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Is 100 Grand Chocolate halal? Details with reference

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Just hearing about chocolate makes the tongue water. 7.2 million tons of chocolate are consumed worldwide every year. One of those chocolates is 100 Grand Chocolate. A part of those who eat this chocolate are Muslims. For this, they are interested to know about its halal status.

Because 100 Grand Chocolate no matter how delicious and tempting it is, if it is not halal then Muslims cannot eat it. One of the main reasons behind the fondness, infatuation, or addiction to this chocolate is that eating it makes us feel good. This is due to some chemical effects of chocolate.

For example, chocolate contains the amino acid tryptophan. Through this, the brain produces the feel-good hormone called serotonin. Despite all this, we need to find halal. So we are discussing the Halal status of 100 Grand Chocolate here.

Introduction to 100 Grand Chocolate

100 Grand Chocolate Hall is a candy bar manufactured by the Nestlé Company. It is also known as 100 grand. This candy bar has a caramel, crispy rice and milk chocolate coating. The name 100 grand is derived from a play on the phrase one hundred and grand. This candy bar was launched in 1966. Since then it has been quite popular in the United States.

The 100-grand chocolate bar is packaged in a gold colored wrapper. There the brand name is prominently displayed. It is available in different sizes including small, large and medium.

Ingredients of 100 Grand Chocolate

The ingredients of a standard 100 Grand Chocolate bar typically include:

  • Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Nonfat Milk, Lactose, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Vanillin – an artificial flavour)
  • Corn Syrup
  • Sugar
  • Crisp Rice (Rice Flour, Barley Malt Extract, Salt)
  • Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Palm Kernel and Soybean Oil)
  • Nonfat Milk
  • Dairy Butter (Milk)
  • Partially Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil
  • Whey (Milk)
  • Cocoa Powder Processed with Alkali
  • Salt
  • Barley Malt Extract
  • Artificial Flavor

100 Grand Chocolate Ingredients may change at the manufacturer’s discretion and over time. So always read the packaging for correct and up-to-date information regarding its halal status and ingredients.

Is 100 Grand Chocolate Halal?

Yes, 100 Grand Chocolate is Halal. Because we discussed the ingredients of this chocolate above. We did not see anything illegal there. It is halal if there is nothing in the processing or ingredients that violates Islamic food principles.

100 Grand Chocolate Halal
100 Grand Chocolate Halal

If we look at the basic ingredients of chocolate, none of them are haram. The basic ingredients of chocolate are solid cocoa, liquid cocoa, cocoa butter, milk, sugar etc.

But many chocolates contain alcoholic flavours artificial colours and pig fat to prepare them.

In the case of artificial dyes, gelatine is used to prepare the reds, which are extracted from female lice. And lice is haram. So there is doubt about eating the red ones. But when a haram element is chemically transferred to a completely different element, it is no longer haram.

Therefore, according to the fatwa of IslamQA, if it is converted into other ingredients, then it is halal to eat. So, in general, it is not a problem to feed.

The fatwa of IslamQA regarding chocolates that contain alcohol is that they are generally halal.

Analysis of ingredients used in chocolate

Vanilla: See details on this: What is the ruling on eating vanilla when immersed in alcohol during preparation? – Islam Question & Answer

Types of vanilla

  • Natural Vanilla: It is prepared naturally from dried vanilla seeds. It is completely halal. But natural vanilla is very expensive so synthetics are used.
  • Vanilla Essence: It is prepared by adding 35% alcohol to vanilla seed extract. But according to the fatwa of Al-Islam Question and Answer, it is halal. Check here for details.
  • Vanilla Extract: It is prepared by artificial means. It also uses alcohol. Yet according to the fatwa of IslamQA, it is also halal.

Pig Fat: IslamQA’s fatwa on this: Ruling on using foods which contain pork-derived substances and how to deal with them – Islam Question & Answer

Many chocolate ingredients use lecithin, but if it says on the packet that it is made from soybeans, it is halal. But usually, lecithin is prepared from pig fat (lard). And pork is forbidden to eat even a little bit. It is impure.

100 Grand Chocolate Chocolate contains pig fat?

It is heard that pig fat (Lard) is used in many chocolates. I don’t know if this is a rumour or not. However, this is not usually the case with famous brand chocolates. So those who live abroad will be sure of this if they check the ingredients before buying chocolate.

Ingredients contain pig fat origin food additive code. They can be prepared from pig fat as well as from herbs. However, the food additives in Western countries are usually of pig fat variety. And many reputable companies use herbal food additives to market to Muslims. Some such codes are given below:

E100, E110, E120, E140, E141, E153, E210, E213, E214, E216, E234, E252, E270, E280, E325, E326, E327, E334, E335, E336, E337, E422, E430, E431, E432 , E433, E434, E435, E436, E440, E470, E471, E472, E473, E474, E475, E476 E477, E478, E481, E482, E483, E491, E492, E493, E494, E495, E542, E570, E572, E631 , E635, E904.

How to know if a chocolate is halal or not?

For Muslims looking to ensure that the chocolate they consume is halal, several factors should be considered:

  • Ingredients: Check the list of ingredients to ensure that they are halal. This includes making sure that there are no ingredients derived from animals not slaughtered according to Islamic guidelines (such as pork-derived gelatin or non-halal meat products). Common ingredients to watch out for include gelatin, emulsifiers, and flavourings.
  • Certification: Look for chocolate products that have been certified as halal by a reputable Islamic organization or certification body. Halal certification ensures that the product has been produced, processed, and packaged by Islamic dietary laws.
  • Cross-Contamination: Consider the risk of cross-contamination with non-halal products during manufacturing or processing. Some companies have dedicated halal production lines or facilities to minimize this risk.
  • Alcohol Content: Check for alcohol in the chocolate or flavourings used. While most chocolate products don’t contain significant amounts of alcohol, it’s still something to be aware of, especially for those who prefer to avoid it entirely.
  • Ethical Considerations: Some Muslims may also consider the ethical practices of the chocolate manufacturer, such as fair trade and sustainability, although these factors are not directly related to halal certification.
  • Reliable Sources: Consult reliable sources, such as Islamic scholars or halal certification organizations, for guidance on specific brands or products that are considered halal.
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Suhel ahmad
Suhel ahmad

Suhel Ahmad is an Islamic scholar with special studies in Islamic Law and Fiqh. He writes to educate and inspire readers, making complex Islamic concepts clear and accessible. Suhail’s work bridges traditional knowledge with contemporary issues, offering practical guidance for Muslims worldwide.

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