We set the highest standards for the products we use. Whenever possible we use organic products. But unfortunately they are not always available and not every product is available in an organic version. In any case, you can be 100% sure that we use the following certified products:
Organic Milk, Cheese and Butter
Organic milk comes from cows that have comfortable stables. They spend at least 120 days a year in the pastures. There they eat fresh grass, clovers and herbs. The pastures are not chemically fertalized and no pesticides are used. Their winter diet consists or organically grown fodder.
The organic flour for our fancakes and waffles comes from Dutch and German farms and is provided by the small family business De Zuidmolen (South Mill), at an old flour mill in the rural East of The Netherlands.
Our ‘Golden’ organic bananas come from South and Central America, and because of the ideal climate, they are available almost all year around. The farmers do not use chemical or sunthetic pesticides.
We bake our pancakes in organic ghee. The is clarified butter from which water and mmilk solids have been removed. Ayurverdic health teachings from India consider ghee as one of the foods that contribute most to good health.
Organice Chocolate-Hazenut Sauce
Our famous chocolate-hazelnut sauce is made from 100% natural ingredients, without coloring, preservatives and artificial flavors. the farmers from Peru, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic get a fair price for their products.
The Happy Pig uses bacon from organic raised pigs, provided by the company of the brothers De Weert in the rural East of The Netherlands. The animals have free range, a view of at least four meters, have bedding in the pens and get organic fodder.
Our honey, maple syrup, agave syrup, cinnamon and most of our jams and sugar are organic/EKO certified. We use organice/EKO certified, fair trade or direct trade, Depending on the season we use organic apples (golden rennets). Our bio/EKO certified oranges (most of the year available) are grown by the southern Spanish company Azahar. Our cups, pancake trays, napkins, forks and straws are biodegradable.
Organic or Bio?
Products with the European organic logo meet the strict requirements that the European law imposes on organic farming and food production. Organic farmers do not use chemical pesticides or fertilizers and organic products do not contain artificial flavors or colors and no genetically modified ingredients are used. The farmers also meet the requirements regarding the environment and animal welfare, such as larger housing. Besides the European organic logo national and regional labels may be used. The Dutch ‘EKO’ logo van thus be seen next to the European ‘organic’ logo. There is no difference between products with the ‘EKO’ logo and those with the ‘organic’ logo.