A MUM issues a warning after popular children’s biscuits were found to contain ‘adult content’.
After buying some ‘Mini Biscotti’ for her children from the Heron store on Annandale Road in Hull, the mother was alarmed to find that the link on the back of the packaging took her to a website full of Chinese pornography.
A MUM has warned other parents after discovering the explicit adult link to My Little Pony biscuits she bought for her children.
The unsuspecting mother bought her children a ‘My Little Pony – Mini Biscotti’ snack on Sunday from Hero on the Greatfield Estate in Hull. When she noticed a link printed on the back of the package, she looked through it and was horrified when it led her to a website full of Chinese pornography. After discussing with other parents, I discovered that this range, manufactured by Appy Kids Co, was being sold in Heron stores across Hull and East Yorkshire. Heron has since confirmed that these products have been removed from its shelves.
Adding to the concern, it was revealed that Lidl had recalled the same Paw Patrol-themed product last month due to a similar issue. This has led many to question why Heron allowed the product to remain on their shelves for so long.
The angry mother told Hull Live: “I’m angry that children can access this. All it takes is for a child to type in this web address and their innocence will be destroyed.” She added: “I don’t want to have this conversation with anyone – parents need to know because it’s perfect for kids’ lunch boxes. I can’t bear to think about going into schools where so many kids have access to it.”
She expressed disappointment about Heron’s delay and said: “It is not acceptable for these products to remain available.” Public records revealed that the URL domain printed on the packaging is currently owned by an individual residing in Lianyungang, China. Interestingly, this range was previously associated with the manufacturer of My Little Pony products, a subsidiary of Appy Food and Drinks known as Appy Kids Co.
According to listings on the Companies House website, Appy Food and Drinks ceased operations in June 2022. Lidl’s recall notice vaguely referred to the URL as “hacked”.
A Heron Foods spokesperson addressed the issue, saying: “We have worked with the supplier to ensure this product is recalled from all of our stores nationwide. Customers should return the products to their nearest Heron Foods store for a full refund.”
A notice posted on Lidl’s website in August regarding the release of Paw Patrol products said: “Lidl GB is recalling the above branded product as we have become aware that the supplier URL appearing on the back of the packaging has been compromised and is being directed to an unbranded site. Suitable for children’s consumption.” Which consumer organization? Also share the recall details. The Mirror has contacted Heron Foods for comment.
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