Toblerone is one of the many Swiss national chocolate. The shape is reminiscent of mountain peaks, the Matterhorn graces the Logo. In the mountain-Silhouette of a Bernese bear, the heraldic animal of the Swiss capital, is in hiding. In Berne, Jean Tobler 1868, opened his first confectionery and in 1899, his first chocolate factory built. Here his son, Theodor, in 1908, invented the Toblerone. The Name is a play on the word of Tobler and Torrone, honey-almond Nougat in Italian. From the work in the West Berns all Tobleronen according to company still. The Toblerone is Swiss through and through.
Or at least it was once, if you like to give a debate in the Social media Believe. Reason: In April of Toblerone was his work in Bern as halal certified, made with but not public, reported the Swiss newspaper “Blick”. The original recipe had remained unchanged, it was said by the company.
Halal is “permitted” to translate and describes products and actions that Muslims do or take. Pork is, for example, is generally considered non-halal. Other animals have to be Muslim rules slaughtered to be halal. Similarly, alcohol is prohibited on the basis of the Muslim purity law.
chocolate is almost always halal
The Statements by the company suggest that it was mainly a certification process. Toblerone contains neither alcohol nor meat. The chocolate is likely to have been so, as all the load most of the chocolate, long-halal. Only the check was missing. Made by imams. But also, some agencies offer.
Some see in the process another sign of an alleged Islamisation. Jörg Meuthen, the Federal spokesperson of the AfD, a member of the EU Parliament and top candidate for the European elections, writes on Facebook, ironically, that it is “safe pure coincidence” was that Toblerone is now certified halal. A Islamization took place. In the short message service Twitter#Toblerone one of the most-used keywords.
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article on the subject spread on Facebook. Users write that they would buy “this stuff never again” and complain that economic interests would be superior to the morality – although it is unclear whether there is a conflict between morality and interests is, as the recipe has not changed.