The Heart of the Problem

Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you plan to enjoy a candlelit dinner with that special someone, cuddle up on the couch with a sweetheart and a Hallmark rom-com, or just spend some quality time on your own, Valentine’s Day has one universal: chocolate. And, as we know here at the Orangutan Gang, chocolate also has one universal: palm oil.

What’s more, almost all fancy chocolate boxes contain palm oil, as do many Valentine’s Day editions of otherwise innocuous candies. When searching for candy, don’t forget to check the ingredients for items like “palm kernel oil”, “vitamin A palmitate”, and “glycerin”, which are often related to or derived from palm oil. And if you want to be extra sure, download the PalmSmart app and scan suspicious candies.

The Orangutan Gang wishes you a sweet Valentine’s Day… and reminds you of the endangered species counting on you to show them some love.

Thank you for saving the rainforest today!

~Pangaea Finn
Founder and Director

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