October's SourcedBox features the brand new banana carrot and spice bar from Snact. The ultimate snack to help us to transition into Autumn!
We caught up with Snact to find out the real story behind the brand.
How did it all begin for Snact?
Our co-founders Ilana and Michael were school friends who later did the same MSc degree in Environmental Technology, specialising in Business & Sustainability. At one alumni dinner they decided to start a business together that would a have positive impact on the food system. They also agreed that food waste is bananas! The next step was collecting surplus fruit from London wholesale markets, and experimenting with recipes in a rented kitchen. Snact was an entirely DIY operation, but with the support of many Snactivists who loved the delicious food waste-fighting snacks, it went from saving fruit by the punnet to saving it by the pallet.
Fighting food waste is a big part of what you guys do, can you tell us more about that?
Fighting food waste is our mission - that’s why we started Snact! We think it’s bananas that so much fruit gets wasted every day. Every single day in the UK, we throw out roughly 4.4 million apples and 1.4 million bananas! This is where our #deliciousprotest comes in. We save surplus fruit to turn it into tasty snacks, packed with all the nutrition of flawless fruit. Every snack saves one apple or banana from going to waste. And we extend our no waste ethos to packaging too - we use home compostable packaging that decomposes organically like an orange or banana peel would. Plastic waste is a huge issue and so we’re proud to be contributing to this fight with our #deliciousprotest!