Did you know that food waste is the third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions? Or that we throw away over a third of all the food we produce every year - worth over $1 trillion each year? These are shocking statistics that we all must do more to improve.
Combating food waste is one of the main reasons we started the business. Have you ever bought ingredients for a bake you had no intention of baking again, but needed to buy way more than you need? We’ve been there!
That’s why we only provide you with the exact amount of ingredients you’ll need to make your bake, so you won’t need to throw any ingredients away during or after the bake.
Before your Baking Club box is dispatched, we send you details of the ingredients you’ll need to buy for the bake including exact weights and measurements. This helps you to only buy the exact amount you’ll need, therefore minimising any excess. So when we ask for fresh ingredients to be added, these are nearly always kitchen essentials (butter and eggs, for example) that you’re likely to have in your cupboards at home. Any additional ingredients, such as fresh fruit, are also easy to find and we try to use the whole fruit in the bake (think lemon juice and zest!)
From April 2019, we have also included storage instructions on our Baking Club boxes to make sure you can keep your bakes fresher for longer. They’re therefore less likely to be wasted.
When we buy the dry ingredients to make our Baking Club boxes, we have a cut-off date of the 1st of the month. This helps us to accurately measure the exact amount of ingredients we’ll need to make for that month and minimise waste. Any excess ingredients, such as flour and sugar, can be used in future boxes.