ALCOHOLIC CRISPS IRK UK MUSLIMS

British Muslims have reacted with anger to know that certain types of crisps produced by a major snack food manufacturer contain traces of alcohol,

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British Muslims have reacted with anger to know that certain types of crisps produced by a major snack food manufacturer contain traces of alcohol, hitting out at the producer for disregarding Muslim religious sensibilities. The issue came to the light after a Muslim customer told the owner of a halal supermarket in Bradford that several types of Walkers crisps were alcoholic. “A customer informed us that Sensations Thai Sweet Chilli, Doritos Chilli Heat Wave and Quavers Cheese are not on Walkers’ alcohol-free list,” said Besharat Rehman, the supermarket owner. “As soon as I found out about the alcohol in them, I called home to ask my wife to throw out all the packets.” Walkers tried to excuse itself by insisting that it used minute amounts of alcohol to extract flavours. A spokesperson for the snack food manufacturer told that there was nothing the firm could do about listing the traces of alcohol in some of their products. But Rehman, the Bedford supermarket owner, said Walkers should have made it clear on the packaging no matter how miniature alcohol is used so that the customer can make an informed choice.