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Neale's Sweet n Nice
Yummy Caribbean Ice Cream!
$3,670
of $3,650
Ended: 8/10/2017
Thanks for helping us reach some of our stepping-stones!
Neale's Sweet n Nice ice cream was first started by our Grandpa Charles A. Neale in Trinidad back in the 1940's. Grandpa created his own ice cream recipes that combined all-natural yumminess and Caribbean goodness to create a delicious treat for locals. He successfully ran Neale's Sweet n Nice ice cream as a small business for more than 30 years before retiring. Nowadays, most of Grandpa's family (12 children, 52 grandchildren, and heaven only knows how many great-grandchildren!) live in Canada and the US, and when we get together we still enjoy the delicious ice cream recipes that Grandpa created. We want to share Grandpa's ice cream with you so that you can enjoy it too, and you'll soon be saying, just like Grandpa did, "Mmm... yummy Sweet n Nice!"

We are so excited to share the love from the Islands!

Yes, that’s us on Dragons’ Den, the Canadian version of Shark Tank!

Your Gifts for Contributing
$35+
Ice Cream Package
$50+
Two Is Better Than One Package
$90+
R&D Team Member Package
About this project

Three years ago, not being able to find a premium homemade-style Caribbean ice cream on the market in Canada, we relaunched our family company, Neale’s Sweet n Nice ice cream. Our goal was to fill that void in the ice cream market, and it allows us to carry on Grandpa Charles A. Neale’s legacy of yummy ice cream infused with Caribbean goodness.

We worked for almost two years with Dr. Goff (an ice cream specialist!) and the food scientists at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada to convert Grandpa’s homemade ice cream recipes into commercial production recipes that retained all of the Caribbean goodness. We then tested the market by launching with two flavours, Coconut and Mango.

production

In 2015, we bravely ventured onto the TV show Dragons’ Den, the Canadian version of Shark Tank. We not only survived our encounter with the Dragons, but we secured an investment! Check it out here.

Today, our small family company is dedicated to providing not only the best-tasting Caribbean ice cream, but also a premium ice cream that is made with all natural ingredients such as real fruit and the best Canadian dairy products. We now have four yummy flavours — Coconut, Mango, Guava Passion Fruit, and Rum & Raisin — being sold in small independent grocery stores in Toronto and Montréal.

Ice cream

We need your help to add two more delicious flavours to our lineup this summer that we know everyone will enjoy: Pineapple Coconut and Vanilla Spice. Your contribution will help our family business carry out a much-needed expansion to our product line, as our customers have been asking for more choices of yummy flavours. You will also help Neale’s Sweet n Nice ice cream expand into new retail accounts in the Toronto and Montréal markets to continue our growth.

Delivering the ice cream

Learn more about us:
Stepping-stones

Help us get from idea to freezer!

1st stepping-stone
From Idea to Product!

Reaching this goal will allow us to work with our folks in lab coats to convert our yummy homemade recipes for Pineapple Coconut and Vanilla Spice flavours into commercial production recipes.

It will also allow us to work with our design consulting firm to take our label layout ideas for these two flavours and finalize them for production.

Thanks so much for helping us reach this stepping-stone!
100%
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$1,750
2nd stepping-stone
From Product to Production!

Reaching this goal will allow us to take our newly-created commercial production recipes and label designs, and have our manufacturer work his magic to produce our new Pineapple Coconut and Vanilla Spice ice cream flavours.

We’ll be able to purchase our ingredients, pay our manufacturer for use of their Kosher production facility, and create our first packaged batches of Pineapple Coconut and Vanilla Spice ice cream.

Thanks so much for helping us reach this stepping-stone!
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$0
$1,900
3rd stepping-stone
From Production to Freezer!

Reaching this goal will allow us to put our newly manufactured and packaged Pineapple Coconut and Vanilla Spice ice cream flavours onto trucks and get them shipped and delivered to the freezer shelves of our partner stores in both Toronto and Montréal.

