Nestle is following up on its commitment in June to rename candies the company said evoked “stereotypes or insensitive cultural depictions.”
Fox News reported that two candies, Red Skins and Chicos, will be renamed to Red Ripper and Cheekies, respectively. The candies are sold in Australia under the Allen’s brand, which is owned by Nestle.
“Nestlé has an unwavering commitment to upholding respect for our friends, neighbors and colleagues,” Chris O’Donnell, general manager of confectionery at Nestlé Australia and New Zealand, said in a statement. “We hope Australians will support the evolution of these two much-loved lollies – while the names are new, the lollies themselves remain unchanged.”
Packaging for the two products will look largely the same to ensure customers can still identify their favorite candies despite the new names.
Nestle announced it would review its 25,000 products for any signs of racially insensitive packaging back in June after several other manufacturers announced they would change their packaging. As