Meet Tuan and Tuantoo, our 100g chocolate orangutans, created to help support the work of SOS the Sumatran Orangutan Society.
By the way, Tuan means 'Sir' in Malay. We think if you met our Tuan in person, you would definitely call him Sir!
Tuantoo is made with our single origin 72% dark chocolate from Madagascar, weighs 100g and is a bespoke and unique 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 are joining 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.
Help us rebuild the rainforest
£3.50 from the sale of each chocolate orangutan will go towards planting cocoa tree seedlings in Sumatra. Every Tuantoo sold will buy and plant two cocoa tree seedlings, which will help bring sustainable trees back to deforested areas to restore the orangutan's habitat and will fruit in the future.
As of Autumn 2021, we have funded the planting of over 7,000 trees are now aiming for 10,000.
We were also 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 farmland 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: cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin, natural vanilla, natural colours (curcumin, beetroot). Dark chocolate: 72% (min) cocoa solids
Allergy Information.For allergens see ingredients in bold.
handmade in our chocolate kitchen where nuts, dairy, soya & gluten are handled, so may contain traces.
Storage Instructions. Store in a cool, dark place away from strong odours.
Nutrition information per 100g:energy kj/kcal 2510/600, total fat 40g (of which saturated) 25g, carbohydrate 50g (of which sugars) 30g, protein 10g, salt 0g
|Contains Fresh Ingredients||No|
|Storage Advice||Please keep cool, dry and away from direct sunlight and strong odours.|
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