How in the world did this product ever get made? Were there no sane people in the meeting where this idea was discussed?
“Hey guys, I had this great idea last night while watching CSI, let’s make a product that looks just like cocaine and sell it to kids at 7-11!”
This idea is even dumber than candy cigarettes!
New mint packets being sold by The Hershey Co. look nearly identical to the tiny heat-sealed bags used to sell illegal powdered drugs like crack, heroin and cocaine and glorify the drug trade, a Philadelphia police official said.
Ice Breakers Pacs, nickel-sized dissolvable pouches with a powdered sweetener inside, hit store shelves in November. The packets, which come in blue and orange plastic slide-up cases, are similar enough to drug packets that a child familiar with the candy could mistakenly swallow a heat-sealed bag of drugs, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector William Blackburn told the Philadelphia Daily News for an article published Friday.
“It glorifies the drug trade,” he said. “There’s really no reason that a product like this should be on the shelf.”