Jul 19, 2011

CheeseCake Factory-- Halal??

Peace be upon you dear readers,
Please be advised that every branch / franchisee may have their own ingredients / suppliers. And hence please write / call to your local branch before you try any of their products. In that way, insha Allah you can be more close to the Truth. Jazakumullaahu Khayr.

wa Salam.

=========== Email response from Cheesecake factory branch of Smyrna, Georgia============
Dear Ms. Yunus:
Thank you for your interest in The Cheesecake Factory. Several of our cheesecakes do contain animal gelatin. The majority of those use beef gelatin however, two contain pork gelatin; our 30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake and our Lemoncello Cream Torte.

As with most high end pastries and desserts, we have chosen products containing gelatin over products containing a host of gums and artificial additives. Gelatin is not added directly to any of our desserts, rather it is a sub ingredient in one of the essential ingredients in these cakes. The amount would be considered trace.

We are searching for and testing ingredients that contain neither however, at this time a suitable substitution has not been found. In the interim, I have provided a list below for our cakes which do contain gelatin. I hope that this information is helpful and will allow you to continue to enjoy our wonderful desserts.

Original Cheesecake
Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake
Cherry Cheesecake
Brownie Sundae Cheesecake
Godiva Cheesecake
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Kahlua Cocoa Coffee Cheesecake
Key Lime Cheesecake
Dulce De Leche Caramel Cheesecake
Low Carb Cheesecake
Dutch Apple Caramel Streusel
White Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake
Wild Blueberry White Chocolate Cheesecake
Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake

Hershey's Chocolate Bar Cheesecake
Lemoncello Cream Torte
30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

Mariana Lopez
Guest Services Coordinator
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