It is almost impossible for people to resist sweet treats like candy. In addition to attractive colors and shapes, the various flavors in candy are also trendy among children and adults.
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One of the famous candy brands is Starburst which produces unique colorful candies with various fruit flavors.
However, is Starburst halal, considering that candy is usually made from animal-based gelatin? Here is the explanation.
Is Starburst Halal or Haram?
Starburst is Partially Halal.
In the US, components of Starburst products are confirmed to contain gelatin, usually made from beef or pork, making Starburst non-halal in the US.
On the other hand, Starburst products sold in the UK do not contain gelatin so they can be categorized as halal.
In addition, Starburst is not halal certified because even though they use whey which is suitable for vegetarians, Starburst cannot ensure that no alcohol is created during the production of their flavoring.
- An official email from Starburst
Is It Safe For Muslims To Eat?
It is safe for Muslims to consume only Starburst candy products in areas that produce Halal Starburst candy, such as the UK.
Due to differences in ingredient lists between markets, Muslim customers are kindly advised to carefully read the ingredient list on each product before purchasing to ensure you are receiving a vegan variety that is free of animal-based gelatin.
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