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!