Are Hersheys Kisses Halal?

are hersheys kisses halal

What could be better than flowers and chocolates for your spouse on your wedding anniversary? That was the case for me last month. I had the most romantic Hershey’s kisses in my head for her, but it made me question if they were halal or not.

I was thrilled to learn that Hershey’s Kisses are halal certified, indicating that Muslims may consume them without any restrictions.

Not just halal-certified Hershey’s kisses are also Kosher certified as well. It means it’s allowed for Muslims and Jews both and has been checked by two different organizations independently.

What Are Hershey’s Kisses?

“Hershey’s Kisses is a brand of chocolate first produced by the Hershey Company in 1907. The bite-sized pieces of chocolate have a distinctive conical shape, sometimes described as flat-bottomed teardrops.” [Wikipedia]

I have found Hershey’s kisses to be a perfect romantic gift for her and you can try too. The name Kisses imply romance and love which in my case works. If you haven’t given it a try do so right now as it’s totally halal.

Try new flavors of Hershey’s kisses here:

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What’s The Doubt?

Actually, chocolates or candies can sometimes include gelatin or vanillin which might be from haram sources. This creates doubts in the minds of Muslims. As good Muslims, we always try to consume all halal products.

Vanillin is a suspect component because it contains alcohol, yet it is Halal if it doesn’t. The consumer division of Hershey’s has started informing customers that the supplier of their vanillin is now removing alcohol before delivering to Hershey’s, making Hershey’s kisses halal.

Most of Hershey’s chocolate products are halal if no alcohol is used in the flavors or the vanillin.

Are Hershey’s Kisses halal in Canada?

If you would contact them Hershey’s customer department will tell you it’s halal certified. Yes, Hershey’s kisses in Canada are halal.

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Are Hershey’s Kisses kosher?

Yes, Hershey’s kisses are Kosher certified as well as halal certified. Two independent bodies have given them certification.

Are Hershey’s Kisses Vegetarian?

It’s not vegan to eat Hershey’s Kisses. Since milk chocolate was used to make the original Kisses, they include dairy ingredients.

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Final Thoughts

In addition to being halal certified, Hershey’s kisses are also kosher certified. Since they were certified by two different authorities, they are absolutely halal and safe to eat.

And Allah Knows Best.

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