The best bite, over and over again.
Our founders grew up eating hundreds, if not thousands of sundae cones throughout their childhood; from ice cream trucks to grandma’s house - really, anywhere they could get their hands on them! There was always a sense of excitement and happiness every time they got down to the end of the sundae cone filled with chocolate, aka, the BEST part.
So they got to thinking - “why doesn’t anyone sell the bottom part of a sundae-cone?” They came together and realized their shared love of the best part of the sundae cone.
Jarod & Tyler figured they weren’t the only ones who felt that way, and just like that, Muddy Bites was born.
Muddy Bites started in 2018 when we had an idea to make our favorite part of a sundae cone as a bite-sized snack. Being 22 year olds at the time, we set to Kickstarter to crowdfund our first production run. However, it did not go as we had originally planned. In fact, we failed the 30-day campaign and our idea had to wait longer.
So, we went back to the drawing board. After some new strategy, we set to Kickstarter again, because we weren't giving up! This time we set a new goal of $10,000 as we knew this was attainable. To our surprise, we were funded within 72 hours! With our goal met, we were now able to make our dream of bite-sized waffle cone snacks a reality! After several months of learning how to make and fill these bite-sized cones, we finally sent our Kickstarter backers their orders. That's when we knew we had something special, and thus - Muddy Bites was born.
Building online presence
Shortly after, we launched our full online store on November 4th, 2019. After a few months of steady orders, something devastating happened throughout the world, Covid hit. Luckily, because of our AMAZING customers, we managed to pull through and grow even stronger, bringing on a couple of full-time social media and customer support folks to help us in our dream of making Muddy Bites a globally-known snack.
Fast forward a couple of years, 3 moves throughout the midwest, and an increase in production... we are now headquartered in South Dakota, packing and shipping orders right away within a day, and re-entering retail locations! … and we couldn’t do it without YOU!
Retail & beyond!
And trust us, we aren't slowing down!
In fact, we are now starting to roll back into retail locations, unveiling new merch, and adding new flavors to our tasty product line. By the end of 2021 we will have 3 key flavors to choose from: our classic Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and the newest flavor, White Chocolate! With many more flavors to come over the next year or so.
When you place an order through our online store, tell a friend or family member about us, share on social media, or even read our marketing emails, it truly means the world to us. We have SO MUCH to do with big, ambitious goals.
We can't thank you enough for the support thus far and we can't wait to see what's to come in the future!
Back left: Peter Villa (Investor), Sara Pirtle (Marketing), Tyler DeVos (COO/Co-Founder), Jarod Steffes (CEO/CO-Founder), Zachary Schuett (Warehouse), Brock Nohava (Partner/Warehouse Director)
Front left: Dakota Williams (Warehouse), Jessica Jimenez (Social Media), Emma Bice (Social Media), Shannon Peffley (Sales Director), Elsa Arellano (Warehouse), Penney Bressler (Warehouse)