Cereals Without Palm Oil ~ List of Palm Free Cereal

granola cereals without palm oil


Many people are surprised to learn how prevalent palm oil ingredients are in breakfast cereal.

It continues to be difficult to find ready-to-eat cereals without palm oil ingredients. While many list “palm oil” in the ingredients, a great many others fortify their cereals with Vitamin A Palmitate, a palm oil derivative.

Vitamin A Palmitate in cereal

An easy way to tell if palm oil is in your cereal is to look at how much Vitamin A is in it. If it’s 10% or greater, it most often contains synthetic Vitamin A.

Then you can quickly look for Vitamin A Palmitate in the ingredients.

Cereal boxes used to list Vitamin A first in their nutrition panel.

Now, many companies are putting Vitamin A in the middle making it more difficult to find. Be aware of this!

cereal without palm oil
Now it may be farther down in the list, making it more difficult to see.
cereal without palm oil labeling
Vitamin A used to always be listed first but many companies are changing that.

Common palm oil ingredients in cereal

Here are the palm oil ingredients in cereal to watch for. We explain them in more detail below.

These are:

  • Glycerin
  • Anything with the word Tocopherols
    • Mixed Tocopherols
    • Tocopherol / Vitamin E
    • Tocopherols to Maintain Freshness
  • Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil

Cereals without palm oil

After researching cereals in several grocery stores, including industry-leading cereals and many healthier brands, we’ve found these cereals without palm oil.

Please note, this is from emailing companies and comparing ingredients from a list of palm oil derivatives.

While we read labels, reference the list of names for palm oil derivatives, and email companies asking about their ingredients, the only way to be 100% certain a product is Palm Oil Free is if it has been certified through the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark Programme.

Therefore, this list is not guaranteed; it shouldn’t be used for medical advice.
My son, who has reactions to anything with palm oil in it, enjoys these cereals safely.

Kellogg’s Raisin Bran

This is a rare ready-to-eat cereal that is palm oil free. Check the ingredient label before you buy it to be sure it doesn’t contain Vitamin A Palmitate, Vegetable Glycerin, or Palm Oil.

Their Raisin Bran Crunch lists “palm oil” in the ingredients.

Some of Kellogg’s other Raisin Bran varieties contain Vegetable Glycerin and Vitamin A Palmitate. So double-check you are buying “regular” Raisin Bran before you buy.

Be sure you are buying Kellogg’s Raisin Bran and not Post’s Raisin Bran.

Their boxes are similar! Post Raisin Bran contains Vitamin A Palmitate.

Quaker Life Cereal


Cereals Without Palm Oil: List of Palm-Free Cereals

  • Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Vanilla


  • Puffed Rice
  • Puffed Wheat
  • Corn Crunch
  • Quisp (Some versions contain Tocopherols; check the label. Don’t buy it if it’s listed.)


Shredded Wheat:

  • Original Spoon Size
  • Wheat Big Biscuit
  • Wheat ‘N Bran

Post Original Chips Ahoy!

It was a wonderful surprise to see this new cereal without palm oil. Post makes this Chips Ahoy cereal with canola oil and soybean oil — no palm oil and no added Vitamin A.


Thanks to Kashi who reviewed their processing aids and double-checked with all of their suppliers, including the ones who provide their natural flavors.

They’ve confirmed these Kashi products are 100% free from palm oil derivatives.

Kashi 7 Whole Grain:

  • Flakes Cereal
  • Honey Puffs Cereal
  • Puffs Cereal
  • Pilaf

Whole Wheat Biscuits:

  • Autumn Wheat
  • Island Vanilla

GOLEAN Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal

Kashi Organic Strawberry Fields Cereal

Be sure to read Kashi labels. We were disappointed to learn their new Kashi by Kids cereals contain palm oil.

Market Pantry (Target brand)

    • Honey & Oat Clusters
    • Toasted Cinnamon Squares

Continue to read labels to be sure they don’t add Vitamin E or Tocopherols to these.

Oatmeal doesn’t contain palm oil

  • Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oats

Be sure to buy whole oats, not instant oatmeal packets.

Cook oats and add whatever you enjoy. 

Some of our favorite combinations include:

  • Cinnamon and cut-up apple
  • Bananas and walnuts
  • Chocolate chips and walnut
  • Berries and almonds

It’s endless. Add dried or fresh fruit, nuts, brown sugar, and anything else for variety.

