May 8th, 2019
To celebrate the birth of the royal baby, Melt is launching its new Vegan Chocolate subscription box. “Unbelievable vegan chocolates” delivered in beautiful designer packaging from London’s Most Luxurious Chocolate Company. All our fresh chocolates are handmade in the Heart of Notting Hill – neighbours to the new Royal baby.
Melt’s vegan chocolates taste “unbelievable”. Our aim is to make them both good for you and the planet. Your luxury chocolate box comes with plastic-free packaging in a beautiful designer box. Chocolate is naturally vegan, as it’s the fruit of the evergreen cocoa tree. Small orchid-like flowers grow on its trunk which is then pollinated by tiny midges. The resultant fruit contains seeds, misleadingly referred to as beans, called cacao.
We are dedicated to gifting a pristine planet to our children. Melt is fanatically plastic-free and minimizes food miles by co-locating our kitchens in our shops. Saving the planet one plant at a time. To decarbonize the world and halt climate change – veganism will have an important part to play.
Chocolate is a fermented food and is beneficial for gut bacteria. Chocolate naturally sits alongside kefir, yogurt, cheese, wine and beer as being healthy for the gut. Researchers from the University of Reading measured higher levels of the good bacteria Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species after consuming cocoa. Our Chocolate and our fresh bonbons are entirely natural products without additives and highly processed products.
Melt’s beautiful designer packaging is plastic-free and has been since our foundation over 10 years ago. All our fresh boxes, chocolate bars and caramels are entirely plastic-free. So approximately 90% percent of our packaging is plastic-free. However, the journey to being completely plastic free is not an easy one. Customers still like to see the food products they are buying – so we are finding it difficult to eliminate plastic completely from our range. Join us on our journey as we explore ways to eliminate plastic completely from our entire range. Our Customers thoughts and advice are welcome on how to eliminate all plastic from our packaging.
Melt has always allowed the chocolate to do the talking – reducing excessive packaging and designing our products to be plastic-free. But two areas that we have not eliminated plastic entirely is for small products that customers still like to see before they buy and packaging for internet orders. Courier companies handling of our handcrafted chocolates often means that we are still sadly reliant on bubble wrap to reduce the risk of damage. We have used straw and paper periodically – but the internet delivery mechanism and our handcrafted products don’t seem to be completely compatible – if we want to reach 100% plastic free and not have our goods damaged in transit. Click and collect is one alternative option.
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