Artisan confectioners, Fudge Kitchen, are paving the way for other SMEs with their new range of products in fully compostable packaging. Fudge Kitchen are putting sustainability at the forefront of their business, with the launch of a new range of products in fully compostable pouches. The business is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and are making changes to the way they source ingredients and package their products.
The new packaging which is made from renewable resources, including TIPA bio-based film, NatureFlex cellulose and PaperWise paper, can be composted in your household food waste. The compostability is clearly stated on pack, with instructions on how to dispose of it appropriately.
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.
In recent years, Fudge Kitchen have made a number of business changes to propel them on their journey to more sustainable operations. In March of this year, they switched chocolate supplier, to Colombian producer Luker Chocolate, meaning they have more visibility on supply chain ethics & sustainability practices used. Luker Chocolate have been recognised for their work supporting cocoa growing communities in Colombia, recently receiving a sustainability honours award.
Sian Holt, MD of Fudge Kitchen, says “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.”
Alongside this, the brand recently published their 2021/22 Giving Report, detailing their partnership with giving platforms B1G1 and Work For Good, which have enabled them to provide an exceptional positive impact not only to the environment, but to local and community initiatives too.
The compostable pouches range follows on from Fudge Kitchen’s sustainable rebrand earlier this year. As part of their new look and feel, the confectioners moved to UK printed packaging, dramatically reducing their carbon footprint, and switched to plant-based inks and water-based glues. All non-compostable packaging is now FSC certified and fully recyclable.
Head of Sales, Rupert Allinson, says “There’s a responsibility for all businesses to play their part in tackling the climate emergency. We don’t want to just do ‘enough’ to keep in line with government rules and legislation, instead we want to pave our own way, going above and beyond to minimise the impact we have.”
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