Five Mates Started A Hilarious Facebook Group About Halal Snack Packs

“Show us a sick pic of ur halal snacky. Where’d ya get it? Is it sick? Is it halal?”

1. If you’re an Australian reading this post, congratulations. You are alive to witness the rise of the halal snack pack.

2. If you’re super lucky, you may already be a member of the ever-growing Halal Snack Pack Appreciation Society, which is currently going fucking crazy on Facebook.

3. The closed group, created by five mates living in Sydney, has gained over 25 thousand members. Basically, the page is for anyone passionate about reading and writing reviews of the meat and chips combos.

As the page’s information requires, all group members hard agree on the fact that halal snack packs are, in fact, the sickest.

4. According to Luke Eagles, Ryan Durrington, Kevin Yumul, Tahmid Nurullah, and Bryan Butterfield, who started the group, a good snack pack has three elements: halal meat, golden brown chips, and the perfect mix of sauces.

As for the importance of the halal aspect of the boxes, the group have their reasoning. “All of us have friends who are of Islamic faith, along with friends of many other religious backgrounds. Halal certification is important to the context of snack packs. As snack packs are traditionally served in establishments owned by business owners of Turkish and Middle Eastern heritage, it’s important to recognise and appreciate their cultural practices,” they told BuzzFeed Life.

5. According to the five founders, who are all in their 20s, cheese is a widely accepted snack pack addition, while lettuce and other salads have been harshly critisiced.

6. The page is constantly updating with reviews by the minute, and the comment sections can get pretty heated.

Seriously, this insanely long caption above is just ONE PART of this HSP’s review.

7. Reviews are also reaching business owners. Eagles posted a list of 10 Sydney HSP spots that get the best ratings. King Kebab House in Campbelltown came in at number one.

We gave the celebrated kebab joint a call to see how they were finding their newfound stardom. “Of course we’re aware of the group,” one staff member explained. “Our customers talk to us about it. It’s really spread the word around.”

8. Beyond a great place to review HSPs, it’s also home to some fantastically dank memes.

11. Someone’s even ordered number plates that appropriately reflect their passion for the HSP.

12. One group member covered an Eminem song with lyrics someone else posted on the page.

“His brow is sweaty, cheese grease, roast is heavy
There’s hummus on his apron already: no spaghetti
He’s nervous, but it’s his purpose, he’s halal and ready
To drop sauce, but he keeps on forgetting
What they wrote down, the folks howl “shave it now”,
it’s rotating round but the meat wont go brown,
It’s broken, how? he’s tryina serve most in town
but his shift’s run out, time’s up, over - blaow”

#HSP4Hottest100

13. But mainly, it’s just bloody good HSP stories. All worth a read.

10/Fucking 10, indeed.

14. One HSP fan made an entire glossary of commonly used Islamic terms to help non-Islamic group members navigate the comments.

<3

15. The message of the HSP has also moved on to Twitter, and into the real world.

I just witnessed a guy actually ask for a "halal snack pack" at my local kebab store and the look on the shop guy's face was hilarious

— Ardi Astarto (@ArdiAstarto)

16. Though the true sentiment of the HSPAS remains on Facebook where it was born. As the page grows more popular, the love within the fandom grows stronger too.

17. The first HSPAS ~meat up~ is being held in March. We are told there will be DJs, fun, and feasting.

More information about the event can be found here.

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