Bloody Lipo Brand lollipops
November 12, 2002 4:41 PM   Subscribe

Argentinian Blood Pops? The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers about "reddish-brown spots" that were found in Lipo Brand lollipops from Argentina. "Based on available information, consuming the candy is unlikely to pose a health risk...however, consumers may wish to exercise caution by not consuming this product." I guess you should always stick with candy you know is safe to eat.
posted by boost ventilator (12 comments total)
Uh, call me unimaginative, but just what kind of discussion, if any, is this post likely to spark?
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 4:48 PM on November 12, 2002

I've often considered the possibilities of that being done on purpose. I've eaten some really yummy lollies, and been reasonably surprised to find they're made in Turkey or some place exotic.

What if one of these lolly making supremos suddenly gets a grudge? What if they poison their famous yummy lollies? What if it has an incubation period to increase the number of poisoned people?

Erm... carry on then.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 5:35 PM on November 12, 2002

Ummm....Lipo-pops. The name just conjures up such wonderful images. Blood spots seem appropriate.
(Does that answer your question, lupus (speaking of evocative names...)
posted by HTuttle at 5:36 PM on November 12, 2002

HTuttle, doesn't "lipo-suckers" sound even better?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:38 PM on November 12, 2002

Uh, call me unimaginative, but just what kind of discussion, if any, is this post likely to spark?

Ok, you are an unimaginative critic. HA HA HA!

Has anyone here ever frozen jello? Nevermind - that would be a hoof pop!
posted by mildred-pitt at 6:37 PM on November 12, 2002

Yes, but think how well they'd sell in the Goth clubs...

[wandering salesperson]

"Blood pops! Lipo-Sucker brand blood pops! Blood here, get it onna stick!"

[/wandering salesperson]

Lipo-suckers © mr_crash_davis
posted by dejah420 at 7:50 PM on November 12, 2002

So have they determined what type of blood it is? I.e., human, animal, what? I sense there's more to this story...
posted by Space Coyote at 9:45 PM on November 12, 2002

I like dogs.
posted by Witty at 1:05 AM on November 13, 2002

How did the blood get in there? Am I the only one concerened with the pop-makers in the factory? Did someone cut themselves badly...?
posted by dabitch at 2:43 AM on November 13, 2002

.. ah, and space coyote. And have they determined if the blood is free from any eventual viruses.....?
I don't like eating blood from strangers, my moma told me not to.
posted by dabitch at 2:45 AM on November 13, 2002

Is Lipo a parent of some more popular sucker brands? How can I identify a Lipo pop? It's not just one of those plain-jane lollipops like you get at the doctor's office, is it? Does it have a distinctive wrapper? I need to know if I'm eating blood!!
posted by timbley at 6:29 AM on November 13, 2002

With the things going on in Argentina right now, this just evokes some horrible possibilities in my mind.
posted by at 8:06 AM on November 16, 2002

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