Category Archives: Sustainability and Climate Change

We are Plastic Free!

Plastic Free Chocolate Boxes

Time for Celebration – all of our retail Packaging is now Plastic Free! We pledged we’d be Plastic Free by Christmas 2019 and we’ve done it! It’s been a huge effort, but we’re really proud of what we’ve achieved – not that we’re going to stop and rest on our laurels. A quick success summary!…. […]

Plastic Free Chocolate Boxes are here!

Vegan Salted Caramels

Hurrah! Our Plastic free chocolate boxes are here! A year in the making – I know we can’t quite believe it’s taken so long either – and our boxes are here and will start to ship to our customers. You’ll also see our photographs change, just as soon as we get chance to take them. […]

Plastic Free Packaging Update

Plastic Free Packaging

Earlier this year we pledged that all of our retail packaging will be #PlasticFree by Christmas 2019, and the good news is we’re very close to reaching that target. This week our new chocolate boxes went into production at our local Corsham carton maker. Perhaps surprisingly for what might be a simple looking box it’s […]

Southwest Environmental Sustainability Award 2019 Finalist

Taste of the West Finalists 2019

We are delighted to be named as a finalist for the inaugural South West Environmental Sustainability Award. This new award for Taste of the West 2019 reviews our business activities over the last three years and our approach to protecting the environment and using resources ethically. The award is assessed across five marks of environmental […]

Climate Change Panel 2050 Performance target achieved today!

Air Sourced Heat Pump

Today we installed a super-efficient air source heat pump to cool our production area. We now only use air-source heat pumps for all of our cooling, powered from 100% renewable energy. In short, we have met the UK Government Climate Change Panel May 2019 technical report recommendations for 2050 – thirty years ahead! It is […]

How to Recycle our Home Compostable bags – Plants v Plastic

Garden Recycling

How to Recycle our Home Compostable Bags – Summary If you receive your chocolates in a clear bag with a ‘Home compostable’ sticker here’s the short summary of how to recycle it :- Your bag can be put in your home Compost heap and will degrade and completely disappear in a few weeks. Many local […]

UN Sustainability Goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy

Affordable and Clean Energy

UN Sustainability Goal 7 highlights two important percentages…. 60% – “Energy is the main contributor to climate change, it produces around 60 percent of greenhouse gases.” 14% – “More efficient energy standards could reduce building and industry electricity consumption by 14 percent.” We’ve used 100% Renewable energy from local supplier Good Energy for the last […]

Introducing our new minimally packaged ‘Unwrapped’ range

Elderflower

Our new Unwrapped (TM) range is for customers who want to enjoy our chocolates without gift packaging. It presents our finest award winning fresh cream ganaches in minimally packaged plastic free packaging. It is a complementary offering to our chocolate boxes which are also evolving over the summer to be plastic free.  

Climate Change – UN Sustainability Goal 13

UN Sustainability Goal 13 - Climate Action

“[The unchecked burning of fossil fuels] would have a sort of greenhouse effect”, and “The net result is the greenhouse becomes a sort of hot-house.” Alexander Graham Bell, 1917 Bell went on to also advocate the use of alternate energy sources, such as solar energy. Climate change is really the trigger that got me personally […]

UN Sustainability Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption – Water

Un Sustainability Goal 12

I have to admit it’s not often that i’m pleased when the water bill drops through the door. However today was an exception, for with a few not overly complicated changes to our workplace we managed to reduce our water consumption to just 37% compared with the same period a year ago (despite slightly increased […]