Friday, December 26, 2008

French government confiscates ten tons of counterfit chocolates

The french government has seized ten tons of counterfeit chocolates.

Lab tests and an examination by Ferrero itself found that the seized candies were harmless but low-quality copies. They arrived in France by refrigerated truck from Turkey and were seized in late November.

"It was the first time we had ever seized chocolates," Hocquerelle said — and what a seizure: 10 tons of coconut-filled dark chocolates and milk chocolate balls worth an estimated $312,000.

The french government will be destroying the chocolates. Seems like a waste. They should give them to the homeless like they did with the caviar.

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