skittles? Edited : wooo hoooo, it's from Beef. and soon , NO gelatin
assalamu alaikum sisters,
I dont' remember which one of my wonderful sisters on here posted about skittles being haram because of pork gelatin. we have not been eating skittle for a few years now. alhamduliaah.
well , today, out of curiosity, I picked up a skittles bag at the check out stand while I was waiting in line. and I read the ingredients : it said:
Sugar, corn syrup, hudrogenated palm kernel oil, and or palm oil , less than 2% citric acid dextrin, ( colors) artificial and natural flavors, ascorbic acid ( viatmin c) Gluten-Free, Gelatin Free ...
so if it is gelatin free. then where is the haram?
so I picked up another and another and another, and found that the purple one, ( the one with the berries does have gelatin. but the orange one and the green sour one DO NOT have gelatin. .. they didnt' have the red one.
so I guess I will not be depriving my kids from ALL the skittles, they can have the sour and crazy cores.. YAY..
unless one of the sisters knows something that I don't..
I submitted a question to the company about why some have gelatin and some don't and if the gelatin is kosher or not. when I hear from them I will let you know insha' Allah.
edited to add, NOV. 20:
Assalamu alaikum sisters,
here is the reply I got from the company.. and to double check I also called them.. ONLY the one brand in red is from Pork. everything else made by them is made from BEEF..
Rissa, You know what that means... go get your all berry skittles LOL
every one else..
see the rainbow.. Taste the rainbow.. LOL LOL>
ok. gotta fly, see you later today insha Allah
Thank you for contacting us to inquire about the origin of the gelatin used in Skittles® candies.
The gelatin used in U.S. Starburst Gummibursts is derived from pork.
The gelatin used in all other U.S. Starburst products is derived from beef.
Beginning in 2009 Skittles have been reformulated without gelatin. This change will be reflected in the ingredient line of each pack. For those products that have been reformulated without gelatin, gelatin will not be listed in the ingredient line any longer. However, due to the shelf life of Skittles, packs that were made prior to this reformulation will still be on shelf. Please be sure to check the ingredient line of each pack to see if it includes gelatin.
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