Granola without palm oil

It’s hard to find palm oil free versions of granola because companies add Glycerin, Mixed Tocopherols, Tocopherols, and Tocopherols with Vitamin E.

Tocopherols in granola are usually made with palm oil. They are common in granola.

Purely Elizabeth

We are happy to have confirmed with the brand Purely Elizabeth that they offer a wide variety of granola without palm oil.

granola cereal without palm oil

  • Ancient Grain Granola:
    • Blueberry Hemp
    • Cranberry Pecan
    • Original
    • Pumpkin Cinnamon
  • Grain-Free Granola:
    • Coconut Cashew
    • Banana Nut Butter (The Citric Acid is not derived from palm oil.)
  • Nut Butter Granola:
    • Chocolate Sea Salt + Peanut Butter
    • Maple + Almond Butter

Note, their Probiotic Granola Flavors contain palm oil.

On a personal note, my son has a palm oil allergy or palm oil intolerance. He loves granola for breakfast and for a snack.

However, we weren’t able to find granola without palm oil until we saw Purely Elizabeth at Target.

We were thrilled! They use real ingredients you can recognize and pronounce.

So far, we’ve tried Purely Elizabeth’s Blueberry Hemp Ancient Grain Granola. We bought it several times from Target and other grocers.

It’s non-GMO and gluten-free and also includes all of these organic ingredients: oats, coconut sugar, raw virgin coconut oil, sunflower seeds, puffed amaranth, hemp seeds, millet flakes, quinoa flakes, chia seeds, and cinnamon.

It tastes amazing! It has more clusters and clumps than mainstream brands which makes it even better. We love it and look forward to trying their other flavors.

Erin Baker’s

According to Erin Baker’s, all of their granola is palm oil free. It’s also Non-GMO Project Certified and gluten free.

  • Homestyle Granola
    • Fruit & Nut
    • Peanut Butter Chocolate
    • Double Chocolate
    • Vanilla Almond Quinoa
    • Coconut Chia
    • Maple Pecan
    • Oatmeal Raisin
  • Ultra Protein Granola
    • Tri-Berry
    • Endurance Crunch

Other granola:

  • Simply Balanced Organic Blueberry Granola with flax

Oatmeal without palm oil

We are updating this to include oatmeal, though our original intent was to focus on ready-to-eat cereals.

However, we learned about two companies who had their single-serving size oats certified Palm Oil Free by the International Palm Oil Free Certification Programme.

Wild Friends

These Wild Friends’s products have been certified Palm Oil Free by the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark Programme.

Single-serving oat containers include a separate packet with nut butter in these flavors:

  • Peanut Cashew Nut Butter + Oats
  • Peanut Blueberry Nut Butter + Oats
  • Almond Cashew Nut Butter + Oats
  • Almond Cranberry Nut Butter + Oats

Red Ape Cinnamon

  • Cinnamon Oatmeal Cup

Purely Elizabeth

Purely Elizabeth also offers a variety of single-serving sized cups and regular-sized flavored oatmeal without palm oil.

  • Vibrant Oat Cups: Blueberry Lemon Vibrant Oats; Coconut Turmeric; Raspberry Pitaya
  • SuperFood Oat Cups: Apple Cinnamon Pecan; Cranberry Pumpkin Seed; Original
  • SuperFood Oats: Apple Cinnamon Pecan; Cranberry Pumpkin Seed; Original

Be sure to avoid instant oatmeal packets which usually contain Vitamin A Palmitate. Choose oats you have to cook on the stove.

How to find cereals without palm oil ingredients

You may be avoiding everything with the word “palm” in it. And that’s a great start.

However, when it’s disguised as other names, it gets trickier.

You might not realize there are many other names for palm oil in cereal and other foods.

Fortified cereals

Usually, most types of fortified cereals will contain palm oil ingredients.

Most contain Vitamin A Palmitate, which is a synthetic vitamin manufacturers make with palm oil.

Fortified cereals sometimes contain Vitamin E in the form of Tocopherols.

Note that Tocopherols and Mixed Tocopherols are also often added to cereals and other products to preserve freshness.

Alternate names for palm oil derivatives in cereal

Once you know what to look for in cereals, it will be a lot easier to find them without palm oil.

Vitamin A Palmitate contains palm oil

If you see a cereal with DV of 10% or more of Vitamin A, most likely it will have Vitamin A Palmitate. This synthetic vitamin contains palm oil.

