Meet Tuantiga, our 100g naturally vegan chocolate orangutan, created to help support the work of SOS the Sumatran Orangutan Society.
By the way, Tuan means 'Sir' in Malay and 'Tiga' means three - as this is the third Orangutan in our SOS family.
Tuantiga is made with our single origin 43% oat m!lk chocolate from Colombia, weighs 100g and is a bespoke and unique new design created in collaboration with Lush Cosmetics, another (much bigger!) Dorset brand. They very kindly adapted their SOS orangutan mould for us to be able to make a chocolate version. Lush have supported SOS for many years and have recently raised money from the sale of their orangutan soaps to buy back land that has been destroyed by palm oil plantations & now we are doing our bit to help reforest these areas of land with our chocolate orangutans!
They are delighted that we have joined the cause to reforest areas of this precious rainforest as not are orangutans under threat but also rhinos, tigers & elephants. All 4 of these iconic species are now classified as "critically endangered" because of the destruction of their habitat.
Our single origin oat m!lk chocolate is a wonderfully 'creamy' chocolate, without any dairy! Naturally vegan friendly and, it is made with gluten-free oat powder, and contains no nuts of soya in the ingredients so is a brilliant alternative for those with dietary requirements.
Help us rebuild the rainforest
Every Tuan, Tuandua, or Tuantiga sold will buy and plant one tree seedlings, which will help bring sustainable trees back to deforested areas to restore the orangutans habitat and will fruit in the future.
As of Autumn 2021, we have funded the planting of over 7,000 cocoa tree seedlings and are now aiming for 10,000. We were thrilled to discover from the SOS team in Sumatra, that orangutans love eating cocoa bean flesh fresh from the pod! Growing cocoa will also bring wider income streams to local farmers. In five years time, we hope to be buying the cocoa beans from the farmers, to make orangutan-approved Chococo chocolate!
Did you know that some of the biggest British chocolate brands contain palm oil?
It is added to cut costs as they replace a % of the more expensive cocoa butter with cheaper "vegetable fats" including palm oil. It is easy to avoid chocolate containing it though as they have to declare it in their ingredients labels. We never have, & never will, use palm oil as we only work with fine chocolate made with pure cocoa butter.
Why is palm oil so harmful?
Palm oil isn't harmful when farmed sustainably, however unfortunately in Sumatra the rainforests are under immense threat from industrial scale deforestation, with huge areas being flattened to make way for farm land due to the overwhelming international demand for palm oil. Some of it is farmed sustainably but sadly, most of it isn't. In Sumatra there is now 4 times as much land cultivated with oil palms as there is orangutan habitat remaining & there are now only 14,600 orangutans left - putting them on the critically endangered list.
Ingredients: Oat M!lk chocolate: 43% (min) cocoa solids, sugar, cocoa butter, dried gluten-free oat powder, cocoa mass, dried rice powder, sunflower lecithin, vanilla extract (<1%) decorative finish; cocoa butter, calcium carbonate, safflower, spirulina
For allergens, see ingredients listed in bold.
Made in our chocolate kitchen which handles nuts, soya , dairy & gluten so may contain traces
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