We make wholesome food waste-fighting snacks to create more taste and less waste. And there’s more to our handmade fruit jerky and banana bars than saving fruit and helping the UK tackle food waste: they’re balanced snacks rich in both flavour and nutrients. We use simple, good quality ingredients to bring you the best snacking experience and fantastic nutritional value. Our snacks are vegan, gluten free, have no added sugar, additives or preservatives all packaged in highly innovative home compostable packaging to reduce packaging waste too.
More taste, less waste! Every single day in the UK, we throw out tonnes of perfectly good fruit. When we do that, we’re not just wasting the fruit that’s in front of us: we waste all the energy and resources that went into growing, processing, packing and transporting it. The UN estimates that each year 1.3bn tonnes of food, about a third of the total produced, is wasted, including about 45% of all fruit and vegetables – Snact aims to help solve this problem! The first product, fruit jerky, started being made by hand in 2013 from fruit collected from wholesale markets, and sold at markets across London. After a lot of trial and error, playing with a lot of fruit, and a successful crowdfunding campaign, the first packs launched into shops at the end of 2015. By 2016, Snact snacks found their way to offices and schools, and became stocked in Ocado, Amazon, Planet Organic, As Nature Intended, Sourced Market, and lots of independent outlets across the UK and beyond. Later that year Snact switched to home compostable packaging, realising a long-term ambition to start tackling packaging waste as well as food waste. “We’re always hungry for change, and ready to take on new challenges within the food system. Our commitment to sustainability goes far beyond surplus fruit too: we apply sustainable solutions to every aspect of our enterprise. We rescue fruit in the UK, make our snacks locally, and use highly innovative home compostable packaging to reduce packaging waste too.”
Life-long friends Michael and Ilana are the brains and passion behind Snact. They met at school in Brussels, where their families were based, and both afterwards embarked on separate careers in sustainability. They came together in 2012 to try to find an idea for a food business that would tackle some of the mountain of food wasted in the UK and globally every day. With supermarkets pledging to cut food waste 20% by 2025 they knew there was a need to help create this change. In the food markets they found fruit they could use as it could not be sold because of seemingly minor problems, such as ageing in bananas which gave Ilana the idea for “fruit leather” after finding a reference from the historian Dorothy Hartley to a recipe dating from 1700 for quince comfits – the equivalent of fruit pastilles – which require a mixture as “stiff as candied fruit leather” . They have extended their range to include delicious banana bars and the rest as they say is delicious history.
FRUIT JERKY Deliciously sustainable chewy dried blended fruit snack bursting with natural flavours. Handmade on a family farm in Kent with whole fresh fruit sourced predominantly from British surplus produce, it is vegan, gluten free, low calorie, and counts towards your five a day. We don’t use any concentrates, additives, or preservatives, just 100% fruit. ✔ Each pack saves one apple from going to waste ✔ Vegan ✔ Gluten free ✔ Part of your 5 a day ✔ No added sugar ✔ No additives or preservatives ✔ For snacking and baking ✔ In home compostable packaging Flavours: Apple & Raspberry Fruit Jerky The apple & raspberry is naturally sweet, tangy & punchy, just like you’d expect raspberries to be. Apple & Mango Fruit Jerky The apple & mango has full and juicy flavour combining the natural sweetness of mango and tartness of apples. Apple, Blueberry & Banana Fruit Jerky Apple, blueberry & banana is guaranteed crowd-pleaser with the deep flavour of blueberry and a subtle hint of banana sweetness. BANANA BARS Helping stop 1.4m bananas going to waste every day by turning them into awesome food waste-fighting banana bars made from only bananas, oats and pumpkin seeds. At less than 130 calories, delicious and good for the planet – what else could you really want?” ✔ Each bar saves one banana from going to waste ✔ Vegan ✔ Gluten free ✔ Part of your 5 a day ✔ No added sugar ✔ No additives or preservatives ✔ In home compostable packaging ✔ Definitely no dates! Flavours Apple & Cinnamon Kick Banana Bar Just bananas, oats and pumpkin seeds with a superfood boost of nutrient-rich pecans and anti-inflammatory cinnamon. Beetroot & Cacao Blast Banana Bar Just bananas, oats and pumpkin seeds with a superfood boost of anti-oxidant cacao, protein-rich quinoa flakes and heart-healthy almonds. Carrot & Spice Boost Banana Bar Just bananas, oats, and pumpkin seeds with a superfood boost of anti-oxidant carrots and walnuts.