Are Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Halal?


Reese's Pieces chocolate cup
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Reese’s Pieces chocolate Cups. If you love them, there’s a high chance that you’re addicted to the chocolate and peanut butter mix. Not only are Reese’s Pieces in every grocery store, they’re in a lot of different desserts.

For all Reese’s Pieces fans who are curious about whether it is halal or not, we did the research so that you don’t have to.

After contacting The Hershey Company (the manufacturer and owner of Reese’s Pieces chocolate) they confirmed to us that Reese’s Pieces chocolate cups is halal certified. Furthermore, the ingredient list of Reese’s Pieces contains no animal products other than milk.

To get our answer as to whether Reese’s Pieces chocolate is halal or not, we did 2 things. We reached out to The Hershey Company (from the well known Hershey’s chocolate), owner of the Reese’s Pieces brand.

We also analyzed the ingredients list to check for any questionable ingredient.

We Reached out to The Hershey Company (Owner of Reese’s Pieces) To Find out whether Reese’s Pieces is Halal or Not

We reached out to Hershey’s to find out whether Reese’s Pieces are Halal or not. For full transparency, we included the full correspondence below.

Hello,

Hope your day is going well.

I wanted to know if Reese’s Pieces chocolate is halal? if not, what’s the ingredient used that does not make it halal?

Thank you, much appreciated!

Halal Guidance Team

They responded rather quickly saying:

Hi!

Thanks for contacting The Hershey Company.

With regard to your inquiry, REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup Candy is currently Halal-certified.

We appreciate your interest in our products!

Hershey’s Consumer Representative

While their response was rather short, it was exactly what we were looking for. Given their response, we can comfortably say that Reese’s Pieces chocolate is Halal.

Since we got their response, the second step to confirming whether Reese’s Pieces is halal is to look into its ingredient list to check for any questionable ingredients.

Reese's Pieces Chocolate
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Reese’s Pieces Ingredients – Is it Halal?

Here’s the ingredient list that we found on Here’s site (source):

  • Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Skim Milk, Milk Fat, Lactose, Lecithin, PGPR)
  • Peanuts
  • Sugar
  • Dextrose (type of sugar sourced from corn or wheat)
  • Salt
  • TBHQ (tert-butylhydroquinone – a commonly used preservative in processed food)
  • Citric Acid

Based on the simple ingredient list above, nothing stands out to make Reese’s Pieces questionable. With that said, we can comfortably confirm that Reese’s Pieces chocolate is in fact halal.

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