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  • Burlingame Co. Recalls Chinese Candy For Melamine

    09/27/2008 3:23:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,063+ views
    CBS5 ^ | Sep 27, 2008
    A Burlingame company is recalling a candy product after the California Department of Public Health warned consumers Friday of a harmful chemical compound detected in some candies. White Rabbit Candy, sold by the Burlingame-based Queensway Foods Company, is being recalled after testing detected the presence of melamine in some candies at levels up to 520 parts per million, according to the department of public health. The candy was produced by China, which has been associated with contaminated infant formula and other milk protein products containing melamine. The harmful compound has also been associated with a large recall of pet food,...
  • NZ finds high melamine levels in Chinese candy

    09/24/2008 9:28:04 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 24 replies · 690+ views
    Australia and New Zealand issued recalls Thursday for an imported Chinese candy that was found to contain the industrial chemical melamine. New Zealand Food Safety Authority spokesman Geoff Allen said Thursday morning that he expected the White Rabbit Creamy Candies to be off shelves within 24 hours. "This product contains sufficiently high levels of melamine which may, in some individuals, cause health problems such as kidney stones," deputy chief executive Sandra Daly said in a statement posted Wednesday on the agency's Web site. "The levels we have found in these products are unacceptable."
  • Relatives of U.S. Men's Volleyball Coach Stabbed in Beijing, 1 Dead

    08/09/2008 4:27:25 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 52 replies · 267+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2008 | Not stated
    AP story via Fox News. Link only Link
  • Canada: Parents seek to stop candy throwing at parades

    07/05/2008 1:49:58 AM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies · 299+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 4, 2008
    Parents seek to stop candy throwing at parades Some British Columbia in are trying to end the practice of throwing candy from floats during parades.   DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Some British Columbia in are trying to end the practice of throwing candy from floats during parades.The campaign in Dawson Creek is the latest effort by people concerned about children bolting into the parade to scoop up the sweets. Efforts to end candy tossing have been adopted in Kamloops, Prince George and Fort St. John.A Fort St. John town council member and parade marshal, Larry Evans, says float drivers...
  • Mars buying gum maker Wrigley with financing from Buffett

    04/28/2008 9:50:29 AM PDT · by OeOeO · 6 replies · 134+ views ^ | Monday April 28,2008, 12:12 PM EDT | unknown (AP)
    CHICAGO (AP) — Snickers and M&Ms candy maker Mars Inc. is buying Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., which makes Juicy Fruit and Doublemint gum and Life Savers, for about $23 billion in cash.
  • School clears kids in contraband candy caper

    03/13/2008 7:02:12 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 46 replies · 7,591+ views ^ | March 13, 2008
    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- School officials have decided to go light on an eighth-grader caught with contraband candy in New Haven, Connecticut. Michael Sheridan, an eighth-grade honors student who was suspended for a day, barred from attending an honors dinner and stripped of his title as class vice president after he was caught with a bag of Skittles candy in school will get his student council post back, school officials said. Superintendent Reginald Mayo said in a statement late Wednesday that he and principal Eleanor Turner met with student Michael's parents and that Turner decided to clear the boy's...
  • Conn. Student Suspended For Buying Candy In School

    03/12/2008 12:12:14 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 66 replies · 1,565+ views
    WCBSTV | AP ^ | 3/12/08
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Contraband candy has led to big trouble for an eighth-grade honors student. Michael Sheridan was stripped of his title as class vice president, barred from attending an honors student dinner and suspended for a day after buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate. The New Haven school system banned candy sales in 2003 as part of a district-wide school wellness policy, said school spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo. Shelli Sheridan, Michael's mother, said he is a top student with no previous disciplinary problems. "It's too much. It's too unfair," she said. "He's never even had a...
  • (Heads Up!)See's Candies Recalls Chocolate Day Before Valentine's Day

