Cocoa Libre- 'Free From' Packaging

A new 'free from' company approached us when they wanted to launch a uniquely branded product aimed at children who normally miss out because of allergies.

Cocoa Libre chocolate packaging

Spotting a gap in the market for allergy free products in 2014 inspired Cocoa Libre to launch and create a chocolate brand for children that focussed on quality ingredients whilst also having a fun graphic design edge.

Within a year of the brands launch, they were approached to supply Holland & Barrett and Booths and since then the brand has gone from strength to strength, including recent commendations in the Free From Food Awards.

One of Cocoa Libre’s requisites for finding a packaging supplier was to find someone who was able to certify their environment as nut free. Our BRC certification means we follow strict guidelines that see us having procedures in place to ensure our factory remains free of all possible contaminants. We manufacturer our packaging on site in a low risk, nut free environment.

Before we began designing packaging for the chocolate Penguins we carried out a full assessment of practicability and cost-effectiveness. After initial prototypes failed drop tests we designed a transparent insert that stopped the penguins from spinning around in their box during transit. These constructional changes had the dual purpose of also improving assembly packing times and in-turn labor costs.

As the products required primary packaging for direct food contact we manufactured using food grade materials for the insert and PVC carton. The box was printed CMYK using migration harmless inks and food grade lamination to ensure an extra barrier against oils, whilst also complying with EU food packaging legislation.

Cocoa Libre Penguins-msp


The end result was an eye-catching product that had real shelf presence due to the vibrant print and transparent packaging combination. 

Our knowledgeable design team are on hand to advise on the best materials required for your project, whether for chocolates or candles, why not get in contact to discuss your packaging project.

Project feedback

“I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have such efficient, fast, friendly service and you go the extra mile too... Many thanks for all your patience in assisting with this and helping me get it to this stage”. Louise Harrison, Director

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