Exclusive to Tokyo and easiest to locate in major airports, these sweet cakes sprang into the market in 1991 and have staked the claim as the ultimate gift to bring home.
Many ask us; are Tokyo Banana sweets Halal? Well, as of now Tokyo Banana products are not Halal certified, but it seems some of them can be consumed by Muslims.
The Admin of Halal Japan & His Team analyze different food products and if necessary they contact the manufacturers like Grapestone, and ask about the ingredients of their products and the origin of them, to make sure whether it can be considered Halal and be consumed by Muslims.
So far this team has introduced the following items as OK for Muslim to consume:
You can see photos of the above items on our Facebook page, in Halal Cakes Photo Album. There are many other Halal Photo Albums on our Facebook page; these products are available in Japanese supermarkets and convenience stores. Take a look; you can use them as reference resource that might come in handy.
On Tokyo Banana Website You can check the products’ details including prices, ingredients and nutrition facts. Nowadays, besides airports the products are also available in some of the well-known department stores, shops in highways and major train stations in greater Tokyo area. The shops' lists are available on their website. You can make a purchase online as well.
But keep 2 things in mind: First, many of the Tokyo Banana products as indicated on the website are best if eaten within seven days of purchase and/or manufacturing date. So, buy as many boxes of these as you like preferably on the day you are leaving Japan.
Second, some countries have restrictions on the carrying in of foodstuffs such as confectionery. You’d better first check with entities such as embassy of your country in Japan, or with your country’s custom before leaving the country, to see whether or not you will be allowed to carry your purchases into the country.
Halal Baumkuchen which is produced by a different company can also be bought in train stations or directly from the company.
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