    02/13/2008 9:31:27 PM PST · by kellynla · 7 replies · 250+ views ^ | 5:01 pm PST February 13, 2008 | staff
    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Just before Valentine's Day, See's Candies has announced it is recalling 16-ounce bags of its Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips. The company said the candies may contain undeclared traces of milk. People with severe milk allergies are warned that eating the candies can result in serious or life-threatening allergic reactions. Concerned consumers who bought the product should return them to the shops where they were purchased for a full refund.
  • Gazans hear of attack, hand out sweets

    02/04/2008 6:57:21 AM PST · by Alouette · 24 replies · 71+ views
    YNet ^ | Feb. 4, 2008 | Ali "Kill Jews for Peace" Waked
    Strip's residents treated to flowers, candy following news of Dimona bombing. Hamas members: Palestinian organizations can still strike back at Israel in spite of war waged against them Ali Waked Published: 02.04.08, 15:23 / Israel News As word of the suicide bombing in Dimona spread Monday, Gaza residents were treated to celebratory wreaths of flowers as well as sweets that were handed to drivers and passers-by. Gaza motorists receiving the treats and sweets also honked their horns in triumph and celebration. The "party" was somewhat marred when word spread that Abu Sa'ad, a senior member and spokesman for the Salah...
  • Check out this ebay post

    11/02/2007 8:26:01 AM PDT · by gitmo · 45 replies · 70+ views
    My boss's Sister In Law put this on eBay.
  • Wait, don't eat that: candy scandal stuns Japan

    10/30/2007 7:37:10 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 6 replies · 303+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | October 30, 2007 | Norimitsu Onishi
    ISE, Japan, Oct. 26 — It was supposed to be a celebratory year for Akafuku, a confectioner that had been selling bean-jam sweets here since 1707. On its 300th anniversary, its top-selling sweets were still indispensable gifts to bring back home or to the office after a trip to Ise Shrine here, Japan's holiest religious site. Instead, Akafuku has become the latest Japanese food company to be exposed for lying about the contents of its products, tampering with expiration-date labels and recycling ingredients. For only the second time in its history, Akafuku, which was forced to halt production during World...
  • Filipino children hospitalised after eating Chinese candy (23 kids got sick)

    10/08/2007 10:45:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 518+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/05/07
    Filipino children hospitalised after eating Chinese candy AFP - Friday, October 5MANILA, Oct 5, 2007 (AFP) - Twenty-three children in the Philippines were hospitalised after eating sweets made in China, officials said Friday. The pupils, aged nine and 10, were rushed to hospital on Thursday suffering from stomache aches, vomiting and dizziness after eating candy given out at a birthday party on Bantayan Island near Cebu. Romelo Mates, an adviser at an elementary school in the town of Madridejos, said that according to its wrapper, the Ube Milk Candy was made in Guandong, China. Mates told local media the children...
  • Children Hospitalized After Eating Sweets

    10/05/2007 7:49:29 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 14 replies · 679+ views
    The Taipei Times ^ | October 6, 2007 | AFP - The Taipei Times
    Twenty-three children in the Philippines were hospitalized after eating sweets made in China, officials said yesterday. The pupils, aged nine and 10, were rushed to hospital on Thursday suffering from stomach aches, vomiting and dizziness after eating candy given out at a birthday party on Bantayan Island near Cebu. Romelo Mates, an adviser at an elementary school in the town of Madridejos, said that according to its wrapper, the Ube Milk Candy was made in Guangdong, China. Mates told local media the children were kept in overnight for observation and four were given intravenous liquid after showing signs of weakness....

