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Zero Waste Food?

Zero-Waste Food? Purdy’s Chocolates

After saying that buying zero-waste Purdy’s Chocolates was a possibility I needed to prove it. They have unpacked chocolates that you can buy by weight so I thought that this adventure could work. I asked the employee if my chocolates could be put directly into my Rubbermaid container. She assured me they could but that she would have to smell it first. What? Apparently lingering odours in containers will transfer to the chocolates. Then something happened that I didn’t expect. The employee knew exactly what to do. She took my container and placed it on the scale to zero out the tare. Brilliant! Then I chose my chocolates. She asked whether I wanted them put into the little paper cups first. Of course I refused. I would be eating them shortly… it didn’t matter whether they were in little cups or not. This was a success. You can have your zero-waste chocolates and eat them too. My advice would be to bring a container with a depth of only an inch and a half to two inches so that the candies won’t shift a lot. Plus check your container for smell!

Have a great day,


p.s. the chocolates were delicious!


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


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