AG Barr Rubicon 2014 Halal or Haram?
In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Alcoholic Flavourings Clarification:
In short, alcohols used as a carrier for food colourings and flavourings are permissible as long as they are not sourced from dates or grapes.
The following products are Halaal
Still Juice Drinks
Rubicon Mango Juice Drink 1.5L, 1L, 288ml & 500ml (Alcoholic Flavourings)
Rubicon Mango Light Juice Drink 1L & 288ml (Alcoholic Flavourings)
Rubicon Passion Juice Drink 1L & 288ml
Rubicon Guava Juice Drink 1.5L, 1L, 288ml & 500ml
Rubicon Lychee Juice Drink 1.5L, 1L & 288ml
Rubicon Guanabana Juice Drink 1L
Rubicon Pomegranate Juice Drink 1L & 288ml
Rubicon Papaya Juice Drink 1L (Alcoholic Flavourings)
Rubicon Pineapple & Coconut Exotic Blend 1L
Rubicon Watermelon Juice Drink 1L & 288ml
Sun Exotic Tropical Juice Drink 1.5L, 1L , 288ml & 500ml (Alcoholic Flavourings)
Sun Exotic Pineapple & Coconut Juice Drink 1L & 288ml
Sun Exotic Citrus Twist 1L & 288ml
Sparkling Juice Drinks
Rubicon Sparkling Mango Juice Soft Drink 330ml,500ml & 2L (Alcoholic Flavourings)
Rubicon Sparkling Mango Light Juice Soft Drink 330ml,500ml & 2L (Alcoholic Flavourings)
Rubicon Sparkling Passion Juice Soft Drink 330ml,500ml & 2L
Rubicon Sparkling Guava Juice Soft Drink 330ml & 500ml
Rubicon Sparkling Lychee Juice Soft Drink 330ml,500ml & 2L
Rubicon Sparkling Pomegranate Juice Soft Drink 330ml & 500ml
Sun Exotic Sparkling Tropical Juice Soft Drink 330ml, 500ml & 2L (Alcoholic Flavourings)
Sun Exotic Sparkling Pineapple & Coconut Juice Soft Drink 330ml & 500ml
AG Barr Correspondence:
Rubicon is a soft drinks company and has been making soft drinks for over 30 years. Rubicon is part of AG Barr, who has been making soft drinks for over 135 years.
Following the development of modern analytical equipment it is now possible to detect miniscule traces of alcohol in the majority of soft drinks including fruit juices. These trace levels of alcohol can either come from the process used in the production of the flavourings that are used in some soft drinks or from the fruit juice. For example modern analytical equipment will show trace levels of alcohol in an orange or a mango picked straight from the tree.
Flavourings are added to many thousands of food and drink products right across the UK food Industry because they are an essential component in delivering and maintaining the individual products unique, characteristic taste profile preferred by their consumers. These trace levels are so miniscule that they have no effect on the smell, colour or taste of the product and so bears no trace of its original nature. The body metabolises the alcohol faster than it is consumed, meaning it can have no possible intoxicating effect.