    09/14/2007 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 233 replies · 4,909+ views
    Yummm....Candy..... All work and no play is no fun. So why not have some fun with candy. This candy straddles an odd line. Looks like a pack of candy cigarettes, and yet aerobics appear to be involved. This is from Holland, so perhaps something was lost in the translation. This is French Canadian, eh? Made by Hershey's, who apparently decided that what the Canadians wanted to do was EAT MORE. Sounds awfully American to me.... Well, you can't say they didn't warn you before you decided to eat it. May contain sharp objects... From the makers of Asslis... Yummm...good stuff
  • 3 in custody as raids focus on money trail to Yemen

    12/18/2002 7:01:32 AM PST · by twas · 5 replies · 552+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 12/18 | MICHAEL BEEBE
    Queen City Cigarettes & Candy, a Clinton Street warehouse owned by food broker Mohamed T. Albanna, is one element of investigators' picture of a money-transmitting business that sent large sums to Yemen. A leader of Lackawanna's Yemeni-American community and two other men were in custody today on charges they operated an illegal money-transmitting business that sent funds from Western New York to Yemen. Mohamed T. Albanna, vice president of the American Muslim Council of Western New York and a frequent spokesman for the defendants known as the "Lackawanna Six," appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott on Tuesday after...
  • Selling Free Republic Candy Bars Door-to-Door!

    07/14/2007 10:05:38 AM PDT · by xzins · 3 replies · 502+ views
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 14 Jul 07 | Xzins
    I hate raising money selling anything, but the very thought of door-to-door candy sales gives me the willies. Wouldn't it just be easier to donate when your kid comes home with some dumb candy bar to sell for the band, the team, ...? Otherwise someone might get the idea to ship you a box of candybars to sell. (High sales gets a free bike to patrol the Mexican Border!) The Simple Salesman: A minister concluded that his church was getting into serious financial troubles. Coincidentally, while checking the church storeroom, he discovered several cartons of new bibles. So at his...
  • Dog caught stealing

    04/02/2007 9:42:00 AM PDT · by jdm · 19 replies · 468+ views
    UPI ^ | April 02, 2007 | General News Guy
    OSLO, Norway, April 2 -- The owner of a dog that was caught on tape sneaking into a Norwegian gas station to steal candy says his pooch is a repeat offender. The 7-year-old bull terrier named Conan spent some time behind bars last week before his owner, Liss-Hege Jeremiassen, bailed him out, Aftenposten reported Monday, quoting a story in the Norwegian-language newspaper Adressavisen. "He is incredibly fond of food in general and sweets in particular. He has run off a few times before and he always heads for food stores," Jeremiassen said. The dog apparently snuck out Wednesday night and...
  • Mounds/Almond Joy - Early 1970s - "You Can Share Half & Still Have Whole"

    12/01/2006 5:10:31 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 65 replies · 1,009+ views
    Many Freepers are probably too young to remember but I can remember the day that when you bought an Almond Joy or a Mounds bar, you got the entire bar. Not "two halfs" sold as a "whole". At some point during the early 1970s, Peter Paul decided to sell these popular bars as two individual pieces as opposed to a whole bar. I trace this seminal event as a turning point in my life - when I started to become cynical and jaded. I forget the exact circumstances but I seem to remember these candy bars weighed in the neighborhood...
  • "Chocolate Factory" theme park to open in Amsterdam (Based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

    07/01/2006 12:34:08 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 9 replies · 504+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 30, 2006 | Staff
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Amsterdam will get a theme park dedicated to chocolate and inspired by Roald Dahl's children's book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," city officials and entrepreneurs said Thursday. Just like Dahl's fictional "Chocolate Factory" owned by Willy Wonka, the main part of the "sweets park" will be located underground, in a disused railway tunnel which was handed over by the city of Amsterdam in a ceremony Thursday. The attraction, which is expected to open to the public in two to three years, will feature a glass elevator and a chocolate fountain, similar to the book. It will also...
  • Students Suspended For Bringing 'Happy Crack' To School

    05/18/2006 12:12:49 PM PDT · by Abathar · 74 replies · 1,334+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | May 18, 2006 | ap
    PENN HILLS, Pa. -- Parents and at least one school board member said they believe an elementary school in Pennsylvania overreacted when it suspended 14 students earlier this month for mixing sugar and Kool-Aid crystals and calling it "Happy Crack." Officials in the Penn Hills School District said the kids were suspended for imitating drug activity. The students put the mixture in plastic bags and labeled it "Happy Crack." But some parents said they don't think that should have gotten the students suspended from Shenandoah Elementary School. School Board Member Erin Vecchio told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that she agreed with...
  • 12 Arrested In Pot Candy Distribution Ring (Marijuana Treats Packaged To Look Like Real Candy)

