Most important in environmental protection: our sustainability score!
It’s certainly no secret anymore that your choice of food has a huge impact on the environment. So wouldn’t it be great to know just how much CO2 each food item creates, how much water it takes to make it, and whether animals and the rainforest are protected? We thought so, too! And that’s why all our products have their own sustainability score. To arrive at the score, we’ve taken into account the origin of the raw materials, production, packaging, and transport, and then compared our figures to 110,000 other food items. We’ve then given stars to reflect the score. With just two stars, a product is already more sustainable than the average of all products in the comparison.
Why do we do it? Transparency and environmental protection are topics we take very seriously: we show you the facts and also have the chance to make our own products more sustainable.
Tasty and sustainable — the Veganz Sandwich Spread Classic can be both. As you can see, the vegan mayo has achieved perfect scores, i.e. three stars, in all categories. Find out how right here.
What’s the difference between our Veganz Sandwich Spread Classic and conventional mayonnaise? Right! Our product is egg-free — and that makes the vegan mayo better for the climate than the egg-based version. A carton containing six organic free-range eggs generates CO2 emissions of 1.2 kilogrammes. The figure is predominantly due to the fact that chickens are mostly fed soya, which is grown in far-off countries. The emissions are the result of the soya being transported to Germany.
In addition to that, more and more areas are being cleared to cultivate food crops, meaning that the producing countries are frequently losing forests and grasslands, or that wetlands are being drained. That’s really bad for the planet, as rainforests in particular are some of the largest CO2 reservoirs in the world. It’s what worsens the ecological balance of animal-based products.
You need water to grow food crops. Makes sense, doesn’t it? But did you know that farming uses 70% of available water? It’s a real problem, especially in regions where water is scarce! To resolve this problem, we need to reduce the global dependency on our already scarce water supplies. That’s why it’s important to work in a particularly resource-conserving way in food production — just like we do with our Veganz Sandwich Spread Classic. You won’t find any ingredients in it that use a lot of water in their cultivation or production. The vegan mayo thus makes a sustainable contribution to reducing the global water footprint.
Unlike with our Veganz Sandwich Spread Classic, there are nearly always eggs in conventional mayonnaise. Why did we decide not to use this ingredient? Quite simply: protecting chickens and chicks is extremely important to us! Only a vegan recipe guarantees that no living being is harmed. By the way, here are some facts and figures on how laying hens are kept in industrial settings.
The recipe for our Veganz Sandwich Spread Classic includes neither soya nor palm oil. That’s great for the rainforest! This way, we guarantee the greatest possible protection against deforestation and support the preservation of green forest areas.
Why is the rainforest so important? It’s the green lung of our Earth, and it has an immense influence on our climate. Plants, bushes, and trees absorb CO2 from the air and use the carbon to grow, which, in turn, produces oxygen. And who needs oxygen to survive? Right! We humans!
If we destroy our rainforests, large amounts of CO2 are released — which enhances the greenhouse effect and contributes to global warming. Rainforest protection means climate protection! That’s why it’s so important for all of us that tropical rainforests are preserved.
Rapeseed oil (48%), water, sugar, modified maize starch, spirit vinegar, salt, spices (contain mustard seed), thickeners: guar gum, locust bean gum; spice extract.
- Artificial flavouring? Nope, none of that! We manage to create the typical mayo taste really well without it!
- Whether you use it as a sauce or a dip, our Sandwich Spread Classic will always be a hit! Spread it on your sandwiches or burgers, refine your salads, mix it with grilled vegetables, or use the vegan mayo as an alternative to butter.
Made perfect thanks to two special ingredients
Since our Veganz Sandwich Spread Classic is entirely vegan and doesn’t contain any eggs, we had to come up with something to bind the ingredients and to get the right consistency. And we came up with a little trick.
- Guar gum & locust bean gum are thickeners, and they ensure that all the ingredients stick together while giving our vegan mayo a perfectly light consistency.
We use these materials in this product.
The Veganz Sandwich Spread Classic could hardly be more perfect in terms of taste, sustainable ingredients, and the countless ways in which it can be used. Nevertheless, there’s still a tiny little bit of room for improvement when it comes to packaging.
Although the label is already made of FSC-certified paper, which is printed with mineral oil-free ink, we did opt for a plastic squeeze bottle. That’s not actually so bad in itself, since it not only means we’re able to save on CO2, but it also gives you better portion control when you serve out your vegan mayo. The bottle also protects it from external influences, providing optimal protection for the product.
You may be wondering: ‘Yeah, but why isn’t the mayo in a glass jar?’ We answer that question here.
But we’re already busy scheming, and as a vegan and sustainable brand, we see it as an absolute duty to find more environmentally-friendly alternatives – after all, ingredients and packaging go hand in hand. We’re not perfect, but we always keep our eyes and ears open.
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