Saturday, February 26, 2005
Road Kill candy becomes road kill
New, cool shape from Trolli! Gummi Trolli brings back the fun of Gummi Candy with an off beat twist on animal shapes.
Trolli Road Kill is three animals: a snake, a chicken and a squirrel, each with a tire track down the middle of the piece!
It's not an adult's gummi candy, that's why teens/tweens love it!
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - 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...
Kraft plans to stop production as soon as possible and then sell off remaining inventory, Baumann said.
The fruity-flavoured Trolli Road Kill Gummi Candy - shaped like flattened snakes, chickens and squirrels, complete with tire treads - hit store shelves last summer and was supposed to be another offbeat and unusual addition to Kraft's Gummi candy line.
But the nonprofit New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals thought differently. Earlier this week, it threatened petition drives, boycotts and letter-writing campaigns.
Stuart Rhodes, the organization's president, said he never thought his group's efforts would be so successful.
"Did I think it would happen as fast as I did? No..." [AP]
No joy for tweens.
Hey, whatever happened to those ruthless greedy capitalists of the good old days who would have run over their own mothers on their way to Latin America to destabilize a government for a buck? When did they become such intimidated weenies?
And as far this president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is concerned -- do you suppose he might have used those "petition drives, boycotts and letter-writing campaigns" to save real animals, instead of candy ones, from being hurt?
How many real animals had to die for his humorlessness?
(Heh, heh, I would have enjoyed being in the product development meeting when they came up with the idea for that one.)
Anyhow, if you see any bags of candy road kill, stock up -- they're collectors items now.