    03/16/2006 10:29:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies · 1,429+ views
    CBS5 ^ | Mar 16, 2006
    A Lafayette man is facing charges of distributing marijuana in packaging made to resemble brand-name candies and other products, after a series of arrests Thursday by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The DEA says 39-year-old Kenneth Affolter, along with 11 other unidentified individuals, were arrested after agents served a number of warrants in at warehouses in Oakland and Emeryville and at Affolter's residence in Lafayette. Agents say they seized thousands of plants from four marijuana growing operations, a large amount of currency, three firearms and hundreds of pot-laced candies and soft drinks. The DEA says the probe began in October 2005,...
  • A NEW Liberal Candy...Liberal Gushers!

    03/05/2006 1:47:50 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 208+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 3/5/06 | Warner Todd Huston
  • 11-year-old organizes candy drive for troops

    12/13/2005 7:28:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 289+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 13, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Ronna M. Weyland
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Dec. 13, 2005) -- Service members around camp here, recently received multiple boxes of candy from an elementary school in New Jersey. Daniel Takash, 11, and his fellow students at Brielle Elementary School in New Jersey gathered left over Halloween candy and mailed it off to deployed troops in Iraq. “I was thinking about what I was going to be for Halloween, a Marine, when I thought of all of you over there without candy to eat,” wrote the sixth grader in a letter enclosed in one of the boxes. “That was when I came up with...
  • Foreign rivals put candy-cane maker behind the curve

    12/07/2005 8:19:39 PM PST · by anonsquared · 13 replies · 334+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | December 2, 2005 | Homer Brickey
    BRYAN - Foreign competition is putting a dent in the holiday spirit at northwest Ohio's Spangler Candy Co., the world's largest maker of candy canes. The Bryan company is laying off 88 of its 400 workers indefinitely. A key reason: inroads by Chinese manufacturers into the U.S. candy-cane market.
  • Fear of monsters A tale of the Bosnian War

    10/12/2005 7:51:24 AM PDT · by VirginiaMil · 3 replies · 813+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | October 12, 2005 | W. THOMAS SMITH JR.
    As bedtime approached, some of the children began to cry, fearful that "the soldiers" were going to come and kill them in their sleep.
  • Schwarzenegger signs ban on sodas in high schools

    09/15/2005 3:12:16 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 158 replies · 2,087+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sep 15, 2005
    SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 15 (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation on Thursday to ban carbonated soda in state high schools as part of an effort to stem teen obesity. "California is facing an obesity epidemic," said Schwarzenegger, a former Mr. Olympia and longtime health advocate. "Today we are taking some first steps in creating a healthy future for California." He signed the legislation at the start of a daylong summit on health and obesity in the California capital Sacramento. He said that one out of three children in California, the nation's most populous state, is obese. "Obesity-related health...
  • British spy files reveal Nazis’ exploding candy bar

    09/07/2005 3:33:01 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 16 replies · 586+ views
    msnbc ^ | 9-7-05 | reuters
    LONDON - Luckily, the exploding Smedley’s English Red Plums in Heavy Syrup were intercepted in Turkey before anyone got killed. But what of the hand grenade disguised as a chocolate bar? Or the incendiary Vichy pastille sweets? A secret file from the archives of Britain’s spy services released this week shows ingenious methods, conjured up by Germans during World War II, for disguising bombs.
  • State wants to weed out marijuana-flavor candy

