There are a few issues with conventional chocolate. 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!
USDA Certified Organic
Kosher no corn syrup
Sjaak's USDA Certified Organic Chocolate
How pretty are these chocolate boxes? This is by far my favorite organic chocolate brand!
You can’t get a more organic and delicious company than this female-owned, family-operated business based in California, specializing in organic and vegan chocolate, dedicated to respecting the environment, community, and earth.
🍃 USDA Certified Organic: all the ingredients used to make their handmade chocolate are made without synthetic or artificial ingredients, and no GMOs. They embrace biodiversity, soil, and water preservation, giving even greater flavor to their gorgeous chocolate and candies.
🍃 Vegan: All their chocolate amazingly is vegan, no animal products are used, making them even more environmentally friendly. Dairy-free, egg-free, gelatin-free, and most importantly their sugar is bone char-free. (Yes, conventional sugar has bone char, primarily made using cattle and pig bones!!)
🍃 Kosher certified, in a gluten-free, dairy-free, and corn-free facility. What more can one ask?
They are not only beautiful but are the most natural, sustainable, certified chocolate brand I know. And are also incredibly scrumptious, the best I have ever had!!
💖 My favorite boxes are…all of them! They offer a super yummy, cute “bear hug”: dark chocolate heart filled with organic, vegan gummy bears. Also, a dark chocolate-filled heart, heart bites, peanut butter crunch, coconut milk chocolate, raspberry truffle dark chocolate, along with milk chocolate.
💖 For the LOVE of Chocolate: Pink box of 12 truffles, a decadent assortment of dark, white, and coconut milk chocolate
💖 Melt My Heart: melt-in-your-mouth fudge truffles, dusted with powdered vegan sugar, and coconut milk chocolate truffles.
They are absolutely the best chocolate I have had, and also the healthiest chocolate you can get! I promise you!
Cocomels Organic Caramels
🎃 Halloween treat?
Organic candies are here!! 🍬 🍭
USDA certified organic, these coconut milk caramels are made with organic ingredients: organic coconut milk, organic brown rice syrup, sea salt, and xanthan gum! That’s it!
🍃Not only are they organic, non-GMO, palm oil free (responsible for deforestation), dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free, but they are also vegan, and their cane sugar is not bleached with bone char, like conventional white sugar found in traditional candies!!
🍃We can all choose to offer organic candy for this Halloween, like these Cocomels, which are healthier for us, our kids, and for the environment, plus they’re incredibly delicious! 😋🍬
You can find it at Thrive Market for less!
Nutiva Organic Hazelnut Spread
Delicious Organic Nutella-alternative without palm oil. 🍃NOTE ABOUT PALM OIL:
Nutiva Organic and Fair Trade Certified 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. Conflict Palm Oil is found in cosmetics as well.
According to @world_wildlife companies use the conflict palm oil and it is listed under 25 different names such as "vegetable oil", so be sure to read the labels! 💚 💗
Organic Nocciolata Nutella-Alternative
🎄Who is ready for hot cocoa with organic “Nutella?” 😋Made by Rigoni Asiago Nocciolata is a delicious organic hazelnut and cocoa spread that tastes better and it is healthier than Nutella! Both are made in Italy, with a big difference:
💚Nocciolata is organic, kosher certified, non-GMOs certified, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and vegan. (Nutella is not organic, it has dairy and soy in it). Most importantly, Nocciolata does not have vanillin (an artificial flavor) and NO palm oil; both are in Nutella. (Palm oil is not only unhealthy but is responsible for rainforest deforestation and human rights abuses).
🍃Nocciolata has half the saturated fat, more fiber, and less sugar than Nutella.
Made with organic hazelnuts, organic cocoa butter, and organic vanilla extract!
Also, it is in a glass jar instead of a plastic container!!
😋 It tastes so good, better than Nutella, perfect for a healthier and more environmentally conscientious hot cocoa! ☕️🌰
Nutiva Organic Hazelnut Spread
✨Organic Nutella is here! Made by Nutiva with organic hazelnut, organic chia seeds, organic cocoa, organic flaxseeds and organic coconut oil! 🌰 40% less sugar than traditional Nutella, and 450 mg omega-3 with 5g of fiber. This chocolate 🍫hazelnut spread is organic, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO's and fair trade certified! 🌰
Available in classic and dark versions!🍩
Ready to transform your chocolate toast, cupcakes, pancakes, mousse, hot chocolate ☕️ 🍪 😋 I had it with almond quesadilla! Delicious!!
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! 💚 💗
You can find it at Thrive Market for less!
Sjaak's Certified Organic Candies
💐Hi people!!! 🎉Easter is coming! Who wants organic candies?! I always have chocolate for Easter! 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!
😮Yes, bone char is used to bleach and filter refined sugar! According to @peta: if you want vegan sugar, avoid all refined sugar, alternatives are Sucanat and turbinado which are not filtered with bone char. Or choose beet sugar! 🐰
✨😍Or you can choose exquisite candies like these, from Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates! They are the finest, most pure and clean candy collection I have found so far! Their entire collection is USDA certified organic, non-GMO, dairy-free, fair trade certified, plant-based, certified Kosher and Vegan: this means they contain no animal ingredients such as milk, butter, eggs or gelatin! ✨🍫 Even their “Melk” chocolate is vegan and complete dairy-free as well! And all their sugar is non-bone char, 100% vegan!! My vegan friends and animal lovers, you have it all! 🐰 Sjaak’s candies are super tasty and delicious—I tried them all! 😋You can find them in my link! Or at sjaaks.com 💕Now you are ready for your eco-friendly, cruelty-free, guilt-free and super Yummy Easter shopping!! 🌸