Our ingredients

Quality management forms an integral part of the production process, beginning with premium quality ingredients.   The ingredients are carefully selected to meet our commitment to sustainability. Moreover, Penotti uses no colours, no preservatives, no artificial flavours and is GMO free.


Our commitment to cocoa

Cocoa commitment is the KRÜGER GROUP’s solution-oriented sustainability program. It stands for fair trade throughout the cocoa value chain. The Penotti brand is a partner of cocoa commitment and is committed to sustainability in the cocoa sector.

Cocoa commitment—the program

Responsibly farmed cocoa

Cocoa is a precious commodity that passes through many hands and travels over several continents on it’s journey from the farm to the finished product. One topic is becoming increasingly important in this process: sustainability. This comprises many dimensions—the welfare of cocoa farmers and their families, the preservation of biodiversity, and the protection of forests and the climate. The KRÜGER GROUP’s answer: cocoa commitment.


Effective solutions

With the cocoa commitment sustainability program, the Penotti brand is committed to developing and implementing effective solutions for the sustainability challenges in cocoa cultivation.

Cocoa commitment looks at the entire cocoa value chain—from the living conditions of the farmers to environmentally friendly cultivation ot he end product. The entire journey is vertically integrated and completely traceable—from the farms to the cocoa-processing factory in Germany, where cocoa powder, cocoa butter, and cocoa mass are made from the cocoa beans (mass balance system). These and other ingredients are then used to make our delicious spreads. The program builds on the established Rainforest Alliance standard and supplements this with additional measures.


Three pillars

Cocoa commitment is based on three pillars whose measures are interlinked.

Increasing growers’ success: we are committed to promoting agroforestry, where knowledge and skills relating to Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) ensure high yields in the long term, while reducing the use of pesticides and fertilizers.

Promoting environmental protection: we advocate environmentally sound cocoa farming and Climate Smart Cocoa, which uses locally adapted farming strategies to protect forests, increase biodiversity, and prevent deforestation. This is monitored in various ways, including cultivation mapping.

Strengthening local communities: fair revenues from cocoa cultivation, the prevention of exploitative child labor through the Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System in villages, and the creation of independent income opportunities for the wives of cocoa farmers through Village Savings and Loan Associations all have a positive impact on the income and living situation of entire villages and regions.

Learn more about the cocoa commitment program

The seal on our Penotti spreads informs you that our products have been produced responsibly and that we are using sustainably grown cocoa from the cocoa commitment sustainability program. This program aims to improve the living conditions of cocoa farmers and their families and to make cocoa cultivation more environmentally friendly.


Rainforest Alliance Certified cacao

Penotti buys Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa. Rainforest  Alliance is one of the largest sustainability programs for cocoa, coffee and tea in the world. Within the Rainforest Alliance Certified program farmers are trained to use cost efficient, environmentally and socially responsible farming practices. This way farmers become professional and responsible entrepreneurs and sustainable agricultural supply chains can be achieved. Duo Penotti buys 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa powder.

For more information: ra.org


Hazelnuts are an important ingredient in our chocolate hazelnut spreads. The best hazelnuts are selected to create a delicious and intensely smooth hazelnut flavour.

Hazelnuts are the fruits of the hazel which core is edible. The hazel grows in countries around the Mediterranean region.

The hazelnuts used in Penotti originate from Turkey and Italy. Hazelnuts are harvested between the start of August and the end of September.

Hazelnuts are an excellent source of vitamin E.


We use different types of sugar in our products: beet sugar and refined cane sugar. Our Penotti Organic range contains cane sugar, is certified organically grown and traded in compliance with Fairtrade standards.


Quality control procedures, from the moment the sugar arrives at the factory right through the packaging stage of the finished spread, ensure the sugars used in our products meet the highest quality standards. We have established a close and long term relationship with our sugar suppliers. Our strict quality control system enables us to trace the origin of the sugar in our products.

Vegetable oils

Canola oil

Canola oil is the number 1 vegetable oil in Canada and Japan, while number 2 in Mexico and the US. Overall it is the 3d most consumed vegetable oil in the world.

Once harvested, canola seeds are taken to a crushing facility where the oil contained within the seed is extracted, refined and bottled as canola oil. Canola oil has the least saturated fat of all cooking oils.

Penotti commits to 100% RSPO segregated palm oil





All Penotti products are produced with palm oil that is 100% certified sustainable and segregated according to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) supply chain.

RSPO is an international organisation whose focus is making sustainable palm oil sourcing a normal practice. The RSPO has developed a set of environmental and social criteria which companies must comply with in order to produce Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO). When they are properly applied, these criteria can help to minimize the negative impact of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities in palm oil producing regions. They have committed to produce, source and/or use sustainable palm oil certified by the RSPO.

Penotti RSPO certified segregated palm oil : it is segregation that provides the tool to keep sustainable palm oil physically separated from non-sustainable palm oil and to trace it from the certified sustainable plantations to the production line. Check our progress at www.rspo.org

License number: RSPO-1106104

Scorecard WWF

WWF strongly believes that the palm oil industry can grow and prosper without destroying tropical rainforest by adhering to the principles and criteria of RSPO. In 2015 WWF has published its first Dutch palm oil ‘scorecard’. Penotti came first in the total Dutch ranking because of its dedication to 100% sustainable and segregated palm oil.

For more information: wnf.nl


Duo Penotti is made with natural vanilla flavor. The vanilla in Duo Penotti makes the white spread extra special, giving it a smooth and delicious fresh flavor.


Our Penotti products are made with both skim milk and whole milk powder. We work with reliable suppliers who collect their milk directly from farmers to ensure product freshness and safety, and last but not least, a delicious creamy taste.