Monday, November 22, 2010
With the holidays come lots of parties celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas right? I know each year besides the big get-togethers that our families have we also have and attend a couple of Christmas parties each year and as a host I tell you that it’s sometimes difficult to serve dips, appetizers and other party foods without getting left with a mess from the dip bowl spilling on the table when someone dips a chip because they can’t get the dip off with out it dripping or it gets spilt when they are trying to pour cheese or other liquids onto their plates so it’s kind of a stress knowing the mess you are going to have but I was recently introduced to The CaliBowl and my holiday party woes are now all gone and I’m ready to party!
About The CaliBowl (Taken From Website):
We are a team of innovative Californians and we call our group SimpleWave. Over the past two years SimpleWave has come up with a brand that will completely change the way we all eat forever. Our patent pending NEW product called the CaliBowl™ is an innovative product which prevents spills and allows for complete control over the food content.
Sound simple? It is, and we have packaged this technology in a viral, exciting brand that everyone has grown to love in a very short time.
Sound too good to be true? It isn’t. It is what our team calls the Cali effect and it will soon be in everyone’s home nationwide. We have taken the industry by storm!
The CaliBowl™ is the patent pending brainchild of Jeff Bollengier, Richard Stump & Kaveh Soofer; all California natives, who share a passion for innovation, sustainability and the need to create! Jeff conceived the concept 20 years ago while surfing in Baja Mexico. He was inspired to follow his dream and share the innovation with the rest of the world.
We are committed to caring about the environment and the communities we live in.
Together over the past two years our team has been able to design and develop this unique concept which has created a groundswell in the market in just a small amount time.
The Calibowl Story
Jeff Bollengier, a California native conceived the patent pending idea many years ago. Working as a general engineering contractor Jeff always had the dream to one day bring his product to fruition. His infallible belief, blind faith, support from his family, and heart filled devotion made that dream a reality. We have incorporated this story into our company’s vision and product development ideology. Our design and business philosophy are directly derived from that environment in which Jeff’s creation was birthed over 20 years ago.
Here is his story:
I was inspired while watching my family play on the beach in rural Costa Rica. We were having a great family moment when I realized life was meant to be natural, simple, and about enjoying the moment. I reflected back 20 years ago while I was in Baja Mexico surfing and enjoying fresh chips and salsa. While struggling to keep the salsa from falling out of the bowl, I realized that a simple adjustment to the bowl would give me the opportunity to thoroughly enjoy eating without having to fight the fresh contents.
There’s nothing better than eating incredibly delicious foods with the people you care about. There’s no better simple moment in life. 20 years later while I sat on the beach with my wife and kids, I realized it was time to give people that shared the same outlook a means to simply relish the moment while eating incredible whole foods, and doing it with maximum enjoyment.
We believe that the CaliBowl™ will enhance those simple moments in life when all you need is your family, friends and delicious food. Envision yourself entertaining family and friends, while enjoying your homemade salsa, dips, and every other great recipe you may hold dear to your family without restraints and enjoying the full effect of eating the perfect bite.
Last year after a lifetime career in the construction business I left and risked it all to fulfill the CaliBowl™ dream. Once I made this decision it became very clear to me how little I knew about developing a product.
I found a product development company in the bay; one of the owners, Rich Stump, and I became friends. Shortly after that I met Kaveh Soofer, who owns a company called Plastikon (a global contract manufacturing company). Together as a team we all collaborated and started building the CaliBowl brand. All three of us had the vision for the product since day one and now had the resources with Rich, Kaveh (Plastikon) and myself to make it a reality and knock it out of the park! Let me take a step back for second and say that for 12 years I had worked as a General Engineering Contractor, basically operating heavy equipment. I enjoyed my job, but as I became more involved in this creative world, it pulled me into a realm that I could have never believed existed. I quickly transitioned from a hard working man into an explorer of my creative and adventurous soul. As I follow my instincts and travel down this road, I am confirming even more so now the belief that you should follow your dreams, listen to your heart, and live an honest life.
These new friendships and the team we have formed have given me an opportunity to achieve a goal that I have envisioned since I was a child sitting in the back of my mom’s old Ford Zephyr dreaming of what could be. Once we built the bowl we realized that not only did we create a bowl that made it easier to eat salsa and dips; but we built a better bowl which will revolutionize cooking and eating forever.
We invite you to join our vision and strategy of bringing people together to enjoy the simple moments surrounded by those we love and care about!
Our product called the CaliBowl™ is an innovative product which prevents spills and allows for complete control over the food content.
I was sent The Cali Stack in Retro Aqua Blue and I can’t tell you how happy I am with these bowls!!! Not only did they arrive super fast but they were packaged very well so there were no shipping damages done to the bowls themselves, awesome right, well the awesomeness’ is still to come!!!! This multi pack comes with a total of four bowls and each bowl comes in a different size so you are sure to find the perfect CaliBowl for whatever you are going to be serving!
Since receiving The Cali Stack I have used them numerous times and I love them! There is not a thing about the CaliBowls that I don’t love! I’m so thankful for the lip around the edge of the bowl to make dipping and pouring so much easier with a whole lot less mess and when you have a 2yr old running around you need all the less mess products that you can get your hands on right?!!! At a recent dinner party we had where we had some friends over I used my new CaliBowls to serve our cheese dip, guacamole and taco stuffing’s and I have to tell you Taco night has never been so clean! And that night I also got to test the durability of the CaliBowls while a friend of mine was helping with dishes she actually dropped the largest bowl and it just bounced on the floor with no cracks or dings of any kind!! Thank you CaliBowl!!!!
I’m also loving that The Cali Stack is super easy to clean and store! I can place them in the dishwasher and run them though the wash cycle and they come out completely fine and I can store them easily and not take up all my cabinet space because they fit quite nicely into each other to make storage easy!
I’m completely in love with The Cali Stack I was sent to review not only are they super handy and work like a dream to keep the messy foods contained to the bowl with out drips and drops, they are super easy to clean and store and the color is just beautiful and it reminds me of a tranquil spot on the beach :0)! I’ve been using these bowls regularly and I am unable to find anything negative to say about them they are perfect in every way!
I think that The Cali Stack would make a wonderful gift this holiday season for anyone on your list, and I know I for one would love to find these under my tree this year! Setting here trying to think I don’t know anyone who would like this amazing set of CaliBowls! I’m actually planning on picking up a couple more sets to give to my mother and my mother-in-law to have for the upcoming Christmas holiday when I know these are going to come in super handy!
To buy The Cali Stack visit The CaliBowl website!
The CaliBowl has generously offered one of my readers their very own Cali Stack in Retro Aqua Blue to help with your parties this holiday season!
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Giveaway ends Dec 05, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive The Cali Stack in Retro Aqua Blue mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 12:25 PM