Is Earth Balance ethical?

This is the second of two products made from palm oil that I’m evaluating for ethics and sustainability. Earth Balance is now owned by Conagra, which rates poorly on palm oil sourcing. I’m scoring it 1 Green Star for social and environmental impact.

Nutiva Shortening & Palm Done Right

I’m going to feature two products made from palm oil to highlight the differences in ethics and sustainability. First up is Nutiva Shortening, made from organic palm oil that’s certified by Palm Done Right. 4.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

Miyoko’s Farmhouse Cheddar – review & ethical rating

Miyoko Schinner is a pioneer in the field of vegan dairy. I’m including Miyoko’s Farmhouse Cheddar on my list of the best vegan cheeses. Ethically, I think it deserves a perfect score of 5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

So Delicious vegan cheese slices – review

In my continuing mission to seek out the best vegan cheese, I thought that So Delicious deserve to be included for their two vegan sliced cheeses – American Style and Cheddar Style. 3.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

Kiss My Face olive oil soap – sustainability

Here I’ll take a look at olive oil soap from Kiss My Face, a longstanding vegan and cruelty-free product. Topics include the impact of liquid soap versus bar soap and sustainability of olives. Overall, I think that Kiss My Face deserves 4.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

Lärabar – 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.

Spero vegan cream cheese – ethical review

Spero Foods have made a range of vegan cream cheese spreads from sunflower seeds. They now rank among my favorite vegan dairy alternatives and I’m happy to say that they also deserve 5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

Violife, Just Like Feta – ethical review

I’ve tried many vegan cheeses over the last few years and Violife’s vegan feta is one of the best that I’ve had, so far. In a Greek salad, I really can’t tell that this is a vegan product. Overall, I think that Violife deserves 4.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

Califia Plant Butter – ethical review

Califia have recently brought out two Plant Butter products, both on sale at the Grocery Outlet: Sea Salt with Avocado Oil and Sea Salt with Olive Oil. The quality of plant butters has improved to the point that they are good substitutes for dairy butter. Overall, I think that Califia plant butter deserves 4 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

Endangered Species Oat Milk Dark Chocolate

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