Kamis, 09 Oktober 2014

Tokyo Banana is Not Halal :(

...which is a very bad news!!!
Because a few days ago hubby got a box of Tokyo Banana from his friend. Original from Japan, this banana flavored cake is very popular!
original tokyo banana from Japan
I took a picture of this well-wrapped box (I love how Japanese always pay attention on details!).

tokyo banana is not halal
And opened one. And tasted it with hubby. And yum it's delicious. And posted it to my Path. And a friend asked, "Is it halal?"

Then I realized how stupid I was, to not googling it first! After a quick research, the conclusion is: HARAM. T____T still have plenty of tokban cake....

Here's a good post as source of info about Tokyo Banana has animal gelatin (mostly, gelatin in nonmuslim country is from pig). Taken from that post, I'll repost some haram-halal ingredient in case you wanna buy some food in Japan.

Haram ingredients:
1. ショトニング Shortening

2. マーガリン Margarin

3. 油脂 Fat

4. ゼラチン ジラチンGelatin

5. 肉、鳥肉、豚



All kinds of meat beef, chicken, pig (because they might be slaughtered without Basmalah)

6. ビーフエキス Beef extract

7. 鳥肉エキス、チキンエキス Chicken extract

8. 肉エキス Meat extract

9. ポークエキス Pork extract

10. ラード(豚)Lard (Butaniku; pork)

11. ビーフカレBeef curry

12. ビーフコンソメ Beef consomme

13. コンソメパウダーConsomme powder

14. コンソメ Consomme

15. ラードor豚脂、ヘッドor牛脂、加工油脂 Lard, beef tallow oil, mixture of various fats

16. アルコール Alcohol

17. ワイン Wine

18. リカー、酒類、醸造酒、焼酎 Liquor

19. 洋酒 Western liquor

20. 酒 Sake

21. 洋酒漬レーズン Raisin moistened with western wine

22. ブランデー Brandy

23. ラム酒 Western wine

24. みりん Red sake

1. 植物性ショトニング vegetables shortening

2. 植物性油脂 vegetables fat

3.植物性マーガリンMargarine from vegetables

4.乳化剤(大豆由来)Emulsifier from soy bean
Oh boy. Reading that words make my eyeball hurt :)))) I should have learned Japanese!

About KitKat Green Tea, which is also a popular gift from Japan, I found a good blogpost from Malaysian blogger. Some kinds of Japan Kitkats are (may be) halal and some are not, depend on the code and ingredient.

Me personally, I will not buy any KitKat coz I'm boycotting Nestl* products >_<
Why boycott? Because some companies support Israelis to fight Palestinians. Some of our money might be a donation for bullets and bombs (mashaAllah) T_T

What brands to boycott? Find the answer here, includes the reason why.