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Environmental Statement 

Since the Chocolate Detective started it has been an imperative to avoid the use of plastic unless completely unavoidable.

We use recycled or recyclable materials wherever possible. 

Our new egg cartons are made from bagasse, a by product of sugar cane. The result is an elegant, smooth white food that is safe board, so we no longer need to line the boxes with tissue, they are also home compostable.

Made in Lancashire, powered by water.

We are really delighted to have got to the point where we could have this beautiful paper printed, and proud to be working with this British company.

New Arrival!

Our new black and white tissue paper is printed using water-based inks on historic mill site of Roach Bridge harnessing the power of the river Darwen. 

Soon we will soon be offering this beautiful tissue paper as standard wrap for all our web orders, and soon with a carrier bag as a gift option online. In the meantime we will be using it at every excuse and in particular at all pop-up events.

Any clear bags we use to pack the chocolate are made from Natureflex TM which is a wood based home compostable material. They may look like plastic but they are not! 

Natureflex Circular Economy

There’s much debate about composting as some materials need an industrial process to break them down, we aim for home compostable components.

The one thing we have struggled to source because of our tiny scale is a chocolate tray (for protecting chocolate bonbons inside a box). In this instance we have compromised by using a PET1 plastic that is fully recyclable by its similar to a plastic water bottle. It’s made from the same material as a plastic bottle.

This area of packaging is rapidly evolving and we will be keeping our eyes open for any new innovations.

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