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Cocaine cake joke in ‘bad taste’: Carrefour

Published on Jan 7, 2014 9:00 AM

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Carrefour Argentina scrambled to reassure customers on Monday after a delicacy from a cake supplier listed “12 grams of cocaine” as an ingredient. 

The French supermarket chain, which has more than 500 stores across Argentina, said it regretted what it called a “joke in bad taste,” apparently made by a worker at the supplier.

“We at Carrefour Argentina want to reassure our customers that there was no unusual ingredient in Carrefour brand cake,” a company statement said, noting the cakes with the erroneous labels had been pulled from shelves.

Many people joked online that after neighbouring Uruguay legalised marijuana.

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