Gummi roadkill offends the humor impaired

 C Pictures 2005 02 26 Mn Roadkill Candy2 This just in: "Animal rights activists say that Trolli Road Kill Gummi Candy — in shapes of partly flattened snakes, chickens and squirrels — fosters cruelty toward animals." How utterly unsurprising that news is.

I can't wait to buy my daughter a five-pound bag of this stuff. Hope the gelatin doesn't have mad cow prions in it.

(Related: I think the article that was the most fun for me to ever write was Gross National Product, for Wired in 1999. It was about weird and gross candy design.)


UPDATE: Stefan reports that Kraft foods has caved into pressure from animal rights activists who claim children exposed to this candy will grow up to become sadistic animal-runner-overs. Link