The UK food fashion industry has welcomed a trendy new idea in sandwich couture - Buzzcloth, a sassy wrap soon to be seen on the best dressed sandwiches.
Buzzcloth is organic hemp infused with beeswax and plant extracts which results in a very pleasing 'cling cloth' that is able to seal around food with the help of the warmth of your hands. This 'mould-and-hold' quality makes Buzzcloth a fabulous kitchen accessory for anyone wanting to reduce their consumption of nasty, toxic foil and plastic. Use it to wrap sandwiches, bread, vegetables, rising dough, leftovers, fruit halves - anything that you would typically need foil or plastic for.
Not only is Buzzcloth an all-natural alternative, it is also washable for re-use many times over. Simply rinse in warm water, or hand wash in soapy water amongst other dishes with a soft sponge, or brush. It can be air-dried or towel dried for immediate use.
Buzzcloth can withstand temperatures up to around 60 degrees celsius so is not suitable for use in the oven, microwave, or dishwasher.
Says Buzzcloth founder, Yolanda Drewell : "I was searching for a food-safe, natural alternative for foil to wrap my children's sandwiches in when I stumbled across the idea of waxing cotton with beeswax. I played around and came up with my own version which became Buzzcloth."
Buzzcloth comes in three different sizes : small is ideal for fruit, vegetables or handfuls of nuts, seeds and granola; medium for lunches such as wraps, sandwiches and rolls, and covering bowls; and the 'One Big Mama' which is a large cling cloth for covering larger bowls or wrapping loaves of bread.
There are also gift packs available which are ideal as gifts for dinner parties, birthdays or house warmings.
"Eco-holics will love Buzzcloth, but so will ordinary mums who are trying to do their bit for the environment and the health of their families," says Drewell. "Every little bit helps."
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This is the rather unconventional blog for Buzzcloth, the fabulous biodegradable and reusable alternative to foil and plastic in your kitchen and lunchbox.