Our Summer Pudding Energy Balls are bursting with the taste of summer fruits – strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, redcurrant and sour cherry. A riot of flavours wrapped up in a healthy package!
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Feel Good Food – Nutritionally Beneficial
Our snacks are a ‘feel good food’ because we believe that natural foods taste fantastic. Whether you are pushing yourself to the limits or just need a healthy pick-me-up, you can rely on ‘Bakes and Balls’ to make you feel good.
Handmade in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales (figure that one out!) without using gluten, nuts, dairy, soya and added sugars. They are suitable for those following a Paleo or Vegan diet and Free From all 14 allergens!
We don’t ‘bulk out’ our recipes with fillers and cheap substitutes. Our ingredients are carefully selected for their taste, texture and their nutritional benefits. However, we have changed the recipes and have been able to boost the protein! Open the nutrition tab for full details.
There are so many mixed messages and contradictory reports regarding ‘superfoods’ that it can be difficult to make the right decisions. We are currently working on giving you a run-down of our ingredients and why we use them. In the meantime, I find Dr Axe a reliable source information
Feel Good Food – Sustainable and Fairly Traded ingredients – and more
We use organic and fairly traded products wherever we can. We are proud of the fact that we have a moral compass at the heart of all we do – it extends beyond the headlines simply because people matter!
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil from Bula Batiki is used to help bind the balls together. There are numerous Coconut Oil companies out there, but no others can claim an aim as simple as this: “to establish a sustainable source of income for the rural island of Batiki in Fiji.” To find out more, click here.
The Coffee is sourced by Bruce and Luke’s of Carlisle from Buf Café in Remera, Rwanda. Buf Café was established by Epiphanie Mukashyaka, who lost her husband in the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, but stayed on to rebuild her coffee farm – a truly inspirational woman!
We use Holy Llama’s Spice Drops to give our energy balls their fresh clean flavours. They contain no preservatives and their philosophy is simple – they create products which are pure, natural, ethical and sustainable. Read more here.
We may only be a young company but we are proud to support projects both locally in Cumbria and further afield. We are directly involved in the Kendal People’s Cafe – an exciting food-waste project that won an award for Innovation in the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards.
We are also currently working on a fundraising idea with Dallaglio Rugby Works to support a skills development project with young people in the North West.
Packaging and a New Format!
From the beginning we have packed our energy balls in re-sealable kraft bags which make them easy to ‘grab and go’. We had been looking for a biodegradable pouch that still had a window so that you can see your balls but it has yet to reach the market. So, we have made the decision to use a re-design the packs and use a ‘Bak2earth’ pouch made from renewable wood pulp starch which will break down much more quickly than the alternatives.
There are now six energy balls in a packet – each one the perfect size to pop in your mouth and keep you going – whether it is on a walk, bike-ride, kayak trip (we are working on a refillable, reusable waterproof container) or simply running round chasing your tail! The change to six balls in a packet has come about through direct customer feedback – we have been listening and are delighted to make this change.
Snack on them during the day, whenever you feel yourself flagging, instead of reaching for a less healthy alternative!