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Haribo stops Scandinavian sales of 'racist' sweets

Published on Jan 18, 2014 7:12 AM

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - German sweet maker Haribo said on Friday it had stopped selling some of its liquorice sweets in Sweden and Denmark because certain consumers considered them racist.

The sweets, part of the Skipper Mix salty blend which has been on the market for years, will no longer feature the controversial figures in the future in both Scandinavian countries.

Haribo said it had taken into account the critical comments made over the Internet in recent weeks.

"We decided that we could keep the product while removing the parts that certain consumers found offensive," Haribo Sweden head Ola Dagliden told the Agence France-Presse (AFP).

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