Sweet Calendars Set for Ramadan

August 29, 2007


Source: BBC News


Young Muslims will be able to celebrate Ramadan next month with an advent-style calendar - designed by a Jewish food entrepreneur from Manchester.

Neville Finlay came up with the idea after being approached by a national supermarket chain.

A halal chocolate lies under each of the 30 flaps, marking the duration of Ramadan, along with questions on Islam.

Bury-based firm Forest Tree Finest is now planning similar treats for Jewish festivals.

Mr Finlay, who has decided to donate 15p from the sale of each Ramadan calendar to Islamic Relief, is already well known in confectionery circles as he has cornered the market in alternative jelly sweets with kosher, halal and vegetarian versions of Haribo products.