Palm Oil Free Artisan Chocolate
At Gnaw we really working hard to try make all our delicious chocolate palm oil free! Only 3 of our many products contain palm oil - our Fudge Crunch bar, Rocky Road Hot Choc Shot, and Millionaires Shortbread Mini Bar. We are striving to source the right products for these flavours so that we can be completely palm oil free:).
What is palm oil?
It is an edible vegetable oil which is created from the fruit of oil palm trees, and scientifically is known as Elaeis guineensis. The crude palm oil is created from squeezing the fleshy part of the fruit, and also palm kernel oil is created by crushing the kernel, also known as the stone in the middle of the fruit.
What is palm oil used for?
Then this oil is used in many different products, being found in everyday items which you would find in the supermarket. It can be in pizza, deodorant, doughnuts, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, lipstick and chocolate! It is an extremely versatile product, with many different properties and functions! Making it so it is widely used!
What is the problem with Palm Oil?
So… if it is great in many different products, then why are we trying to remove it from our products? It is because palm oil is and continues to be a major cause of deforestation of some of the world’s most diverse forests, therefore destroying the habitat of many endangered species. This includes the Orangutan, pygmy elephant, and Sumatran rhino! Forests are being burned to clear areas to grow palm oil, even if it is illegal! This forest loss in combination with carbon rich peat soils results in millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases going in to the atmosphere and contributing to climate change.
We want to make sure all our artisan chocolate is eventually free from all palm oil, to help with the fight to remove all palm oil from products and to help protect forests and endangered species. We endeavour to look at being as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible aiming for zero waste and zero palm oil in our products.
Palm Oil Free Chocolate Gifts
We have so many fantastic chocolate palm oil free gifts for everyone to enjoy, which are environmentally friendly! We have delicious boxes and hampers that make the perfect palm oil free gift for your friend or family member. We also have vegan chocolate hampers that are also completely palm oil free. If you are trying to remove all palm oil from the products you buy and for gifts as well, then we have many options that will leave you spoilt for choice. Then along with our compostable packaging we have a wonderful environmentally Orangutan friendly gift. You can also add a special message to your chosen gift to send your friend or family member a thoughtful message to wish them a wonderful day!
Palm Oil Free Chocolate Delivery
All our chocolate can be delivered to any address in the UK and with select countries in Europe. Choose a palm oil free chocolate gift to be sent to your loved one for their birthday, anniversary, celebration and any other occasion. If you are unable to see your loved one on their special day, then make sure you send them some handcrafted palm oil free chocolate to make their day.