This goal will also help us fund some marketing activities such as online ads, social media campaigns and promotions, and do some yummy in-store demos.

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$2,100
Who is Neale's Sweet n Nice
Andrew McBarnett
Co-founder + Chief Taste Tester

I’m Andrew McBarnett, one of the co-founders at Neale’s Sweet n Nice ice cream. When I was a child, I remember when my Grandpa came to visit and would make us some of his special Sweet n Nice ice cream. I always heard the stories from my Mum, aunts, and uncles about him, his Sweet n Nice ice cream business in Trinidad, and how he would go around on his bicycle shouting, “Sweet n Nice! Come and get your Sweet n Nice ice cream!”

Everyone in our family loves ice cream! My Mum and Dad always made great ice cream using Grandpa’s recipes, as did my Aunt Rose when I would visit her. The yummy ice cream was always a hit at family gatherings!

I grew up in Trinidad, but I have lived in the UK, and now reside in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I never really enjoyed store brand ice cream, and always found that our family’s homemade ice cream was what I really craved, as it tastes so good and reminds me of home in Trinidad.

I have the drive of an entrepreneur, and over the years have started and run a couple of successful companies. I’ve always had the dream of restarting my Grandpa’s ice cream business and continuing his legacy. We relaunched Neale’s Sweet n Nice ice cream in Toronto, as we wanted to share the joy of my Grandpa’s ice cream with everyone so that hopefully they too would say, “Mmm… yummy Sweet n Nice!”

Rosemarie Wilson (née Neale)
Co-founder + Chief Recipe Creator

I’m Rosemarie Wilson (née Neale), and I’m the other co-founder at Neale’s Sweet n Nice ice cream. When it comes to having dessert or a snack, ice cream is the first thing that comes to my mind. It’s second nature to me — I guess I was born with an ice cream cone in my hand :). I have a lot of fond memories of my father, Charles A. Neale, making and churning ice cream in his old fashioned pails.

Prior to immigrating to Canada, I took on my Dad’s mantle of making and selling ice cream to support my own family. Now that I live in Canada, tapping into our heritage and bringing our unique Caribbean homemade-style product to the Canadian market seemed to be the next logical step.

It’s so wonderful whenever I meet someone from Trinidad who as a child remembers my father shouting “Sweet n Nice! Come and get your Sweet n Nice ice cream!” We want to continue to share that joy of everyone enjoying real ice cream and saying, “Mmm… yummy Sweet n Nice!”

Your Gifts for Contributing
Contribution of $35 or more
Ice Cream Package

Support us and enjoy some yummy Sweet n Nice ice cream! Contributors at this level will receive:

Sweet n Nice branded ice cream mug

PLUS

Coupon for one free tub of ice cream from any of our stores in Toronto or Montréal

PLUS

20% off online orders for 3 months + 1 free tub with 1st order

PLUS

“Thank You!” shout-out on social media for you or your business

Shipping in Canada only

19 contributors
Contribution of $50 or more
Two Is Better Than One Package

Support us and enjoy some more yummy Sweet n Nice ice cream! Contributors at this level will receive:

Sweet n Nice branded ice cream mug

PLUS

Coupon for two free tubs of any flavour ice cream from any of our stores in Toronto or Montréal OR 30% off any online orders for 6 months + two free tubs on 1st order (Toronto or Montréal delivery only)

PLUS

“Thank You!” shout-out on social media for you or your business

Shipping in Canada only

10 contributors
Contribution of $90 or more
R&D Team Member Package

Support us and join our R&D Team to choose the next two cool flavours of Sweet n Nice ice cream! Contributors at this level will receive:

Sweet n Nice branded ice cream mug

PLUS

Coupon for two free tubs of ice cream from any of our stores OR 30% off any online orders for 6 months + two free tubs on 1st order

PLUS

Become part of our R&D Team to choose our next two flavours

PLUS

“Thank You!” shout-out on social media for you or your business AND listing on our website as a “Special Contributor”

Shipping in Canada only

20 contributors