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Tasty Mates

How ethical is Tasty Mates?

Tasty Mates is a brand of sweets owned by Tasty Mates Ltd which has a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Sweets Ratings Table.

With a GSG score of 71, Tasty Mates can be considered an ethical brand. Tasty Mates hasn’t yet applied for Ethical Accreditation, but its high score would mean that if it did, it would be able to display The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Mark on its products.

We encourage other companies in the Sweets sector to follow Tasty Mates’ example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does Tasty Mates do?

Tasty Mates is a British brand that makes gourmet gummy sweets which are vegan and gluten-free, with fully recyclable packaging.

In which areas does Tasty Mates perform well?

Tasty Mates doesn’t use palm oil in its products, but does not have a company statement relating to its use so gets a middle rating for this criterion.

Tasty Mates scores well in our Nuclear and Fossil Fuels criteria, as it was not found to be connected to either of these controversial industries.

Find out more about our ethical criteria.

What can Tasty Mates do to improve its score?

The above benchmark score that Tasty Mates is awarded on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Sweets Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

As Tasty Mates already receives a top score in the Ethical Sweets sector, The Good Shopping Guide encourages it to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After sending in its application, Tasty Mates will be offered the use of The Good Shopping Guide Ethical Mark.

Tasty Mates could further improve its score by getting certified by The Vegetarian Society and releasing a statement about its use of palm oil and GMO ingredients.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? If accredited by The Good Shopping Guide, brands can display our ethical mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable supplier.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to attain Ethical Accreditation, please contact us or complete a Free Initial Assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels


  • Palm Oil Free



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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