Tofoo FAQs Tasty Tofoo Blocks

Tofu is a super healthy plant based protein. Made from soya bean curd, which sounds a bit weird but it’s actually amazing, and is one of the most complete and versatile protein foods in the world. Tofu has a subtle flavour, allowing it to be a taste chameleon – taking on the flavour of any dish it goes in and making it incredibly versatile.

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Super bean more like. Imagine a cross between a pea, a bean and a lentil – but better. In China they’re called ‘ta-tou’ which means ‘great beans’. Told you, super beans.

Hail! The mighty soya bean! Here at The Tofoo Co HQ we have a super sourcing policy so only the finest beans will make it through our front door.

Our soya beans have to be from a sustainable source (tick), must always be organic (tick, tick) and of course GM free too (tick, tick, tick). This is our bean guarantee.

We source all our beans from Canada and China and are always on the lookout for sources closer to home, but we will only ever buy great tasting, salute worthy, sustainable beans.

Read our Bean to Block Story

Nigari is your friend! To give our Tofoo a better taste and texture, we use a little thing called Nigari. It’s a natural ingredient created from seawater. We could have used calcium sulphate instead, like almost everyone else. But then what’s the point in only being as good as everyone else? Exactly.

We want you to enjoy Tofoo at its best. This is why we recommend that our Tofoo is not suitable for home freezing, as freezing can alter the texture - making it spongier. However, there is no food safety risk if you do decide to freeze Tofoo at home, but please defrost thoroughly before use.

As we use Nigari instead of Calcium Sulphate as our coagulant, there is only a trace amount of Calcium in our Tofoo - 87mg per 100g.

Tofoo Block Range

The cardboard can be recycled, however the film cannot be currently recycled.

Tofoo Crispy Range

The cardboard sleeve can be recycled, however the film and tray cannot be currently recycled.

All of our cardboard is from approved, managed and sustainable sources. We are talking to our suppliers about the possibility of using recycled or renewable materials to replace our non-recyclable materials.

All of our carton cardboard is from approved, managed and SUSTAINABLE sources.

Plastic usage is a big issue in food that The Tofoo Co are keen to try and minimise. On our block products, we use thermoform packaging. This is necessary to ensure we can deliver a food safe product that air cannot get to until a consumer is ready to eat it (if it does it will spoil quickly and become inedible). We don’t pack ours in a ready meal tray in water (the only other way we know tofu can be packed) as we think thermoforming gives a MUCH BETTER, less soggy product, that is ready to eat.

Thermoforming also uses a lot less plastic!

We are talking to our suppliers about the possibility of using recycled or renewable materials to replace our thermoform. These don’t appear to exist at the moment to work on thermoform machines, but we do keep looking for sustainable solutions. It’s a hard balancing act – and one we take very SERIOUSLY. Currently, GREAT TASTING, chilled, food safe products like ours unfortunately need plastic to stay fresh. But we will keep looking for more sustainable solutions we can use.