Elsewhere In The World: Haribo Discontinues Blackface Licorice Candy Deemed Racist In Sweden And Denmark

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Would you put this black stuff in your mouth?

Haribo To End Production Of Racist Candy

Via Telegraph

German sweet maker Haribo has stopped selling some of its liquorice sweets in Sweden and Denmark because certain consumers considered them racist.

The sweets, part of the Skipper Mix salty blend that has been on the market for years, will no longer feature the controversial figures in both Scandinavian countries.

Haribo said it had taken into account the critical comments made on the internet in recent weeks.

“We decided that we could keep the product while removing the parts that certain consumers found offensive,” Haribo Sweden head Ola Dagliden told AFP.

The offending sweets are in the shape of ethnic masks or facial representations that resemble primitive African, Asian or Native American art.

No shady snacks please.

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