An ice cream company is using food waste for new flavours and it sounds DELICIOUS
Portland-based ice cream company Salt & Straw wants to draw attention to food waste.
The small batch chef-driven company is crafting a whole host of new flavours made exclusively from food that otherwise would have been thrown away.
Salt & Straw are known for their off-beat take on classic flavours; their chocolate ice cream is laced with marshmallow fluff, and their strawberry holds hints of honey balsamic vinegar and black pepper.
Love our Chocolate Caramel Potato Chip Cupcake ice cream? Today's your last chance to try the @wizbangbar version—the Chocolate Caramel Potato Chip Sundae! Stop by to dig into our house made chocolate cake topped with chocolate fudge soft serve, marshmallow fluff, and a handful of Ruffles potato chips popping out the side to say hello. We top it off with a drizzle of caramel and a light dusting of fleur de sel, and all the spoons you need. Two new sundaes are launching tomorrow, but we'll be sorry to see this one go!
March's flavors were selected by our fans and team members to bring back the all-time favorites from months past, and it's been such a joy to offer these flavors all month long! But heads up: Rose Water, Saffron, & Pistachios, Chocolate Caramel Potato Chip Cupcake, Pots of Gold & Rainbows, Coconut with Petunia’s Salted Caramel Bars, Cinnatopia, and Coconut Marionberry & Pecan Shortbread will disappear when our shops close on Thursday night and our ice cream elves replace them with our kid-inspired April flavors. You've been warned! (Thanks for the photo, @emilyilluminate!)
So, as you can see ( we're just cleaning up the drool) you can be sure their 'food waste' flavours will be up to scratch.
Second-Steeped Rum Spices and Apple Butter are the first in a series of new flavours.
Speaking to Fast Company, founder Kim Malek said,
“ We were really struck by the idea that we waste 40% of our food in the United States, and that children in our cities are going hungry ”.
Around a third of the food produced in the world is lost or wasted each year, this amounts to around 1.3 BILLION tons. A small ice cream shop probably won't make a massive dent in the grand scheme of things, but at least they're doing something.
We'l be thinking twice before throwing away over-ripe strawberries or brown bananas, they could become something extraordinary.