Being a Responsible Business 

At Griddle we want to help take care of our planet. One of our biggest goals, which we are actively working towards, is to become a certified B-Corp. B-Corps use business as a force for good meaning they reach the highest environmental and social standards, and are held accountable for this. Pretty cool.

As ever, our lines are always open, and so if you have any ideas, suggestions, comments or simply just want to say hi, then please do reach out - we are all ears!

Nutritionally Smarter

Not only do we have a responsibility to our planet, but we also have one to you, our customers.

Trust is earned and we believe that the proof is in the pudding (or rather pancakes in our case). We only ever make products that we well and truly love, and which we eat regularly, with nutritional values backed by science of the upmost importance to us. We believe that education through food is one of the best ways we can set our future generations up for long, happy and healthy lives.

Because of this, the amount of sugar we put in our products is minimal and we also don't replace sugar with other sweeteners. Read more about our  Sugar Policy (it's short and not so sweet)!

Production and Supply Chain

 

Sustainability isn't just a case of talking the talk, but also walking the walk. It is embedded in our core. We only ever work with trusted suppliers and manufacturers with the highest ethical standards. All of our ingredients and packaging supplies can be traced backed to the farmer or local processor. Wherever possible we prioritise local suppliers to reduce our supply chain's carbon footprint.

We have close relationships with our production facilities, all of whom we visit and communicate with on a regular basis. Our Pancake site is a family business run by an absolute boss business women, Karen. She also runs powers her site with 100% green energy.

Our supply chain is frozen and ambient, meaning food wastage is minimal, and we're also working with Too Good To Go to ensure stock nearing it's sell-by date doesn't get wasted either. You might have also seen us dipping our toes into the Frozen Category with our new plant-based toaster waffles. We are HUGE fans of frozen and really believe that it is the future. Read more on our love for frozen here.

Packaging and Recycling

 

Our motto is to reduce, reuse, recycle and redesign. We use plastic in some of our products, for example our pancakes. At the moment it's the best option but it doesn't mean it always will be. We are constantly on the look out, researching and speaking with packaging specialists, to make sure we continue making the best decisions.

So what do we mean by 'best' option?

Our pancakes are a fresh product, and by that we mean they have a limited shelf-life of 21 days. We could choose to pump them full of preservatives such as potassium sorbate, citric acid, proprionates and nitrates, but chemicals don't really tickle our fancy.

So we use plastic packaging as a way of controlling microbe growth and thus giving us the 21 day shelf life. If we didn't do this we would be left with a lot of very mouldy pancakes, and some very disgruntled Griddle customers, which we don't want either!