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Monday, September 29, 2008

Mmmmm, Delicious Dry-Erase Board

posted by on September 29 at 9:22 AM

From the BBC: “Preliminary tests have found the chemical melamine in Cadbury’s Chinese-made chocolates, the company says.”

From Wikipedia: “Melamine is combined with formaldehyde to produce melamine resin, a very durable thermosetting plastic, and melamine foam, a polymeric cleaning product. The end products include countertops, dry erase boards, fabrics, glues, housewares and flame retardants. Melamine is one of the major components in Pigment Yellow 150, a colorant in inks and plastics.”

Also: Don’t eat the White Rabbit.

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But melamine will make you grow up to be big and strong!

Posted by Andrew | September 29, 2008 9:27 AM

it's too bad we don't have enough balls to ban chinese bads like this. I'm not usually for trade embargoes but this shit is fucking bananas and the government of china hasn't shown any inclination to stop it.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | September 29, 2008 9:33 AM

To be clear, that was Cadbury's made in China.

Posted by Katie B | September 29, 2008 9:37 AM

I have always enjoyed licking white-boards, plus I think MSG is delicious. I wonder if I have Chinese heritage.

Posted by violet_dagrinder | September 29, 2008 9:45 AM

Sad day, for sure. White Rabbit rocks. I will never eat it again. For having the best food in the world, China sure fucks up with everything else. What's their problem?

Posted by Dylan! | September 29, 2008 10:03 AM

At a minimum, could we at least stop ban foodstuffs from there?

Posted by keshmeshi | September 29, 2008 10:11 AM

@3, and important to add that apparently none of the Cadbury's sold in the U.S. is made in China, according to NPR this morning. My current Irish Creme-flavored Cadbury's bar was manufactured by Hershey's in Pennsylvania.

Posted by rob | September 29, 2008 10:39 AM


Wow. What the fuck was that?

Posted by keshmeshi | September 29, 2008 10:51 AM

Just for clarity, it should be noted that melamine is harmless in small amounts. As a matter of fact: "the toxic dose is on a par with common table salt with an LD50 of more than 3 grams per kilogram of bodyweight".

Posted by Mr Fuzzy | September 29, 2008 10:51 AM

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Posted by eurozapc | September 29, 2008 11:32 AM

Cadbury has been slipping down the tubes, anyway. In Britain, they got into trouble with the government (stringent UK standards re: ingredients in chocolate) and were ordered to stop calling their products chocolate. That's why I wasn't surprised when I'd heard the recent story about Hershey's getting called out by the US gov't for a similar issue. (BTW, Hershey is licensed to make Cadbury's products for the US market.) Frankly, most chocolate here tastes like sweetened, waxy dirt. People should stop buying the crap.

Posted by Madashell | September 29, 2008 1:49 PM

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