At Seattle Chocolate, we pride ourselves on doing the right thing. Whether that means treating our employees well, giving back to our community, or making sure we are always working to improve our company footprint, we strive to do what’s right. Now, we want to share a new pledge we’re making: to make all of our colorful truffle twist wraps compostable by early 2020.

What our compostable wrappers mean for the environment (and your garden)

Our new truffle twist wraps are made of cellulose, a principle structural material of plants, made from eucalyptus trees that are sustainably harvested from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) managed forests.

We make around 12.5 million truffles a year, which is about 8,000 pounds of bright truffle twist wrap.

These truffle wraps are expected to compost in 6-8 weeks in your home compost pile. We love the idea of all those bright truffle wrappers filling your compost bin and growing among your flowers!

Why Composting Matters

  • Diverting waste to a home compost can make a big impact on reducing your carbon footprint. Here are just a few ways:
  • Enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests.
  • Reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.
  • Encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material.
  • Reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint.

Look for the Apple Core

Beginning this spring, our creamy, meltaway truffles will start popping up in gift boxes and bags wrapped in 100% compostable twist wrap. We will transition all of the flavors by early 2020. Want to know if your truffle wrapper is compostable? Just look for the apple core!

What else we're doing:

We use ethically sourced chocolate made with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa.

We compost our chocolate scraps from production - over 25,000 lbs of chocolate scraps diverted from landfills per year!

We use only NON-GMO ingredients in all of everyday bars and truffles.

We sell our “factory seconds” to cut down on food waste.

We work with local partners to source as many ingredients as possible - including mint, honey, nuts, fruits and spices - in order to reduce our carbon footprint.

We recycle corrugate waste.

Our gift boxes use water based coating and vegetable oil based ink (non-petroleum based).