My support for the Canadian woman who was offended by marshmellow Eskimos puts me in the minority.
Cadbury/Pascal which makes the sweets and Tip Top which makes Eskimo pies are standing firm too.
But Cadbury Australia and New Zealand communications manager Daniel Ellis said Cadbury/Pascall did not intend to rename or remove the product.
“Pascall Eskimos are an iconic New Zealand lolly and have been enjoyed by millions of New Zealanders since they first hit shop shelves way back in 1955,” he said.
“They continue to be incredibly popular today. Last year, we produced almost 19 million individual Eskimos, making it one of our most sought after Pascall products.
“It has never been our intention to offend any member of the public, and whilst we are disappointed to learn that this traditional New Zealand product has caused any concern, this is only the second time in the product’s 54-year history that we have received such a complaint. . .
“We have no intention to rename, reshape or remove the product, and trust that consumers will continue to enjoy Pascall Eskimos.”
That’s given me something to chew on, but I’m not going to swallow the argument that a name change would alter the taste.