Nobó expands from ice cream into plant-based chocolate

By Jenny Eagle

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The Parkside compostable wrapper for Nobó. Picture: Parkside.
The Parkside compostable wrapper for Nobó. Picture: Parkside.

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Nobó health food has expanded from dairy-free ice cream into chocolate and has asked Parkside packaging to make a compostable wrapper for the range.

The Ireland-based company, set up by husband and wife, Brian and Rachel Nolan in 2012, plans to sell plant-based, ‘milk style’ chocolate as it moves out of the frozen food category. 


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Mark Shaw, New Product Development manager, Parkside, told ConfectioneryNews, the Nobó pack is a triple layer structure consisting of paper, NatureFlex and bio polymer sealant web and includes bio-based materials such as wood-pulp and corn starch. 

We started our journey to develop our compostable Park-2-Nature range over six years ago​,” said Shaw. 

The Nobó pack is based on the Park-2-Nature range as it uses the same materials and processing but it is a completely separate brand in itself (Nobó)​. 

We have developed a host of packaging innovations under our Park-2-Nature brand, including compostable and organically recyclable products derived from trees and other bio-based materials​. 

After a four-year research and development project, the company has become the first in the world to successfully deliver a line of multi-layer paper and film barrier compostable laminates which adheres to the circular economy​.” 

Shaw added there is a growing consumer consciousness around sustainable packaging and this has driven brands with an ethical ethos to demand new and innovative forms of packaging. 

“We believe our Park-2-Nature range of organically recyclable and compostable laminates meets these needs,”​ he said. 

Bold & minimalist

The design of the Nobó plant-based chocolate packaging features a bold minimalist aesthetic in a range of colors and fine text elements. 

Parkside worked with Hamillroad to utilize Bellissima digital screening technology that adjusts every pixel it produces.

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The chocolate discs are made with sustainable plant based ingredients and are free from dairy, gluten, refined sugar and artificial additives.   

The Nobó wrapper follows the successful production of a compostable pack for ethical food brand Rhythm 108 - Ooh-la- la tea biscuits. 

Nobó’s first product, Frozen Goodness is a multi-award winning dairy-free ice cream that is now available nationwide and exported to the Middle East, Spain and the UK. 

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