HALAL CERTIFIED & PRODUCT INFORMATION
Aluva is unprecedented in offering a new brand of bespoke luxury chocolates that are the first ever halal chocolate brand to be fully certified by the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC) in the UK. You can view our halal certificate here.
Halal ( حلال ) refers to something which is permissible to consume or use, or any action which is permitted according to the principles of Islam.
We feel there is a need for halal certification to authenticate genuine halal chocolates and set them apart from chocolates that may have been considered permissible but are strictly speaking not halal (such as those labelled “suitable for vegetarians” and “alcohol-free”).
All our chocolates are made in the UK using only the finest halal ingredients sourced in the UK and internationally. We work with the HMC to ensure that all our products are free from the use of alcohol (be it in the actual ingredients themselves or in the production/extraction and cleaning processes), and our chocolate production plant in the UK is regularly audited to ensure the ingredients – including all flavours, essential oils and extracts – manufacturing and production processes used are fully Sharia-compliant and therefore 100% halal.
Each of our products has been through HMC’s stringent lab-testing requirements, which means we can guarantee our customers the assurance you need when purchasing fully accredited halal-certified chocolates and sweets.
We welcome any feedback and suggestions and are continually looking to develop our products, so please do get in touch with us here.
Allergy & Dietary Information
Our chocolates contain dairy Our chocolate products are not suitable for nut allergy sufferers All our chocolate products are suitable for vegetarians
Our chocolates (depending on the variety) contain Cocoa Solids (minimum 33% for Milk Chocolate and 70.5% for Dark Chocolate), Skimmed Milk Powder, Butter Cream, Sorbitol, Glucose, Sugar, Flavourings (including Vanilla Extract), Nuts, Natural Honey and Praline.
None of our products contain any alcohol. All our products are HMC Halal Certified.
Flavourings & Preservatives
The majority of our flavourings are natural flavourings. Where possible, we use natural essential oils and spices. We do not use artificial preservatives which is why our chocolate products have a short shelf life.
Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Water, Modified Corn Starch, Halal Gelatine. Acidulants: Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Vegetable Oil (Palm/Coconut), Natural and Artificial Flavours. Glazing Agent: Carnauba Wax. Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrate. Colours: E-102, E-129, E-133 and E-171.
STORAGE, SHELF LIFE & SAFETY
Depending on the product, our products have a shelf-life of between 10 weeks to 9 months, provided that you keep them in a cool, dry, odourless place, and out of direct sunlight where the temperature does not exceed 21º C. Humidity should remain below 60%. Keep away from babies and young children under 36 months because of choking hazard.