Did you know that most energy bars are lab-made and engineered to sit on a shelf for years at a time? Pretty gross.
We think it’s time for change. Our soft & chewy energy bites are made fresh every week in Denver, Colorado by people wearing funny aprons and listening to 90’s music. We call it the “3 goods” business model: good people, having a good time, making good food.
But we also care deeply about the world we live in. Founded by three friends in Colorado to make a real difference in the American food system, we respect the obligation in front of us at Unwrapp’d: to make the environment, our community and the economy better because of our existence, not leaving it worse off.
Here’s how we’re doing it:
It’s rooted in our company name. We chose the name Unwrapp’d because we refuse to use single-use wrappers like all of our competitors. Single-use plastic packaging is the largest source of plastic pollution in the world, so we’ve opted for multi-serving 100% recyclable and reusable packaging instead. Does it cost us more? Absolutely. Would we ever consider switching over to cheap, disposable wrappers instead? Not in a million years —which is unfortunately about how long it will take for all of those wrappers littering our planet to break down.
To reduce energy consumption, we do almost everything manually. We use our hands (with gloves on, duh) in sorting ingredients, jarring, lidding and labeling. Even the equipment we make our soft and chewy protein bites on is manually operated—no electricity needed.
And all of this manual labor has an additional benefit: the best biceps in the industry!
Whether it’s the nuts and seeds that go in our products, or the cardboard boxes that transport our jars to grocery stores around the country, we source local whenever possible to support and employ those within our communities. This has the added environmental benefit of reducing transportation emissions. +1 for Mother Nature.
What About The Plastic!?
We're happy you asked!
There are 3 reasons we use PET plastic jars.
It’s the most widely accepted and easily recycled material that currently exists. Our jars have the #1 next to the recycle symbol which means your street side recycling service will recycle it.
Glass is much heavier, which requires more gas and oil to transport. Glass also requires more packaging (plastic and paper) to prevent breakage during transportation. If you practice recycling, the plastic jar is a greener way to go. This Washington Post article goes into plenty more detail if you don’t believe us.
Tim Debus, president and CEO of the Reusable Packaging Association, said it best: “The real root evil of the pollution is not material based. It’s disposability.” Give your empty jar a second, third or fourth life when you’re finished by storing leftovers, planting a flower, or using it as a change jar. Or, join the reuse revolution!
1% of all sales go directly towards today’s top environmental causes.