What Cause Should the Roustabout Support?

Do you want to smile?

Sweet Steam’s latest creation will do that to you. It’s the Roustabout Root Beer Float Chocolate Bar. A delicious gourmet milk chocolate bar that tastes like a root beer float made with chocolate ice cream.

Taste it, and it’ll feel like you’re at an old-time soda fountain. Back it and you will do more than just get a great chocolate bar, you will actually make the world a better place. Read more to find out, or just back us right now.

The Roustabout was born in Steampunk–a culture of creativity, innovation, and inclusiveness: everyone gets to play. We want to share the Steampunk ethos with the wider world by supporting efforts to get people involved in S.T.E.A.M.–Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. For the Roustabout bar, we’d like to focus on groups that support women in S.T.E.A.M. To that end, we’d like you to nominate your favorite women-in-S.T.E.A.M.-related cause.

Anyone can nominate an organization–just fill in the form!–but you can only nominate once. That means if you want your favorite S.T.E.A.M.-related cause to get more than one nomination, you’ll need to share this page and get your friends to nominate, too.

Once the nominations are closed (at the end of the Kickstarter campaign), folks who backed our kickstarter will get to vote for one of the top three most nominated groups. The winning cause from that final vote will get our ongoing support. Each backer will get one vote.  So please share widely!


The Roustabout Bar will help power…a group that you’ll help us pick!

We’ve found several great organizations but would like your help in deciding. Use the form below to nominate one of our causes, or you can suggest a worthy cause by choosing “Other.”  However, only our Kickstarter patrons get the final vote. Once a cause is chosen we will partner with that group to Give Forward and make those smiles happen by giving 10% of the net profits from the sales of the Roustabout bar.

Nominations are now closed.

Soon we will be sending out surveys to our Kickstarter backers to determine the final vote for which cause the Roustabout will support!  Thank you!



Sassy Parilla and The Roustabout!

Give Forward with S.T.E.A.M

The Sweet Steam partners have always thought that it’s a good thing to share your good fortune. That’s why we’ve made chocolates to support a series of worthy causes, including Movember, Coats for Children, Seedlings: Braille Books for Children, The Downriver Actors Guild, and the Belleville Public Library. And since we got our start in the steampunk world, we thought it was only fitting to support S.T.E.A.M. related groups!

So what’s S.T.E.A.M.?

Education is dear to us and schools continue to develop the S.T.E.M. fields–you know, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, which we love. But where are the things that make people feel? Music, Dance, Painting, Creating, etc. After all, as Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” So we added Art. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math – S.T.E.A.M… that’s the stuff that powers the world.

Our pledge:

Each of our products will provide ongoing support to an initiative that helps people from all walks of life find their S.T.E.A.M.-powered passion. 10% of our net profits from the Roustabout Bar sales will be dedicated to a single S.T.E.A.M.-powering cause… forever!