Trick-or-Treat Yourself to Orangutan-Friendly Candy

Halloween is just around the corner, which means there’s only one thing on your mind – candy!

Trick-or-treaters will be at your door before you know it, so you’ll need to prepare yourself with the right sweets for these boo-tiful little ones.

Before you make a trip to your local grocery store, we’d like to share some spook-tacular suggestions in order to prepare you for a sustainable Halloween!

Why Palm Oil Sustainable?

You may be asking yourself, “Why should I purchase candy that contains sustainable palm oil?” Well, the production of palm oil is one of the leading causes of deforestation in areas of Asia where several endangered species inhabit. The land is being converted into palm oil plantations and threatening critical habitat for Sumatran orangutans, Sumatran elephants, Sumatran tigers and many more.

Make the Sustainable Decision

 Below is a list of “orangutan-friendly” candy options:

·             Twix

·             Kisses

·             Krackle

·             Twizzlers

·             Milk Duds

·             Whoppers

·             Hershey’s

·             Reese’s

·             Nerds

·             Crunch

·             Baby Ruth

·             Laffy Taffy

·             Butterfinger

·             Life Savers

·             Dove

·             M&M’s

·             Snickers

·             Milky Way

·             Skittles

Download the App

Unfortunately, candy is not the only product that contains unsustainable palm oil. This ingredient can also be found in a wide variety of products - from the food you eat, to your shampoo and even your dog’s food. What can you do? Download the mobile application for apple and android devices!

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo created this mobile application that allows users to search for “orangutan-friendly” products while grocery shopping. To download the app, search “palm oil” in app store and look for the green, orangutan logo.

The application lists products that are RSPO certified, which means that they comply with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. This organization helps to promote the production and utilization of sustainable palm oil. 

All year, we work to promote “orangutan-friendly” decisions! Because of this mission, every piece of candy distributed to guests at the OKC Zoo’s annual Haunt the Zoo celebration contains certified sustainable palm oil! 

This Halloween and every day after, make the sustainable choice and purchase orangutan-friendly products.

A New Way to Boo

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden invites you to experience everything new at Haunt the Zoo! The 34th annual event is now bigger and sweeter than ever with four days of Halloween fun taking place over the course of two weekends: Saturday/Sunday, Oct. 21-22 and Saturday/Sunday, Oct. 28-29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. 

–  Zoo public relations and marketing team


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