What does Home Compostable mean?
What are your Home Compostable bags made from?
Our bags are made from plants! More specifically, a mix of GMO-Free Corn Sugars and Wood Pulp. The printed and barrier layers are made from cellulose, which are derived from Wood Pulp. The inner sealing layer is a bio-polymer (naturally occurring structure) made from GMO-Free Corn Sugars.
Are your Home Compostable bags Certified Home Compostable?
Each bag is made using Certified Home Compostable Films. We have worked closely with our packaging partner to ensure our films are Internationally Certified Home Compostable to OK Compost HOME Standards. To achieve individual certification for each bag, they would need to pass through an independent accredited test house. Due to the cost of each individual certification and time, we haven’t certified each individual bag, but is something we’re working on right now!
What's the difference between Home Compostable and Biodegradable?
Does it really compost? (Yes, it does!)
Are all of your products going to be Home Compostable one day?
Here at Proper Crisps, we are all committed to creating a sustainable and delicious future, and packaging is an area where we can have a big influence. This has been a big focus for us and is an area that we are always looking to improve. As home compostable packaging technology is always advancing , we are starting off by transitioning our new products into these bags, as availability of Compostable film is also in limited supply. We are using this as a chance to hear consumer feedback, and to review any operational challenges caused by using a new film in our business. The more companies that come on board, the quicker we can help develop the industry and collection facilities.
What if I don't have a Compost Bin?
What Oil do you use?
Why are your Kumara Crisps different colours?
Don't worry, we haven't got the Garden Medley and the Kumara crisps mixed up! We use a Seasonal Medley of Kumara from the team at Kaipara Kumara in Northland. In each bag we have batch-cooked in High Oleic Sunflower Oil – Orange (Beureguard), Red (Owairaka), Gold Kumara (Toka Toka) Purple Dawn, and other seasonal varieties, and lightly sprinkled with Marlborough Sea Salt – uniquely Proper!
Why is there Sugar in your Cider Vinegar Crisps?
As you are probably aware we only use natural ingredients, no food additives at all. We add the smallest amount of sugar to balance out the flavor and counter act the acid to create a more fuller and rounder flavor. We selected raw sugar as this is less processed than white sugar and is a much better alternative to Maltodextrins E965 (a food additive).
The amount of sugar we add is so low, that it doesn't even affect the nutritionals between this bag and our other flavours!
Do you provide any Sponsorship opportunities?
We think it's important to pay it forward and cultivate success and we are proud to be able to support various causes with Proper Love! We have had a tradition of supporting local events and community groups, and have recently shifted our focus towards improving sustainability and making a positive impact on the environment. We are working towards supporting sponsorship opportunities that have same vision. If you have an event or cause you'd like us to consider, please use the contact form on our Contact page to let us know!
I don't eat Gluten, can I your Crisps?
Our crisps are 100% Natural, Real Food. They are Gluten & GMO Free and are Vegan-friendly, with no Added MSG or Trans Fats. We have an allergen-safe site, which means we ensure all our ingredients are supplied to us from allergen-free suppliers and producers.