Would you choose a candy heart over an orangutan in danger? What about a box of fancy-looking chocolates? The truth is, palm oil is ubiquitous in Valentine’s Day candy, and it’s up to you to check the labels. Most all fancy chocolate brands use palm oil in everything, so sometimes a casual Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup selection or a bag of Crunch hearts will be the best for the rainforest. But other candies are getting in on the craze too; Oreo has just put out a new Valentine’s Day flavor, called Love, Oreo, and here at the Orangutan Gang we’re a bit confused. How does a candy that is one of the most well-known proponents of rainforest destruction put out a flavor entirely based on love? We’re not sure, but it sounds pretty contradictory.
Be a label hero this Valentine’s Day and help save the rainforest! Your choices at the grocery store can mean the difference between survival and destruction for an animal or plant living in impacted areas. Show your love for the rainforest!
~The Orangutan Gang