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Scoop Review: Discover Bath’s Sustainable Supermarket

If you haven’t already spotted Scoop on Lower Bristol Road, be sure to take a visit soon! This sustainable alternative to a supermarket has plenty of goodies, all fully-stocked, to feast your eyes upon… and they have a 10% student discount!

Opening in March 2020, at the announcement of lockdown, it has been in Bath for nearly two years now. Scoop has two defined missions: to improve people’s health and wellbeing, and to safeguard our planet for future generations.

Using ethically and sustainably sourced goods, Scoop has over 150 suppliers. They use a wide variety of local and independent producers, including British farming… Who knew that you could get quinoa grown here in Bath? Catering for all types of diets, including vegan and keto, you can find anything you need. With over 350 big vats of ingredients, and over 1,000 products, you can take a paper bag or bring your own containers and fill up with however much you want. Each product has nutritional information on it and you scoop up what you want then take it to be weighed and priced at the till. From pasta to spices, or sweet treats to frozen treats, everything is zero-waste. They reuse huge sacks which get regularly refilled by their suppliers, creating a circular system which means there is zero-waste. The store itself is remarkably clean and tidy and the staff are happy to help too. 

The household section of the shop is special… Once you open the door to the glass room, you get hit with a wave smelling of all the lovely products in store. The bath and beauty products like tea tree and witch hazel not only smell lush, but you can make your own products in there too! The household products are generally a big seller, from staples like washing up liquid to even dog shampoo. 

Some of our favourite features included the nut butter machine where you bring your own jar and choose your combination of nuts which they blend for you there and then! The chocolate station is also full of goodies from the South West, including new dark chocolate vegan peanuts (which are basically like M&Ms!). One of their most popular products is definitely the yoghurt coated freeze-dried raspberries… mmmmmm! You can also grind your selected coffee beans in the shop as well as try the kombucha bar! What can’t you do at Scoop?

Pop in to see for yourself and visit their website here: https://uk.scoopwholefoods.com/our-story/ 

Emily Godon

Emily is our Lifestyle Editor and a fourth year Politics and International Relations student. Formerly our Features Editor in 2019/20, if you want to talk all things music, food and movies then get in touch with her!

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