Knödelkult's Delicious Dumplings Are Made From Unsold Bread

 - May 23, 2017
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Food manufacturer 'Knödelkult' creates food waste bread dumplings that are a sustainable twist on a German specialty. With food rescue initiatives on the rise, products that discourage food waste are becoming more prevalent than ever before -- fruit juices, snacks, beer blends, and even food waste restaurants are just some examples that encourage eco-friendly lifestyle practices.

In Germany alone, more than 500,000 tons of unsold bread are thrown away each year. On average, a German bakery throws away between 10% and 20% of the daily bread production.

In order to counteract this problem, the young entrepreneurs at Knödelkult launched the brand in 2016. The founders purchase bread at discounted prices from local bakeries and turn it into delicious dumplings -- snacks synonymous with traditional Bavarian comfort food. Dumplings are sold in 350 gram glass jars, have a long shelf life and are easy to prepare. Consumers can choose between 2 options: classics reloaded (with bacon, cheese, and onions), and vegetarian (with carrots, curry, and walnuts).