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Choosing the Best Donut Packaging: 2024 Guide

Discover factors to consider when selecting donut packaging boxes, from materials and sustainability to design and customization options. Get the best packaging for your donuts!

Best Donut Packaging Boxes for 2024 

There’s more to a donut box than just the packaging itself. When it comes to picking the best donut packaging, you want to find a box that’s versatile, practical, responsibly produced, and showcases your product as well as your brand. Packaging your product in unique and appealing boxes helps to add to the overall customer experience when they buy, and potentially try your donuts for the first time.

So, to help you find the best donut packaging boxes here are some of the main factors to consider.


One of the most important considerations when it comes to choosing the best donut packaging boxes is the materials that it’s made from. Using the right material helps to ensure the quality and longevity of freshness of your product.

Most donut packaging boxes are made from food-grade cardboard or paperboard. As well as being food-safe, these materials are incredibly durable, so they’re ideal for protecting your donuts ensuring they still look appealing at every touch point for your customers.

Sustainable solutions

While we’re on the topic of donut box materials, it’s imperative to make sustainable choices when it comes to your packaging. Customers themselves are only getting more and more conscious of making sustainable choices, so packing your donuts in sustainable materials ensures your customers resonate with your brand. 

Packaging options that are recyclable and compostable appeal to a huge number of consumers and moving forward, sustainable packaging options will continue to become increasingly important.

Food-grade packaging

Food Safety accreditation is an important factor to consider in a food packaging manufacturer. Detpak has BRC accreditation at each of its manufacturing facilities. Complying to these food standards demonstrates a commitment to quality, safety and operational criteria that protects consumers. BRC is the most stringent food safety certification in the global food packaging sector. 

With this in mind, it’s important to check that whatever donut packaging boxes you end up choosing, they are food grade certified.

Oil and grease-resistant

It’s also worth looking for materials that are grease resistant. By opting for grease-resistant packaging you’ll be able to ensure that your donuts, and their packaging remain visually appealing. But when it comes to grease-resistant packaging, not all packaging is equal. 

A lot of grease-resistant packaging contain PFAS which are known to pose serious concerns to the environment, from their persistence and bioaccumulation to their ability to quickly contaminate water supplies. Thankfully, many packaging manufacturers, including Detpak, are moving away from PFAS, and are opting to manufacture no-added PFAS food packaging.


From square to rectangular donut boxes, you want to select a design that’s best going to showcase your product to the customer, as well as suitably hold donuts.  

Consider packaging with a transparent window, these are a great way to display your donuts on-counter allowing your customers to visualise the product both before and after purchase. A stackable and transport-friendly design is ideal, assisting both your business and your customers, allowing for easy transportation.  

Sizing options

When it comes to picking the best donut box, it can be worth choosing a product that comes in a range of sizes. This way you have the option of choosing a size that best suits your specific product, and various quantities of donuts. Ultimately, the boxes should be large enough to comfortably fit your donuts and give the best visual display. 

Whether you’re selling single or multiple donut packs, it’s important to have packaging that’s available in a range of sizes to suit your current and future needs. 


Why not use your donut packaging as a way to market your business. Designing your own unique, customised packaging can really help your donuts stand out from the competition. Add your logo, brand colours and other branding elements to create an eye-catching and memorable packaging solution to house your donuts.

Design your dream donut box with Detpak

At Detpak, we stock a range of donut cartons that have been crafted from sustainably  sourced paperboard. Our donut cartons are both recyclable and compostable once the plastic window has been removed. The Australasian Recycling Label (ARL), on pack, makes it easy for your customers to identify them as recyclable. Plus, they have no plastic lining and no-added PFAS.

Available in five convenient sizes ranging from a single pack through to a 12-pack carton, our donut boxes are stackable for simple storage and easy transportation. Complete with a clear window, your customers will have a clear view of the product inside.


Our range of donut boxes are available for custom print production. Or, if you’re after something a little more bespoke we also have our LaunchPad lab for design, research and development, where we can assist you in designing and creating your very own custom donut packaging.

At Detpak, we’re dedicated to providing you with sustainable packaging solutions, using paper and board from large, reputable raw material suppliers.  

Explore our huge range of packaging options today or get in touch with our friendly team to find out how we can help you create the perfect donut packaging.

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