GNSO KiloCan: Zero Waste Packaging that really Works!

The Challenge
How do you package oatcakes for delivery so they don't end up all in crumbs? How can you do this with materials sourced locally and without the package itself being wasteful of resources? In 2014 we devised what seemed a cool solution – cleaning and repurposing spent coffee cans – and tested it. We filled the cans with oatcakes and cushioned them with certified organic oatmeal. Then we mailed them to far away places. It worked! (See map below.)

The KiloCan
It worked so well we dubbed the invention "KiloCan" and then scrambled to find enough empty coffee cans to fill orders. The answer came from the Halifax Bridge Clubs where daily play consumes quite a bit of coffee, as well as from recycling minded customers and friends. The KiloCan created it's own ecosystem where empty cans come to the bakery and leave packed to the brim with oatcakes and a happy new outer wrapper. Update May 2023: The Bridge Club is back post-pandemic, so the KiloCan tradition carries on!

What exactly is in a KiloCan?
“Kilo” in this case is a misnomer actually. By the time a KiloCan makes it to the post office scale it is likely to be ±1750 grams! To achieve the safe transport objective, it's essential that the can is full. No wiggle room. This means we're packing over 80 oatcakes in every can. Sometimes quite a few more. And the packing oatmeal? It's edible of course and you are encouraged to use it in your cooking so there is no waste.

In Halifax $78
Via Canada Post to anywhere in Canada or the US $108.
Rest of world please inquire.

The following flavours may be available:
  • Classic Oatcakes
  • Cranberry Organic Oatcakes
  • Wild Blueberry Oatcakes
  • Cranberry/Blueberry COMBOS
  • Lavender Dreams
  • Maple Magic
  • Vegan Organic Buckyolas
  • Organic Haskap
  • Raspberry Organic Rockets
  • Haskap + Raspberry BLISSCAKES
KiloCans come only as single flavours otherwise it would be very hard to tell which oatcake you are eating. If you are having difficulty making up your mind try ordering our 5 package oatcake sampler for just $80 postage paid.



KiloCans and Samplers make excellent gifts!
Just let us know if you have any special requirements.

Jan 22, 2015
packing the oatcakes in oats is simply brilliant - well done
Gordon Stevens @uncommongroup

One KiloCan USA $78 + shipping = $108


Save on shipping:
Two KiloCans
$156 + $44 shipping = $200


Two KiloCans

KiloCan wrapper

KiloCans work.
If the Oatcakes you receive are not basically good, or are less than satisfactory, we'll send a replacement or refund your purchase.

Via Canada Post to anywhere in Canada or the US for $88.
Rest of world please inquire.
To order:   or call +1 902 444-4218

“having a cup of tea & the best oatcake I’ve ever eaten in my life!”
Tucson, Arizona
December 18, 2014   Tucson, Arizona
My husband who is a Brit just emailed me
“having a cup of tea & the best oatcake I've ever eaten in my life!”
Blimey! Well Done!
– Joan

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