Eco-test: mineral oil in chocolate

Ökotest has studied 40 different chocolates. More than half contain high concentrations of mineral oil residues.

Eco-test: mineral oil in chocolate

Ökotest has examined 40 chocolates from brand names and discounters for residues of mineral oils. The results are published in the current July issue. Accordingly, only 13 chocolates were lightly loaded. Test winner: Choceur Feinherb Nuss from Aldi-Süd. In second and third place follow Ritter Sport and Feodora.

Majority of chocolates above the limit

Among the most heavily used chocolate bars are mainly discounter products, but also expensive branded goods. Among the discounter products particularly striking were Moser Roth chocolates from Aldi Süd. Here we noticed 5 different varieties with high concentrations. But also a dark chocolate of the brand manufacturer Hachez proved to be heavily loaded.

The testers are surprised to find that both the test winner and particularly heavily loaded products come from one and the same manufacturer. The possible sources of contamination are, above all, the packaging, the transport route and the machines on which the chocolate bars are produced.

Mineral oil residues Mosh and Moah

Above all, various saturated (mosh), aromatic (Moah) or synthetic hydrocarbons and polymer hydrocarbons are regarded as critical mineral oil residues. Mosh and Moah are considered carcinogenic. According to the Stiftung Warentest, especially Mosh accumulates in the body. The European Food Agency recommends consuming no more than 9 grams of mosh per year.

Mineral ingredients in lip care products

In the spring, the Stiftung Warentest had examined 35 popular lip care products. The result: Only a good half of the funds are recommended. 18 lipsticks fall through because they contain different hydrocarbons.


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