Here at Little Soap, we’re proud to use RSPO sustainable palm in some recipes, as we passionately believe in the need to NOT boycott palm oil. You can read more about our beliefs on the matter here. Suffice to say, it’s a really complex issue and as always, we strive to do our best to continually educate and inform ourselves on matters such as this- and in turn, we aim to pass on our learnings to you too. With this in mind, and in the hope that you will indeed read our palm oil statement to understand our reasons behind avoiding a boycott, this week we’re sharing with you three little sustainable palm oil brands we love right now. Please do let us know your favourites over on Facebook, Instagram, or in the comments.
Hands down one of our all-time favourite go-to snacks for healthy eating on the go! There’s a reason why Nakd Wholefoods have been going from strength to strength for the last 14 years. I mean, have you tried their bars? If you have, then you know. If you haven’t then do yourself a favour and head down to any supermarket right now and indulge. You won’t regret it!
In their own words, Nakd are:
“committed to creating yummy, healthy snacks, and to making the world a happier place along the way… We also believe wholeheartedly in the power of wholefoods! That means all our tasty treats are made from 100% natural ingredients, 100% of the time.”
Nakd Wholefoods, About us.
The amazing Nakd Wholefoods share our beliefs when it comes to the use of sustainable palm oil too: “With respect to being RSPO accredited, our palm oil is sourced from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala & Honduras. We always make every effort to be as ethical and sustainable as possible.”
We love: the new Nakd Double Chocolish bars– an amazing vegan alternative to the usual chocolate bars that adorn the shelves- and all 100% natural ingredients. Yum!
One for the parents among us, Ella’s Kitchen are an amazing brand with a bold dream:
“to improve children’s lives through developing healthy relationships with food.”
Not only does Ella’s Kitchen work hard to ensure all products are produced ethically and contain only sustainable ingredients (that aredelicious and nutritious for tiny tummies), but they’re also committed to improving their working practises too. With a pledge to ensure changes are made to enable their packaging to become more recyclable by 2024 and their determination to collaborate with others through the UK Plastics Pact, we’re excited to see what the future holds in store for this brand!
With regards to the use of sustainable palm oil, Ella’s Kitchen say: “The palm oil we use is all sourced from Columbia and is certified as a segregated source by the Rountable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).”
We love: the super cute The Munchy Trunks: Your First Eat Along Book, with proceeds going to UK charity, Flavour School- who work to promote sensory food education to help children develop happy and healthy relationships with food. Amazing!
Whole Earth Foods
You probably already know, but we just need to put it out there: Whole Earth Foods peanut butter is AMAZING. Truly. What better way to start the day than with a thick slice of toast slathered in the stuff? And Whole Earth Foods’ ethics and beliefs only serve to make it that little bit more delicious too:
“Whole Earth approach to life… means looking at the bigger picture, being open-minded, and having a can-do, collaborative attitude towards making change.”
Whole Earth Foods, Our Approach
Like us here at Little Soap, Whole Earth Foods do not boycott palm oil and instead choose to source it responsibly. Their peanut butter contains palm oil that helps them to maintain such high standards, but the brand takes their use of it seriously. As they say themselves, “We can promise that every drop of palm oil we use comes from certified sustainable sources – that way, it has a positive impact on the environment and the farming communities that produce it.” Read more about their views on sustainable palm oil here.