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HARIBO STOPS SCANDINAVIAN SALES OF 'RACIST' SWEETS
Brietbart/AFP ^ | Jan 17, 2014 | staff

Posted on 01/17/2014 11:27:54 AM PST by bkopto

German sweet maker Haribo said Friday it had 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 which has been on the market for years, will no longer feature the controversial figures in the future in both Scandinavian countries.

Haribo said it had taken into account the critical comments made over 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.

They depicted what "a sailor who travelled the world" in days would have brought home in days gone by, Dagliden said.

"It wasn't something we saw as having negative connotations."

A picture of the sweets was removed from Haribo's Swedish website on Friday afternoon, AFP discovered.

Other allegedly racist depictions of African and Asian people have sparked a heated debate in Sweden in the last few years.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: liberalracism; progressiveracism

1 posted on 01/17/2014 11:27:54 AM PST by bkopto
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To: bkopto

Sugarfree gummybear reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Haribo-Gummy-Candy-Sugarless-5-Pound/product-reviews/B000EVQWKC/


2 posted on 01/17/2014 11:29:21 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: bkopto

Hmmmmm...

A Gummi bear with a turban hiding a bomb.

Who can be offended by that?


3 posted on 01/17/2014 11:30:38 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: bkopto
 photo BBLCtxt_zps05b3e895.jpg

4 posted on 01/17/2014 11:32:02 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: All

learn something new everyday, i always thought that haribo was mexican... so i never took a second look when walking by them in “WORLD MARKET”


5 posted on 01/17/2014 11:35:23 AM PST by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: bkopto

Haribo sounds like it would be a Japanese company.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 11:38:45 AM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: bkopto
Uh oh. Pretty son I'll not be able to get my

or some

 

7 posted on 01/17/2014 11:40:09 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: bkopto

Today, Haribo....tomorrow....Cracker Jack!!


8 posted on 01/17/2014 11:40:30 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: Responsibility2nd

Are Nigroids the opposite of Altoids?


9 posted on 01/17/2014 11:44:46 AM PST by Argus
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To: Responsibility2nd

Stop being niggardly with the Nigroids.


10 posted on 01/17/2014 11:46:23 AM PST by Rinnwald
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To: bkopto

Of course there are no pictures of the candy that some find offensive. Who is to judge?


11 posted on 01/17/2014 11:47:53 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
From the Telgraph UK
12 posted on 01/17/2014 11:51:35 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: MrB

I would encourage going to the bathroom before reading that, so you don’t wet your pants.


13 posted on 01/17/2014 11:57:33 AM PST by Shimmer1 (don 't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference)
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To: bkopto

YAWN


14 posted on 01/17/2014 11:59:03 AM PST by YHAOS
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To: bkopto
And here I thought the only thing we were actively exporting was our wealth......
15 posted on 01/17/2014 11:59:51 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: MrB

LOL! One of my buddies sent me that link the other day so seeing this pop up made it doubly funny. So, now will chocolate be pulled from the shelves because, I’m purty sure, that the color of chocolate is the same color as some “black” folks? Will licorice itself be banned? No more black cars because it might remind someone of slavery? Very symbolic to use and abuse your “black” car. STOP the madness.


16 posted on 01/17/2014 12:02:11 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

I have a black car and all the black people love it. I get thumbs up for it from black folks all the time. Cracks me up. It is a nice shiny black and chrome Jaguar. Hubby tells me they have a thing for Jags anyway but make it black and ooh la la. lol


17 posted on 01/17/2014 12:05:42 PM PST by sheana
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To: rktman

And then there’s ‘dark’ chocolate. Double plus ungood racist.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 12:08:10 PM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I dunno... bomb-throwing turban wearers, perhaps?


19 posted on 01/17/2014 12:09:51 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: bkopto
The offending sweets are in the shape of ethnic masks or facial representations that resemble primitive African, Asian or Native American art.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art had better remove its African Art exhibits soon.

20 posted on 01/17/2014 12:09:53 PM PST by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: MrB; All

I’ve seen this before. Do NOT read the reviews while eating or drinking, unless you really WANT to clean your monitor and keyboard.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 12:10:33 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Noumenon

“And then there’s ‘dark’ chocolate. Double plus ungood racist.”

