Haribo Stops Selling Blackface Licorice

Not good.
Not good. Photo: @saamkapadia

Turns out that Chris Benz was right when he called Haribo “the most disgusting kind of candy” in last week’s Grub Street Diet. After receiving complaints for over a month, the German confectionery company has finally pulled its “Skipper Mix” candies, which depicted Africans in blackface, from the Swedish market. The licorice was supposed to symbolize a sailor’s voyage around the world, but instead, it was flat-out racist. [Earlier, Recipe Finder]