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Is Nutella Halal? Let’s Hear It from the Brand

Halal or not?

Nutella

Well, who doesn’t love Nutella? It’s a velvety chocolate hazelnut spread that can be used in numerous ways. But what if the brand all of a sudden says it’s not Halal?

While a lot of people enjoy this sweet delicacy, some have their doubts regarding the ‘Halal tag’ on their products. In order to clear the doubts of thousands of people, a Twitterati went ahead and asked the brand itself.

@NutellaUSA are your products halal?”

What came next, left everyone puzzled. Nutella has finally responded to all the queries and said that it’s products are not halal.

This piece of information spread like a wildfire and the Muslims all over the world went haywire. People were ready to cancel the brand altogether and that’s when some reasonable folks jumped in and controlled the situation.

Hold your horses mate, it’s made of plants, how can it be Haraam?

Don’t make it sad for us plis.

Ingredients don’t lie.


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‘Halal’ vs. ‘Halal Certified’

Nutella Responds to the Controversy

The conversation went down and Twitter was ready to start a fight. Soon, the brand stepped in and cleared all the misunderstanding saying that most of their industrial plants are certified Halal ‘by a third party’. They apologized for the misleading tweet and laid out the facts.

“All Nutella sold worldwide is suitable for Halal consumption. Over 90% of the industrial plants producing Nutella are already Halal certified by a third party and we are in the process of certifying the remaining plants. We apologize for the mistake made in our earlier tweet.”

Phew! So there you have it guys. Nutella is Halal, just not Halal certified. But you can still enjoy it with bread, put it in a dessert or eat it on its own.

What are your thoughts?


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Written by Munazza Mehmood

Writer by day, biryani enthusiast by night. Completely drowned into the world of K-pop.

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  1. Just go to a food technologist and ask them. Pakistan government has a department of food technologists who recommends which imports are halal and also what to serve to foreign guests.

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