15/04/2008

Sweets or Medicine?



I was in John Little over the weekend when I saw this amongst the confectionary products. I looked and gave a second look. At first glance, I thought it was some medicine or vitamins because the plastic container was the type that medicine are stored in. But if you look at the words, they were actually gummy sweets for children.

For goodness sake! I dunno which is worst, sweets imitating medicine packaging or vice versa! I think they shouldn't have done this because if the children who had eaten this before might end up eating some dangerous supplements or medicine in parents' cabinets or fridge. Although yes, we should store medicines out of reach of children but then why use identical packaging bottles? That would be enticing the kids that there are sweets in bottles meant for medication? Some of my supplements are housed in containers like these.
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6 comments:

Joze Foo said...

erm......the chewing gums in Malaysia mostly in this packaging

stay-at-home mum said...

I agree! That's dangerous!

Shireen Loh said...

oh, didn't think of that though! Now that i mentioned it, yep, sure looks like my vitamins packaging! A boo boo for the manufacturers for sure.

Kikey said...

u r right!!

TINTIN said...

My kids use to like the gummy Mentos candy and now they have it in this plastic container packaging too.

Daniel said...

It's called creative packaging, unfortunately... ><