We use Holy Lama’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.
The Holy Lama factory in Kerala is recognised as a women’s enterprise, as its workforce is 80% female – predominantly from disadvantaged backgrounds. They source their raw materials locally and pay farmers immediately a fair price. Their workers are paid on an equal pay basis, regardless of gender and they automatically increase their wages annually in line with inflation. The factory itself operates on sustainable principles, producing less than 1% waste during the manufacturing process – and even this goes to provide fuel or cattle feed!
Most impressively, Holy Lama produce Ayurvedic medicine to treat Parkinson’s Disease in the local community, supplying it free of charge as a charitable donation to those who need it.
Baobab from Ghana
We continue to strive for more of our ingredients to come from fairly traded and sustainable sources, so we are excited that we have been able to source our Baobab Powder from Ghana.
In North-West Ghana, Aduna have been working with over 650 baobab producers in 20 communities as well as supporting an additional 200 women in their processing centre. Similarly to Chocolat Madagascar, this ensures that a greater proportion of the product’s value remains in-country.
You will be able to find out more in our upcoming ‘Ingredients’ blogs!
Closer to home…
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 that won the award for Community Innovation in the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards 2018.
We are also proud to have supported the launch of the Matt Campbell 3.16 Resilience Brathay Trust Programme. Masterchef Winner, Matt Campbell was keen to promote healthy eating choices amongst young people and at the launch, we gave out over 600 energy balls to pupils, staff and guests at Matt’s old school, Kirkby Kendal.