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chagrin
12-01-2007, 10:20 AM
As a drug addict myself, I think this is disturbing but I also find this extremely funny, lol!

http://news.yahoo.com/photo/071130/480/0c1a854b8e4a436c97ca42eae6d91618;_ylt=AoTAjbJ6PEAyjqzUoAEAmx8uQE4F



By MARC LEVY, Associated Press Writer Sat Dec 1, 1:35 AM ET

HARRISBURG, Pa. - 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.
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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."

A spokesman for the company, based in Hershey, Pa., pointed out that each pouch made by two dissolvable mint strips bears the Ice Breakers logo.

"It is not intended to simulate anything," said spokesman Kirk Saville.

Saville would not directly respond to questions about whether Hershey has plans to change the product's appearance or whether anyone in law enforcement or inside the company has previously raised a concern about it.

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On the Net:

Ice Breakers Pacs: http://www.hersheys.com/icebreakers/pacs



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Bowser
12-01-2007, 10:25 AM
How's the war on drugs going?

LMAO

Baconeater
12-01-2007, 10:28 AM
Those look more like packets of meth. Not that I would know...

splatbass
12-01-2007, 10:40 AM
If a child mistakes a package of crack for this candy it is not Hershey's fault, it is the parents fault for having crack around kids.

phillip
12-01-2007, 10:56 AM
If a child mistakes a package of crack for this candy it is not Hershey's fault, it is the parents fault for having crack around kids.

lol, no shit. "My kid swallowed my crack and its all Hershey's fault!"

Bowser
12-01-2007, 11:03 AM
lol, no shit. "My kid swallowed my crack and its all Hershey's fault!"

You know it's coming...

splatbass
12-01-2007, 11:07 AM
You know it's coming...

Sadly you are probably right.

StcChief
12-01-2007, 11:48 AM
didn't they make a "Crackle" candy bar