FAQ

General

There are two options: our fruit baskets or Fruit to Go. The first thing we do is see how many people will be eating the fruit. Next you decide from the various options and combinations. Are there specific types of fruit you have in mind, or does a basket chock-a-block with variety sound good to you?

Fruit baskets:

5 to 6 persons:

  • To provide 5 to 6 persons with fruit for 1 week (± 1 piece per day per person), 5 kg of fruit (± 30 pieces) is the standard amount.
  • We provide eight varieties of the best fruit every week, which alternate based on season.
  • Small Fruit Snack

8 to 10 persons:

  • To provide 8 to 10 persons with fruit for 1 week (± 1 piece per day per person), 8 kg of fruit (± 55 pieces) is the standard amount.
  • We provide eight varieties of the best fruit every week, which alternate based on season.
  • Fruit Fun Pack

12 to 13 persons:

  • To provide 12 to 13 persons with fruit for 1 week (± 1 piece per day per person), 10 kg of fruit (± 65 pieces) is the standard amount.
  • We provide eight varieties of the best fruit every week, which alternate based on season.
  • Large Fun Pack

Do you employ more than 15 people? If so, you might want to consider combining different types of baskets.

For example: a great solution for a company with 20 employees is to go for 1 Large Fun Pack and 1 Small Fruit Snack.

Order your fruit basket here!

Fruit to Go:

Do you work in a larger company? Or is a varied fruit basket too much trouble? Do some of your employees really only like certain kinds of fruit? Yes? Customising your fruit selection is definitely a great option then.

You can either hand-pick the fruit you want, or you leave the choice to us. Orders and invoicing can be divided per shift, department, office, etc. Each service is sure to get the right amount of fruit. Delivery to your company's different offices takes place on the same day. Put your package together by choosing from the following fruits: apples, pears, bananas, clementines, peaches, nectarines, oranges, kiwis, and so on. Finally, decide whether you'd prefer a weekly, biweekly or monthly delivery.

Contact us for a custom quote!

Because we are convinced that you need your time to run your business and therefore you can't get involved in buying fruit. We ensure that your fruit is selected and purchased at the best quality we determine based on appearance, taste and shelf life.

Our business manager, Karel Paesmans, is an experienced rotten man in the business: "In the meantime, I have been running my own fruit farm for 30 years and have been buying fruit snacks for more than 10 years. Thanks to our many years of experience, we can offer the best fruit, especially in terms of taste, at any time. We always take the season and the environment into account. We grow our apples and pears ourselves. This short chain therefore drastically reduces our ecological footprint.  

The fruit is neatly delivered by our employees to the place of your choice so that you don't have to waste valuable time on this yourself. Our deliveries are always free of charge.

Moreover, the prices of the fruit fluctuate sharply throughout the year. With Fruitsnacks, the price of your fruit remains the same throughout the year. Handy for drawing up the budget. Oh yes: since 2012, offering fresh fruit on the shop floor is even 100% tax deductible.

Delivery

Deliveries always take place on Mondays throughout Belgium and Luxembourg. We also deliver to Limburg, Flemish Brabant, Antwerp, Brussels and Ghent on Wednesdays.

Your location determines the time at which your order arrives. It is a given that traffic and weather conditions also play a major role in the delivery process. If you provide us with your location, we can estimate when it will arrive at its destination.

If you have any special requests regarding afternoon breaks or special opening hours, please contact us. We do our level best to make sure your preferences are taken into account.

If, despite our quality procedures, a piece of fruit still slips through the net, or if your fruit is damaged during transport, please don’t hesitate and be sure to let us know. Finding the right solution to this issue is our pleasure.

If you have any complaints, please contact us via e-mail at fruit@fruitsnacks.be. That will make it possible for us to address the issue and find a solution as quickly as possible. In order to offer the best possible solution, we also ask that you send us a picture of the damaged fruit.

Our fruit

If stored properly, a fruit basket can last up to a week. Some fruit will ripen faster in the basket when combined with other kinds of fruit. Bananas, for example, secrete ethylene, which makes the other fruit in the basket ripen faster. It’s best to eat the soft fruits first since they usually spoil quicker. Apples, pears and bananas, on the other hand, can easily make it to the end of the week.

Be especially careful not to put the fruit basket in an overly warm room, and whatever you do: don’t set basket on a radiator! Fruit that cannot withstand the cold (bananas, kiwis and other exotic fruits) should not be kept in the refrigerator. Any other fruit leftover in the basket, however, is best kept in the refrigerator so that it keeps longer.

