Updated on 7/8:
What started as a $10 quest to make a potato salad has transformed into a $36,000 crowdfunding campaign. The project started by zack brown to make a potato salad crossed the financial threshold monday.
Throughout the course of the campaign, Brown has added new strech goals, such as 'better mayonnaise', a live stream of the potato salad's creation and a 'potato salad party.' The funding period ends on August 2.
Crowdfunding website Kickstarter has delivered plenty of notable gadgets during the course of its short life. Pebble and Oculus Rift are among those that immediately spring to mind.
A new project posted Thursday on Kickstarter tackles a very important topic: potato salad.
The Potato Salad project was started by Zack Danger Brown of Columbus, Ohio with a funding goal of $10. 'Basically I'm just making potato salad,' says Brown on the Kickstarter page. 'I haven't decided what kind yet.'
As of this morning, the project has 87 backers pledging $340, which means Brown has achieved his stretch goal of calling a chef to 'get a better recipe.' Brown promises if the project gets to $350, he will 'make way more potato salad and probably do a third recipe.'
People who pledge $1 will have their name said out loud while the potato salad is made, says Brown, or you can spring for the $25 max package, which includes the following: 'Receive a potato-salad themed hat along with a bite of the potato salad, a photo of me making the potato salad, a 'thank you' posted to our website and I will say your name out load while making the potato salad.'
However, Brown says the project comes with one key risk. 'It might not be that good. It's my first potato salad.'