Posted by: babbo | January 17, 2009

The Palmer Candy Company Doesn’t Care About Your Kids

Two weeks ago, I e-mailed a letter to The Palmer Candy Company regarding the harmful ingredients they put in their products — specifically Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs).

After I posted the article, Healthy Food Tip #4: Beware of Food Companies That Lie, I wanted to give them a fair chance to express their side of the story and hopefully “make it right,” as promised in their Quality Pledge.

I have received no response. Nothing — not even a piece of toxic candy. So I’ve decided to rewrite their “Quality Pledge” in an effort to make it more honest:

The Old Palmer Quality Pledge

“For Over 50 years, Palmer has been a national brand making candy for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter and Halloween. We use only the finest ingredients and are proud of all our products. If you are not satisfied, please let us know and we will make it right. We would also enjoy hearing from you for any other reason. Visit us at: www.rmpalmer.com

The New Palmer Quality Pledge

“For Over 50 years, Palmer has been a national brand making candy for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter and Halloween. We use only the CHEAPEST ingredients and are proud of all our PROFITS.

Some people ask why it took so long for us to tell the truth about the poison we put in our candies. We stand by our company’s code of ethics:

We, the upper management of Palmer Candies, are a bunch of liars. We simply don’t care about your children’s health. We’ll just keep putting Partially Hydrogenated Oils in our products, which has been linked to cancer, diabetes, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, obesity and allergies that can cause arthritis.

And don’t get us started on how it disables your body from properly absorbing good essential fatty acids (necessary to sustain healthy life). We know consumers are too stupid to understand this stuff, so why bother to explain, let along make a change?

But we promise to make these little pieces of death look all cute so your children will find them irrestible. And we’ll just depend on parents to keep trusting us, and keep being ignorant to the crap we’re selling.

If you are not satisfied, please let us know and we will IGNORE YOU. We would MUCH RATHER not hear from you at all. Visit us at: www.rmpalmer.com

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So what do you say parents? Are you willing to send this company an e-mail asking them what gives? Maybe if enough of us speak up, the will listen.

And remember, you are not alone…

Related Links:
Ban Trans Fats
What’s Wrong with Partially Hydrogenated Oils?
The latest U.S. health safety distraction ploy: Blame China!
Recovery Medicine
6 Rules To Avoid Eating Bad Fats, by Ban Trans Fats.com

Related posts:
– Healthy Food Tip #1: Decoding PLU Codes For Better Health


Responses

  1. Do other companies not use PHOs? I haven’t actually checked… but I haven’t bought Palmer chocolates for my kids simply because I don’t like them. There are a lot better products out there, taste-wise. But i haven’t bothered to check on the ingredients lists of them until now. Thanks for the heads-up.

    • Yes, there are companies that refrain from using PHO’s. I’ve noticed that sometimes a company will use them in some products but not in others, which seems odd to me.

      Just be careful, just because something says 0g trans fats does not mean there’s no PHO’s in there.

      Thanks for the comment!

      babbo

  2. It’s the artificial vanilla thareally bothers me. Sorry–my kids don’t eat petroleum! Now that Palmer has chosen to go that route, rather than using real vanilla (as in the past), we will no longer be buying the cheap crap they have chosen to manufacture.


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