    07/15/2005 8:50:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies · 757+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/13/05
    State wants to weed out marijuana-flavor candyWed Jul 13, 8:21 AM ET Connecticut Tuesday joined a growing effort to weed out marijuana-flavored candy from store shelves when its attorney general said he would sponsor a statewide ban on "Pot Suckers" lollipops. Five other states have either banned or are considering a ban on the candy, causing New Jersey distributor ICUP to suspend further sales of the green candy as of June 28. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said the candy was being sold in novelty stores in large malls throughout the state, marketed with slogans such as "Every lick is...
  • Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies

    07/01/2005 6:40:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 369+ views ^ | June 30, 2005 | Associated Press
    CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- The City Council passed a law Wednesday banning the sale of marijuana-flavored lollipops, gumdrops and other treats, becoming the first major city to prohibit the confections that have appeared in convenience stores nationwide. The candies are legal because they are made with hemp oil, an ingredient used in health foods and some household products. The oil imparts marijuana's grassy taste but not the high. "I can't imagine the degree and the extent to which people will go to make a buck -- and to make a buck on kids, trying to get them to experiment with...
  • Wrigley completes Life Savers, Altoids acquisition; closing NJ plant

    06/29/2005 11:47:21 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 12 replies · 1,138+ views
    The Centre Daily Times ^ | Wed, Jun. 29, 2005 | Associated Press
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. CHICAGO - Wm. Wrigley Jr. announced Wednesday it has completed its acquisition of Life Savers and Altoids from Kraft Foods Inc. and, as a result, plans to lay off about 500 workers and shutter some factories, including a New Jersey plant. The $1.46 billion cash deal also gives the Chicago-based candy maker several other brands, including Creme Savers, Sugus candies and some local and regional brands in the United States, Europe, Indonesia and Thailand. But the iconic Life Savers and Altoids brands were the biggest prizes in the acquisition. Bill Wrigley...
  • Pot-flavored pops upset lawmakers ("A Hit In Every Lick")

    06/19/2005 12:54:37 PM PDT · by mhking · 59 replies · 1,280+ views
    Raspberry, butterscotch, sour apple . . . and pot? Marijuana-flavored lollipops may seem an unlikely product, but sugary treats with weed-inspired flavors such as Purple Haze, Acapulco Gold and Rasta are appearing on the shelves of convenience stores and smoke shops nationwide. Marketers call them a harmless novelty. Anti-drug advocates say the candies encourage people, particularly teens and young children, to smoke pot. "This kind of thing is reprehensible," said state Sen. Vincent Fort, an Atlanta lawmaker who has organized demonstrations against the candy. "It's nothing but dope candy, and that's nothing we need to be training our children to...
  • POLS PUSH FOR MINT BAN (Hillary Rodham Clinton will raise issue of death candy with FDA)

    05/22/2005 6:46:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies · 2,055+ views
    POLS PUSH FOR MINT BAN By LINDSAY POWERS Sun May 22, 4:17 AM ET Political momentum is building for safer candy. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton told The Post she is raising the issue with the Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission early this week. She called the deaths, just two days apart, of Jocelys Santiago, 5, and Ashley Morrison, 4, "completely preventable." City Councilwoman Christine Quinn, who chairs the Health Committee, is introducing legislation this week to ban large, round candy. She also wants a council hearing on the subject before schools let out for summer....
  • Critics Say Pot Candy Is Being Marketed To Kids (Creator Says "I'm Gonna Make A Billion Dollars...")

    05/05/2005 10:48:52 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 98 replies · 1,914+ views ^ | May 5, 2005 |
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- There's a new lollipop in town and its flavor is controversial to say the least. It's called 'Chronic Candy' and it's made to taste like marijuana. Critics of the product say it's one more way to make illegal drugs seem cool. The little lollipops really are made to taste like marijuana, but there is no THC in them, which is the active ingredient in pot that gets you high. But that fact hasn't stopped critics of this crazy candy. Beyond the plastic wrapper, buried in the colorful candy is the flavor of marijuana. "It's not good at...
  • Salmon candy and pickles: two unique ways to enjoy your next catch

