Why the Impact of Palm Oil Matters

Why the Impact of Palm Oil Matters

Go ahead, celebrate Earth Month with our indulgent and planet-conscious treats!

Ah, Spring! The sun is shining, the flowers are in bloom, and the heavy winter jacket you’ve been wearing all season is finally returning to the back of the closet. Nature is at its most beautiful this time of year, making April the perfect month to celebrate Earth Day.

Celebrated by billions of people across the globe, Earth Day (and the weeks leading up to it) is all about raising environmental awareness and making sustainable changes. We all want to do our part to make the world a better place, but it can be difficult when we aren’t aware of the everyday products that may be damaging our environment. One of the most surprising of these products is found in everything from lipstick to chocolate to detergent to pizza dough. You guessed it— palm oil.


Why Palm Oil Matters

Palm oil is the most commonly produced vegetable oil, sourced from the fruit and seeds of the oil palm tree. In fact, palm oil is so commonly used in the food industry that it’s found in half of all supermarket products.

Palm Tree Forest
Palm oil itself isn’t bad for the environment, but most palm oil is unethically sourced. This has a major impact on our environment— both forests and human settlements have been cleared out to make room for massive palm oil plantations. Not only does this deforestation leave our planet more vulnerable to rising CO2 levels, but it also contributes to pollution and leaves animals like orangutans without a home.


Responsibly Sourced Palm Oil 

The good news is that products that use RSPO (Responsibly Sourced Palm Oil) are becoming more and more popular. Most Belgian Boys products don’t use palm oil at all, but those that do use only RSPO. So go ahead, celebrate Earth Month with our indulgent and planet-conscious treats!


Palm Oil Free Belgian Boys Products

French Toast

Belgian Boys French Toast with Various Sweet and Savory Toppings
Love the taste of homemade, fresh-off the skillet French toast in the mornings but hate having to get up early to crack eggs and soak stale bread? With the Belgian Boy’s Brioche French Toast, you just have to pop a few slices in the toaster and let your house fill with the smell of fluffy, golden, perfectly cooked French toast. Made without the use of palm oil, our Brioche French Toast tastes great alone or topped with berries, syrup, or hazelnut spread.


Bite-Sized Pancakes

Belgian Boys Bite-Sized Pancakes Topped with Nutella and Berries

Not only are our light and fluffy Bite-Sized Pancakes completely palm oil free, but they can also be heated and served in minutes. Called poffertjes in the Netherlands, they pair wonderfully with syrup, melted chocolate, or fresh berries and whipped cream. As cute as they are delicious, our bite-sized pancakes make the perfect busy morning breakfast or quick yet satisfying snack.


Original Crêpes

Belgian Boys Original Crepes Topped with Ice Cream and Sprinkles
The perfect Earth Day breakfast, our razor thin Original Crêpes don’t contain a drop of palm oil. Great for both savory and sweet applications, try serving with crème fraiche and smoked salmon or vanilla ice cream and caramel. It’s clear why this European classic is such a hit all over the world.


Cookies and Stroopwafels

Variety of Belgian Boys Cookies

All of Belgian Boy’s cookies are made without palm oil. Our signature Dutch Caramel Stroopwafels are a must-have for holiday, made by sandwiching an irresistible layer of ooey, gooey caramel between two crispy waffle cookies. Try placing on top of your morning coffee cup to get a delicious, melted caramel effect.


Ramekin Desserts 

Belgian Boys Ramekin Cheesecakes and Lava Cakes

Like our cookies, all our ramekin desserts are completely palm oil free. This includes our cheesecakes, lava cakes, and chocolate Brookie (a delicious mashup of brownies and cookies). And if you’re looking for even more ways to go green this Earth Day, try upcycling your clean ramekins by transforming them into planters, containers for fresh berries, or jewelry holders.


RSPO Belgian Boys Products

Original Belgian Waffles

Belgian Boys Belgian Waffles Topped with Berries

Light and airy with a hint of sweet crunch, our Original Belgian Waffles owe their unique texture to the combination of brioche dough and pearl sugar. These incredibly versatile treats taste great heated up or straight out of the package, and are equally delicious at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The best part? They are made with sustainable RSPO, giving a whole new meaning to guilt-free snacking.


Chocolate Coated Belgian Waffles 

Belgian Boys Chocolate Coated Belgian Waffles Topped with Ice Cream and Whipped Cream

What’s better than an authentic Belgian waffle? How about an authentic Belgian waffle coated in chocolate! Like the original flavor, these indulgent Chocolate Coated Belgian Waffles are made only with responsibly sourced palm oil. For a unique Earth Day dessert, top a chocolate coated waffle with a scoop of gelato and sprinkle of fresh berries.


Brands We Love

Snack TBH Hazelnut Spread Commercial Image

Belgian Boys isn’t the only brand acknowledging the importance of producing palm oil free or RSPO products. Snack TBH makes a rich and creamy Hazelnut Cocoa Spread that doesn’t contain any palm oil. This sweet and sustainable spread is a match made on earth with the Belgian Boys’ bite-sized pancakes and crêpes.