While moderation is still recommended, some candy manufacturers are trying to do the right thing by making gluten-free choices, using eco-friendly ingredients and insisting on higher quality ingredients.
Just in time for Halloween, Houston Style Magazine ran an article on candy alternatives. Guest author Carolina King wrote, ““One common candy ingredient that no longer needs to spark concern is palm oil,” she wrote, listing major candy manufacturers that use only certified sustainable palm oil.
Popular TV contributor and healthy lifestyle blogger Carolina King was invited to write a guest blog for Made to share, made to care. Focusing on Halloween, King educated readers about Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil. “We can finally enjoy chocolate that is not tied to rainforest destruction. Today, major candy manufacturers including Mars and Nestlé are using only certified sustainable palm oil. Much of that palm oil comes from Malaysia, which is a world leader in progressive environmental policies,” she wrote.
When moms want the latest news on things trendy and cool, they read Momtrends. This October, readers were greeted with a thoughtful list of Trick-or-Treating candy alternatives. “While candy will probably never be considered healthy, it can be more earth-friendly by choosing brands made with Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil, such as Kit Kats,” the article said.
King mentioned that many of the nation’s leading candy makers use responsibly sourced palm oil, such as Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil, for their products. By the end of 2019, Malaysia plans to have 100 percent of its palm oil MSPO certified.