‘Cocaine cake joke in bad taste’

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iol pic bp carrefour AFP Picture of French supermarket giant Carrefour, the world's number two retail chain after Wal-Mart, taken in 2009 in Buenos Aires. Picture: DANIEL GARCIA


Buenos Aires -

Carrefour Argentina scrambled to reassure customers on Monday after a delicacy from a cake supplier listed “12 grams of cocaine” as an ingredient.

The French supermarket chain, which has more than 500 stores across Argentina, said it regretted what it called a “joke in bad taste,” apparently made by a worker at the supplier.

“We at Carrefour Argentina want to reassure our customers that there was no unusual ingredient in Carrefour brand cake,” a company statement said, noting the cakes with the erroneous labels had been pulled from shelves.

Many people joked online that after neighbouring Uruguay legalised marijuana, “for Carrefour, cocaine is legal,” tweeted a social media user called Lilia.

Drug lord “Pablo Escobar, up in heaven, must be thinking 'why didn't I come up with that?'“ joked Gustavo Ramirez on Facebook. - Sapa-AFP

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