What Sweets Are Halal? And Do They Taste Different?
What are halal sweets?
Halal sweets are like any regular sweets; however, they are comprised of gelatine (animal fat) from an animal that has been raised, fed, or slaughtered in adherence to Islamic law. Regarding. the slaughtering of the animal, which is a cow in most cases for sweets, is done whereby the blood is drained from the animal completely.
What are halal sweets made of?
Generally, halal sweets are made up of the same ingredients that you would find on the non-halal sweets. Instead, the non-halal ingredients are substituted with those that are indeed halal. For example, have a look at the ingredients below for an example.
NON-HALAL HARIBO STARMIX INGREDIENTS: Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Dextrose, Gelatine, Fruit Juice from Concentrate: Strawberry, Lemon, Apple, Blackcurrant, Orange, Pineapple, Acid: Citric Acid, Flavouring, Fruit and Plant Concentrates: Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Elderberry Extract, Glazing Agents [Beeswax, Carnauba Wax]
HALAL HARIBO STARMIX INGREDIENTS: Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Beef Gelatine [Halal], Dextrose, Citric Acid, Fruit ad Plant Concentrates, Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Flavourings, Palm Oil, Glazing Agents [Carnauba Wax, Beeswax], Elderberry Extract, Invert Sugar Syrup.
Do halal sweets taste different?
Like previously stated, halal sweets are just like any other sweets that you may find in your local convenience store and even taste no different from ‘haram’ sweets. So, it is very much possible that you can still have the same enjoyment from munching on some halal candy.
What sweets are halal?
Frankly, there aren’t many really nice sweets besides the generic offering, hence the reason HellaSweet came to be, we ensured that all our American sweets are gelatine free and friendly for halal diets. Anyway, back to the topic at hand, we have comprised a list of our personal favourites thus far;
Halal Haribo Twin Snakes
These sweets are the ideal combination of sweet and sour, with one snake being sweet and the other being sour. The sweet and sour aspect is not too overpowering, while the texture of the snakes itself are that of a regular gummy snake, aiding to its moreish quality, before you know it, the whole packet is finished.
You can find these sweets with the following link; https://hellasweet.co.uk/collections/halal-sweets/products/halal-haribo-twin-snakes
Halal Haribo Watermelon
Here at HellaSweet, we are sucker for any candy that is watermelon-flavoured and that does not change with these Haribos. The watermelons are the right size, not being too small or too big, leaving you satisfied after just one packet, that of course depends on your sweet tooth. Also, they do taste better than the generic halal watermelon sweets you may find elsewhere.
You can find these sweets with the following link; https://hellasweet.co.uk/collections/halal-sweets/products/halal-haribo-watermelons
Halal Haribo Tropifrutti
These iteration of halal sweets give you tropical vibes from the toucan sitting happily on the packaging to the flavours present within in the pack. Dip your fingers in to the packet, you will find a vast selection of tropical fruit that span beyond the traditional exotic flavours found in other sweets, such as, banana, mango-mandarin, melon, pineapple, passionfruit, among others.
You can find these sweets with the following link; https://hellasweet.co.uk/collections/halal-sweets/products/halal-haribo-tropifrutti
Halal Haribo Starmix
These are the staple and most popular Haribo sweets due to the combination of their most iconic sweets, ranging from cola bottle, heart, ring, egg and even gold bears. So, if you’re one that prefers selection and unpredictability, then this candy is for you.
You can find these sweets with the following link; https://hellasweet.co.uk/collections/halal-sweets/products/halal-haribo-starmix
Halal Haribo Pfirsche
Perhaps, a version of Haribos that the UK is not too familiar with is the Halal Haribo Pfirsche, ‘Pfirsche’ is German for peaches and the sweet do justice to the fruit itself. As they are sweet and velvety soft, while being at a decent size and being arguably the best looking sweet on the list, perfect for them Instagram snaps.
You can find these sweets with the following link; https://hellasweet.co.uk/collections/halal-sweets/products/halal-haribo-pfirsche
Halal Haribo Phantasia
Just like the name suggests, these sweets can allow you escape to a candy fantasy with the fruity flavours of pineapple, apple, cola, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, orange, black currant and lemon, the fruit gum and marshmallow mixture is a unique taste experience.
You can find these sweets with the following link; https://hellasweet.co.uk/collections/halal-sweets/products/halal-haribo-phantasia
It is apparent that our personal favourites consist of Halal Haribos and that’s because they make the best halal sweets in our humble opinion. Of course, there are other notable brands that solely make halal sweets, such as, Sweetzone and Bebeto. Additionally, a honourable mention are Yummy Gummy sweets, in which we’ll aspire to bring to the store and potentially add to the list in the near future. Finally, we hope you have enjoyed our rundown of what halal sweets actually are and even our personal favourites, you can check out our selection of halal candy, gelatine free American candy and halal pick n’ mx too with the following link; hellasweet.co.uk.
Don’t hesitate to share your own personal favourites, we’d be curious to know.