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Are “M&Ms” Haram or Halal? A Response from Mars

Chocolate candies come in so many different forms nowadays. One of the most common and popular types of chocolates are M&Ms.

M&Ms in of themselves come in so many different flavors and forms. All these different flavors come in several different colors.

Ultimately, M&Ms are made so that you can have them any way you want. You can even order customized bags of them. The real question is whether or not you can get halal M&Ms as well.

We at HalalGuide have done research in order to find if you can get Halal M&Ms.

Why it is considered “Haram” according to rumors: Possible use of non zabiha-halal meats.

Current Ingredients as of Jan 2019: MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE, SKIM MILK, COCOA BUTTER, LACTOSE, MILKFAT, SOY LECITHIN, SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), SUGAR, CORNSTARCH, LESS THAN 1% – CORN SYRUP, DEXTRIN, COLORING (INCLUDES BLUE 1 LAKE, YELLOW 6, RED 40, YELLOW 5, BLUE 1, RED 40 LAKE, BLUE 2 LAKE, YELLOW 6 LAKE, BLUE 2), GUM ACACIA.

Presence of Non-Zabihah meats has been confirmed as non-existent.

Phone communication transcript with Mars is provided below:

HalalGuide Team Member: Hello, I’m seeking information about ingredients used in your M&Ms.

Mars Representative: I’d be happy to help you. What information are you looking for?

HalalGuide Team Member: Are any of the ingredients in M&Ms derived from pork?

Mars Representative: That is a very good question. Let me go check.

HalalGuide Team Member: Thank you for your help.

Mars Representative: None of the ingredients used in M&Ms are derived from pork. Do you have any other questions?

HalalGuide Team Member: Yes, are any of the ingredients derived from meat?

Mars Representative: No, none of the ingredients used to make M&Ms are derived from meat.

HalalGuide Team Member: Thank you for your time.

Conclusion: After examining each ingredient and contacting M&M’s public relations, HalalGuide has determined that there is no use of haram ingredients. This is our opinion, and you may disagree or agree with our conclusion.