Feel Good Food – Sustainable and Fairly Traded ingredients – and more
Social responsibility is at the heart of what we do and why the provenance of our ingredients is so important. 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 in the Coffee, Mango and Goji Super Balls 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!
Our Cocoa products come from Chocolat Madagascar who not only produce one of the finest chocolate products in the world, but are also producers of the world’s fairest chocolate! Unlike most cocoa, this is unalcalised; unlike most cocoa; this is taken from bean to bar in-country; unlike most cocoa you can even eat the 100% cocoa bar. It truly is an exceptional product and makes all the difference to our Chocolate Orange Energy Balls and our Frocolate Spread, which has been shortlisted for TWO Nourish Awards!
In addition to using freeze-dried fruits, we use Holy Llama’s Spice Drops to help 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.
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. Sophie is volunteering as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award and Stephen leads the cooking on a rota, with Adam as his trusty assistant! The People’s Cafe received the 2018 Cumbria Life Community Award for the work they do in stopping food from going to landfill and providing food and meals for those in need. If you are ever in the South Lakes on a Saturday and in need of a coffee and a piece of cake or a delicious lunch, drop in to the Cafe at the South Lakes Foyer, next to the Westmoreland Shopping Centre Car Park in Kendal. There is no price list – all donations received go to continue the ongoing work of the cafe!
Another local organisation that is very close to our hearts is Growing Well at Sizergh. This fantastic organisation is a Mental Health Charity, organic farm and training centre which supports people in their recovery from mental trauma and return to work. They also have a fantastic Crop Share programme and supply salads and vegetables to local outlets.
We ahave just started work on a fundraising project with Dallaglio Rugby Works to support mentoring and skills development project with young people in the North West. We will be donating 20p from the sale of each pack of Super Balls to the project with a goal of raising £15,000 every year to support a school. Our link with Dallaglio Rugby Works will go beyond handing over the money. We are looking forward to working with the young people both at home and away. Who knows what ideas they might come up with!
We even use toilet paper from Who Gives a Crap because 50% of their profits go to build toilets in communities where the need is greatest.