    04/27/2005 6:14:37 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies · 1,201+ views
    Backwoods Home ^ | 4-27-05 | Linda Gabris
    Salmon is always a treat, but if you want to try something different, how about making pickles and candy out of the next fish that lands in your kitchen. In my house, when there are salmon pickles in the crock and a stash of salmon candy in the cupboard, everyone is happy. A platter of salmon candy makes a sweet treat. Mention pickled fish and most folks think of herring. I used to, too, until a few years ago when I was introduced to a platter of pickled salmon. Traditional Old World rollmops are good but, in my opinion, newfangled...
  • Chocolate Crosses Move Into Mainstream

    03/25/2005 7:52:40 AM PST · by Crackingham · 1 replies · 172+ views
    AP ^ | 3/25/05 | Matt Sedensky
    A symbol of Christianity that sits atop church steeples, dangles from necks and hangs on walls is now ending up in the mouths of the faithful, over the objections of some religious officials. A mass-produced chocolate cross is being sold this Easter by Russell Stover Candies Inc. in about 5,000 stores nationwide, which experts say is apparently a first for a major American company. "Obviously they've seen that there's a market for chocolate crosses at Easter," said Lisbeth Echeandia, a consultant for Candy Information Service, which monitors candy industry trends. "I don't see it growing tremendously but I think there...
  • Pez to dispense MP3s instead of candy

    03/25/2005 6:51:38 PM PST · by r5boston · 4 replies · 312+ views
    CNet News ^ | March 25, 2005 | Matt Hines
    Rap impresario 50 Cent may be riding atop the Billboard charts on the strength of his hit single "Candy Shop," but music lovers of all kinds will soon be able to mix their passions for beats and sweets if one gadget maker's plans come to fruition. That's right, the candy market's best-known handheld device, the iconic Pez dispenser, is about to go digital. Under a recently granted licensing agreement with Pez Candy, a gadget design company Lincoln West Studios will soon begin selling MP3 players modeled after the big-headed plastic treat sleeves. Based on Lincoln West's plans, which were first...
  • No sweets in school? Fat chance / Candy ban spawns black market

    02/23/2005 1:15:30 PM PST · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 40 replies · 4,792+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | February 19, 2005 | Matthew Obernauer
    Candy ban spawns black market; now some treats have returned. Jay Janner/AMERICAN-STATESMAN (enlarge photo) Austin High School sophomore Brady Myatt, 16, now has lower-fat choices such as wraps to order from food services worker Josephine Maldonado. The school is also trying to make its vending selections healthier. By Matthew ObernauerAMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFFSaturday, February 19, 2005When Austin High School administrators removed candy from campus vending machines last year, the move was hailed as a step toward fighting obesity. What happened next shows how hard it can be for schools to control what students eat on campus.The candy removal plan, according to students...
  • PEZ Collectors Hold Convention

    03/07/2005 10:17:36 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 37 replies · 624+ views
    Newsday/AP ^ | 3/7/05 | n/a
    It's True: PEZ Collectors Hold Convention Email this story Printer friendly format By Associated Press March 7, 2005, 10:25 AM EST DE PERE, Wis. -- For most people, PEZ is just a candy, but Barry Umbs calls his addiction to collecting PEZ dispensers "a bit of an illness." Umbs, an engineering manager for Rockwell Automation in Milwaukee, joined some 60 other self-described "PEZheads" at a convention in De Pere on Saturday. The man has been a feverish PEZ dispenser collector for the past 15 years, and seeks not only each kind of dispenser, such as ones featuring Bugs Bunny, but...
  • Kraft Halts Production of Roadkill Candy