You will find this palm oil derivative in most of your Kellogg’s and General Mills cereals.

In Post and Quaker, you will see them less often as many of their cereals aren’t fortified with Vitamin A.

(Also, if you add milk to your cereal, watch for Vitamin A Palmitate. It’s added to 2%, low fat, and fat free milks, but not whole milk.)

Palm oil and palm kernel oil

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List of cereals without palm oil

Many Kellogg’s, General Mills, and Post cereals will state palm oil or palm kernel oil right on the ingredients.

Complex flavors such as chocolate, peanut butter, Oreo, etc. often contain palm oil.

Also, watch out for cereals that are coated, waxy or greasy feeling.

All of these will have these ingredients listed with the actual words “palm,” which makes it easier.

Glycerin is made from palm oil

You have to watch out for glycerin in cereals as well. It’s often made with palm oil. Glycerin is common in granola.

Some healthier brands, including Purely Elizabeth as mentioned above, are using better-quality ingredients.

Tocopherols ingredients often contain palm oil

In my quest to find cereals without palm oil, I made many mistakes.

Very unfortunately, my son paid the price in terms of getting sick from the palm oil we didn’t know was in the cereals.

I bought several varieties of palm-free-seeming cereals, and each one made him sick.

I didn’t know why until I learned tocopherols are often made from palm oil, especially when used in lower cost products.

Tocopherols can be added as a form of Vitamin E and/or to preserve freshness in cereals and other foods.

The symptoms my son had after eating cereals with tocopherols were different from when he consumed the other palm oil ingredients.

While cereals and foods with palm oil gave him immediate congestion and throat clearing, etc., cereals with tocopherols made him completely exhausted and lethargic and caused him to have a few hives. I’ve contacted many companies asking about their tocopherols.

Many cereal manufacturers use palm oil to make tocopherols. We do not take the chance and avoid them completely.

Alternate names for palm oil

As you may know, palm oil ingredients go by hundreds of names.

Reference this extensive list which contains hundreds of palm oil derivative ingredient names. You can print it here. Keep it with you as a resource if you are trying to avoid palm oil.

Carry it with you, and before buying any new products — foods and self-care products — reference it. It’s a way to help you buy palm-free cereal and products.

After doing this a few times, you will know what to look for and the products and brands to buy.

Palm oil free scanner app

In addition, you can install a palm oil finder app.

We have had success with SpoonGuru.

It’s a free app which has been good at finding hidden palm oil derivatives. You can scan the cereal’s UPC code to see if it contains palm oil.

Palm oil free cereals

It’s so important to support these companies. Please especially support these specific products who don’t use palm oil ingredients in their cereals.

See our list of palm free products:

Be sure to read the labels as companies change ingredients in their products.

Palm oil free cereal

As palm oil becomes even more prevalent in products, hopefully there will be more information to help people find products without it.

Cereal is a staple in our house. It’s been a challenge to find cereals without palm oil. We are always on the lookout for more cereals.

We will continue to buy palm free cereal and products. If we are not certain they are, we don’t buy them.

Palm oil free cereals

Please support this list of cereals. We compiled it to make it easier to find cereals without palm oil.

Both versions of Honey Comb on the shelf. The “It’s back” box in the back is now what Honey Comb looks like. It now contains Vitamin A Palmitate, a palm oil derivative.

We will be brand-loyal to these cereals and applaud them for using palm-free alternatives.

To the best of our knowledge, after cross-referencing their ingredients against hundreds of names of palm oil derivatives and checking with companies, these cereals do not have palm oil ingredients. However, to be sure a product is palm oil free, it needs to have certified Palm Oil Free labeling. 

Please note, content on this site is for reference purposes only. We do not warrant that the ingredient, sourcing, allergen, and product information is accurate or complete. Our information comes from product manufacturers.

Product formulas, ingredients, and labels change. Please read labels and do your due diligence.

We continue to update this regularly.

Honey Comb cereal now contains palm oil

We also remove products when companies change their ingredients as in the case of Honey Comb cereal.

Honey Comb from Post used to be palm free but in mid-2018 they began to fortify it with Vitamin A Palmitate.

Most likely what’s on the shelves now is Honey Comb’s revised product which advertises “It’s Back! Original Flavor.”

The version on the shelf prior to this change (the left cereal box in yellow) did not include palm oil derivatives and was one of the few “sugar cereals” my son could eat.  We no longer buy this cereal but bought the remaining boxes from three stores.

