There are a few issues with conventional chocolate candies. They are unhealthy and made with controversial ingredients. To start one is the bone char sugar that conventional candies, cookies, chocolate, and other candies or treat have. It is refined sugar that has been bleached with animal bones, cattle, and pig bones!
The animal bones are used as decolorizing and deashing agents, particularly in cane sugar as this contains more colored impurities. Bone char possesses a low decoloration capacity and must be used in large quantities
It doesn't sound much like a treat to me. Even I am not vegan this sounds yummy.
Organic sugar found in certified organic chocolate and candies doesn't have this process instead.
The other issue is the palm oil responsible for deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia, extinction of Orangutan. Palm oil plantations are responsible for child labor and forced labor.
NOTE ABOUT PALM OIL: Nutiva organic and fair trade red palm oil is sustainably sourced from small organic family farms in Ecuador and does not lead to deforestation or harm to orangutans. The palm kernel oil (conflict palm oil) comes from Indonesia and Malaysia and it is responsible for rainforest destruction and human rights abuses. Many companies (like Nutella) use the conflict palm oil under different names such as "vegetable oil", so be sure to read the labels!
I have been searching for better chocolate since I learned that conventional candy companies use unhealthy ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and artificial vanillin and bone-char sugar!
🍃 Here you will find only organic, healthy, sustainable chocolate with vegan options that taste better than conventional chocolate!
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Kosher no corn syrup