Himalaya Salt Candy is a favourite among Malaysians for it’s sweet, sour, and salty flavour which is always a great combination that hits the spot.
Unfortunately, businesses with unscrupulous principles are aware of this fact and are eager to take advantage of the candy’s popularity.
BIG FOOT Malaysia, the original manufacturer of Himalaya Salt Candy, has released a statement yesterday (8 June) on Facebook warning customers of a counterfeit version of their popular snack being sold in Malaysia.
Four ways to spot a counterfeit
BIG FOOT has shared photos of the genuine and fake versions of the candy side-by-side and pointed out some of the differences. Here they are.
1. Different fonts
2. Different address
4. Different printing method for expiry date
These differences are relatively minor, and if you’re not good at those ‘find the difference’ games, then you’d probably miss the crucial details.
The announcement that the imposter candy was circulating in Malaysia was met with intense attention on social media with the Facebook post now reaching 20,000 shares.
Some netizens were commenting that they found out that they were scammed, and some posed questions to BIG FOOT asking to verify retailers. Here are some of the responses.
From the comments, it seems that the ones sold at Watson and 7 Eleven are genuine according to the company, while some people purchased fake ones from places like Lazada and Shell petrol station. Do check the original post for more details.
If you’re wondering what the health effects of consuming the fake candy are, this was also addressed:
There you go. Share this with your friends and family to make sure no one falls prey to counterfeit candy. And if you have a lot of time on your hands, why not check out your local kedai runcit to see if the candy on sale looks suspicious.
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