Sustainable Palm Oil/Orangutan-friendly Halloween Guide

Hello everyone!

With Halloween 2020 approaching, we wanted to provide a more in-depth blog post for an orangutan-friendly/sustainable palm oil guide for holiday treats!

Below, we have broken up popular candy brands into categories of “outstanding” and “good” in regard to their palm oil sustainability. We hope you will use this guide in helping decide on your Halloween treats.

Outstanding Sustainability

The Hershey Company

(palm oil free): milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate with almonds, Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Nuggets, Skor, Jolly Rancher Hard Candy.
(sustainable palm oil): Almond Joy, Reese’s PB Cups, Reese’s Pieces, Reese’s Crispy Crunch, Reese’s Whips, Take5, Whoppers, Mr. Goodbars, Hershey’s Cookies n Creme, Rolos, Twizzlers.

(palm oil free)

Mars, Inc.

(sustainable palm oil): Snickers, Twix, M&M’s (Chocolate, Peanuts, Raspberry), 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, Dove.

Mondelēz International, Inc.

(sustainable palm oil): Sour Patch Kids Products, Cadbury, Toblerone.

Just Born Quality Confections

(palm oil free): Hot Tamales, Mike&Ikes

Good Sustainability


(palm oil free): 100 Grand, Raisonettes
(sustainable palm oil): Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Crunch Bars, KitKat, Smarties

Nestlé Candy Shop

(palm oil free): Nerds Rope, Chewy Sweetarts, Gobstoppers, Runts.
(sustainable palm oil): Bottle Caps, Laffy Taffy, Nerds.

For an easy to use and printable orangutan-friendly Halloween candy infographic:

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