Is Chocolate Liquor Halal?
Many chocolates contain ‘Chocolate Liquor’, is this Halal?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
The ‘Chocolate Liquor’ ingredient used to make chocolates is not a reference to alcohol, it is simply pure cocoa and is Halal. It is called ‘Liquor’ because it is liquid cocoa beans. It is also called cocoa mass, cocoa paste or unsweetened chocolate. This has been confirmed with some manufacturers.
On the other hand, ‘Liqueur Chocolates’ which contain alcohol are not Halal irrespective of the source of the alcohol. Likewise, the ‘Chocolate Liqueur’ alcohol drink is not Halal.
If unsure, please check with the manufacturer.
Allah knows best
12 Jumādā al-Thāniyah 1442 / 26 January 2021
Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir