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Munch Bunch

How ethical is Munch Bunch?

Munch Bunch is a brand owned by Nestlé S.A. which has a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Yoghurt Ratings Table. Although Munch Bunch has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see the brand make progress in the future.

We would have extra confidence in Munch Bunch if it submitted itself to apply for Ethical Accreditation, whereby The Good Shopping Guide would make further detailed assessment and recommendations for ethical improvement. Find out more about the ethical issues facing the Yoghurt sector.

What does Munch Bunch do?

Munch Bunch makes a range of vitamin-fortified yoghurts aimed at children.

In which areas does Munch Bunch perform poorly?

Munch Bunch was marked down under our criteria for GMO as its parent company, Nestlé S.A., states that it believes GMO ingredients are safe to use.

Nestlé states that it still uses animal testing where required by law, so Munch Bunch receives a bottom rating for Animal Welfare. Nestlé donated over $548k in recent election cycles which is above our threshold, so Munch Bunch gets a poor rating for this criterion.

Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

Past Criticisms of Munch Bunch’s record

In 2023 an investigation revealed that some pesticides that are banned in the EU are being used by farms in Brazil supplying Nestlé. In the same year a report by Rainforest Action Network called on brands including Nestlé to cease using palm oil sourced from the Harita Group, due to the group’s destruction of indigenous communities in Borneo. Nestlé was also criticised in early 2023 for failing to cease trading in Russia.

In 2022 a consumer watchdog filed a complaint against Nestlé and Ferrero relating to E. coli and Salmonella outbreaks involving the companies. In the same year a report by Mighty Earth also revealed that a number of chocolate companies, including Nestlé, had failed to uphold their previously-stated commitment to end deforestation in West Africa.

In 2019, Nestlé was named by Break Free From Plastic, along with Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, as the top plastic polluters for a second year in a row. In the same year Nestlé announced that they couldn’t guarantee their chocolate was free from child slave labour due to only half of their purchasing being fully traceable.

In which areas does Munch Bunch score well for its ethics?

Munch Bunch’s parent company, Nestlé, published its ‘Creating Shared Value and Sustainability Report’ which includes a number of environmental targets relating to carbon reduction, deforestation-free supply chains and recyclable packaging. Therefore Munch Bunch scores well for its Environmental Report.

We found no criticisms of Munch Bunch relating to Nuclear, Fossil Fuels or Armaments so it scores well for these criteria.

How can Munch Bunch improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that Munch Bunch is awarded on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Yoghurt Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

To reach our minimum ethical benchmark and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, Munch Bunch has some issues to resolve, including  its use of GMO ingredients, support for animal testing and political donations. If it applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide will be able to give Munch Bunch some guidance to improve on these areas.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Brands accredited by The Good Shopping Guide can display our Ethical Mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable brand. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us or complete a Free Initial Assessment form.

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  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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