-in vacuum insulated bowl, so you can store hot and cold food all in one lunchbox while the leak-proof compartments keep food separate and mess-free. Lunches taste good and look good, so kids are more likely to eat them. The brightly colored lunchbox has an integrated handle, utensil holder, three compartments and two removable dividers. More than 1,700 parents already have pre-ordered the product, proving the demand for well-organized and tasteful meals for the kids.

        The founder of CocoBurg has come up with a creative idea: Raw Vegan Coconut Jerky, the world's first raw, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, minimally processed meat alternative made from all USDA Organic ingredients. The initial offering available for pre-orders on Kickstarter includes three flavors: original (peppered), spicy chili lime and ginger teriyaki. From his page: "Our mission at CocoBurg is to provide the highest quality and most delicious, locally crafted coconut products available. We strive to fill a hole in the current raw food and meat substitute marketplace with a great-tasting meat alternative that you can feel good about eating." The most popular perk includes three packages of the jerky for $25.

          The last project in this lineup asks for your open mindedness. Hopper Cricket bars are all-natural energy bars made with cricket flour. The creators want to change what you think about what you eat and to help you overcome the fear of eating insects. According to them, it is not only healthy and environmentally sound, but also delicious. The bars are available in three flavors: peanut butter, cherry and cocoa, blueberry, cranberry and pistachio and kale, green tea, seaweed and ginger. The bars are gluten free, dairy free and low in sugar, fat and sodium. They provide 8 grams of protein, plenty of calcium, potassium, iron, healthy fats and vitamins. The team has raised already more than $21,000. Are you brave enough to join the crowd?

          I hope this review sparks your curiosity and creativity. Visit Kickstarter.com and share your favorite projects.