consumer law

Food That Looks Like Toys

Last year, Consumer Reports blogged about the choking hazard posed by candies packaged to appear as toys. CR was concerned that young children will be confused by toy-like objects that are edible in one context but not another. I spotted a similar product during a recent supermarket run. Crayon-like popsicles. I’m not sure who the marketing genius is behind this product, but I don’t associate a box of crayons with anything tasty. Of course, parents may use these popsicles as a medical diagnostic tool. If your young Hannibal keeps asking for the flesh-flavored popsicle, you might consider consulting with Dr. Starling.