Honeywell Bakes, a UK-based company, was born out of a love for baking and a passion for bringing joy through their handcrafted biscuits and baking kits. Established in 2012 over a cup of tea and a biscuit, they have grown into a team of eighteen self-proclaimed baking connoisseurs with a cookie cutter collection of over 2000. They're based in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside in an old barn converted into a bakery. Being a Real Living Wage employer, they are committed to their team's well-being.
Craftsmanship is at the core of Honeywell Bakes' operations. Their biscuits are handmade in their artisan bakery, using traditional baking methods and local ingredients whenever possible. This includes locally sourced eggs, organic flour milled in the Cotswolds, British grown sugar, and locally produced butter. Each biscuit is hand cut and then meticulously iced, often involving intricate hand-painting in edible ink, piping with royal icing, or creating beautiful edible art with fondant icing. The team is also involved in testing recipes for their baking kits, with options ranging from artisan bread to young bakers' kits for children aged 2-12.
Honeywell Bakes takes pride in being environmentally and socially conscious. They aim to reduce waste by reusing and recycling wherever possible. Any food waste that can't be consumed is composted, reinforcing their commitment to sustainability. The packaging used for their products is mostly home compostable, and what isn't is recyclable. They've also made strides to eliminate plastic use wherever possible, opting instead for plant-based cellulose bags and paper envelopes.
The company has earned B Corp certification, indicating their commitment to balancing profit with purpose. This means they are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. They also support the charity partner "1% For The Planet" with a donation from every sale, as well as Farm Africa, a charity committed to empowering women and sustainable farming in East Africa. Honeywell Bakes embodies the principle of using business as a force for good, making them more than just a bakery, but a responsible and ethical business model to admire.