These are the safe foods my son eats.

If you know of or find granola and cereals without palm oil, please include them in the Comments so we can support these brands. Why do you avoid palm oil?

Cookies Without Palm Oil ~ List of Palm Oil Free Cookies

cookies without palm oil


It’s a win when you find cookies without palm oil. If you’ve ever been on the quest for baked goods without palm oil ingredients, you know it’s a challenge.

Grocery store bakery cookies most always contain it. Read labels.

Usually, the less chewy the cookie, the better the chance it won’t contain palm oil.

While these cookies are all crunchy, they are still filled with excellent flavor and mouth-feel texture.

To the best of our knowledge, after cross-referencing their ingredients against hundreds of names of palm oil derivatives, these cookies do not have any palm oil ingredients.

We reached out to these packaged cookie companies to confirm; however, this list is not guaranteed. To be certain cookies or any products are palm oil free, they should be certified Palm Oil Free by the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark Programme.

Cookies without palm oil ingredients

Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Thin & Crispy Cookies

These cookies from Pepperidge Farm are delicious. 

Their Thin & Crispy line is available in these flavors, and they are all made without using palm oil ingredients:

cookies without palm oil
Pepperidge Farm makes cookies without palm oil
  • Milk Chocolate Chip
  • Toffee Milk Chocolate
  • Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

The fact that Pepperidge Farm makes all four of these without palm oil is amazing.

We regularly buy the Milk Chocolate Chip and Dark Chocolate Chip which we can find at Target, Walmart and our grocery store.

They are filled with rich chocolate chips and have the look of bakery cookies. They are about two and a half inches in diameter.

These cookies contain real ingredients, including Chocolate, Flour, Butter, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Cage-Free Eggs, Baking Soda, Vanilla Extract, and Salt.

My son, who has a palm oil intolerance, loves these palm oil free cookies. We are grateful to Pepperidge Farm for making them. 

See below for their Chessman cookies which my son can also enjoy.

Erin Baker’s

They use whole grain and don’t contain artificial ingredients or preservatives. They are Non-GMO Project Certified.

Erin Baker’s have confirmed all of their products, including their cookies, are palm oil free.

  • The Original Breakfast Cookie
    • Oatmeal Raisin
    • Double Chocolate
    • Banana Walnut
    • Peanut Butter
    • Carrot Cake
    • Caramel Apple
    • Peanut Butter Chocolate
    • Fruit & Nut
  • Breakfast Cookie Minis
    • Double Chocolate
    • Peanut Butter
    • Oatmeal Raisin

MI-DEL Gluten-Free Cookies

cookies without palm oil

These cookies don’t contain palm oil ingredients and are gluten-free.

  • Arrowroot Animal Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Cinnamon Snaps
  • Flavored Ginger Snaps (in California)
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Gingerbread Men
  • Pecan Cookies

They are crunchy and will satisfy your cookie craving.

I’ve never had a gluten-free cookie until trying the Chocolate Chip flavor. They tasted great.

These are about one and a half inches in diameter.

All of MI-DEL’s cookies are 100% peanut free as well.
packaged cookies without palm oil ingredients

Pepperidge Farm Chessmen Butter Cookies

Hooray again for Pepperidge Farm! Months ago, I bought a winter holiday version of these Chessmen cookies when I saw they were palm free. I bought them again.

They are made without artificial flavors or preservatives.

These are tasty butter cookies usually available with a printed design for the season.

My family loves these cookies.

These are usually easy to find.

MI-DEL Simply Mi-Delicious Cookies

This is a great brand to support if you are looking for cookies without palm oil.

cookies without palm oil derivatives

Their Simply MI-Delicious line of cookies are 100% palm oil free. They  contain organic enriched wheat flour and organic cane sugar.

It’s awesome MI-DEL makes so many cookies without palm ingredients:

  • Chocolate Snaps
  • Honey Grahams
  • Original Ginger Snaps
  • Original Flavored Ginger Snaps (in California)
  • Lemon Snaps
  • Vanilla Snaps
  • Gingerbread Men

(Their “Organic” Ginger Snaps do contain palm oil. Therefore, be sure to buy their Simply MI-Delicious line. It doesn’t say “organic” on the front of the package.)


In addition to making gluten-free breads and snacks, they make these gluten-free cookies without palm oil.

  • Butter Cookies
  • Shortbread Cookies

Market Pantry Animal Crackers

One would think all animal crackers would be safe, but they’re aren’t. Even the organic animal crackers at Costco are not.

