What is Palm Oil?
Palm oil is used in a wide range of products. Chocolate and candy use palm oil as an ingredient because of its smooth, creamy texture, absence of smell, and its natural preservative effect which can extend product shelf life.
Chocolate and candy companies are taking steps to ensure that the palm oil they buy is produced in an environmentally and socially sound manner. Many companies support the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil which provides the most widely supported approach to developing and enforcing standards for sustainable palm oil production.