Oh, how I love the taste of doubleplus ungood racism...


22 posted on 01/17/2014 12:11:46 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

The artistry of the writing has to be admired...


23 posted on 01/17/2014 12:12:30 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: bkopto

It’s too bad they caved in to this liberal racism.


24 posted on 01/17/2014 12:15:35 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Liberty Valance

They look like ninja turtles.


25 posted on 01/17/2014 12:17:20 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: VAFreedom

I think they are German.


26 posted on 01/17/2014 12:19:17 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: MrB

That first review is hilarious! That’s so funny I’m tearing up.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 12:20:33 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: bkopto
This is the reality of Scandinavia now. There is no going back.

My husband was in a cab with a Somali driver just yesterday (in Sweden). My husband is dark skinned so certain types just assume he is in full agreement with them.

The driver went on the entire drive about how Swedish men have no manhood. How their culture is so weak because they don't respect the family, marriage. How they have no belief in anything but vacations and time off...

Do you think actions like this do anything but make the Scandinavians look even weaker to these, not so friendly, newcomers?

Leftism is a giant suicide cult.

28 posted on 01/17/2014 12:24:10 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Especially the 70%-80% cocoa varieties.

Ooops - that’s tripleplus mmmm mmmm mmmm good racism.


29 posted on 01/17/2014 12:26:38 PM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: Liberty Valance

The World Union of Bears is watching this case closely.


30 posted on 01/17/2014 12:33:04 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: bkopto

Dhimmi-in-training grovels.


31 posted on 01/17/2014 12:47:58 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

perhaps...

perhaps :-)


32 posted on 01/17/2014 1:07:24 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: bkopto
Here's the racist candy:


33 posted on 01/17/2014 1:11:37 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: MrB

LOL & ßookmark


34 posted on 01/17/2014 1:17:34 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: rktman
LOL! One of my buddies sent me that link the other day so seeing this pop up made it doubly funny. So, now will chocolate be pulled from the shelves because, I’m purty sure, that the color of chocolate is the same color as some “black” folks? Will licorice itself be banned? No more black cars because it might remind someone of slavery? Very symbolic to use and abuse your “black” car. STOP the madness.

You're laughing now, but this VERY OUTRAGED woman would want it to be so:

A VERY OUTRAGED BLACK WOMAN

Oh the humanity - a computer-generated password hurt my feelings! (At least the comments to the article display a semblence of sanity.)

35 posted on 01/17/2014 1:28:57 PM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: Two Kids' Dad
Haribo sounds like it would be a Japanese company.

It might, but: HARIBO = HA-RI-BO = HAns RIegel BOnn (Hans Riegel, Bonn (Germany) - died just last October.)

36 posted on 01/17/2014 1:35:01 PM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: Moltke

So, did they reset her password to “nevous nellie”? Guess she would have been offended by that too since it mentioned nerves?


37 posted on 01/17/2014 1:35:22 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: MrB

It certainly does. I don’t remember the last time I laughed so hard.


38 posted on 01/17/2014 1:36:31 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

http://shop.danish-imports.com/Skipper-Mix-140-g-118.htm

Apparently they also sell ‘Piratos’ and ‘Super Piratos’.

Clearly a prang at the Somalian community.


39 posted on 01/17/2014 1:41:58 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Alas Babylon!

Hey, in that picture, the first character in the center looks familiar...


40 posted on 01/17/2014 2:10:24 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: rktman

They probably didn’t dare reset the password - since it’s computer-generated, it could as well have turned out to be “black ho.” Just imagine the wailing then...


41 posted on 01/17/2014 2:23:41 PM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: bkopto

Some people just need to grow up.........


42 posted on 01/17/2014 3:15:31 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: OldNewYork
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D-13V7Zqwk

Creepy

43 posted on 01/17/2014 3:44:16 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: rktman

What to do about the “Chocolate City”?


44 posted on 01/17/2014 4:39:57 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Mike Darancette

I never knew there were more verses. If the puppet sang it operatically in German, it would have been positively Wagnerian. So that’s another thing for the World Union of Bears to look into, right after addressing the exploitation inherent in gummi bears, inspired by what’s happening to the skipper mix.


45 posted on 01/17/2014 6:19:34 PM PST by OldNewYork
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