High Quality Premium Ballotin Boxes from the UK’s leading Confectionery & Chocolate Packaging Specialist
The word "ballotin" originated in the French language, meaning "small package of goods". Ballotin cartons (sometimes called ballotin boxes) are elegant, single piece cartons designed for simple product insertion and they are a perfect canvas for creative packaging decoration.
Meridian is the foremost manufacturer of ballotin boxes in the UK, offering a wide range of sizes colours and finishes. The chances are you will have handled one of our ballotins or confectionery boxes in the past - either from our elegant and expansive range of stock lines or one of the millions of custom ballotin cartons we produce each year in a variety of chocolate box design styles from fold-flat, envelope bottom, crash-lock bottom, D-lock, transparent, printed, foiled and embossed. Our ballotins have been chosen by many of the UK and Europe's leading premium retailers.
Ballotin boxes are almost always tapered, meaning that they are larger in size at the opening. This unique shape is part of the traditional appeal of this style of packaging. However, straight-sided ballotins can be developed - and even twisted-side ballotins, cartons with scalloped edges and many other innovative plays on the original form are all possible. Our design team is always interested in a challenge; so if you want a chocolate box design that is a little bit different from standard gift packaging, we would be happy to create it with you. The benefit of being a deeper carton is that multiple layers can be added using our cushion pad inserts or through the use of layer cards, which we can provide to custom sizes and designs on request.
The Chocolate Ballotin Box and Fudge Gift Box is the most common application for our cartons. Although originally designed for use with chocolates and fudge, ballotins are also used as wedding favour boxes with sugared almonds or other favor gifts. Large ballotin boxes can also be used for soaps, candles and other larger gifts.