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Tuantoo the Vegan Orangutan to support SOS

We're supporting the SOS (Sumatran Orangutan Society) with Tuantoo the dark chocolate Orangutan

  • £3.50 from each sold will go to SOS to buy cocoa tree seedlings
  • 4 Tuantoos = 1 cocoa tree
  • The cocoa trees will help re-forestation of the Orangutan's natural habitat 
  • 67% Madagascar origin dark chocolate with naturally coloured speckles
  • Unique mould kindly created by Lush who adapted their SOS soap orangutan mould for us
  • He is sitting in a nest of green paper 'grass'
  • In box made of 70% recycled plastic & is recycleable again
  • Dairy-free & vegan-friendly
  • 100g 
  • Available for delivery from January
£7.50
£7.50
Price includes free giftcard with your message

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We are proud to announce the arrival of Tuan and Tuantoo, our new 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!
Tuan is made with our single origin 43% milk chocolate from Venezuela, and is a bespoke and unique new design created in collaboration with Lush Cosmetics, another (much bigger!) Doset 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 to towards planting cocoa tree seedlings in Sumatra. Every £14 raised (so four chocolate orangutans) will buy and plant one cocoa tree seedling, which will help bring sustainable trees back to deforested areas to restore the orangutans habitat and will fruit in the future. 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

ingredients: cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, soya lecithin, natural vanilla, natural colours (curcumin, beetroot). Dark chocolate: 67% (min) cocoa solids

Allergy Information.For allergens see ingredients in bold.

Made in an environment where nuts, dairy & gluten are handled, so may contain traces.
Storage Instructions. Store in a cool, dark place away from strong odours.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Storage Advice Please keep cool, dry and away from direct sunlight and strong odours.

Delivery

Delivery Information

We use Royal Mail for all packages under 2kg. You can select your preferred delivery method AND preferred delivery date as you go through the checkout process. The calendar will show you the different delivery options that are available on different dates for you to select your preferred option. Please be aware that the first available delivery date shown may not be the cheapest!
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Please also be aware that the cut-off time for next day delivery is noon.

Standard 3-5 day: £3.95
Royal Mail tracked (tracking number supplied in dispatch email) - the date shown on the calendar is the first day in the 3-5 day window that the item is likely to arrive (£5.95 per package over 1kg)

Preferred day £4.95: Royal Mail tracked & signed for (tracking number supplied in dispatch email) - but date not guaranteed
(£6.95 per package over 1kg)

Next Day/Guaranteed: £8.95 Royal Mail Special Delivery (tracking number supplied in dispatch email), signature required, pre-1pm delivery by Royal Mail
(£9.95 per package over 1kg)

Saturday Guaranteed Delivery: £12 Royal Mail Saturday Delivery, signature required
(£15 per package over 1kg)

Northern Europe: £8.95 not tracked & please allow more time to arrive
Please note that we do not deliver further afield due to length of time taken in transit

Note: All UK packages over 2kg will be sent by courier: £9.95 - guaranteed to arrive on the requested delivery date, but not necessarily pre-1pm