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Cadbury Easter eggs and four other things that are shockingly halal

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Cadbury Easter eggs and four other things that are shockingly halal

As the outrage continues that Cadbury are literally 'spitting on the grave' of their Christian founder because they are not overtly Easter enough, many worry their chocolate is halal.

Part of a supposed plot to force halal chocolate on to the public, many have vowed not to buy their products. Free school meals firm offers very different serving at private schools The rumour that Cadbury hated Easter started kicking about in 2013. That year the official chocolate account started having to rebuff claims that their products were 'Halal certified'.

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After reading about the recent 'shocking' Cadbury cream egg advert I stumbled across this Metro article from a years back and upon reading the headlines my first reaction was one of shock.  Personally I go out of my way to avoid Halal foods and it's made more difficult because much of the time it isn't obvious up front whether or not the food you are eating is Halal or not.

Once the shock wore off and of course it became obvious all was not what it seemed.  Sure enough, another shock tactic article to lure readers in.  Well it worked and of course water and bread can be consumed by those on a Halal diet and chocolate that uses gelatine not sourced from an animal would of course be fine too.

All very well, but things aren't what they seem.

After some more investigation I discovered that some Cadbury products include rennet, which comes from the stomach of a calf and it is used in a small number of Cadbury products.  I also discovered a Halal Database which indicates that these products are Halal and presumably OK because they are sourced from animals slaughtered in a compliant way.  There's also a Cadbury UK Tweet indicating they use animal Rennet.

So what's the fuss and why am I bothered?  Well first of all I don't agree with Halal slaughter, it's not part of the culture of the majority of people in this country and secondly I feel strongly that wherever these products are used in food products or in supermarkets etc. it isn't immediately obvious.

Typically in this country though, most people don't care.  As long as they're getting a good deal, getting something cheap they don't need to know about where it comes from or who or what suffers.


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Jacob Right-Smug

Jacob Right-Smug

I hope you didn't see the news that the Covid-19 vaccines have all been declared "halal" by the Muslim religious authorities?

You seem to misunderstand what "halal" means, aside from the meat and differentiating that method of slaughter from any other rather arbitrary, I would suggest that the result for the animal is much the same?

Declaring something "halal" just means that the product does not contain anything that is not permitted for muslims, nothing is added to the product to make it "halal".
17/01 Jacob Right-Smug
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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

I stopped buying Cadbury's products years ago when they sold out to Kraft. Apart from that I feel that people who live in this country should abide by our rules!
13/01 grumpyoldwoman
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Timelady

Timelady

The level of ignorance in your post is breath-taking.

Food manufacturers put "Halal Certified" on their products to increase sales, in most cases nothing is changed in the recipe or how the product is made. All the phrase means is that the appropriate authorities have confirmed that the product is okay for followers of the Prophet to consume.

When I visit my Muslim friends, I assume anything I am offered to eat is 'halal', likewise my Jewish friends will offer me 'kosher' food.

Your bigotry and intolerance of others is the problem.
13/01 Timelady
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