Firstly, may we take this opportunity to thank everyone for their patience and support during this difficult time. We have have just completed the first month of our baking subscriptions since the lockdown, so we thought it is a good time to give a little update on what we have been up to.
Reduction in Packaging
It has been a long term goal of ours to reduce the amount of packaging we use, in particular the plastic bottles. We have extensively tested our recipes which use these with alternative dry ingredients. We have therefore replaced the vanilla extract with pure ground vanilla pods, and this is now included within the flour mix. Although they have not completely gone away, we didn’t feel the alternatives for the orange extract and lemon extract were viable without impacting quality and taste.
We have also started using slightly smaller compostable bags for the smaller quantity items, which also fit in the box better.
Sourcing parchment foil
Unfortunately we have been unable to fully source the quantity of the parchment paper required for the brownies, blondies and caramel brownies. We have therefore taken the decision to not include these at the moment. We are planning to include them again in our baking kits in the very near future.
Believe it or not, we have started the procurement and preparation for Christmas, which feels weird considering its been the hottest day of the year so far!
Take care and stay safe
Chris & Katie