However, this brand from Target doesn’t list palm oil or palm oil derivatives on the label. They don’t contain artificial flavors, colors or high fructose corn syrup.

I’ve been buying these for months, and while they are somewhat plain — as most animal crackers are — they make for a great school snack.

We are researching and reaching out to more companies and will hopefully be able to add to this list.

Always check ingredients

Companies sometimes change their formulas and use palm oil ingredients because it’s a cheaper oil and it remains semi-solid at room temperature.

As an example, my son used to be able to eat original Oreo cookies safely until they changed their ingredients to include palm oil.

Also, often we assume organic products are made without palm oil but that is not always the case.

Palm oil ingredients in cookies

Whether you buy pre-made cookies from a grocery store, a bakery, Target, Walmart, or from Costco, they will likely have palm oil.

Many times you will see in the ingredients the word “palm,” which makes it easy to avoid them. Examples include:

  • Palm oil
  • Palm kernel oil
  • Vegetable oil (Palm)

So it’s easy to avoid products when you see palm-. Examples are palmitate and palmitoyl.

However, also learn to look for laur-, stear-, and glyc-, as they are usually made with palm oil ingredients.

How to find products without palm oil.

Snacks without palm oil.

Eating without palm oil list of foods

Cookies without palm oil

It’s so great to have chocolate and non-chocolate cookie options available. There are recipes for homemade cookies without palm oil.

But often we don’t have time to make cookies from scratch. It’s great to be able to buy prepackaged cookies free from palm oil.

You may be avoiding palm oil because of environmental concerns or because of a palm oil intolerance.

According to the World Wildlife Fund, palm oil is now in up to 50% of products on supermarket shelves.

Buy cookies without palm oil

After learning more about palm oil and how increased demand is causing environmental concerns, as a family we are working to eliminate products with palm oil from our home.

Palm oil makes our son sick with allergy-like symptoms so we are avoiding it completely.

If you are trying to live without palm oil, see our lists of:

Check ingredients for cookies without palm ingredients

Verify labels as manufacturers change ingredients. As of this writing, these cookies are made without palm oil or any palm oil ingredients and derivatives.

A representative from Pepperidge Farm replied with a personalized, lengthy email to my specific questions about palm oil and palm oil derivatives in their cookies above.

What he said holds true for all products in all categories:

Product recipes change frequently and ingredients are periodically added and replaced. This makes it difficult to maintain an updated list of products that either contain or lack a particular ingredient.

So while they may change in the future, these cookies above are a good place to start when you are looking for palm oil-free options.

If you know of other packaged cookies without palm oil, please list them in the Comments so we can add them to this list. Thank you!

It’s important we support these lines of palm-free cookies.

We are not medical professionals. This is not meant to be medical advice. Please consult with your physician. Use this information as a starting point as it’s not guaranteed. Read all labels at the point of sale. 

The only way to be certain a product is palm oil free is if it has been certified Palm Oil Free by the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark Programme.

We update this list regularly. Why do you seek out these options? Let us know in the Comments!



Pretzels Without Palm Oil ~ List of Palm Oil Free Pretzels

Finding pretzels without palm oil


You might think it’s easy to find palm oil free pretzels. It sometimes is, especially if you stick to original pretzels in bags. Here’s a list of pretzels without palm oil. Consumers have choices!

All of the large plastic containers of pretzels we found listed palm oil in the ingredients. You will find these at Target, Costco, Walmart, as well as in grocery stores. 

Always read the ingredients for gluten-free pretzels. They often contain palm oil.

Know that while you might not see the word “palm” in the ingredients, many pretzel brands contain palm oil derivatives.

These include Vitamin E (in the form of Tocopherols), Mono- and Diglycerides, and DATEM.

Anything made with palm oil makes my son sick so we seek out palm oil free pretzels and other foods.

*READ LABELS FOR HOLIDAY packaging. They often have different ingredients!

Pretzels without palm oil

Support these manufacturers who are making these pretzels without palm oil and palm oil ingredients. Please note, this list is not guaranteed; use it as a starting point.

To know for certain a product is Palm Oil Free, look for labeling from the International Palm Oil Free Trademark Certification Programme.

pretzels without palm oil

  • Rold Gold Pretzels

    • Braided Honey Wheat
    • Rods Original
    • Sticks Original
    • Thin Crisps: Buffalo Wing, Garlic Parmesan, Honey Dijon
    • Tiny Twists: Original, Cheddar, and Honey Mustard

Support Rold Gold. Their original and these flavored pretzels don’t list palm oil ingredients.