Do you need a few tips to get your fruit to ripen more quickly? If so, please keep reading here. (link to blog post)

You can let us know at any time if there's a type of fruit that shouldn't or can’t be included in your basket. The unwanted fruit will always be replaced with another type of fruit.

We grow our own apples and pears with which we fill the baskets. These are 100% of Belgian origin and end up directly from our orchard in the fruit baskets. 

In addition to local fruit, we always take the season into account. There are no clementines in summer and no berries or cherries in winter. In this way we reduce our ecological footprint and support the local farmers. 

Finally, we work closely together with organic farm de Wroeter from Kortessem. They focus on people who find it difficult to find a place on the regular labour market. We look at their talents and possibilities, in order to strengthen their self-esteem and position in society. Tailor-made work and care are central here. With a lot of love and patience they are working daily to provide us with the best organic fruit every week. As a supplier of our organic fruit, both the local economy, the community and the environment benefit, because the fruit does not have to travel far. This fits in perfectly with our buy-local vision.

Our manager and fruit grower Karel Paesmans will be happy to explain how we do it:

"With almost 70 ha of our own apple and pear trees of different varieties, I can supply you with the very best quality all year round. In our fruit company we grow 7 different varieties of apples (Jonagold, Jonared, Braeburn, Delbare Estivale, Elstar, Red Prince and Greenstar) and 4 varieties of pears (Conférence, Doyenné du Comice, Durondeau and the new variety Q-Tee). Together with my team, I pick about 2,500,000 kg of fruit each year, most of which I also store locally. So you can always enjoy Hesbaye fruit from your own cultivation.

The rest of the fruit that ends up in your fruit basket, I select myself at the early market in Brussels. I taste and choose on the basis of taste, quality and seasonality.

At the weekend, a permanent team, led by my wife Heidi, assembles the baskets. Each fruit undergoes two visual and manual checks for external injuries. If, despite our quality procedures, a piece of fruit still slips through the net, we are happy to replace it.

In addition, we keep three baskets of each fruit production as a preventive check: one is in our office at ambient temperature, one is in our refrigerated area and a third is with a field worker after the basket has gone through the entire logistics process on Monday.  If these three baskets have the same defect with the same type of fruit, we know that we have to take preventive action and inform our customers.  

Fruitsnacks is the only fruit supplier to companies that has the entire chain in its own hands: from cultivation, storage, purchase and composition of the fruit baskets to delivery. In this way we guarantee the very best quality!

Change of food makes you eat. After all, every week the same fruit basket at work would quickly become boring. We at Fruitsnacks insist on varying as much as possible. You can count on at least 8 different types of fruit each week, varying according to the season. Besides the classics like apples, pears, bananas, citrus fruits, grapes and kiwis, we also surprise you with seasonal fruits and exotic species like lychees, paraguayos, tamarinds, passion fruits, khaki's, dates, and so much more. In winter, when the supply is more limited, we offer you dried fruits such as figs, dates, apricots and nut mixes.

By the way, did you know that up to 50 different kinds of fruit were delivered last year? This in addition to more than 16 different varieties of apples and pears!

Environment

We grow our own apples and pears with which we fill the baskets. These are 100% of Belgian origin and end up directly from our orchard in the fruit baskets. 

In addition to local fruit, we always take the season into account. There are no clementines in summer and no berries or cherries in winter. In this way we reduce our ecological footprint and support the local farmers. 

Finally, we work closely together with organic farm de Wroeter from Kortessem. They focus on people who find it difficult to find a place on the regular labour market. We look at their talents and possibilities, in order to strengthen their self-esteem and position in society. Tailor-made work and care are central here. With a lot of love and patience they are working daily to provide us with the best organic fruit every week. As a supplier of our organic fruit, both the local economy, the community and the environment benefit, because the fruit does not have to travel far. This fits in perfectly with our buy-local vision.

A long time ago we thought about reusing our boxes and baskets. This is of course more ecological. But after obtaining advice from the FASFC, among others, we were strongly discouraged from doing so. This is because of food safety and hygiene and also because of the risk of cross-contamination. The choice of food safety therefore took precedence over the ecological aspect.

We also notice that our boxes are very popular with our customers because of their strength - so we are happy that at least part of them will be given a second life. 

FAVV also expressed the same objections about refillable packaging - which is why we have chosen our current cardboard packaging, which not only consists of recycled material but is also 100% recyclable. 