    02/26/2005 4:54:41 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 30 replies · 765+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 26, 2005 | CHRIS NEWMARKER, AP
    TRENTON, N.J. -- Production of candy shaped like roadkill has come to a screeching halt. The decision, announced Friday by Kraft Foods Inc., was the result of an outcry by New Jersey animal rights activists who said the candy encouraged children to be cruel to animals. "We take comments from our consumers really seriously and, in hindsight, we understand that this product could be misunderstood," said Kraft spokesman Larry Baumann. Kraft plans to stop production as soon as possible and then sell off remaining inventory, Baumann said. The fruity-flavored Trolli Road Kill Gummi Candy -- shaped like flattened snakes, chickens...
  • UPDATE: "Road kill candy" production screeches to halt (PETA wins one)

    02/26/2005 5:27:25 AM PST · by KidGlock · 23 replies · 481+ views
    Feb. 25, 2005, 5:48PM Roadkill candy production screeches to halt By CHRIS NEWMARKER Associated Press The flattened snakes, chickens and squirrels depicted in Trolli Road Kill Gummi Candy has animal activists annoyed. TRENTON, N.J. -- Production of candy shaped like roadkill has come to a screeching halt. The decision, announced today by Kraft Foods Inc., was the result of an outcry by New Jersey animal rights activists who said the candy encouraged children to be cruel to animals. "We take comments from our consumers really seriously and, in hindsight, we understand that this product could be misunderstood," said Kraft spokesman...
  • Road kill candy angers animal rights activists

    02/25/2005 6:56:45 PM PST · by tomball · 88 replies · 2,398+ views
    CNN ^ | February 25, 2005 | Associated Press
    TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) -- Animal rights activists are disgusted by a new candy from Kraft Foods Inc. that's shaped like critters run over by cars -- complete with tire treads.   The fruity-flavored Trolli Road Kill Gummi Candy -- in shapes of partly flattened snakes, chickens and squirrels -- fosters cruelty toward animals, according to the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals."It sends the wrong message to children, that it's OK to harm animals. And that's the wrong message, especially from a so-called wholesome corporation like Kraft," said society spokesman Matthew Stanton.The society is considering...
  • Animal Rights Activists Protest "Road Kill Candy"

    02/25/2005 5:22:58 AM PST · by KidGlock · 40 replies · 957+ views
    WFTV ^ | 2/25/05
    Animal Rights Activists Protest Road Kill Candy POSTED: 7:35 am EST February 25, 2005 TRENTON, N.J. -- It's just the kind of gross-out kids love. But animal rights activists find nothing funny about road kill candy. Trolli Road Kill Gummi Candy is shaped like critters run over by cars, complete with tire marks. But the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said the road kill candy sends the wrong message to kids. State SPCA President Stuart Rhodes has faxed a protest letter to Kraft Foods. Rhodes promises petitions and boycotts if the candy isn't pulled from...
  • Psychedelic Drug Found in Valentine Candy

    02/09/2005 9:50:46 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 27 replies · 983+ views
    (02-09) 14:58 PST Amarillo, Texas (AP) -- Authorities doubt Cupid had any part in the 9 pounds of heart-shaped candies discovered during a traffic stop. The candies, found Monday by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, tested positive for psilocybin, a psychedelic drug extracted from a mushroom of the same name. The estimated value of the faux Valentine's Day chocolate was more than $408,000, DPS officials said in a news release. The troopers found the candy in a plastic bag after stopping a San Francisco man's 2005 Toyota Corolla on Interstate 40 about three miles west of Amarillo. Craig Allen...
  • New details about disappearance of Brach heiress

    01/06/2005 3:23:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 599+ views
    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ^ | January 6, 2005 | FRANK MAIN
    An informant recently provided investigators with new details about the 1977 disappearance of candy heiress Helen Vorhees Brach, but prosecutors do not yet have enough evidence to file charges, sources said Wednesday. No one ever was charged with murder in connection to Brach, but con man Richard J. Bailey was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 1995 after a federal judge decided he conspired to kill her. "Another person has now provided information about the murder," a law enforcement source said Wednesday. "It still must be corroborated." On Tuesday, attorney Kathleen Zellner filed a notice with the U.S. District...
  • Where Did Halloween Come From?

