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What’s in a Name?

These are just some of the labels used in food, bodycare products, cosmetics, and or cleaning agents ingrediants listings that could be disguising palm oil

-Vegetable Oil
-Vegetable Fat
-Sodium Laureth Sulfate (in almost everything that foams) ^
-Sodium Lauryl Sulfate ^
-Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS or NaDS) ^
-Palm Kernel#
-Palm Oil Kernel #
-Palm Fruit Oil #
-Palmate #
-Palmitate #
-Palmolein #
-Glyceryl Stearate #
-Stearic Acid #
-Elaeis Guineensis #
-Palmitic Acid #
-Palm Stearine #
-Palmitoyl oxostearamide #
-Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3 #
-Steareth -2 *
-Steareth -20 *
-Sodium Kernelate #
-Sodium Palm Kernelate #
-Sodium Lauryl Lactylate/Sulphate *
-Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate ^
-Hyrated Palm Glycerides #
-Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylaye ^
-Cetyl Palmitate #
-Octyl Palmitate #
-Cetyl Alcohol ^
-Palmityl Alchohol #
# These ingredients are definitely palm oil or derived from palm oil.

* These ingredients are often derived from palm oil, but could be derived from other vegetable oils.

^ These ingredients are either derived from palm oil or coconut oil.  

I’ve made lists that include products that I eat or could at least be part of my pantry. For more comprehensive lists, you can visit SAY NO TO PALM OIL Also, these lists are for Australian and New Zealand products, so for our overseas readers, there are also lists for US products and UK products

Foods that contain unsustainable palm Oil

Arnott’s Biscuits

-Shapes (All)
-Shapes Sensations (All)
-Tim-Tams (All)
-Wagon Wheels
-Mint Slice biscuit
-Classic assorted
-Lemon Crisp
-Raspberry shortcake
-Arnott’s cookies
-Tiny Teddies
-Jatz Clix biscuits (savoury)

Coles Supermarkets
-“You’ll Love Coles range
-$mart Buy
-Coles Pastry: Donuts, Biscuits, Cakes, Muffins and Scrolls (All)

-Shampoos (All)
-Conditioners (All)
-Body wash (All)
-Soaps (All)
-Liquid hand-soap (All)
-Shower gel (All)

-Toothpastes (All)
Fonterra Dairy Products
Mainland Chesses
-Mild Cheese
-Special Reserve Range (All)
Tip Top Icecreams
-Soft Serve
-Tub (all)
-Cone (all)
-Stick (all)

General Mills

-Old El Paso tacos, dips, salsas & tortillas (All)
-Betty Crocker products (All)
-Cheerios breakfast cereal
-Nature Valley granola bars
-Latina Pasta

-Easy Mac
-Deluxe macaroni and cheese
-Peanut Butter
-Philadelphia cream cheese (All)
-Toblerone Chocolate

Nabisco (owned by Kraft)
-Oreos (AP)
-Ritz Crackers
-Chips Ahoy! (biscuits)

-Spaghetti Spaghetti
-Sauces & dressings
-Soups (All)
-Frozen meals
-Desserts (All)
-Wattie’s canned snack foods (All)
-Weight watchers products

Mars Incorporated
-Mars bars
-Milky Way
Wrigley’s (owned by Mars)
-5 gum (All)
-Extra gum (All)
-Juicy Fruit gum (All)
-Starburst lollies
-Skittles lollies
-Hubba Bubba bubble gum (All)
-P.K. chewing gum (All)

-Cakes & cheesecakes (All)
-Chocolate Pies & Fruit Pies
-Croissants & Danishes (All)
-Crumbles & Puddings
-Ice Creams (All)
-Quiches (All)

Snack Brands Australia – packaged chips
-Kettle chips (All)
-Samboy chips (All)
-CC’s corn chips
-Thins chips (All)
-French Fries

Uncle Tobys
-Fruit Breaks bars (All)
-Chewy bars (All)
-Bodywise bars
-Le Snak
-Roll Ups

Wait, don’t give up just yet! I know these are all vert delicious and conveniant foods, and you may feel like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew (pun intended) BUT this next list is much better, because it’s full of foods that are already using, or have committed to switching to the use of sustainable palm oil!

