Fake Himalaya Salt Candy Looks Like The Original
Imitation goods with brand misspellings like Dolce & Banana are hilarious, but counterfeit food products aren’t funny at all.
Fake Himalaya salt candy now allegedly exists in Malaysia, to the horror of many who love it.
If you were thinking of crossing the Causeway to stock up on the goods, you might want to sit down and read this first.
Glaring misprints on fake Himalaya salt candy
Himalaya salt candy manufacturer BIG FOOT noticed glaring errors on some candy packets, which raised concerns about food safety.
Before even getting to the individual packets, the box already shows the expiry date printed differently, along with a non-existent lot number.
Compare the packets and you’ll find the first mistake on the front of the fake one, where the catchphrases “Increase Hydration”, “Throat Soothing” and “Fresh Breath” appear in italics.
You may think the strange font is a minor misprint, but wait till you turn the packet over.
At first glance, everything from the QR code to the bar code look fine, until you look closer and spot an annoying gap between the distributor’s name and address.
Step back and you’ll see that the gaps feature in the product description too, chopping sentences up in strange places.
The counterfeiter gets some brownie points for crediting the work to the original producer, but this grammatical error cannot be excused.
“Manufacturer In Malaysia By” instead of “Manufacture In Malaysia By” is a rookie mistake due to the extra “r” at the back.
Though if we were the ones making the fake candy, we’d simply replace the “r” with a “d”, but who’s complaining, right?
Grammar Nazi or not, our point is that it doesn’t hurt to check food labels before eating.
No clear health risks yet
Besides identifying the counterfeit candy, BIG FOOT hasn’t released any statements about whether the fake version is safe for consumption.
Since no news is usually good news, we can only assume that the fake Himalaya salt candy doesn’t currently pose any serious health risks.
But if you’ve noticed similar misprints on your new box of candy and aren’t sure about eating it, feel free to throw the whole set away.
They’re pretty easy to find in most supermarkets, so you won’t have trouble getting more to satisfy your candy addiction. Just remember to check the packaging first.
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