Makes Cooking with Herbs Fun and Easy
Herbtastic is an easy to use kitchen tool that separates leaves from the stems of herbs and spices. This product is designed for cooking enthusiasts who like to use fresh herbs to season their meals.
Durable and dishwasher-friendly plastic rake to strip leaves off herbs.
Ergonomic and sharp design helps cooking enthusiasts prepare meals with herbs, easily and effortlessly.
Actual size: 2.06 x 1.18 x 7.18 inches, with a 0.5 inch handle for a perfect grip.
Two sides to strip leaves. One side has rigid, triangular teeth spaced 0.25 inches apart. The other side has rigid, squared teeth spaced 0.125 inches apart.
The handle has three holes to pull herb stems through. The holes measure 0.24, 0.19, and 0.15 inches in diameter, respectively.
Red color so it clearly contrasts with the herbs.
Media pitch from Spring 2021:
Consumers have been growing fruits and vegetables during the COVID-19 pandemic. There also has been a boost in purchasing herb plants and seeds to spice up dishes. Popular herbs include basil, parsley, mint, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, sage, chives and dill.
Herbs have savory and aromatic properties and are used for adding flavor or garnishing food.
Herbs also may help prevent and manage heart disease, cancer and diabetes and reduce blood clots.
Adding fresh herbs to meals is a cinch, however removing or stripping the herb leaves after the plant has harvested can be difficult.
The solution is the Herbtastic (formerly the Herbie Rake), a cooking utensil that rakes and removes the leaves off the herb stem.
The Herbtastic was created by Kendall Buck, an entrepreneurship and management junior at Stetson University. She launched a Kickstarter campaign on Giving Tuesday last November and exceeded her $2,000 goal for manufacturing costs.
Kendall’s dad was a chef and inspired her to cook at a young age. Kendall and her mom would help with the cooking and have intense thumb wars to decide who would prep the herbs for the meal. Her mom also provided her with an idea for the Herbtastic design.
Kendall, who is from Gilbert, Arizona, created the Herbtastic on a 3D printer in the Stetson University duPont-Ball Library’s Innovation Lab and finalized the design with Innovation Lab Manager Tony Ganus during her freshmen year.
Lou Paris, MBA, director of Stetson’s Joseph C. Prince Entrepreneurship Program, was instrumental in helping Kendall turn her kitchen gadget idea into a product and business.
Kendall is a member of the Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders Program at Stetson, which is led by Lou, and provides students with valuable, entrepreneurial experience by participating in six business pitch competitions during the academic year.
Kendall was a finalist with her Herbtastic business pitch during the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference (CEO SEEC) in Spring 2020 and won first place and $8,000 ($3,000 for fellows and $5,000 for scholars) during the virtual Frank and Ellen Daveler Entrepreneurship Program pitch competition in Spring 2021.
The Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders Program has taught Kendall the importance of setting goals, conduct an initial market analysis and how to outsource product manufacturing, deliver a clear and concise message about her product and communicate with third-party entities as well as guided her through each stage of business and product development.
She also obtained information and tips from other entrepreneurs who were guest speakers during Entrepreneurship Thursdays at Stetson.
The Herbtastic is a double-sided, red rake that can be used on any herb and retails for $10.99.
The Herbtastic is available to purchase on TheHerbtastic.com. Folks can also purchase the Herbtastic on Amazon. The product will be available on Facebook and Instagram in the future.
Herbtastic images and videos: Images and videos are courtesy of Kendall Buck