Got a few slices of wholemeal that are looking less than fresh? No doubt you’ll bung them in the bin without a second thought. But did you know that over 24 million slices of bread are thrown away every single day in the UK? It’s a shocking waste – but, thankfully, a new venture aims to turn those bits of bread into something even more delicious than a hot, buttered slice of Hovis.
Toast Ale is made using unsold bread that bakeries and sandwich shops would otherwise throw away. The team at Hackney Brewery turns the unwanted bread into breadcrumbs, and brews it with the usual hops, barley and yeast. The result: a mouthwatering ale that tastes great, and is good for society too. All profits from Toast Ale go to Feedback, a food waste charity aiming to halve food wastage by 2030.
Feedback founder Tristram Stuart is behind the venture. He says: “We hope to put ourselves out of business. The day there is no waste bread is the day Toast Ale can no longer exist.”
You know what they say about eating your toast crusts: it’ll put hairs on your chest. We reckon a drop of Toast Ale might do the same.
Via. LSN Global