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Muslim countries are turning into fast-growing markets for chocolate, and one Asian country is betting more people around the world are going to want candy and goodies that comply with the religion's strict food laws.Bhd., which sells specialty couverture and consumer chocolates such as the Mr. Coco and Marie Coco brands, became fully halal in 2009 .In many, halal-labeled products are not niche markets but mainstream staples.Malaysia does not just sell chocolate.In countries with Muslim minorities, the halal certification has sparked calls for boycotts of products with the halal label.Nestle SA stopped halal certification of retail chocolate products sold in Australia as of March 2016 .Other chocolate brands may comply with Islamic principles but are not labeled "halal". Importantly for chocolate lovers, Dazzle says the halal certification does not affect taste.
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