Products that contain or are switching to Sustainable Palm Oil

Goodman Fielder
-Praise bread
-Helga’s bread
-Wonder White bread
-Paradise Cottage Cookies
-White Wings pastries
-Meadowlea margarine
-Veri Deli biscuits

Kelloggs cereals & confectionery
-Just Right (AP)
-Special K (AP)
-Crunchy Nut
-Rice Krispies
-LCM bars (AP)

L’Oreal Paris
NB: I personally refuse to use L’Oreal makeup, because they test on animals, but that’s just a personal call.
-Most cosmetics (make-ups, tanning lotions, cleansers) (AP)
-Shampoos (AP)
-Conditioners (AP)
Maybelline (owned by L’Oreal)
-Most cosmetics
Garnier (owned by L’Oreal)
-Most cosmetics
The Body Shop (owned by L’Oreal)
-Aloe Calming Facial cleanser
-Aloe Soothing night cream
-Body Focus Firming lotion
-Moisture White make-up remover
-Olive Leaf Cleansing gel
-Wise Woman Luxury cleanser

All foods that have been deep fried or contain vegetable oil:
-Burger meat
-Hash browns
-Chicken nuggets
-Crispy chicken pieces
-Tortilla meat
-Desserts (AP)

Natures Organics/ Organic Care
-Shampoos & Conditioners (AP)
-Hair styling gel
-Hand wash (AP)

NB: Although a lot of their products are switching to CSPO, Nestle has had a boycott called on them according to the Ethical Shopping Guide, for various reasons including use of child labour, issues with workers rights, and irresponsible marketing. It’s up to you, but I’m going to try and steer clear of Nestle products as well, as a personal call. For more info on the Nestle boycott, click here

-Maggi noodles (All)
-Corn Flakes (Nestle)
-Milo cereal
-Allen’s lollies (All)
-Kit-kat chocolate bars (All)
-Wonka chocolate bars

Palmer’s body Products
-Skin products (All)
-Cocoa butter lotions (All)
-Make up (All)
-Facial lotion (All)
-Tanning lotion
-Shea butter formula

Procter & Gamble products
-Pringles (All)
-Iams dog food (All)
-Detergents & body products (All)
-Oral-B toothpaste

Smiths Snackfood Company (chips)
-Crinkle-cut chips (All)
-Doritos (All)
-Burger Rings
-Zig-zag chips
-Nobbys (All)

Unilever (Multi-billion dollar company that consumes 20% of all palm oil farmed annually)
-Flora margarine
-Dove soaps and body-products (All)
-Lux soaps and body-products (All)
-Brut men’s products (All)
-Radox body-products
-Sunsilk shampoos and conditioners (All)
-Vaseline skin care (All)
-Chicken Tonight (All)

Woolworths/ Safeway Supermarkets – Select home-brand range
-Woolworths ‘Select’ range
-Woolworths Home-Brand range

Starting to seem as a little less scary, huh? Some of these companies, such as Nestle, Unilever, and Procter and Gamble, are involved with other serious ethical issues, yet, with exception of Nestle, I’m still going to be eating them in accordance with my step-by-step approach of weening myself off pre packaged foods. Eventually, I am hoping that I will have cut out all these companies from my diet and shopping list, unless they can commit to changing their ways.

Finally, here are some replacement products that don’t contain any Palm Oil at all! Huzzah!

Palm Oil Free Alternative Products!


– Dairy Milk, Old Gold, and Dream Blocks
-Green and Blacks Blocks, excluding butterscotch or raisin and hazelnut

-Chocolate Blocks

-Blocks, except for those with nougat or fudge (they have palm oil in them)

-Club Dark Block

– Excellence and Creation Ranges, but not Lindor because the filling contains palm oil.

Organic Trader
– Blocks: Cocolo

Sweet William
-blocks and bars, but not cooking chocolate or spreads

– Blocks

Dry Buiscuts

-Damora Rice Crackers – Seaweed
– Crispbread
-Specially selected Twists

– Cruskits
-Salada Original,
Vita-weet, including their rice crackers

-Rice Crackers – Seaweed Only


Burns and Ricker
– Baegal chips

Snack Foods

-Blackstone Potatoe Chips
-Soya Crisps

Chic Nuts
– chickpea snacks

Red Rock Deli
– sea salt potato chips (others have palm oil in the flavouring)

-Pita chips

Frozen Chips and Wedges
-All except Superfries Shoestring

-Golden Crunch Chips and Wedges
-Hash Browns and Potatoe Gems
-Oven Baked Chips and Wedges
-Oven Roasted Potatoes

Margaines, Spreads and Peanut Butters

– Dairy soft and Dairy soft Salt Reduced

Dick Smith foods
– Peanut Butter
– Mainland Butter Soft

Melrose Heath
– Nut Spreads
-Table Spreads

– %100 nuts peanut butter crunchy and smooth


Be Natural Cereals

Abundant Earth
– Organic Bircher Muesli

-All Bran
-Coco Pops
-Crunchy Nut (no clusters)
-Rice Bubbles
-Special K
-Sultana Bran (no crucnch)

All lists were formulated from those on the Say No To Palm Oil Website. They contain products that I am most like to eat or use; for full lists and sources please visit


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