Paving the way for other SMEs with its new range of products in fully compostable packaging, Fudge Kitchen said it is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and is making changes to the way it sources ingredients and packages products.
The new packaging - which is made from renewable resources, including TIPA bio-based film, NatureFlex cellulose and PaperWise paper - can be composted in household food waste (subject to local authority). The compostability is clearly stated on pack, with instructions on how to dispose of it appropriately.
Sian Holt, Managing Director 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 trialling cane sugar (grown overseas) to beet sugar grown predominantly in the UK.”
The new pouches range will include Fudge Kitchen’s handmade Chocolate Coated Honeycomb, Raspberry Coconut Ice, Rock Salted Peanut Brittle, and Sea Salted Caramel Crumbly Fudge.
The collection is available to buy in their shops throughout the UK, on the Fudge Kitchen website and through their independent retail partners. The confectionery pouches are priced individually from £5.50.
In recent years, Fudge Kitchen has made a number of business changes to propel them forward on its journey to operating more sustainably. In March of this year, it switched chocolate supplier, to Colombian producer Luker Chocolate, meaning it has more visibility on supply chain ethics & sustainability practices used. Luker Chocolate has been recognised for its work supporting cocoa growing communities in Colombia, recently receiving a sustainability honours award.