We get results: Hershey pulls candy that looked like drugs!

Loyal readers will of course remember the national outcry that followed after I posted that about Hershey selling a white powdered form of breath mint in packaging identical to the small bags used to sell crack, heroin and cocaine. (And by “national outcry” I mean … ummmm … exactly not that.) Well, apparently terrified by the thought of further sarcasm from yours truly — or maybe it had something to do with the concerns of the police — Hershey is pulling the offending version of these breath mints.

That’s one solution. The other solution would have been to sell it to addicts and spin it as an attempt to help ween then from drugs. PR BONANZA!!!

Cops unhappy with Hershey for selling white powdered candy in small plastic packets

Apparently you can have too much street cred.

candy Police in Harrisburg, PA, say Hershey’s Ice Breakers Pacs are identical to the small bags used to sell crack, heroin and cocaine. Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector William Blackburn told the Philadelphia Daily News that “It glorifies the drug trade. There’s really no reason that a product like this should be on the shelf.” A spokesman for the company said any resemblance was coincidental.

Note: There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that Hershey is considering having people sell individual packets of Ice Breakers on street corners. Nor that the company is very excited about its new pricing scheme. No truth. None. That’s just the kind of rumor that gets people in trouble, so DON’T SPREAD IT! Nope. Don’t do it. This would just increase sales among bored white kids in the suburbs. So don’t do it. Unless you own Hershey stock.

 

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