    10/31/2004 2:23:44 PM PST · by Lexinom · 26 replies · 2,434+ views
    www. ^ | Unknown, probably mid-80's | Unknown, possibly James W. Beeke
    What is Halloween really all about?Have you ever asked yourself, "Who in the world ever thought of the idea of walking around in weird costumes, trick or treating, and/or putting a carved-out pumpkin in your window?" You will agree with me that Halloween is really one of the strangest days of the year, is it not? Perhaps you wonder how the celebration of such a day ever got started. In this pamphlet I would like to answer this question for you!Where and when did Halloween customs originate?The many customs we have today in relation to Halloween have their origins...
  • Chicken Gizzard Candy!

    09/26/2004 10:25:25 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 2 replies · 1,835+ views ^ | 9/26/04 | Chicken
    Fried Pickles?...Why not Chicken Candy? The Chicken Candy story starts on a cold winter's day in 1908, when Mrs. Edith Brusteldi was cooking dinner for her husband Enrico and their children. Mrs. Brusteldi was finishing up a batch of her award winning fried chicken at the same time that she was melting some chocolate in a double boiler to make a dessert topping for her homemade ice cream. Suddenly, Mrs. Brusteldi slipped on a wet spot on the floor. She flung her arms in the air, losing the grip on the drumstick she was carrying. The chicken arched through the...
  • Second Toy Found In Candy Appears To Depict Osama Bin Laden

    08/30/2004 7:55:31 AM PDT · by harrycarey · 76 replies · 3,220+ views
    WFTV ^ | 8/30/04
    Second Toy Found In Candy Appears To Depict Osama Bin Laden POSTED: 10:43 am EDT August 30, 2004 MIAMI -- In Miami, a wholesaler has announced that his company will recall 14,000 bags of candy. The bags contain a toy that looks like a plane flying into a building and, we found, a second toy that looks like Osama Bin Laden suspended between the two buildings. Eyewitness News broke this story, but, for the first time, we had the chance to speak with a representative from the corporation that distributed the candy. "Importers did not realize what they were buying....
  • Miami Company pulling candy bags with toys depicting 9/11 attack.

    08/28/2004 8:08:20 AM PDT · by television is just wrong · 10 replies · 592+ views
    Associated Press, Miami Herald ^ | Aug 27, 2004 | Adrian Sainz
    Florida email this print this Posted on Fri, Aug. 27, 2004 Miami company pulling candy bags with toy depicting 9-11 attack ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press MIAMI - A wholesaler is recalling about 14,000 bags of candy because some of them contain a Chinese-made toy that shows a plane flying into the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Luis Padron, national sales manager for Lisy Corp., said Friday the company distributes authentic Mexican candy in bags and puts a small toy in each bag. The toys were purchased in bulk from a Miami-based import company and Padron said his company had...
  • Report: Candy sold despite dangerous lead levels

    04/25/2004 6:04:56 PM PDT · by Kay Soze · 15 replies · 229+ views
    CNN ^ | 4-25-04 | CNN
    <p>SANTA ANA, California (AP) -- More than 100 brands of candy sold in California, most of them from Mexico, have tested positive for dangerous levels of lead in the past decade and little has been done about it, a newspaper reported.</p>
  • Peeps gone wild!

    04/09/2004 2:41:27 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 16 replies · 576+ views
    Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel ^ | April 10 2004 | Vincent P. Bzdek -- The Washington Post
    They are loved, hated, vilified, celebrated, parodied, decapitated, smooshed, frozen, fricasseed, microwaved and subjected to bizarre experimentation. Can an American icon get a little respect? To some, they are the essence of Easter, born in a place called Bethlehem no less, and celebrated in art, craft, song and ode. To others, they are the Rodney Dangerfields of food, suitable grist for Internet parodies, macabre recipes and mad science experiments. They are Peeps, the chick-and-bunny-shaped marshmallow treats that have become, like it or not, one of America's best-loved harbingers of the season. (True believers like to call it Peep Season, which...