TruffleHunter is expanding its site at South Cerney near Cirencester to keep up with demand. The development sees a collection of new spaces including a larger production area and a new dedicated snack manufacturing line.
The company, which won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise earlier this year, has also announced a new range to its snacking portfolio. The White Truffle & Lobster Crisps and the Black Truffle Crisps are now available in fully recyclable tins and compostable bags.
Nigel Whitehouse, CEO of TruffleHunter said: “Part of our investment has gone into creating a production line for our new range of compostable truffle crisp bags. There are very few companies offering this kind of packaging, as crisp packets are notoriously difficult to recycle. As well as this, our tinned snacking range is now fully recyclable, and fits perfectly alongside Gloucestershire County Council’s bid to encourage metal recycling. As consumers continue to become more environmentally aware, we are keen to play our part in ensuring that we become part of the solution, not the problem.”
In the last four years, thanks to the curiosity around truffle and truffle flavours, TruffleHunter has reported 200 per cent growth, with a predicted turnover of £8m+ in 2021. Notably, the range of truffle snacks (including Truffle Crisps, Truffle Popcorn and Truffle Seaweed Tempura) has seen a huge spike in international markets such as America, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong and China.
Born over 10 years ago, the TruffleHunter range is produced at its Cotswold base, using trusted partners to offer truffle dairy products such as butter and cheese. With a reputation for quality truffle products, TruffleHunter products are sold on their website, as well as through Amazon and international partners. TruffleHunter also supplies a number of Michelin star chefs and trade outlets across the world.