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What Sweets Are Halal? 10 of the Best Vegan and Halal Sweets

Finding sweets that are suitable for specific diets can often be a challenge. Reading the tiny lists of ingredients becomes the norm as you try and work out if sweets contain gelatine or even carmine — a colouring made from insects (also secretly known as E120!). If you follow a Halal diet, read on to discover some of the UK’s best Halal sweet options.

What Are Halal Sweets?

Halal sweets are any type of sweet or candy that contains ingredients that are suitable for a Halal diet. Many sweets contain gelatine which is a protein that’s derived from animals. It’s used to give sweets a certain texture and is usually used in chewy, jelly sweets. Often, sweets also use ingredients that are made from crushed insects, like carmine (red colouring), and shellac, which makes gives some sweets a smooth shell.

Sweets that contain non-Halal gelatine or insects are not Halal. Food can either be Halal, which translates as ‘permissible’ in Arabic, or Haram, which translates as ‘forbidden’. For more information check out the full definition of Halal foods from the Halal Monitoring Committee in the UK.

What makes Halal sweets different?

Halal sweets will either contain gelatine that is Halal or no gelatine at all. Gelatine is usually created by boiling bones and tissues left over from the beef and pork industry. However, Halal gelatine can be created without pork, and by ensuring animals are killed in a manner that is permissible according to Islamic Law.

So, what sweets are Halal? Here are 10 of the tastiest vegan and Halal sweet options available in the UK!

1. Skittles

These deliciously chewy and fruity delights are one of the most popular sweets in the UK. They’re available in all supermarkets and most sweet shops up and down the UK — plus, they’re vegan and Halal!

Knowing what sweets are Halal is important for Muslims. This photo shows skittles laid out in rows of colours: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, and Purple.

Skittles are Halal and vegan! | Photo by Hello I’m Nik on Unsplash

2. Swizzels Chew Bars

Swizzels are one of the oldest and most-loved sweet brands in the UK. Their collection of Chew bars — Lemon Refresher, Strawberry, Vimto etc,— are suitable for a Halal diet!

 

3. Drumstick Chews

Another Swizzels classic! Drumstick chews are definitely the childhood favourite of many people, plus they’re suitable for vegans and anyone following a Halal diet.

What Sweets Are Halal? 10 of the Best Vegan and Halal Sweets

4. Barratts Dip Dabs

Dip Dabs are one of the UK’s favourite retro sweets that have been around since the ’70s! The ingredients list is simple and sweet and perfect for a Halal diet!

What Sweets Are Halal? 10 of the Best Vegan and Halal Sweets

5. Fruit Salad Creations

Another retro classic from Barratts are Fruit Salad sweets! These tasty Fruit Salad Creations are a new version based on the classic sweet that was created back in the 1920s!

What Sweets Are Halal? 10 of the Best Vegan and Halal Sweets

6. Swizzels Rainbow Drops

These colourful and crispy drops are another sweet shop favourite and other classic creation from Swizzels! The ingredients list is fully vegan, and also suitable for anyone following a Halal diet.

What Sweets Are Halal? 10 of the Best Vegan and Halal Sweets

7. Trolli Big Apple Rings

Trolli is slowly introducing a new range of vegan sweets, including this tasty bag of super fruity Apple rings! As they contain zero gelatine, they are also Halal.

What Sweets Are Halal? 10 of the Best Vegan and Halal Sweets

8. Love Hearts

Possibly the cutest sweets to exist, Love Hearts are perfect for gifting to loved ones, plus, they’re also Halal!

What Sweets Are Halal? 10 of the Best Vegan and Halal Sweets

9. Chewits Juicy Bites

Strawberry, blueberry, or lemon and apple, Chewits have created a tasty new range of sweets that are suitable for vegans and also a Halal diet!

What Sweets Are Halal? 10 of the Best Vegan and Halal Sweets

10. A Pick & Mix Pouch from Sweet Love of Mine!

If you can’t decide on just one brand, mix it up with a selection of your very own pick and mix! Available in jars, pouches or boxes, you can browse our huge collection of vegan, Halal sweets to create your own perfect mix. From Halal Cola Bottles and Fizzy Strawberry Belts to Sour Melon Slices and Love Hearts!

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