Guy Starts Kickstarter to Make Potato Salad, Wins The Internet


What we have to assume started as a joke has apparently won over the internet. Zach Danger Brown, launched a Kickstarter project to fund potato salad. Seriously. All this dude wanted to do was make potato salad and according to his project description, he hasn’t decided what kind yet.

The original goal was $10 just to buy the ingredients for said potato salad, but after two days the project already has 324 backers and has raised $1,608, which means it’s over 16,000 percent funded. After day one, several stretch goals were added to the project such as making two potato recipes, using better mayonnaise, live streaming the construction of the potato salad, and renting out a party hall for a potato salad party.

The pledge levels are just as entertaining as the stretch goals, pledge $3 and Zach will send you a taste of the potato salad. For two extra bucks, aka a $5 pledge, you’ll get to choose an ingredient to add to the potato salad, as long as it’s “potato salad appropriate”. The highest pledge available is $50, but you’ll get all the rewards as well as a book of potato salad recipes inspired from backers around the world.

There’s still 27 days left for the project, at this rate Zach Danger Brown will be making potato salad for days.

H/T + PicThx Kickstarter

Ashley spends her days hidden away in a cubicle but moonlights as a writer for her websites, Chronicles of a Foodie and Chixelate. She also bakes up sweet treats in her spare time under the moniker Smashbakes.

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  • Ay.

    I may have eaten a potato salad in the past. While the one in the picture looks good, I don’t think that the one I ate was extremely similar.

    I guess, a way to eat without weight gain remorse may be to have some kind of plan or habits that takes care of the extra calories.

    When it comes to weight loss the fact it can be linked to obesity or diabetes, make this subject a very important one. Knowing how to lose weight without going through extremely restrictive diets or unbelievable hard workouts may be beneficial.

    I shared some of my thoughts related to this topic on this page:

    You may also find there a link to a video that taught me about a phenomenon related to weight loss and genders that I was unaware of.

    What is the point of following an enslaving diet where you have to completely stop enjoying delicious, healthy and lawful food?

    • Jenna Lynne

      What are you talking about? Who are you talking to? Get out of here with this trash.

      • Bubbsy

        You’re talking to a robot, Jenna.

  • Dave

    I’m a little depressed that the internet has no problem giving thousands of dollars and media outlets are giving thousands of dollars worth of free promotion to some random guy for something stupid like this, but I’ve only been able to raise $10 in two days in a campaign to help me self publish a novel. I think I’ll go curl up in a ball and cry now.

    • amaretto lady

      Sorry to hear about that.
      But, don’t give up!

      Start a new campaign, this time for your novel AND a potato salad following the 2 recipes of this guy – and then show the link to his successful campaign (wait until his campaign is finished).

      People are bored and like crazy stuff. And my idea is crazy enough and is like a follow up episode of his pilot.
      I give it to you in exchange for a dedication note in your book. :)
      It may work, just try!

    • Maggiemay

      You should have something like, if they donate $5 they get to be in the novel.

      If they donate $10, they get to be in a sex scene!

      • TwistyJ

        That’s a great idea! Unless the movie is about an alien abduction. An anal-probing sex-scene just doesn’t sit well with me.

        • Maggiemay

          That’s $20.

    • Anonymous

      Is you’re novel about making macaroni salad?

    • TwistyJ

      Dave, you need to post your link here for more exposure. Post the hell out of that bitch! Don’t be ashamed to pimp your kickstarter. The goal will be worth the means.

    • Pamela Wright

      I get you. Had a similar experience. However, you should know, it doesn’t cost one read cent to self publish a novel. It doesn’t. Check with some of the online writer’s communities. If you’re paying, you are being ripped off. Good luck in your writing career. (Psst, Amazon has a writer’s forum, but don’t use it. Use their ABNA forum instead. The writer’s on their meet our authors site are mostly just into self promotion. The ones at ABNA tend to be a bit more serious and down to earth.)

      • Courtney

        One example of free self-publishing. It costs to promote the book or to print a copy for yourself. But to make a book and sell it online, either printed by Lulu or as an ePub listed by Lulu – not one cent.

  • Bill Billy

    On Indiegogo there is this one too:

    you can buy a $999 picutre of cats or a $9999 t-shirt =)

  • Pamela Wright

    People who give money to junk like this are asshats. Seriously. Peruse some of the causes on Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Then shame on you if you waste money on something like this. There are real businesses, non-profits, and people who could really make use of even a quarter of this much funding. And they actually deserve it. Not funny, even a little.