Sweden and Denmark have stopped selling racist sweets after complaints from customers – and no we’re not talking about Minstrels. Or Black Jacks.
The sweets, part of Haribo’s Skipper Mix salty blend that has been on the market for years, are in the shape of ethnic masks or facial representations that resemble primitive African, Asian or Native American art.
“We decided that we could keep the product while removing the parts that certain consumers found offensive,” Haribo Sweden head Ola Dagliden said. They depicted what “a sailor who travelled the world” in days gone by would have brought home, Mr Dagliden said. “It wasn’t something we saw as having negative connotations.”
It’s believed Haribo, a German company, will replace the sweets with candy Swastikas and an anti-Semitic piece of liquorice.