Sustainability

Fudge Kitchen to use Luker Chocolate in its confectionery products

By Anthony Myers contact

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Popular UK high street confectioner Fudge Kitchen has announced that Luker Chocolate will supply all its chocolate. Pic: Fudge Kitchen
Popular UK high street confectioner Fudge Kitchen has announced that Luker Chocolate will supply all its chocolate. Pic: Fudge Kitchen

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Popular UK high street company Fudge Kitchen has announced it has signed a deal with Colombian cocoa supplier Luker Chocolate in order to make its supply chain ethics and sustainability practices more visible to consumers.

The artisan confectionery brand has been established in Britain for 40 years and said it has switched chocolate suppliers as part of its wider sustainability strategy examining the environmental impact of everything it does.

Luker Chocolate is fast becoming the supplier of choice for many confectionery brands, due to its sustainable community initiatives, transparency across the entire supply chain and the superior cocoa it produces.

Sian Holt, MD of Fudge Kitchen, said: “During the pandemic, we began challenging ourselves to actively do more to minimise our environmental impact and give back wherever possible. As well as changing chocolate supplier, we are also switching from cane sugar (grown overseas) to beet sugar grown in Norfolk​.”

Zero waste

Holt said the business is practically zero waste when it comes to the ingredients it uses, and a recent rebrand has also seen them move to completely recyclable packaging, and where possible compostable Natureflex film.

Fudge Kitchen will be using Luker Chocolate across a range of its confectionery products, including chocolate flavoured and chocolate decorated fudges, chocolate enrobed caramels, chocolate brittles and chocolate-covered honeycomb.

Luker’s crafted at origin chocolate is made using Cacao Fino de Aroma, a special type of cocoa classified by the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO). It was extremely important to artisan confectioners at Fudge Kitchen that the quality of the chocolate was the same if not better than their previous supplier, said Holt.

It was a big decision for us to change the chocolate we use. We wanted more transparency from our supplier but we didn’t want to compromise on the quality and taste that we pride ourselves on. Being an artisan confectioner and supplying to many luxury department stores and hoteliers, it was vital that we maintained our superior taste​.”

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