Tony’s Chocoloney has been on a mission to change the chocolate industry – specifically to eliminate slavery and child labor in West Africa. Right now, you can buy a lovely Rainbow tasting pack of Tony’s Chocoloney bars at the Grocery Outlet for just $5 (normally around $13).
You can find Luke’s Organic chips regularly at the Grocery Outlet, and I’ve tried several varieties at this point. I’ll review the White Truffle & Sea Salt and the Ketchup with Mustard & Pickle varieties here. I think that Luke’s Organic deserves 4 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Brave Robot vegan ice cream uses whey protein that’s produced in a fungus by Perfect Day. The vegan whey offers significant advantages from a sustainability perspective but Brave Robot falls short on some of the other ingredients. Room for improvement a score of 3/5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Ripple Foods’ ice cream is the best vegan ice cream that I’ve bought in a store. The texture is similar to conventional dairy ice cream and it tastes better than the more elaborately engineered vegan ice creams from Brave Robot. Ripple Foods vegan chocolate ice cream gets 4/5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Here I’ll review two products from Lärabar – a hemp seed brownie and an apple cobbler protein bar. Overall, I think that Lärabar, now owned by General Mills, deserves 3.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) has brought out a range of vegan “milk” chocolate bars made with oat milk! I picked up one of them at the Grocery Outlet that’s 55% cacao: Oat Milk + Dark Chocolate. 4.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.v
I bought two kinds of So Delicious ice cream at the Grocery Outlet – Peanut Butter & Raspberry and Coconut Macaroon. They contain zero trans fats (found in most dairy ice cream) and are also vegan and partly organic, earning 4 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
I bought hemp seed bars from Canadian brand, Hemp Yeah!, at the Grocery Outlet and they’ve become some of my favorite seed-based energy bars. Hemp Yeah! is a line of hemp-based products from Manitoba Harvest, several of which are available on discount at the Grocery Outlet. I’m giving the hemp seed bars 4.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
I bought So Delicious chocolate chip mousse at the Grocery Outlet and highly recommend it – it’s a vanilla mouse mixed with delicious flakes of chocolate. It contains much less sugar and fat than normal ice cream, and zero trans fats. It’s also vegan and partly organic, earning 4 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.
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.