Our manager, Karel Paesmans, will be happy to explain this to you: 

"I choose to grow fruit in an environmentally conscious way in my fruit company. For example, I use solar panels for cooling and sorting the fruit. I like to continue this ecological line at Fruitsnacks. When I place my first order, I deliver the fruit in a basket. Subsequent deliveries are made in a slightly smaller, recycled box. This way you can present your own fruit in the basket.

Fruitsnacks has three warehouses (Aalter, Dilbeek and Lochristi) that supply our customers from these regions. We bundle our deliveries on Mondays and Wednesdays so your fruit can be carpooled with that of your neighbours. In this way, we limit social transport costs and try to keep our ecological footprint as small as possible.

Fruit of which too much is bought or fruit with a slight damage I lovingly donate to a good cause (the local food distribution, Saint Vincent). Damaged fruit I drive in winter to feeding grounds for the birds and roe deer. That way nothing of our fruit is lost.

We also commit ourselves to Kom Op Tegen Kanker and Make a Wish and work closely with the Wroeter for the production of our organic fruit baskets.

Finally, electronic invoicing is a matter of course for us".

A long time ago we thought about reusing baskets like some of our colleagues do. But we quickly came up against a number of drawbacks.

After obtaining advice from the FASFC, we were strongly advised against collecting the baskets and replacing them with a refilled basket. This was for reasons of food safety and hygiene and also because of the risk of cross-contamination. After all, it cannot be the intention that a basket from a non-sterile environment suddenly ends up in a pharmacy. 

We should also not forget the ecological aspect. We want to avoid going back and forth to pick up empty baskets at all times. That is why we have chosen to deliver a basket with the first delivery. Subsequent deliveries are made in Fruitsnacks boxes so that you can replenish your basket yourself. 

Invoicing and Prices

If ordered on a weekly or biweekly basis, the fruit baskets are cheaper. That’s because it simplifies logistics and enables us to maintain a fixed route.

Standard baskets:

 


Weekly

Biweekly

Monthly

Small Fruit Snack (5 kg)

€25.45

€25.95

€27.95

Fruit Fun Pack (8 kg)

€31.45

€31.95

€32.95

Large Fun Pack (10 kg)

€36.45

€36.95

€37.95

 

 

 

Gift baskets (including card and foil):

Have you been a customer for at least three months and would you like to thank a business relation for an enjoyable partnership, help a sick employee on the road to recovery with some vitamins, or surprise your staff spontaneously with a bonus? If so, Fruitsnacks’ delicious gift baskets might be just the ticket!

Local produce Basket

€49.95

Fruit For Business

€56.95

Seprosa® Luxury Basket

€61.95

Family Gift Basket 5 kg

€41.95

Family Gift Basket XL 8 kg

€46.95

All prices shown include shipping costs (in Belux) and exclude VAT and excise duties (where necessary). All prices are shown and invoiced in EUR.

If you are interested in larger quantities of a certain product or a larger delivery for the same location, please contact us for a custom quote.

Fruitsnacks doesn’t work based on contracts: we want to be as flexible as possible towards our customers.

If you ever want to cancel or change your order, our only request is that you inform us by Thursday at noon if you are expecting a delivery the week after. It's also no trouble at all to change volumes or delivery frequency during holiday periods.

Invoices are always sent monthly at the end of each month, either by post or electronically. Naturally our preference is to send this electronically. After all, we’re working towards making our ecological footprint as small as possible. The payment terms are stated on the invoice. For invoicing by post we charge an administrative cost of EUR 2.00, per invoice.

Not only is fruit at the office healthy, free and motivating for your employees, it's also 100% tax deductible! Manager Karel Paesmans worked long and hard at lobbying to make fruit at the office 100% tax deductible. Those efforts paid off because fruit at the office is now fully tax deductible. What this means in practice is that fruit is now included in the social benefits category. Just like coffee and water, office fruit now enjoys government tax exemption too. That means benefits for employer and employee alike.

Corporate tax in Belgium is currently 29%, which means that 29% of the purchase price on your fruit basket can be considered social benefit. Below you can find a brief overview of how it works.

 

Cost before tax

Social benefit

Cost after tax

Small Fruit Snack (5 kg)

€25.45

€7.38

€18.07

Fruit Fun Pack (8 kg)

€31.45

€9.12

€22.33

Large Fun Pack (10 kg)

€36.45

€10.57

€25.88

Prices on the fruit market fluctuate sharply throughout the year. But fortunately, as a customer, you don't notice any of that. At Fruitsnacks, the price for your fruit basket remains the same all year round. Handy when drawing up your budget!

Happy customers