The new “Ice Breakers Pacs” candy from Hershey have freaked out narcotics officers in Philadelphia because of their resemblance to bags of powered drugs. The candy, which is a gritty sugar sealed inside a gel bag that dissolves in your mouth, looks an awful lot like a little baggie of cocaine or heroin.
I had them at Sweet Spot. They were interesting technically, but not exactly appealing. We joked about their similarity to little baggies of drugs when we first saw them—drugs I’ve only seen in government-mandated anti-drug curriculum, officers—but the show attendants from Hershey didn’t find our allusion very humorous.
Clearly, the street dealers’ next move should be to make mint-infused drugs. That’ll really confuse the cops.
Sugary Candy Looks Too Much Like Street Drugs, Cops Say [MyFoxPhilly.com via Crime Scene KC]