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White Rabbit Candy Linked to Tainted Milk


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Saw this article posted on Yahoo.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080927/ap_on_...te_rabbit_candy

I wonder how many of us ate these growing up. Just about all the Chinese kids I knew ate them.

oh no, our kids favourite candy.....wasn't it funny to watch the uninitiated try to peel the paper off! and when I told my son just now he said he ate a whole packet a month ago. He is now compiling a mental list of all the Chinese products with milk in them that he has eaten recently...and then he said, 'what about vitasoy?' ...duh

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Wow, this isn't even the first time White Rabbit has been embroiled in controversy. There was a formaldehyde-related recall in 2007:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/sin.../289512/1/.html

but to be fair, the company stated that the tainted rabbits were actually from imitators.

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Saw this article posted on Yahoo.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080927/ap_on_...te_rabbit_candy

I wonder how many of us ate these growing up. Just about all the Chinese kids I knew ate them.

I was talking about white rabbits a few weeks ago with an Indonesian Chinese friend and she was surprised I knew about them too (I'm Chinese but from the States). She said she thought it was only an Indonesan thing - I said no, all Chinese kids ate them, no matter where they grew up.

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I wonder how many of us ate these growing up. Just about all the Chinese kids I knew ate them.

I STILL do, after 40 some years. What is going to happen? Will my face turn yellow now? Oh... wait... it's already yellow.

W.K. Leung ("Ah Leung") aka "hzrt8w"
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I wonder how many of us ate these growing up. Just about all the Chinese kids I knew ate them.

I STILL do, after 40 some years. What is going to happen? Will my face turn yellow now? Oh... wait... it's already yellow.

:biggrin:

hehe

you might go white? :raz:

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  • 1 year later...

Oh, oh. It's 2010. Just bought a bag of White Rabbit candy for the first time to try them and now find this topic. Mine are good to October 2010.

Anyone hear of any contamination lately?

I have a recipe to make it from Anita Chu's (Pastry Girl) Field Guide to Candy and will do so next week.

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The article jo-mel linked this topic to said:

"White Rabbit candy, first produced in 1959 to mark the 10th anniversary of new China, is now a household name in China, and is sold to more than 50 countries and regions."

Anita Chu (Pastry Girl) in her new candy book, Field Guide to Candy says:

"White Rabbit Cream Candy was invented by Aipixi Candy Factory in 1943."

And, thanks for asking, we are still feeling fine. :raz:

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