  • Snack Factory Pretzel Crispsavoid tocopherols in pretzels and choose these pretzels without palm oil

    • Everything
    • Garlic Parmesan
    • Honey Mustard & Onion
    • Original; Original Minis; and Organic Original
    • Sesame

Snack Factory Pretzel makes (most of) their palm oil free pretzels in original and in specialty flavors.

Update: Please watch for some of their small snack packs as some contain palm oil, especially holiday varieties.

Their Gluten Free Minis Original Pretzel Crisps are packaged for Halloween in 1 oz eight packs. “Palm oil” is clearly labeled in the ingredients.

  • Snyder’s of Hanover

    palm oil free pretzels

    • Mini Pretzels
    • Sticks Pretzels
    • Snaps Pretzels
    • Butter Snaps
    • Rods Pretzels
    • Thins Pretzels
    • Olde Tyme
    • Homestyle
    • Dipping Sticks
    • Sourdough Hard Pretzels
    • Honey Wheat Braided Twists
    • Ancient Grain Braided Twists
    • Blueberry Braided Twists
    • Halloween Pretzels (30 pack)

Support Snyder’s of Hanover’s extensive line of pretzels without palm oil ingredients.

Their website makes it very easy to find the ingredients for each of their products to determine which are free from palm oil.

palm free pretzels

  • SuperPretzel Soft Pretzels

    • Original
    • Pretzel Bites
    • Multigrain

Support SuperPretzel. They make their unflavored soft pretzels without palm oil.

Palm oil free pretzels

We have checked the published ingredients for each of these pretzel products against a list of over 500 alternate names for palm oil. To the best of our knowledge, all of these pretzels are made without palm oil.

Finding pretzels without palm oil

Before buying anything, be sure to check the ingredient labels for palm oil. You will often find it in flavored pretzels. It’s in most all pretzel sandwich snacks.

Other times, you may find Vitamin E is added to pretzels in the form of tocopherols.

Food manufacturers use tocopherols in pretzels as a preservative. Manufacturers use it often to maintain freshness in foods, including in cereals and granola bars.

Tocopherols are often made from palm oil.

Unless they label the source, you won’t know if they are made from palm.

And of course, you want to avoid palm oil, palm kernel oil, and palm fruit oil.

As in the case of one Major Pretzel Manufacturer, you will see this labeled as Vegetable Oil (Corn Oil and/or Palm Fruit Oil).

Some of this manufacturer’s pretzel lines are free from palm oil products, but because so many of their regular, “plain pretzels” include it, we are not including them in this list.

Palm free pretzels and snacks

In addition to avoiding palm oil because it makes some people sick, many people do not want to support palm oil consumption because of the environmental concerns.

With our son’s palm oil allergy or palm oil intolerance, we are limited in the snacks he can safely have. See what foods he eats.

The demand for palm oil continues to increase.

find pretzels without palm oil and tocopherols

Palm oil free pretzels

Palm oil is so many processed foods; however, we’ve had some luck finding safe snacks.

It’s in approximately 50% of packaged foods which is why it’s very important to read ingredient labels.

The issue is always that palm oil goes by so many names. There are over 500 alternate names for palm oil in foods and personal care items.

If you are looking to support companies and eat foods that are palm oil free, check out these lists as well:

Also, learn to look for these palm oil-related derivatives in foods. The ingredients will begin with:

  • Glyc-
  • Laur-
  • Palm-
  • Stear-

Finding palm free pretzels

Often, smaller brands who may seem healthy, advertising quality ingredients, are using palm oil to keep their costs down.

If you know of any other pretzels without palm oil, please list them in the Comments, and we will add them to this list.

It’s very important to support these companies by buying their palm oil free products.

Like with all products, there are many companies who use palm oil as an inexpensive ingredient in their pretzels, so read all ingredients.

This is to be used for reference only and is not meant to be medical advice. Please consult with your own doctor or healthcare provider if you are avoiding palm oil for health concerns.

Please be sure to read ingredient labels if you are trying to be palm oil free. Manufacturers change ingredients. Be sure to always read labels before purchasing.

Look for the Palm Oil Free certification trademark from the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark Programme to ensure products are palm oil free.