Most people in the UK ice cream industry know that at Antonelli we make our own wafer, sugar and waffle cones. However, did you realise that we consider sourcing locally grown and sustainable ingredients as key policy decisions for manufacturing our ice cream cones? Perhaps you have watched documentaries or seen social media posts, which draw attention to the rapidly declining habitats of some endangered species. Much of the destruction of native rainforests is caused by farming palm oil, which is an ingredient widely used in a vast range of everyday products.
Do you know if your waffle cones use responsibly sustainable palm oil?
At the Antonelli bakery, we use palm oil in the manufacture of our waffle and Smoothy® cones, but we can assure you that we only use palm oil with the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) accreditation.
We also have some even better news as our supply chain for palm oil now has been awarded the worlds first ever RSPO NEXT accreditation. This is the highest and most stringent level of certification for sustainable palm oil. It now means that we can tell you that the palm oil we use to make our waffle cones is not only RSPO accredited, but it is also IP (Identity Preserved) certified. As the certification name suggests this means that the palm oil is traceable to the individual farms where the palm fruits are grown.
How do palm oil suppliers meet the RSPO & IP accreditation?
In order to achieve these high levels of accreditation for palm oil production and supply, our suppliers have to adhere to a certain set of criteria for their production/supply process. Apart f
rom producing palm oil without causing harm to people, animals or their environment, they have to guarantee that their palm oil is produced with:
- No deforestation
- No fire
- No planting on peat
- Reduction of green house gases
- Respect for human rights
For those who are particularly concerned about the origins of palm oil, we can really identify where our palm oil comes from. So when buying Antonelli waffle cones you can rest assured that you are buying cones that:
- are UK made
- are manufactured with locally sourced ingredients where possible
- only include RSPO & IP accredited palm oil
- are baked by a family business with over 100 years heritage
- have low food miles
- incur less breakages due to less handling
- taste delicious
To find out more about our range of ice cream cones see the cones section on our website. If you would like to talk to someone in more detail about our ice cream cones then either contact your Business Relationship Manager or call Customer Service on 0161 789 4485.