Palm oil has become ubiquitous in our daily lives, present in everything from milk to snack food to ice cream. But perhaps the most sinister disguise for products containing palm oil is in candy, sweets, and desserts. Hidden within these diabolically delightful concoctions are palm oil aliases and derivatives, fueling rainforest destruction and habitat loss with every bite.
Although it may seem impossibly difficult to check the labels for every type of candy, our new infographic can help you make educated candy choices- and even contains some recommendations for palm oil free Halloween parties! Click the image below to view the new Halloween infographic.
You can also find a longer list of palm oil free Halloween candy on the Products Without Palm Oil website.
In addition to choosing palm oil free products, you can alert your neighbors about the palm oil issue or even tackle the most popular trick-or-treating streets in your area with our Halloween Handouts, small, printable postcards which detail how to avoid palm oil in Halloween candy.
The video below shows Orangutan Gang founder Pangaea Finn going door-to-door on Boise’s Harrison Boulevard, educating homeowners about the palm oil issue. Harrison Boulevard is the most crowded street in the city on Halloween night, with some homeowners handing out several pounds of candy to eager trick-or-treaters, so providing conservation education about Halloween candy is especially important in order to maximize sustainable scaring this October 31st.
Thank you for saving the rainforest today!
~Pangaea Finn, Founder and Director