Keepin' it real

This month’s cacao shipments are arriving in surplus packaging. Weird? We think so too, but hear us out. We’re living through a weird time where unpredictability is the name of the game. Like many companies, we’re experiencing logistical disruptions affecting our packaging supply— so we got scrappy.

The silver lining? By using our extra lemon and peppermint tins, we’re reducing our carbon footprint by 16.7% and we think that’s pretty sweet.

Thank you for believing in what we do. Our top priority is supporting you on your health journey, we wouldn’t be here without you. Every day we are learning ways to improve, we may not be perfect yet but we sure are trying! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our surplus packaging or just want to say “hi” email the team at

Bye, Bye Plastic

At GEM we are passionate about your health and the earth. That’s why we’ve worked hard to roll out a new and improved sustainable packaging system that reduces our collective carbon footprint. Why? Consumer packaging accounts for 20% of the waste in landfills.

2015 stats on municipal solid waste from

While recycling is a great start, ditching plastic is even better. Plastic usage has risen exponentially over the last 50 years, and plastic recycling hasn’t been able to keep up. Currently, only 9% of all plastic is recycled, and 50% of all plastic can only be recycled once in its lifecycle.

Unlike plastic, metal can be recycled an infinite number of times without degrading its quality, and with metal in limited supply, steel tins, aluminum cans and other metal objects are recycled more frequently than any other packaging material.

Refill and skip the landfill

Your first shipment of GEM comes in a recyclable welcome box complete with the new refillable tin. After that, you’ll receive compostable refill packs in reusable eco bubble mailers. Just refill your tin and compost or recycle your pack. It’s as easy as that!

Learn more about our refillable packaging system on our blog!

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