Palm oil-free Easter eggs

19 April, 2011 § Leave a comment

I found in Tesco’s the other day that most (if not all) of the Finest range of Easter eggs and cakes are palm oil-free. So enjoy the lack of guilt in this time of chocolate.

Although Green and Blacks is generally palm oil-free the butterscotch and any with raisens is not and the butterscotch is the one that they make an Easter egg of.

Oh well you win some and you lose some

Have a great Easter

Take action today

12 April, 2011 § Leave a comment

Last chance to tell your MEP that you want palm oil to be labelled clearly in the EU. Just follow the quick link


The expense of palm oil-free life

29 March, 2011 § Leave a comment

Aoife and I did the weekly shop this morning and we bought lots of palm oil-free things. Among them Hovis English muffins and Tesco Organic wholemeal pitta. We found Tesco icecream that was palm oil-free too.

One thing that I noticed was that our shop came to at least £30 more than our usual semi-ethical (my parents try to support our cause but poor eye-sight and limited patience for reading every single label means that brands I have not specifically recommended or forbidden are bought at will). Since Aoife is a student and I am working a few jobs and not exactly rolling in it and obviously we are living with parents it is a lot of money to put out every week in the name of a clean conscience.

I am by no means badly-off though, there are thousands in the West who are and no matter how concerned they are about where it came from or who was hurt producing it (humans or other animals) they cannot afford to make decisions that limit how much money they can spend on other things.

These are my hardly original slightly disjointed thoughts about the practice of conservation being the remit of the middle-classes. I have no answers but am still plunging to the depths of my brain for them. Anyone who has any thoughts about the issues feel free to comment, I would love to know what people think

Monkey hugs

Whether you love it or hate it, it’s palm oil-freeeee

15 March, 2011 § Leave a comment

Good news for all those Marmite-lovers our there: the most recent incarnation of the dark stuff – chocolate – contains rapeseed oil so is guilt-free.

Very Peculiar indeed

Palm oil-free and vegetarianFor those who prefer Turkish Delight there is a double-whammy of ethical chomping in Marks and Spencers Turkish Delight bars that are not only palm oil-free but vegetarian as well!

Happy munching

Palm oil company has a conscience

10 February, 2011 § Leave a comment

Indonesian palm oil giant, Golden Agri-Resources have agreed to take a harsher line on preserving old growth and peat forests from deforestation for palm oil.

Today is a good day

Kingsmill crumpet at the weekend

1 February, 2011 § Leave a comment

Kingsmill crumpets are monkey-freeeeee!

Thanks Morrisons

20 January, 2011 § Leave a comment

A co-worker brought in a tea-break treat today and when he doled them out everyone expected me to refuse after looking at the packet but with a yelp (almost throwing the packet across the kitchen!) I saw that the Morrisons Chocolate Chunk Muffins were palm oil-free and was thrilled to be able to munch with everyone else.

I will endevour to see if Morrisons is generally palm oil-free in which case I may have finally found a supermarket!

Monkey hugs

Yay for AMT

12 January, 2011 § Leave a comment

Hello Monkey-lovers,

I have noticed that AMT has a range of palm oil-free cakes and buns etc. So as well as having rainforest-friendly coffee, it seems to provide an ethical shopping opportunity

Monkey Hugs

Yay McCain!

24 December, 2010 § Leave a comment

Hi monkey-loving-ethical-consumers,

I found over the weekend that McCain’s oven chips and potato wedges are both palm oil-free.

So buy them and be happy!

Palm oil-free Shortbread

31 October, 2010 § Leave a comment

Hello monkey lovers,

I found two shortbread biscuits this week that are palm oil-free. The first is Royal Edinburgh plain shortbread fingers. The second is a delicious strawberries and cream shortbread by Borders Biscuits. Absolutely gorgeous and rainforest-free. What’s stopping you?

Monkey hugs

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