By now we’re sure you know that it’s B-Corp month. You don’t? Well here’s a quick summary of what it means to be a B-Corp (and, by the way, you know Soulful is a B-Corp, right?):
Certified B Corporations are leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy.
In other words, B-Corps are businesses that balance profit with having a positive impact on individuals and the world around us.
That’s all well and good, but so what? Well, by buying products and services from B-Corps you can help make a difference. With a growing number of brands that have been accredited it’s becoming easier to make better choices in your day to day shop. And to help you out, we’ve picked 3 easy swaps to B-Corp brands to make your shopping basket B-Corptastic.
Cleaning Products - NEAT
We love NEAT! We think it’s neat ;)
Did you know most cleaning products are 90% water?
That is a whole lot of unnecessary water being shipped around the world. And mostly in single use plastic packaging.
Neat make concentrated cleaning products that you dilute with water in their gorgeous reusable aluminium packaging. It means no single use plastic and no need to ship water around the world.
Neat’s products are concentrated, so no more shipping unnecessary water and no more bulky products under our sinks.
You can buy neat on Ocado
Condiments - Dr Wills
Dr Wills… just what the doctor ordered
Did you know HEINZ KETCHUP HAS 19 SUGAR CUBES INSIDE...
It's shocking, right?!
Dr Wills is on a mission to reduce the sugar in our diets by cutting the amount of refined sugar in condiments. They’ve kicked out the sugar and sweeten their ketchup with just three and a half dates. The sweetness from dates and all natural ingredients - with no hidden nasties. We think this sauce is so good it’s like something cooked up in your kitchen (but better!).
What’s more, as a source of fructose, a natural type of sugar found in fruit, dates contain some essential vitamins (vitamin B) and minerals (potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron) - plus a significant amount of fibre.
The fibre found in dates can be beneficial for blood sugar control, as it slows down digestion, helping to prevent blood sugar levels from spiking after eating. For this reason, dates have a low glycemic index (GI), which measures how quickly your blood sugar rises after eating a certain food.
Pretty impressive, right?
But not only are these small but nutrient-packed delights full of fibre, they are also high in antioxidants, which may help prevent the development of certain chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, and diabetes.
And that's why they use dates at Dr.Will's. Not to mention they're also incredibly tasty and provide that delicious sweetness you look for in a ketchup!
You can buy Dr Wills at Tesco
Breakfast - MOMA
It’s all about oats with MOMA (make oats more awesome - get it?!). We love their oaty breakfasts here at Soulful and we love their values too.
For MOMA, oats are the key to a great breakfast - they keep you fuller for longer making it the ultimate breakfast choice.
And as they try to have a more positive impact on the environment they’ve removed plastic lids from their pots and are working on making all their packaging fully recyclable.
We also love that they want to share the breakfast love… MOMA was started to provide a quick and healthy breakfast, and they want everybody to be able to enjoy the health benefits and great taste of oats. That’s why they are committed to their school breakfast clubs, which so far have provided over 45,000 breakfasts to school children across the UK.
They also see that food waste is a huge issue in the UK, so to avoid contributing to this problem they work closely with Fareshare and other food charities to ensure their products don’t go to waste, but instead support people living in food poverty.
Stock up on MOMA at Coop
And, of course, you can always order our super easy B-Corp certified vegan OnePot meals to be delivered to you anywhere in the UK*. The ultimate in convenience. Delivery is free on orders over £34.99. You can also pick them up in Tesco, Co-op and Ocado.