Surplus Produce and Inspired Workers Make Delicious Chutney

My wife is a sauce connoisseur; she adds hot sauce, ketchup, sweet chilli sauce on everything. When she’s feeling a bit more adventurous, she’ll mix up strange concoctions that end up tasting, I must admit, pretty  great. Since travelling through India last year, she’s been on a chutney frenzy so it was cool to come across Rubies in the Rubble, a chutney  company on a mission.

Born from the idea that ‘good things should not go to waste’, Rubies in the Rubble makes delicious jams and chutneys from surplus fruits and vegetables. Surprising for me to learn, in our culture of excessive waste, between 25 – 40% of fruit and vegetable crops are rejected by western supermarkets. The company, as much as they can, source their fruit and vegetables fresh from markets before they are discarded and uses them to create their range of products.

Along with tacking food surplus, Rubies in the Rubble is also addressing the shortage of jobs by training and employing those having challenges getting back into the workforce to make their chutneys, which are all handmade.

Rubies in the Rubble have put together some interesting combinations of chutneys from their red onion and chilli chutney to their pear and walnut chutney; for their entire range, click here.

Currently only available in London, UK, we’re hoping an online store will pop up soon.

Thank you Rubies in the Rubble for making our world wonderful.

LET ME KNOW, REPLY BELOW: What’s you’re favourite chutney combination?

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