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Ökotest: Which chocolate Santas you shouldn't give away

2022-11-29T17:40:07.227Z

Ökotest 2022: All tested chocolate Santa Clauses are contaminated with mineral oil – which ones could be carcinogenic? Created: 11/29/2022, 6:30 p.m By: Janine Napirca Just in time for the Advent season, Ökotest tested Santa Clauses and Santa Clauses made of chocolate. The result is shocking: all 23 chocolate men tested contain mineral oil. "Let us be happy and cheerful"? By the way: That Sant



Ökotest 2022: All tested chocolate Santa Clauses are contaminated with mineral oil – which ones could be carcinogenic?

Created: 11/29/2022, 6:30 p.m

By: Janine Napirca

Just in time for the Advent season, Ökotest tested Santa Clauses and Santa Clauses made of chocolate.

The result is shocking: all 23 chocolate men tested contain mineral oil.

"Let us be happy and cheerful"?

By the way: That Santa Claus would put chocolate Santa Clauses or Santa Clauses on the children's plates or in their neatly arranged boots should probably be less of a wish this year.

Because, as the current analysis by

Ökotest

shows, all chocolate men tested are contaminated with mineral oil.

Find out below which brands have performed particularly poorly and could even be carcinogenic, and which chocolate Santas you can still eat or give away without hesitation despite mineral oil.

Ökotest reveals which chocolate Santa Clauses and Santa Clauses can still be given away and eaten without hesitation, and which ones could be carcinogenic (symbolic photo).

© Alexander Ließ/Imago

But you don't have to do without the beaming children's faces with the Santa Claus surprise: Simply fill the shoes that are put out with tangerines, peanuts and homemade cookies, such as snowballs, Hilda rolls or buttery clouds - then you'll know for sure what's in them.

Incidentally, the Ökotest

butter test

was not very satisfactory from a consumer perspective either: 17 out of 20 butter brands failed.

Ökotest 2022: All tested chocolate Santa Clauses are contaminated with mineral oil

Although residues of mineral oil components were detected in all 23 chocolate Santas and Santa Clauses tested,

Ökotest

still considers seven brands that were only "slightly increased" in mineral oil to be recommendable and gave them the grade "good".

No chocolate man was rated

“very good” by

Ökotest .

Five Santa Clauses, including a chocolate Santa Claus from Alnatura, failed completely and were rated “inadequate”.

At least seven chocolate Santa Clauses are still rated “good” by Ökotest despite mineral oil

  • “Organic Chocolate Santa Claus” by dm

  • “Santa Claus made from organic milk chocolate” from Klett

  • “Organic Fairtrade Santa Claus” by Riegelein

  • "Organic chocolate Santa Claus vegan" by Yanns

  • "Hello Santa vegan" by Lindt

  • "Santa Claus Alpenmilch" by Milka

  • "Santa Claus In Town Santa Claus Whole Milk" by Netto

After all, Ökotest

still rated Gepa's "Schoko Nikolaus Organic Whole Milk Chocolate", Kinder's "Santa Claus Whole Milk Chocolate" and Lindt's "Santa Claus Whole Milk Chocolate

" as "satisfactory" with "increased" mineral oil residues.

"Poor" - The big losers of the 2022 chocolate Santa Claus eco-test

  • "Full milk Santa Claus" from Alnatura

  • "Santa Claus Fine Milk Chocolate" from Hachez

  • "Merry Xmas Santa Claus vegan" by Riegelein

  • "Santa Claus The Extra Bright" by Wawi

  • "Santa Claus vegan" by Rosengarten

Caution risk of cancer in chocolate men?

MOAH compounds are considered potentially carcinogenic

Even though all five Santa Clauses mentioned failed the

Ökotest

quality test due to the mineral oil components MOSH, caution is advised with the chocolate Santa Clauses from Alnatura, Hachez and Wawi in particular: In addition to MOSH, the products contain aromatic mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOAH), some of which can be classified as are considered carcinogenic.

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Why do all the chocolate Santa Clauses and Santa Clauses tested by Ökotest contain mineral oil?

Ökotest informs that the mineral oil residues in the chocolate men are probably due to lubricating oil contamination, among other things.

This can happen, for example, when the cocoa beans are contaminated by the harvesting machines or when they are transported in jute sacks that have been treated with mineral oil.

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Ökotest chocolate Santa Claus & Santa Claus: At least no high aluminum residues were discovered

However, the Schokomann eco test brought something positive to light: none of the chocolate Santa Clauses and Santa Clauses tested contained any significant aluminum residues to exceed the guidelines set by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) - unless you eat with a body weight of at least 30 kilograms more than 14 chocolate men a week.

Source: merkur

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