Drug fears prompt sweet redesign

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The Independent Online

A sweet manufacturer announced yesterday it will change the design of its Mighty Mints because they look too much like the drug ecstasy.

Trebor Bassett's tiny white and blue sweets, launched in December, were criticised by police and anti-drug campaigners last month when a Nottingham teacher confiscated one from a pupil believing he had a class A drug.

The original sweets, which will be on sale until stocks run out, are embossed with a logo, like many types of ecstasy, and are the same shape and size.The new design, due in shops at the end of April, will feature the word Trebor on every mint.

"We are responsible manufacturers," said the company's commercial director, Kevin White, who confirmed comparisons between the original Mighty Mint and ecstasy had led to the redesign.