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Our favourite Halloween food packaging designs

Halloween is a great time to look at some innovative food packaging designs. Alongside Christmas, the holiday is perhaps the most creative time of the year for foodie fans, and we love to feel inspired by some of the spooky food packaging designed and produced by big brands and independent traders.

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by Laura Dunn in themed packaging
custom chocolate packaging

A time for chocoholics: Chocolate Week 9-15th October

The love of chocolate is something we can all agree on, and with 8 million Brits eating chocolate every day; it is safe to say that this sweet treat is a firm favourite in the United Kingdom.

Creating chocolate is not an easy process, with the six stages involving fermentation, drying, roasting, crushing, grinding and conching to release the beans from the cocoa pod.

The UK is in the middle of a chocolate revolution, with many chocolate fans setting up micro operations to create great quality chocolate in small batches. Milk chocolate makes up 50% of all chocolate consumed in the UK, closely followed by dark and milk.

Coinciding with Chocolate Week is the Chocolate Show at the Olympia in London. Taking place on the 13th-15th October, a whole host of events are taking place to celebrate the luxurious treat. A Chocolate Show with chef demos, workshops, tastings, sculptures, pop up restaurants and a chocolate bar will be in action – making it the perfect place for chocoholics to indulge.

At Charlotte Packaging we work with chocolate and confectionary businesses to create bespoke packaging for this sweet treat. From paper sheets to polypropylene bags, our bespoke products display confectionary and chocolate in an eye-catching way and can be fully customised to reflect your brand.

We’ve created laminated back seam bags for Easter eggs, block bottom bags for miniature treats and fully branded opaque bags for Fairtrade chocolates.

To find out how we can create bespoke packaging for your chocolate treats contact us on 01495 741589.

by Laura Dunn in Chocolate packaging
coffee bag personalised

Grab a cup! International Coffee Day: 1st October

There’s always time for a cup of coffee, and caffeine fans across the globe will be celebrating the third International Coffee Day this weekend.

A global celebration of coffee’s journey from farm to local shop, International Coffee Day is a great time to celebrate what we all love about coffee and those who help to make it.

Our location of South Wales is home to a large range of independent coffee houses and roasters. Introducing us to the joy of artisan coffee, the journey from bean to cup is a particular passion of these artisan coffee houses and the talented baristas who love coffee as much as we do.

As bespoke coffee packaging providers, we work with many coffee roasters and shops, provide a range of unique coffee (and tea) packaging solutions.

A recent example includes:

A bespoke block bottom side gusset coffee bag for the Fine Food and Cheese Company. We absolutely love the green panel with hand drawn coffee bean illustration.

For further details on our range of bespoke bags for coffee contact us on 01495 741589.

by Laura Dunn in Coffee Packaging
hospitality packaging

Branding a business: packaging extras for hospitality businesses

When it comes to hospitality, your packaging needs to be of the highest quality. First impressions count for businesses specialising in hospitality – and the little extras can go a long way.

At Charlotte Packaging, we specialise in bespoke branded items for hospitality businesses.

Focusing on food and guest amenities, we are able to create branded:

  • Butter tops
  • Cutlery packs
  • Platter bags
  • Film or paper soap packaging
  • Labels
  • Coffee cups
  • Plastic carrier bags for laundry
  • Transparent film biscuit packaging
  • Paper napkins

Bespoke branding can help you to nurture customer loyalty, enhancing the value that reflects your unique image. By positioning your brand for success, we can help you make everyday essential hospitality items special.

For further information on how we can help you with bespoke branded hospitality items contact us on 01495 369883.

by Laura Dunn in Uncategorized
Abergavenny Food Festival

Foodie fun at the Abergavenny Food Festival

Our favourite food extravaganza is almost here! The Abergavenny Food Festival runs from the 16th-17th September, and is the largest and longest running food festival in Wales.

Created in 1999 by two local farmers to promote confidence in British produce, this inclusive and welcoming event is the destination for the exploration and enjoyment of all things food. The Abergavenny Food Festival brings an estimated £4 million for the local economy and is committed to employing young people.

On our doorstep, the Abergavenny Food Festival hosts a range of product testing, kids activities, masterclasses, cookery lessons and topical debates to transform the way in which we think about food, promoting new ideas and the origins of our food.

A range of food heavy weights are scheduled to be at this year’s Festival, with speakers including Hugh Fernley Whittingstall, Angela Gray and Jay Rayner as well as a whole host of other influential chefs, journalists and commentators.

Alongside the high profile names, the Food Festival will include a Cheese and Wine Market, a Fish and Fizz Market, a Producers’ Market over three locations and a Night Market. We’re also excited to see that Hobbs House Bakery, famed for their hand moulded sourdough, organic and gluten free loaves will be in attendance!

We’re looking forward to seeing and taste testing some of the finest produce from local producers- as well as seeing some of our bespoke packaging in action!

by Laura Dunn in Uncategorized