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To: STARWISE
Thanks for the links. They also market a "granola" bar like the Quaker Oats ones. I think the box mentions Islamic banking or Sharia law, because I decided not to buy the bars based on that info.

Many, can I say most??, banks at the international level, such as HSBC, have entire divisions devoted to Islamic banking. (One major issue is that money is not to be lent in order to earn interest. There's a whole procedure involved with the bank buying the property first, then calculating what to have the customer pay for it on non-interest installments.) I can't access the link right now, but Harvard has an Islamic Studies Center, with a huge on-line library of Islamic banking info.

Further, the Nestle's company has a unit responsible for compliance with halal food laws--to be able to market items in Indonesia, the world's largest Islamic nation.

27 posted on 01/01/2008 1:04:18 PM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

Yeah. I just saw a package, yesterday, in a "Dollar Tree" store. Looked like two for a buck...I was tempted to throw a buck away, just to find out how much "coffee" there was to it.

[as I was relateing on some earlier threads, I'm in the coffee roasting biz myself, albeit in a relatively small way]

98 posted on 01/02/2008 5:24:20 PM PST by BlueDragon (never set out to sea on a boat that has shiny pump handles...)
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