10 Candies That Have Been Banned Around The World
Every Halloween, people are prompted to reminisce about candies they liked that are no longer available. Most of those candies are gone because of business decisions – either the producer is no longer operating or the candies did not sell well. However, there have been candies that vanished for more fascinating reasons such as copyright infringement and customer complaints. Let’s take a look at 10 candies that have been banned around the world and the real reasons behind pulling them off store shelves.
Road Kill Gummi Candy
Gummi Worms and Gummi Bears have been famous for several years; however, when Gummi candies shaped like flattened animals, complete with tire marks, came on the market, New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took notice and got the production of the candies stopped. The company stopped making the candy after the New Jersey SPCA said that the product could encourage kids to be harsh to animals.
Hippy Sippy candy was introduced in the 1960s. It was a plastic toy syringe filled with multi-colored pellets. Parents did not take too well to their children pretending to take drugs, thus the product was immediately pulled from shelves.