Kromkommer makes soups out of wonky vegetables. Normally, these vegetables would be rejected and disposed, however, there is nothing wrong with them apart from the way they look. This is what the founders write on their website:
"Our Kromkommer (a wordplay of the words crooked and cucumber) adventure started on a rainy Tuesday afternoon in the local market in Rotterdam. For the study Business Economics Jente & Lisanne looked into big world problems such as climate change and food waste. Looking into the food waste issue and seeing those astonishing facts inspired us to try and change the food system. Therefore they went to the local market to collect the fruit and vegetable leftovers at the end of the day. There they also discovered that the bins of supermarkets and restaurants were filled with the tastiest food. When Jente & Lisanne dove into the topics of food waste, they also noticed that food was thrown away because it was too small, too big, too crooked or had a funny shape. When they saw those two-legged carrots and wobbly tomatoes (and loved them!) the girls realized that something had to be done about it. In 2013, Kromkommer joined forces with Too Good To Waste and Chantal joined the club.
Kromkommer was founded with the mission to save all the fruits and veggies that otherwise would have been wasted because of their looks or overproduction. To be able to make this mission work, we have to change the whole system. Instead of ending up in the bin these wonkies should end up on someone’s plate! We believe in a world without waste. And therefore a lot has to be done….
Beginning in May 2014 the first Dutch soup line made out of wonkies was a fact. As we speak the soup can be bought at over 50 stores throughout the country. Now that the soup line is on the market we are thinking of making new recipes and products in order to save more wonky veggies and fruits."