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Palm Oil Free Easter eggs

Mar 16

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16/03/2018 11:08  RssIcon

Keep it simple this Easter and pick a company that is palm-oil free 

 

Palm oil is a controversial ingredient found in over 50% of products in the supermarket aisle. Its production is destroying rainforests, biodiversity and communities. 

Palm oil is used as a bulking ingredient, and because of its widespread use, we now rate companies on their palm oil policy. 

This Easter, buy your chocolate eggs from companies that are committed to ethical business practice and have decided to avoid using this controversial ingredient altogether. 

The following four brands are all made by palm oil free companies: 

 

Booja Booja

Booja Booja began in 1999 and is committed to making sustainable and vegan products. Its chocolate is organic, dairy free, gluten free and soya free. 

Its vegan chocolates were crowned best in the UK by a taste test conducted by the Good Housekeeping Institute, they beat 141 rivals, including Lindt and Tesco’s finest collection. 

 

Image: Booja Booja

 

Once you have enjoyed the chocolate, you can cherish the designs - Booja Booja’s papier mache egg boxes are painted by the Persian Dowery company, in Kashmir, India, who create intricate designs on the boxes.

You can buy Booja Booja easter eggs from their website, Ocado, Holland & Barrett, Waitrose and many health stores across the country. 

 

Divine

Divine was launched in 1998 and prides itself as the first farmer-owned Fairtrade chocolate company. The Kuapa Kokoo Ghanian cooperative farmers who grow the cocoa beans own 44% of the company. 

 

image: Divine

 

They have a range of Easter eggs from popcorn to toffee and sea salt. Buy from a number of farm shops, online or pop into Waitrose or the Co-op. 

 

Montezuma

Montezuma was set up in 1999 by two self-taught chocolate makers and remains today a small family business where “‘substance wins over style”..’ Most of the chocolate they make is organic.

 

Image: Montezuma easter egg

 

Bucking the Easter egg trend, they want to focus on a “‘more chocolate, less packaging”’ approach. This year, they have introduced a brand new 100% cocoa button egg which is vegan, sugar free, gluten free and soya free! 

Buy directly from their website or on Ocado. 

 

 

Cocoa Loco 

Operating from their ‘chocolate barn’ in Sussex, Cocoa Loco produces 100% Fairtrade and organic chocolate. Their Easter egg collection includes large eggs and a selection of mini eggs. 

 

Image: cocoa loco

 

Order your palm-oil free egg directly through their website before the 26th March to receive your Easter egg in time for Easter weekend. 

You can also buy their chocolate from Abel & Cole, John Lewis, Oxfam and other shops and delicatessens throughout the country.

 

 

 

 


 

Check out our palm oil free list which ranks supermarkets, biscuits, chocolate, and even pet food brands on their palm oil policy.  

 


 

 

 

 


 

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