Swastickers?The SuperPharm drugstore chain in Tel Aviv removed a line of Dutch candies (which had a Kashruth certificate, no less) from its shelves on Friday after discovering that stick-on tattoos for children that come with the candies have swastickas and skulls (note especially the picture at top left of the four below).
Children who bought the raspberry-flavored sour stick candies received tattoos inside, some of which were imprinted with swastikas and skulls.There's that typical Israeli "ta'iti" ("I made a mistake"). No one is accountable. You wonder where the government gets it from? It's ingrained in the society here. It's a societal malaise from the Knesset on down.
As mentioned, these are imported candies, but the packaging promises in Hebrew that a gift can be found inside.
Yedioth Tel Aviv discovered that the candies with the stickers were sold in a number of Super-Pharm stores in the city.
The chain responded by saying, “As soon as the issue was brought to our attention, we removed the product from the shelves in order to return it to the supplier.”
The marketing company, Guri Import and Distribution Ltd., said in response that “the product is imported in a closed package from the manufacturer in Holland. We turned to the company that provided us with tattoos that were added to the clear packaging.
"As a result of complaints that the tattoos have pictures of swastikas, we stopped the distribution and sent our workers out to the stores to remove the packages from the shelves. We apologize to our customers for their distress."
/A little cynicism for a Friday afternoon.