Tainted milk

200810010232 Tainted milk
As if the glum economic news wasn’t enough, they are now destroying our chocolate: Melamine-tainted milk from China has forced the withdrawal of several of Cadbury’s English confections:

Cadbury, the British confectionery giant, is the latest victim of a tainted milk scandal that has left at least four babies dead in China and the company has withdrawn 11 chocolate products made in Beijing.

The company said that tests on items from Cadbury Eclairs and bulk packets of Dairy Milk had raised concerns and the sweets sold in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia had been recalled as a precautionary step.

Look, dying infants means this is NO JOKE, it’s as serious as hell, so we’re really not trying to make light of this. The melamine (basically ground up plastic shit) was added to the dairy product to give it added body and up its protein content. Last year, melamine contamination in pet food is suspected to have caused the deaths of many animal companions and caused a giant pet food recall.

If you’ve ever tasted the English version of Cadbury’s, you know it is far, far superior to the domestic version. It’s one of those things that makes life bearable. The idea that our choccies are now contaminated is a gloomy one.

Our suggestion? Keep a cow in the back yard, or on the roof or whatever. These days, it couldn’t hurt.


  1. Firstly Green & Black kicks Cadbury arse.

    And Montezuma kicks Green & Black arse.

    Upgrade your sweeties, Heidi. Especially now that the pound is in freefall.

  2. Three words: Lindt Excellence Madagascar

  3. Melamine really isn’t going to impact an healthy adult at the quantities that are in the chocolates unless you go on a binge and then you probably have a better chance of death by overconsumption of chocolate than something like kidney failure. It’s the elderly and infants that might have to be more careful, but then I wouldn’t be feeding them chocolate in the first place.

  4. I’m pretty sure that this is limited to Cadbury chocolate manufactured in China.

  5. The good thing is I think we can still eat frosting out of a jar.

  6. Chocolate is wasted on the young.

    Heidi, may I suggest Nutella? http://www.nutellausa.com/ It’s delicious, nutritious, and can be spread thick or thin.

  7. This iwould be a great idea for a indy comic book! You can call it “Death by Chocolate” !!

    Oh wait – I think someone already took that title.



  8. michael says:

    I now use this exhibit to show those who’ve always proclaimed that there is nothing wrong with China as per it’s economic value.

    Fact is, it’s a bad country and it’s cheap products should not be considered safe.

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