Buy palm oil free chocolate
In regions such as Indonesia, the Orangutan & Sumatran tiger are losing out to human demand for palm oil. Their homes are torn down to make way for human demand. From 16 million hectares in 1900, there are just 500-600,000 left today. The result for species such as the Orangutan & Samtran tiger have been catastrophic.
Rainforests are the lungs of our planet. If they are not in good health, we cannot be.
One solution to the problem is to source palm oil free products, or at the very least reduce our intake of chocolate which has palm oil in it.
Where can you buy palm oil free chocolate and other products?
Ethical Consumer has lots of information about buying palm oil free products and it rates companies for palm oil, either for being a palm oil free company or for only using certified sustainable or organic palm oil. It also lists products from the best-rated companies that are palm oil free. This helps you buy with greater knowledge. Find out more here
Act for Wildlife also have information on sustainable palm oil shopping,whilst Ethical Consumer has a list of chocolate bars you can buy online which are palm oil free if you're looking for chocolate.Earlier this year in April 2018, Iceland supermarkets announced plans to ban palm oil in own-brand products - find out more here
Goodies you could look at...
Divine Chocolate says it does not use palm oil in the interests of preserving the rainforests. It says "Divine does not use any palm oil in its chocolate, and aims not to use any additional ingredients that contain palm oil. To that end we are working to detect any ingredient that may contain palm oil and looking for alternatives. We have removed palm oil from future batches of our Dark Chocolate Covered Salted Fudge. You can buy Divine Chocolate direct from their website or from online stores such as Natural Collection
Booja Booja is also rated highly by the Rainforest Foundation UK as a best buy for chocolate. You can find out where your favourite chocolate is rated here.
The Little Welsh Chocolate Company has palm oil free chocolate and all their products are palm oil free, soy free as well as being free from artificial colours and flavourings
Ethical Superstore have palm oil free chocolate bars from a number of different companies including Willie's Cacao, Equal Exchange, Montezumas, Moo Free, Divine Chocolate, Vivani and Seed and Bean.
Within the sustainable palm oil section, there are a huge range of products available, from make-up to soap, skin and hair care, toothpaste, chocolate, food and more.