Back to Nature cookies – ethical review

I bought two types of Back to Nature cookies at the Grocery Outlet last week – chocolate chip and classic creme. These cookies are entirely vegan but the company lacks transparency on ingredient sourcing. So it’s a mixed review, with the Chocolate Chunk the Classic Creme cookies getting ethical scores of 3.5 Green Stars and 3 Green Stars, respectively.

Clif Bars – sustainability and ethical review

I bought a box of Clif Chocolate Peanut Butter bars at the Grocery Outlet last week, from Clif Bar’s Sweet and Satly range. Overall, I think that Clif bar has been a leader in climate action and deserves an ethical score of 4.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

Sweet Earth pizzas – ethical review

I found two kinds of Sweet Earth pizza at the Grocery Outlet last week – the Truffle Lover’s and Protein Lover’s pizza. Sweet Earth is now owned by Nestlé in 2017, influencing things a little. Overall, these Sweet Earth products deserve a regular rating of 4.5 gold stars and an ethical score of 3.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

Alter Eco Salted Caramel Truffles

Just in time for the holidays – Alter Eco Salted Caramel Truffles are on sale at the Grocery Outlet. From support of sustainable agriculture to the development of compostable sweet wrappers, this product deserves 5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact. This is the first company so far on Ethical Bargains to achieve a perfect score!

Deschutes Obsidian Stout

I picked up a six-pack of Deschutes Obsidian Stout at the Grocery outlet a week ago. It’s ranked 8th on Beer Advocate’s list of the best American stouts. Overall, I think that Deschutes Obsidian Stout deserves a regular rating of 4 gold stars and an ethical rating of 4.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

Califia Protein Oat milk – sustainability

I picked up a bottle of Califia Protein Oat milk at the Grocery outlet a week ago for $2 – it’s normally $6 at other stores. The Califia Protein Oat milk worked really well in my coffee and tea – it’s similar to Oatly, which I’ve also bought at the Grocery Outlet. Overall, I think that Califia Protein Oat milk deserves 4 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

Purely Elizabeth Peanut Butter bar

They are marketed as Whole Food Nut + Seed Bars, and the ingredient list verifies this: peanuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower kernels are the top three ingredients and they also contain hemp and chia seeds and almond meal. Overall, I think that Purely Elizabeth bars deserve 4.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact

Beyond Sausage at the Grocery Outlet

Visiting the Grocery Outlet in October, I was most excited to find Beyond Meat sausages on sale for $3.49 – the Sweet Italian flavor of Beyond Sausage. I found three things are important to keep in mind when preparing them.