One of My blog readers asked me to clarify doubts about one of the best-selling candies, Cherry Ripe. I’m writing this blog post because there are a lot of unclear stereotypes regarding this Chocolate.
Some say that they contain Gelatin derived from haram sources, and others say they are derived from beef. There is more than one derived animal ingredient. So, let’s dive in and see what we will find.
About Cherry Ripe Chocolate & Its Ingredients
Cherry Ripe is a new trending chocolate bar made by Cadbury, a British confectionery company. Cherry Ripe is available in different sizes Family, Normal, Multipack, and Mini. It also contains juicy cherry and coconut in dark Chocolate. This bar is among best selling treats in Australia and New Zealand.
Cherry Ripe Contain Gelatin, but it is derived from beef which is considered permissible for Muslims, but there’s a hidden insect ingredient containing it.
In addition to Gelatin, it contains – Sweetness, Coconut, Glace Cherries, WGFS, Food Acid, Glucose Syrup, Cocoa Mass, Milk, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Butter & Powder, Gelatine, Cornstarch, Tapioca Starch, Emulsifiers, Coloring (120, 160c), Flavors, Mineral Salt.
Is Cherry Ripe Chocolate Halal?
The answer is NO. Cherry Ripe contains a color called 120, which is a color derived from insects, Also Called “Cochineal – Carminic Acid – Carmine.” Muslims forbid insects and their secretions. So, Cherry Ripe is unsuitable for a halal diet.
Indeed, Cherry Ripe Chocolate is unsuitable for Muslims. It is made using Cochineal, which is considered by Islamic law forbidden.
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