Target: Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestle S.A.
Goal: Remove all animal products from Willy Wonka candy.
Most people know that candy doesn’t come without its faults. Its potential to rot teeth and contribute to diabetes and obesity make it a food item most people eat in limited quantities. But if more people knew about some of the animal ingredients in candy, they may not want to eat it at all. Willy Wonka has been selling candy for over forty years and is one of the leading candy companies. Tell CEO Paul Bulcke to make sure Willy Wonka deserves its status as a leader by removing all animal products from its candy.
Willy Wonka candy company has been satisfying people’s sweet tooth since the 1970s. But only recently have people really started to pay attention to the fact that animal products are showing up in such an unlikely place. Gelatin is an ingredient commonly found in candy and is used to help candy dissolve slowly in the mouth. But gelatin is also made from collagen, which is usually derived from the skin, connective tissue and bones of animals.
In addition to gelatin, Red 40, a dye made from ground bugs, is used to color some of Willy Wonka’s candy. In addition to being an animal product, Red 40 also has been known to cause adverse reactions, mainly in children. These can include temper tantrums, hyperactivity, aggressive behavior, uncontrollable crying and screaming, kicking, nervousness, dizziness and inability to concentrate and sit still. Frequent headaches or migraines and upset stomachs can also result from ingesting Red 40.
Using animal products in candy is not only cruel, but unnecessary. Substitutes like agar agar (derived from seaweed) can be used in place of gelatin. And there are many methods of coloring food that don’t require the use of ground up insects. Tell Willy Wonka candy company we want the inhumane and deceptive practice of using animal products in candy to be stopped.
Dear Paul Bulcke,
Willy Wonka candy has been helping satisfy Americans’ cravings for sweets for over forty years. Most people aren’t surprised to know that their favorite indulgences are loaded with sugar and artificial chemicals. But they would probably be shocked to find that they also contain animal products. Most candy eaters don’t know that gelatin, an ingredient commonly found in your candy, is derived from the skin, tissue and bones of animals. Red 40, another ingredient in some of your candy, is made from ground bugs and has even been known to cause several adverse health and behavior problems, especially in children.
As one of America’s favorite candy companies, you’re selling your customers short by capitalizing on their lack of knowledge about some of the ingredients in your candy. Removing all of the animal ingredients from your candy would not only stop the cruel practice of using animal parts in candy, but it is also better for your customers’ health. We urge you to remove all animal ingredients from your candy.
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